- Letters from Batsirai
- Stop Leading Worship
Stop Leading Worship
Lead People Instead
Teach me, lead me, please…
Picture an incredible swimmer trying to teach people to swim and enjoy the pool's deep end. He dives right in, heading straight for the deep end, beckoning others to join him. Some brave souls dive in, while others slowly wade in from the shallow end or sit on the side, dipping their feet.
The point is that people want to get into the pool but need a guide to help them reach the deep end. If a leader only dives into the deep end themselves and expects everyone else to follow suit, they're not truly leading. Meeting people where they are and guiding them step by step is crucial.
This concept applies to worship as well. Worship has become a noun – we love singing worship songs and immersing ourselves in that experience. But sometimes, we forget that not everyone is ready for the deep end.
On Sundays, we often dive straight into worship without considering whether everyone is ready to join us. We must shift our focus from simply leading worship to leading people into worship. This means ensuring everything – the music, lighting, and stage – is designed to serve and unite the congregation in their worship experience.
We're missing the point if we only prioritize appearance and production value. Our purpose is to help people encounter the Lord together through united worship.
So let's stop merely leading worship and start intentionally leading people into it.
So let's embrace our calling and strive to be great at guiding others into worship, rather than just appearing like worship leaders.
What do you think of the new comic strip post… I’m going to try create single comic-style images that illustrate fresh takes on worship leading.
Pray for me. I’m off to Dallas next week to speak at Lamar Boshman’s T2 Mentoring Retreat. It will be great to meet with worship leaders and cast a vision for leading corporate encounters and releasing our e-book. Did I mention that I am writing an eBook with Lamar Boshman? More on that soon, but it’s been a fantastic privilege to learn and walk with Lamar - and we are only just getting started.
Worship Leader Pain Points
What ONE part of being a worship leader do you wish could be easier? (Select your answer to see what others think)