A couple of weeks ago I shard ten worship leading myths that seemed to encourage/challenge a lot of worship leaders and generate some good discussion. I think most worship leaders find themselves regularly facing discouragement and doubt about their role in ministry and whether or not they’re making a difference and going about things the right way. All of us who lead worship could use some encouragement and challenging from time to time, so I offer ten more myths that can keep us being as effective as we should be.
11: My worth correlates to how worship goes. Wrong. It correlates to Jesus’ perfect sacrifice so get over yourself.
12: If people aren’t into it, I should repeat it 4 more times. Wrong. Sometimes you just need to move on.
13: That song didn’t work last week so we should throw it away. Wrong. If it’s a good song, try it at least 3 times.
14: I’m really good at this so I don’t need to prepare. Wrong. God seems to enjoy humbling cocky worship leaders.
15: Maybe someday people will notice me. Wrong. Maybe someday you won’t want to be noticed.
16: Big church worship leaders are experts. Wrong. Small church worship leaders usually have a much harder job.
17: My job is to take people on a journey or create an experience. Wrong. Your job is to point to Jesus with clarity.
18: If we sing too many old hymns we won’t be relevant. Wrong. If you sing too few you won’t have enough substance.
19: I don’t need to get too involved in the congregation. Wrong. If you don’t love them you’re just a clanging cymbal.
20: My pastor doesn’t know how lucky he is to have me. Wrong. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have his job!
As always, I’m sure I missed a couple hundred more myths so please feel free to share.