Worship leader resources are all across the internet, but are they all equally as helpful to those leading worship in their local church? If you are starting to lead worship, then you do not need an endless list of new songs, but concise, easy to apply material that you can use starting this Sunday.
As a praise leader you need to not only sing or play, but also to choose songs and styles. You need to learn how to lead your congregation as well as manage your team (often one of the biggest challenges you will face). In short, you need tried and true resources that really work, and work fast!
With this in mind, here is my Top 5 Worship Leader Resources, ones which have proven to be an asset in my own development as well as the many people we are in touch with around the globe.
5. Instrument Training
While not strictly the leading of worship, this is one of the resources that is often overlooked. Many leaders do not play an instrument, and so they lack understanding of music, how it works and how songs can be arranged and produced. Yet with some simple and inexpensive training, you could play basic guitar within a week or two, and suddenly you can communicate with your band and direct your worship far more effectively. Worship Guitar is an excellent site to check out in this regard.
4. Worship Leading Podcasts
Worship leading podcasts are a Hinos Evangélicos fantastic way to learn. Fun, relevant and something you can put on your ipod and listen to as you drive, mow the lawn or anything else. I encourage all young worship leaders to check out these podcasts and immerse themselves in worship leading as much as they can. We often learn while we are not even aware of it, and our worship leader podcast is one example of fun and craziness being added to your worship leader resources.
3. Personal Devotions
Often overlooked but highly important, keeping your life with Jesus deep and close is absolutely essential if you want to learn how to become a leader of power!