Guidelines For Maintaining A Healthy Worship Team

Colin Schaafsma

Guidelines For Maintaining A Healthy Worship Team

Colin Schaafsma

As ministry and worship leaders, it is your job to lead your team. A lot of the time, a team’s effectiveness comes down to its leadership. Without leadership that is determined to grow team members closer to God as well as to each other, your team is not going to be as effective as it could be.

God Is First

Worship is about God, not ourselves. Your team needs to be reminded of this frequently. As humans, we can make things about ourselves a lot of the time, so we need to consistently be placed into the correct mindset.

When God is placed first in your team’s worship, it will show. Everything is more meaningful and real for everyone. You will feel the difference, and so will your congregation, when God is at the front of everyone’s mind.

Use A Planner

Use some kind of planner to schedule events and practices. This is very important in making sure everyone is on the same page. Planners will show your team when and where they need to be for whatever event it may be.

Be willing to show new team members around and get them used to what is required from them. Don’t be afraid to host a little class that takes them through all of the expectations for joining the worship team.


Readiness is big. Your team members need to be motivated enough to practice a lot on their own time. Most churches host an in-practice once before each weekend’s services. This means that your team has to know what they’re doing before the practice. 

The easiest way to know whether or not your team is ready is if they can play each song on practice days from memory. If they can’t, encourage them to spend more time on each song before rehearsing with the team. There is also another benefit to memorizing the songs. The more you are able to play the songs from memory, the more you will be able to focus on the meaning of the song. You will be less focused on what you are playing because it will all be muscle memory. 

This will ultimately lead to helping your team grow closer to God while also helping others grow closer to God and at the end of the day, that is the best thing that can happen.




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