How is your praise and worship leadership? How do you know if you are a good worship leader? Let me suggest a few guidelines that will help to quantify your answer to these questions.
10 Tests of Good Praise and Worship Leadership
1. Is the congregation singing with you?
When you look out at the congregation, are they singing? Do you have a way to quantify how well your congregation is participating? Can you hear the congregation from the stage?
Note: There are some people who rarely sing and that is a choice they must discuss with God, but is the majority of your congregation singing?
2. Is the congregation worshiping God with you?
The Biblical actions of worship are singing, playing instruments, lifting hands, clapping, shouting, dancing, bowing down and standing. Is your congregation worshipping God in these ways in your corporate worship times?
3. Is the congregation growing in their worship of God?
Is your congregation growing? Are there more people here this year than last? Are more people participating in corporate worship this year than last? Do you get reports that the congregation senses God in the midst of your corporate worship time?
Note: Some areas of growth are beyond a worship leader’s responsibility. The general growth and maturity of a congregation is a team effort.
4. Is the worship band prepared?
Are you having good rehearsals? Is the attendance at those rehearsals strong? Does the band know the music so well that they can “get beyond” the music and worship on Sunday mornings?