Yesterday I received a question over email from someone who asked:
I am helping a young friend who is just working a “job” right now and leads worship at our church every third week. He is musically talented (singer, drums, guitar, other percussions and harmonica that I know of.) He needs direction on the qualifications he might need to be useful to a church body as a part time or full time worship leader as his calling/career. He feels called but doesn’t know how to get started. I do not know where he should start or how to advise him. Can you help?
Here’s what I shared:
When I was in your friend’s shoes, I began to lead weekly for our youth ministry, quarterly for church worship celebrations, sometimes for healing services, on men’s retreats, for Alpha, for weddings/funerals, and for VBS (vacation bible school). Get as much varied experience as possible to be well-rounded. Then a church will look at you and know they can trust you with responsibility.