Four Qualities of an Effective Worship Leader

Episode #280
November 25, 2016
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Podcast Episode #280

Mike Harland joins us to kick off a four-part series on worship in the church by examining the four essential qualities of a worship leader.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • “Musical worship should be led skillfully.”
  • “Music is not our message in the church. It is our language.”
  • “Shepherds develop flocks. Musical artists don’t develop people, typically.”
  • “If a worship pastor is not relational, he/she can quickly become isolated from the rest of the ministries of the church.”
  • “The worship leader who will have tenure and impact beyond the stage is someone who is relational with the people of the church.”
  • “Because of the way churches setup their facility and staffs, the music suite can easily become isolated from the rest of the church.”
  • “Worship pastors should be involved in the whole mission of the church, not just the music.”

The four qualities we discuss are:

  1. Musically excellent, but so much more
  2. Has a high “RQ”
  3. Can play QB, but doesn’t have to
  4. Embraces the larger mission

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