My buddy at the South Carolina Baptist Convention office, Mark Powers, called about a month ago to ask a favor. He is the director or worship and music for the state. Each year, he puts on an event called the Worship Summit (click the link to sign up for the conference) which equips worship teams to go further in their ministry and also renew their spirits through times of worship. They have different tracks for choirs, bands, tech teams, etc.
I was humbled and shocked when he asked if our worship team would lead the band portion of the event and lead some worship too.
No doubt God is blessing our worship ministry at North Side. Honestly, I just love watching God at work. I am surrounded by a team that is devoid of divas. They have a servant’s heart. They live lives of integrity. Each week, they get up there hoping to encourage you to meet Jesus at His throne. I feel so unworthy to be leading a team of such great people let alone leading worship to a church full of such committed disciples.
But I said yes.
So now, I have to figure out what to tell a bunch of worship leaders and band members and vocalists! I will teach 3 sessions to this group, and then our band will breakup and teach master classes on different instruments.
That’s where I need your help. I’ve got some ideas on what needs to be taught, but I would love to hear your thoughts.
If you were responsible for this, what would you do?
- If you are a worshiper, how does your worship team help lead you in worship?
- If you are a member of a worship team, what has your leader taught you or what have you learned on your own as essentials for leading worship?