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PRAISE & WORSHP LEADING SEMINAR (PART II)

WHO CAN JOIN THE PRAISE &


WORSHIP TEAM

II. WHO COMPRISES THE TEAM?

Leader (Song leader)


Back up singers
Instrumentalists
LCD/multi-media
operator

II. WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE


TEAM?

He should possess a sound, moral, spiritual


character.
- has a growing relationship with Jesus
- has a regular Quiet time and prayer
- has a growing commitment to the Music
ministry
- is a role model
- morally upright
- has a lifestyle of worship

He should aspire to musical excellence


(1 Chronicles 25: 6,7)
- has the skill/potential to sing or play
an instrument
- finds time to practice (ideally 40-60
min/day)
- studies the theories (if possible)
- exercises reading notes; reads books
- trains the ear listens to music/cds
etc.

He should be teachable; possess a


cooperative spirit and an attitude
of responsibility.
He should seek to serve the Lord
Jesus Christ and the body of Christ.
He should consecrate his ministry
to the Lord.

III. HOW TO LEAD IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP

A. PREPARATION
1. Pray
2. Plan
a. Selecting the songs
b. Arranging the songs
3. Practice
a. Rehearsal tips
b. Tips for the band

B. ACTUAL LEADING
1. Dos and Donts
2. Leading vs. Performance
C. RESPONSE
IV. PRACTICUM

A. PREPARATION
1. PRAY
2. PLAN - PLAN THE RUN; RUN THE PLAN
a. SELECTING THE SONGS
1. Who is your audience?
2. How much time do you have?
3. Know your theme or goal.
4. Analyze/Internalize the lyrics of the
songs.

5. How do you start and end?


6. Include both old/new
songs;
hymns/ contemporary.
7. Think of keys and
tempos.
8. Learn to transpose.

b. ARRANGING THE SONGS


1. First, list the songs that encourage
people
to focus on the Lord to prepare
their hearts
for worship.
2. Next, list the songs that will flow
nicely into
the next song.

4. The arrangement of the songs


should build
up and create a flow where it
reaches a
peak.
5. Anticipate how you would end.
6. After arranging the songs, start
internalizing, memorizing and
praciticing

3. PRACTICE
a. Rehearsal tips
1. Start on time.
2. Set goals.
3. Get the right chords of each song (first
part)
4. Establish a code of communication
with
your team members.

5. Practice everything that is written in your


final draft including hand signals.
Run the plan.
6. Allow some time in practicing new songs.
7. All the members of the team should be
present during the practice.
8. Spend time in praying as a team.
9. Have a regular devotion with your
team.

B. ACTUAL LEADING DOS AND


DONTS
1. Do focus on the Lord; dont focus on
yourself.
2. If you make a mistake, dont panic.
3. Dont focus on the lcd.
4. Do establish eye contact with your
audience.
Closing the eyes when worshipping is
okay but
not the whole duration of your
songleading.

6.

7.

8.
9.

Do not manipulate/ pressure the


audience to
worship/respond; just encourage them.
Avoid uttering unnecessary words while
singing.
Dont preach.
The back-up singers voices should not be
louder than the leaders voice.

10. The

instrumentalists and back-up


singers should always follow the
songleaders hand signals.
11. Do not end abruptly!

LEADING VS. PERFORMANCE

WORSHIP PERFORMER

Pretends to have a
private worship life with
God
Lifts up self
Manipulates people
through virtual
worship
Consumed with
presenting a glittering
image
Fails to give spiritual
big picture

WORSHIP LEADER

Takes worship as a
lifestyle seriously
Lifts up God
Leads people to worship by
worshipping
Consumed with a passion
for God and integrity of
heart
Keeps Christ redemption at
the forefront; relates Gods
story to peoples own stories

Personal goal: maximum visibility


Draws attention to self
Clones his worhsip leading style
from popular christian songleaders
Inflexible with the worship order;
does everything according to plan
Searches for crowd approval
Disallows or interrupts silence
Dilikes giving up the microphone to
others; visibly depressed by
smaller crowds; goes through the
motions.

Personal goal: invisibility


Deflects attention from self
Allows God to fashion his own style
out of his unique personality, gifts
and experience.
Prepared, but sensitive to what God
is doing.
Stays in touch with people in order
to sense their needs
Lets go of control, allows God to
speak in the quiet, to deal with
peoples brokenness.
Mentors others in worship leading,
gives them opportunities to serve..