Friday, August 15, 2008

Worship Leader Tip: Know What Your Church Needs

What does your church need? You may think you know. Maybe you do. Maybe you don't. When it comes to a worship leader, churches are looking for specific criteria. Do you fit it? If not, what are you going to do about it?

What am I going to do about it?

Church's Got Talent - Hiring a Worship Leader

Before looking at education, skill, talents, or resumes, I would research the integrity of the applicant. Let’s face it friends, the church really doesn’t need more ethical, moral, or financial scandals.

Formal musical education could also be a huge plus for those considering Music Ministry. The church is full of talented musicians who can master their instrument yet have no clue how to instruct other musicians and vocalists. An effective leader needs to be equipped to instruct other musicians, arrange the band, assign vocal harmonies.
They should have an understanding of music theory so that they can effectively chart new songs and arrangements.

Attitude is everything … well, almost. I’ve heard it said in “church world” many, many times, “I’d rather have a good heart than talent”.
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