3 Things Worship Leaders Should Do Before EVERY Service
1. Spend time in your own worship closet. Jesus taught us to find our “prayer closet” — I want to encourage us to find our “worship closets” as well. You can’t expect your people to do what you’re not doing yourself. Get to the stage early, alone with your instrument; spend time with your favorite worship CD; enjoy the presence of God before you lead others there.
2. Stretch — your voice, your hands, and your body. We should take care of our voices, of course — warm-ups, breathing techniques, etc — our hands — practicing our scales, chords, etc. However, I look at my worship set as a marathon as well — and I stretch for it. I want to be in the best physical shape for whatever God has prepared for us. You would be amazed how simple stretching exercises helps your mindset for the service or concert.
3. Meet with the band, the vocals and the techs…EARLY. When the audience arrives, the stage should be cleared…completely. Sound checks are done, arrangements are practiced, batteries are replaced, strings are new, mics are set, drum heads are changed…you get the idea. It is so unprofessional to walk into an auditorium while the preparations are still being made.
What else should be done before every service?