I believe that I’ve touched on this topic before, like many of my subjects. It happens! When all hell breaks loose (not literally) during a set, KEEP YOUR COOL. If the church can see that you can’t keep it all together, then the possibility of the church not relying on the worship leader, due to an uncontrollable band, is high.
You want to make sure that you flow with your team and that when an accident happens or a wrong note is audible, you can keep your composure and move forward. Your duties are to lead your church into worship with your instrument and make your worship leader look like a genius.
Sure, it may seem like an egotistic topic and only enforces your worship leader’s ego. But, the keyword here is “leader”. They are in charge of the song and we’re to back them up. In complete control and submissive to what they present to the church. Amazing things can happen when we follow and make our worship leaders look brilliant. They consider their musicians the backbone, the support that they need to enter the presence of God. It’s a win for win, it’s becoming one and asserting a person to take the reins and allowing them to execute a song well.
TIP: Ask your worship leader what you can do for them, what can help them or what can you do to complement their leading. Constantly brainstorming ways to flow together is always a great idea and can create a strong bond with musicians and worship leaders.
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