Worship

Three Reasons Why Worship Leaders Need to Pass the Mic

Three Reasons Why Worship Leaders Need to Pass the Mic

Worship leaders, it is not about you. In fact, the moment you begin to think that your church’s worship service revolves around you, your worship has shifted from Jesus Christ to the idols of approval and self-importance.

One of the most important things you can do as a leader, in worship or in any other area of ministry, is to train your own replacement. This doesn’t mean that you will necessarily have to be replaced, but it means that you can be. The thought of building someone up for the specific purpose of fulfilling your own responsibilities is counter-intuitive and flies in the face of our culture’s definition of success…but I believe it is one of the most biblical leadership moves you can make. Chances are that this is not found anywhere in your job description (if you have one); in fact, most worship leader job descriptions I have read actually convey the exact opposite sentiment, either implicitly or explicitly expecting worship leaders to "do it all."