In all these years of training in the worship ministry, God has taught me great principles that I want to share with each of you so that you can apply in your life and in your church.
1. Has a humble heart
Just as David always sought to please God, we must know that all we do is to glorify Him and not ourselves. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
2. Loves to serve in God’s house
Not only in praise and worship, but in whatever they might be asked to do, always seeking the best for the church as a whole and not just in the area of music.
3. Loves their church
They know that it is the place where God has placed them and that it is where they should serve with all their heart.
4. Works under their pastor
It is very important that they agree with their pastor’s vision so that they can be an unconditional support in the development of God’s work.
5. Is involved in the church’s activities
In our church, we work with cells and we know that over and above making music, God has called us to be pastors. Therefore, in our case, it is essential that we are cell leaders as well as having musical talent. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).
6. Is a person of prayer
This is the true call we have as Christians: to win all things in the spiritual realm first so that we can later see them made a reality in the natural world.
7. Has genuine compassion for people
They are interested in fulfilling the Great Commission, which is not simply singing or playing an instrument in church, but rather winning souls and making disciples. One day, God will ask us to give an account of everything we have done and we cannot come before Him with empty hands.
8. Knows how to work in a team
They know that they are part of a praise and worship team and that the whole team needs to share the same heart and vision: that people would meet Jesus through worship.
9. Is sensitive to needs of the church
They know that the worship time is when people can bring their needs to the cross and experience freedom so that they can then receive the word.
10. Includes the church in the worship time
The idea is not that the church simply watches what is happening on stage; the goal is to bring people into the presence of God, involving everyone in singing and worship. This is why it is important to choose simple songs that glorify the name of Jesus.