In our consulting work with churches, we frequently hear nightmare accounts about church worship leaders that “don’t work out.” Here are actual accounts from real churches across the U.S.:
- “He was academically trained at the highest levels, but he had trouble relating to people.”
- “She was a great musician, but didn’t lead the people into worship.”
- “He was great with people, one on one, but just didn’t come off well in front of the congregation.”
- “We put our worship leader position request online. None of the applicants were active Christians! Disappointing.”
As church consultants, we have discovered:
- How common church leaders find it challenging to get a good worship leader.
- How little great church leaders know what to look for in a good worship leader.
- How almost no church uses the right strategy to get a good worship leader.
- How church leaders tend to grossly underestimate the importance of a worship leader.
Think on these issues. If you want some great direction, check out tomorrow’s blog post. But keep the issues above in mind.