How to Be an Effective Worship Leader

Worship ministers have the awesome responsibility of leading others into the presence of God. Some people believe the only requirement for building an effective praise and worship team is being a good singer or musician, but that is only the beginning. Understanding the nature of worship, and your role in it, is crucial.

When my husband and I first started planting churches, I had no idea how to lead worship. It was only through trial and error that I learned what building an effective music ministry really meant. Most worship leaders have good intentions, but over time many end up just going through the motions. Don’t let that happen to you!

The only way to teach others to worship Jesus in all things is to practice it yourself. If you are rigid, unmoving, and unwilling to change, the people you lead will be too. As worship leaders our goal is to point people to Jesus. It really is all about Him.

Starting in 2001 as a webmaster and contributor for Ministrymaker Magazine, Kim Linton's articles and technology guides have been published on a variety of websites including Woman's Day and Intel, and featured on several news sites including USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.