When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. –Proverbs 11:2 (ESV)
Pride is a dangerous vice. It’s sneaky and subtle. As worship leaders, humility is an attribute that we simply cannot live without.
Here are three easy things we, as worship leaders, can do to make sure we stay humble in our churches, with our teams and within our own hearts and minds!
Have conversations with people smarter and more experienced than you!
Not just other worship leaders, but also your pastor and the elders at your church. Older men if you’re a man and older women if you are a woman are of great benefit to our development not just as leaders but also as Christians! Seek out older more experienced people than yourself to be around and spend time with and learn from!
Read a lot!
If you are in The Word every day, if you are constantly reading, you are proactively feeding your soul and your mind with truth about who God is and who we are. Now, not all books out there are right about the character and nature of God, which is why having more experienced smarter people in your life is important because they can lead you to authors you may have never heard of that can help you!
Be available to your team for conversation, feedback and relationship!
If you are in relationship with the people you serve with every week, they will undoubtedly see different sides of you over time and you will see different sides of them as well. These relationships will allow you to hold each other accountable in the way you approach ministry and deal with people.
If we all did these three things consistently, I believe we would see significant differences in the health, function and impact our teams and our churches have in and around our communities!
This article originally appeared here.