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How to Lead Worship as a Beginner (5 Tips for Beginner Worship Leaders)



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hey guys it's Virg today I'm going to

share with you five tips for beginner

worship leaders if you are starting out

as a worship leader I know how it feels

when you are in front of so many people

and you're thinking about what song

you're singing or what's the next song

that you need to sing you're thinking

about the lyrics you're connecting your

heart with God and you're assessing are

the people worshiping are they able to

connect with God and there's so many

other things that you need to think

about and I know that feeling that how

can you become a better worship leader

what are the things that you need to to

know what are the things that you need

to prepare so that you can usher people

into the very presence of God where they

encounter him and where they have an

experience with him

so I want to give out to you five simple

tips that can help you as a beginner

worship leader so the very first thing I

want to share with you is prepare before

anything else make sure that you've

prepared spiritually when you lead

worship now it's not even so much about

one time preparation that you fast for

how many days or you pray for hours and

hours and hours and hours before you

need worship but it's more about

building a lifestyle of worship it's

good when you already have that kind of

lifestyle

before you even start leading other

people into the very presence of God

before you lead worship in front of

congregation it's very important that

just like David you develop that

personal lifestyle of worship with the

Lord while he was still tending his

sheep as a shepherd you know he already

have this personal time he has this

personal time with God and he has this

intimate moments worshipping to God out

in the fields together with all his

flock worshiping him in the most secret

places so just like David it's so

important that should

as a worship leader to have that

personal moments with God you know to

build your history with the Lord in

worship so make sure that you have those

personal moments build a lifestyle of

worship so that when you step out and

lead the congregation into worshipping

God it will just be an overflow and

outflow of what you have inside of you

of what you have in your personal times

with the Lord so if you encounter God in

your personal moments in your worship

moments then you can lead or you can

invite other people into that same

encounters that you have with God it

becomes easier for you to lead people

into worship if you already experienced

God in a regular way so I really

encourage you build your personal

worship lifestyle with the Lord that's

very important the next thing is listen

listen to what God is telling you as you

prepare as you spend time with God hear

his voice take time to listen and soak

in his presence and be filled with his

love be filled with his goodness and

don't worry yourself too much on what

songs do I need the same what other

preparations do I need to do but be

confident and we address and just trust

him and listen and ask God Lord what are

you saying in this season and in those

moments that you have with God you will

hear his voice and you will hear what he

is telling you and perhaps you would

even hear from God what songs he wants

you to sing for that particular Sunday

of that for that particular gathering or

maybe even you will you will know what

season your heart is in or what season

the congregation is into because it's

very important that you capture what

song is fitting for that very season now

I have those

moments when there's just this

particular song that's so real in my

heart and I know it's the Lord that is

impressing upon me this particular song

so I would worship the Lord through this

song in my personal moments and even as

I do my daily things my daily work I

would be worshiping and in my heart is

that song so I know that that particular

song is for that particular season so

it's important that you hear from God

and asking Lord is this song for the

church because sometimes you may need to

differentiate the songs that are just

for you

personally from the songs that is for or

that are for the church so that's why

it's so important that you ask God and

you hear his voice and asked him Lord is

this song for our church is this for our

congregation of this specific season in

our lives

so make sure that you have time to

listen to the very voice of the Father

now number three the third thing is make

sure to practice with your band it's so

important that you have time in worship

practicing the songs that you will be

singing with your band and if you are

singing a new song make sure that you

give enough time for your

instrumentalists and your worship team

members to be able to learn those new

songs make sure that you send them out

videos or chords so that they can study

beforehand before you even meet for

practice so that when you meet as a team

to practice then you will not be

spending too much time on learning the

song everyone is already aligned and

they already know how to play the song

so that that makes your job easier as a

worship leader so make sure that you

spend time together as a team practicing

the intro the extra and how you flow

with every song it's important that you

build chemistry with your team that you

know how to flow with one another and

make sure that you each of the team

