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Choosing a Worship Leader – Worship First; Technical Excellence Second

Let me conclude my point about choosing a worship leader with a not-so-unrealistic choice in hiring:

Candidate A is an A+ stage savvy worship leader. This person is anointed, brave, bold, and a worker bee. Impressively, he or she makes the weekend “happen.”  This candidate knows all the latest tech. On the downside, they are prone to burnout or moving on to a bigger church.

Candidate B is a C+ stage savvy worship leader that develops dozens of A, B, and C-grade worship volunteers across all positions for years and decades. This person, too, makes weekend “happen”, but it’s a little messier and the technical aspect sometimes breaks down. On the downside, this person may not be the hippest, and might wander off in order to plant a new church.

If you’re choosing a worship leader, who do you choose?