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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Lead This Sunday

4.  Take Time to Worship without Leading

We should always be living our lives in such a way that we’re constantly engaged in direct, personal worship.  If Sunday morning is our only time to worship, we’re already in trouble.  However, there is something wonderful when we can step off the stage and worship freely without the concerns of leadership.  By taking some time off the stage, we accomplish so many other positive things for others, and it can give us a wonderful time to worship freely.  I truly believe that when a congregation notices their worship leader standing with their family engaged in authentic worship, it deepens the trust and connection that would exist between the leader and the people he or she is leading.

5.  Lead in a Different Ministry Within your Church

Can you imagine how your children’s director would respond if you said “hey, next Sunday I’ve asked one of our other worship leaders to lead, and I’d be honored if I could come in and lead the young kids in a few simple praise songs.”  C’mon.  That would be amazing and you would be immensely blessed, as you are being a blessing.

I truly believe it’s a mistake to force a worship leader to always lead, every week. 

There is so much to be gained from a plurality of leadership and from giving a leader the chance to remove themselves from the spotlight, even if the only thing accomplished was a day of rest.

Doing this is not easy and assumes that you have a leadership structure in place where you can hand off the worship leading responsibilities as well.  We’ll tackle that in a future post.

What are your thoughts?  Do you have other reasons why it’s advantageous to get off the stage?