With a few years of experience in leading worship, I have come to realize that unlike other choirs in a church, the praise and worship team is much closer to the heart of church leaders. I believe it is primarily because they open up the service alongside a prayer team, and secondly, they prepare the way for God’s presence in a service.
It is therefore common to have lead pastors “intruding” in the running of the choir activities. They may decide your choice of songs, costume etc. Now here is where issues may arise. As a worship leader, you may feel disappointed for not having full control. However, the Bible admonishes us to submit to authority.
Romans 13:1-2 states, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Let’s all take a cue from these verses. If God instituted them, we ought to follow their leading. They hold the vision for the church and know best. I also believe if you have ideas that could make your choir better, suggesting to authority in love would be taken in good faith.
#WorshipTip with VickieAmoah