Tim Hughes on Leading Worship

Reading through my google reader I found this gem from the worship blog, originally from Tim Hughes’ blog:

Tim Hughes offers commentary on leading worship, discussing the following points:

  1. We need to have times of high praise in our worship.
  2. We need to embrace musical dynamics
  3. Don’t force things when leading worshiprong – and that’s fine; we’re all learning.
  4. Keep asking questions when you lead
  5. Lead by example
  6. When leading on just a guitar:

• Make sure your guitar is in tune
• Be really watchful that songs don’t drag – this can really kill a time of worship
• Check that songs aren’t too high – maybe take them down a key (e.g. Blessed be Your name – B to A, Consuming Fire – G to E)
• Make sure you’ve had time to soundcheck your guitar and voice properly

7. Keep pushing yourself musically

Make sure you read the entire article if this interests you.