Spontaneous Worship usually requires vulnerability, team efforts and visionary leadership.
If you are a worship leader, instrumentalist or worship team member, and have been watching the way some of your favourite worship leaders productively steward spontaneous moments that you have asked yourself if you could do the same, I’m here to tell you; Yes! You definitely can, with some practice, vulnerability, trust, anticipated planning and fellowship with the Lord. I believe, and know that you can!
Spontaneous worship is not an easy way out of preparing or structuring a set, it’s an overflow of everything and it is expressive. Spontaneous worship moments always require team efforts and good leadership during congregational worship. When a worship leader is speaking/singing prophetically or just stewarding a spontaneous moment, it is important for the team to be able to supportively coordinate themselves to interpret what is going on whether through silence or with musical accompaniments. For a leader, it’s good to have a vision for Spontaneous moments which can come instantly during the worship set or before. You can anticipate spontaneity as you create your setlist and then organise the moment in a way that will be productive for every worshipper in the room.
As the worship is going on, cast your vision with the things you say as you sing and play because everyone is relying on your leadership. I mean, at some point they have to know when they are moving to the next song or when everything ends, or what they are doing at the moment. The very description of a leader includes having foresight.
Additionally, being vulnerable is very key. In order to be trusted, you have to trust, so it’s always good that you bring all of yourself and be vulnerable before the Lord. He sees and knows everything anyway. As a worship leader, you should trust the Holy Spirit to help you, you also should be able to trust your team to support you, and the congregation to respond. It takes some time to get used to it, but you can. #dearworshipleader#newpost