In almost 25 years of leading worship the complaint I hear most is “I hate it when I come to rehearsal and the leader isn’t ready!”.
What they are talking about is being prepared administratively which is huge but not the only preparation I’m talking about.
When our team arrives at rehearsal everything shoul be ready to go. Charts prepared, recordings available, what ever you need to rehearse. We should have already worked through the set and know where were going. What the transitions are who is starting each song, what happens in the song etc. etc.
When I started in sales I was told:
Sales is 90% people skills and 10% product knowledge and you have to know 100% of the 10%
The same is true with spiritual preparation It’s 90% spiritual and 10% practical and you have to know 100% of the 10%. Make sure you are prayed up, that you have heard from God about what He wants to do in the service. Pray for your team, the music, the transitions, the scripture, what you should say. Pray for the congregation, the pastor, the MC, MD, don’t leave anything to chance.
If you only have time to do one of these two things prepare spiritually but don’t make it a habit of only leaving time for number two.
Number four is here.