by Ben Brandon
It’s easy to show up on Sunday mornings worried about playing all the right chords and singing all the right notes. I have been guilty of the same in the past. With that said, we are there singing for an audience of One. Not just any one, THE ONE!
In fact, Scripture says that God is a jealous God, and anytime we sing for the wrong audience, we’ve just fallen into the sin of idolatry.
“For you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Exodus 34:14
So how do we come ready to worship?
Here are three things to remember when serving on Worship Team:
1. Come ready to worship.
We should prepare our hearts before we ever arrive at Carver Elem. The night before and the morning of should be filled with prayer. When this is a consistent practice in your life, Sundays are an even bigger blessing!
Chris Tomin said, “I am not a worship leader. I am a lead worshipper.”
Let that be true of us!
****This applies to all areas of Sunday ministry, on the stage, or as part of the congregation!
2. Be prepared.
The first point is extremely easy to do when you have listened to the songs throughout the week and practiced at home.
“By failing to prepare, you prepare to fail.”
Countenance is one of the most important aspects of leading worship. Smile! Be engaging!
Singers: Scan the crowd! Use the lyrics on the screen, but don’t zone out!
Musicians: Don’t get stuck staring at your chord charts. When we engage the crowd we are bring them with us in worshipping God.
These are just a few things each of us can do to make the worship experience a truly Spirit-filled time.