members know the signs that you use in

your church or in your worship team like

for example we use this sign for the

verse and then we use this sign for the

second verse and this one for chorus and

so on and so forth so it's all about

team dynamics so it's very important

that you have your time of preparation

as a team to practice with your team so

that when you'll be worship you will not

be thinking so much about the dynamics

of the song but you will be focusing

more on your hearts over sky in

worshiping God in spirit and in truth so

that's why it's so important that you

have your time to practice as a band

now the fourth thing is to coordinate

with your leaders you must coordinate

with your service program directors or

whoever is in your church that is in

charge for the worship service so that

you will know which part of the service

are you coming in as a team which part

you know yeah is there a song that's

needed to be sung in this part and so

that you will know what are your limits

what is the timeframe that is given for

you for example you only have 20 minutes

or 30 minutes or one hour for worship

so with that you will

your boundaries because it's for me it's

important that you also balance things

out with a good organization and to be

organized in our services of course we

want to be sensitive with what the

Spirit is doing but at the same time we

want to be organized and to be orderly

in our program so we don't want to spend

the whole day or maybe five hours in our

worship service so we want to be

sensitive to our time for the time of

the people that is attending so that's

why it's important that you coordinate

with your coordinators in your service

and of course coordinate with your

pastor as well make sure that you know

what your what your preacher would be

preaching about in that coming day so

that you will know what his topic is and

that you will you will know how to which

songs is appropriate for that particular

service and then lastly is and the most

important thing is to be authentic when

you stand up there and lead worship you

don't have to copy anybody else just be

who you are be real in your worship be

authentic as you leave people in you

don't even have to say so many things to

exhort them into worship sometimes that

could be you know the trend or that

could be the thing that yeah you you do

so I encourage you to just feel say a

few words fewer words for me I think

it's better but the most important thing

is to be really with what you feel with

what's in your heart be authentic in

your worship

and so when you lead worship in front of

your congregation feel their heart and

feel the heart of the Father and desire

in your heart that you will be able to

connect their hearts with the heart of

the Father

as you lead them in worship I have a I

have I had my experience leading for the

very first time and when I was up there

on the stage I was so nervous I don't

know what to do at that very specific

moment I prepared I knew I had my own

personal times with the Lord I know that

he is working inside of me but it's so

much different when you're in front of

the congregation there's so many things

happening inside of you and you don't

know what to do and I was at that

particular time it was that in that

moment I was singing our first song and

I was so troubled in my heart I was so

disturbed why am I feeling this why am I

so conscious about myself and then I

just had to stop I decided in my heart

this has to stop I just had to refocus

my heart on God and really worship Him

in spirit and in truth

no the moment I did that when I stopped

literally I stopped singing I stopped

playing and when I refocused my heart to

God and aligned my heart to God and say

God I'm gonna worship you with all that

I am as if I'm alone in this room this

is what I know this is how I know

worship is so this is the only thing

that I know so I'm gonna worship you

with my all and you do the rest God so

when I did that I felt the very presence

of God I knew I was connecting to the

heart of the Father and that's the most

important thing and when that happened I

could feel the presence of God the rest

of the congregation and they were

experiencing that the

had encounters with the father during

that specific moment so I hope that with

this five tips you'll be able to improve

or you'll be able to become better in

leading Russian so let me just give you

a recap of those five things first is

prepared prepare yourself spiritually

make sure your heart is okay make sure

that you have your own personal

lifestyle version second is to listen

listen to what God is saying at that

specific moment in time in that season

in time third practice with your band

make sure that you have time to practice

all the dynamics so that when you lead

the congregation it will be all smooth

number four is to coordinate with your

leaders in your church make sure that

you touch base with your program

director and your pastors and your

preacher so that you are all connected

and you know what's happening in church

and then lastly is to be authentic be

real in your worship be real as you lead

people in worship and as you connect

your heart with God I know that God will

come he will fill that place with his

presence and the people would be able to

connect their hearts with the Father so

I hope those five tips that I've shared

with you will be able to help you in

becoming a better worship leader so be

blessed and enjoy your meal

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