In this video, we talk about why worship leaders often fail – it’s because we have unrealistic expectations.
Music is 15% (or less) of what you do as a worship leader
Many times, worship leaders are hired or put in charge of music because they can sing and play an instrument – music is what gets us in the door. But as a worship leader, music is a small fraction of what you need to do to lead well.
Over his years of experience as a worship leader, Fuller breaks down his time like this:
- 15%: Music
- 35%: Administration and planning
- 20%: Meetings
- 30%: Building releationships
As worship leaders, we need to set clear expectations about what our job will entail. Most of your time will be spent in meetings and planning/administration. The problem is, most musicians are notoriously bad at administration. As you begin or continue your role as a worship leader, find ways to tackle admin – develop systems that help you accomplish it, or ask a volunteer to help you with it. How well you can plan and administrate will have a massive impact on how effectively you lead your teams and your congregation.