Here are five simple ways you can annoy your worship leader, both in a rehearsal and on any given Sunday. These are proven tools to get the job done and absolutely drive your leader nuts!
These tools work better the earlier you can adopt them, preferably from day one.
This is the first and most used tool. Walk in with a no-hurry look on your face with a Starbucks latte in one hand and your iPhone in the other. Good bursts of laughter will accent this entrance. Then you could end the phone conversation with, ”I guess I'll have to go since the other ones seem to waiting for me".
If your leader has a suggestion on anything, smile, nod your head and respond: “I know!” This will let your leader know you are on the top of your game!
Always play a few notes or practice a line while instructions are given. Silence is boring. This will give a nice background noise for the rehearsal.
Every song deserves your input on the arrangement. Why do the songs the way everyone else does them? The congregation appreciates a different twist.
Never look at the other ones on the stage. Synergy is overrated. It’s better not to connect with anyone while playing, just do your job.
I produce this blog to share ideas that might help church music ministries. My desire is to share of the experiences throughout my years in ministry. I include practical tips, organizational structure, principals and tools to help deal not only with success, but also with disappointments and hurt.