"Planning your song transitions ahead of time is a wise thing to do. And the transition might mean saying something or it might be just playing something on the keys or guitar while people just listen. I'm not a big one for letting the worship…"
"Dude- you just have to do it-
You just have to say "Ok, even though I'll finish this song off strong and then my voice will start to shake or I'll start sweating" I will talk.
I would start out by praying in between the faster…"
"hi good day to you!! well, i know how it feels like coz i experienced the same as yours.. what i did? - i prayed. knelt down before GOD. said everything to Him.. i even wanted to step back.. but He wants me to keep going.. it is just by God's…"
"That's a good point.
In my experience, He doesn't just lead during a praise set, but I think it is something I have taken for granted, and I shouldn't have. Thanks for bringing this to my mind. Praise God!"
"I agree with many of the points, especially the planning stages. If you have a program director or someone of that ilk, they need to be involved as well. But you need to take charge of plotting out the flow during the praise set and the segues in…"
"Definitely, there is a time to talk. And a time to not.
I organize my worship sets so that I can transition from one song into another without stopping. If I have five songs to do, I may do one song, greet everyone, pray, do two up-tempo"…"
"hey fellow leaders!! hows it? anyways...
Set List yesterday
For Who You Are (Hillsong) A
God of This City (Bluetree- Tomlin) C
There is None Like You ( not sure lol) C
Next Week the 16th
Forever ( Tomlin) G
God of This City C
All the Way My Savior…"
"There is a time to talk. :)
Remember, the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy (Revelations - somewhere near the end) and because worship leaders are testifying (via song) of Jesus, we can expect them to move in the Spirit of prophecy,…"
"Guess what! The less talk, the better! Leave the talking for the preaching! Relax--I've been leading worship for about 30 years now and have found that what we need as worshippers is less talk and more worship...just transition from song to…"
"Wow thats exactly what ive needed to hear... i knew it all along but thats exactly what i needed to hear!! Thank You Jesus... thank you all that replied to this post... keep praising our God! God Bless everyone in service TMW!!!"
"I'll tell ya...that is probably one of the most difficult parts of worship to 'work' on. Our roles as leaders are to help facilitate the rest of the congregation, and sometimes talking gets in the way of that. There are weeks, when…"
"song changes are something our team has really tried to work on in the last month. We're about 9 months along so I understand a bit of that "wall" feeling. I think just about any skill feels like that at times, all I can say is keep…"
"I like to talk if it is beneficial for the worship time. Sometimes, I just get quiet after the song with a little guitar playing softly and allow the Spirit to speak. If He doesn't want me to speak, I don't speak. Sometimes that happens…"
"I have to agree with everthing I am reading here from the other replies. Working on the transitions inbetween songs is something that takes work with your band. I have had a mixture of musicians over my years of leading worship and it has been my…"
"Hey man. I would suggest not talking unless necessary. As a worshipper (not just a worship leader) it bugs me when I'm in a congregation worshipping and the worship leader feels the need to talk between most, or every song. To me, it really…"
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