The Truth About Leading Worship

Some Sundays you’ll strike the first chord of the first song, and it will strike an ever-flowing chord through the crowd and spawn an intense, emotional overflow of worship.

Some Sundays you’ll strike the first chord of the first song, and you’ll look out and realize that the crowd has formed an organized strike against corporate worship that day.

It’s not always ideal, but it’s real.

As a worship leader that cares about people beyond the emotion and expression that they bring to corporate worship, I’ve learned that if I want people to eventually experience the love and grace of Jesus in their life, I need to, in turn, give them love and grace in their journey toward freedom in worship.

I want them to get it. I want them to embrace freedom and express their adoration, because I know the power in it.

So, how do we see that happen, when it feels hopeless?

I’m writing this post because God, once again, has been reminding me lately that if I want to truly lead worship, then I need to lead in worship.

One truth about leading worship: I need to approach each Sunday with a heart so full of God that it will overflow in song, even if no one else is. I need to lead in worship if I want to truly lead worship.