I'm still putting my house back together after last week's fire, but the light is glimmering at the end of the tunnel. We're home tonight, which means I have internet again!
No internet has been tough, but I have to admit it was kind of a nice break. Speedy and I spent a lot of quality time together without the distractions of the world wide web or the DVR. I even taught him how to mash potato and do the twist (and yes, sing the song).
I also had a lot of time to reflect on my role as a worship leader (or lead worshiper as I like to think of it). It's a lot more than just getting up on stage and singing. I've been asked to lead a congregation, most of whom are relatively new to modern worship, in a spirit-filled worship experience. It's a role I've been studying, reflecting on and praying about for some time now, actually before I even joined the praise team.
The big questions right now in my mind are: What is the best way to approach this very important duty? What's the best way to lead?
I found a great article posted on The Worship Community with 10 tips for worship leaders. I thought this would be a great place to start as far as documenting my journey through this ministry. I'd love your feedback as fellow worship leaders, worship team musicians, worshipers, or casual observers.