the big picture

Today’s Guest Blogger is Amy Chandler. She is on staff with CBC working for Josh & Misty and is also a wonderful (and busy!) worship leader herself. Enjoy!

Leading worship for smaller crowds has its advantages and unique challenges. Through my experiences as a worship leader for weekly Bible studies and support groups, retreats and most recently, a multi-site church, I have learned a few things that will hopefully encourage those worship leaders playing to smaller crowds.

First of all, having a smaller crowd can create a very intimate atmosphere. It may take people a little longer to open up, but once they do they often enter into very sincere worship. A smaller crowd enables the worship leader to try to engage each and every individual, which can sometimes be difficult in a large setting. Simple, heartfelt songs can be very powerful and really open the door for the Spirit to come minister to people.

Next, leading worship for a small group allows you to connect more with the people. You have a chance to get to know them and they get to know you as well. Being a worship leader doesn’t stop as soon as you step down from the platform. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in all that we do. We serve God both on and off the stage. Ministering to and getting to know the people that you serve each week draws them to worship with you, which is a good thing!

Finally, you have to drop the “smaller is less important” mentality. The Bible tells us that where 2 or 3 are gathered in His name, He is there. What a wonderful promise! God is not impressed by the magnitude of the service or the number of people on the stage or in the audience. He is impressed by our heartfelt worship. When we worship Him with all of our heart and being, He is glorified and that is our purpose. When the Spirit of God is ushered in, He is more than enough.

While the goal of every church is to grow and flourish, take advantage of whatever stage and size your venue may be. Be faithful with what He has entrusted to you, focus on Him and let Him take care of the rest. Be blessed.

1 Response to “the big picture”

  1. 1 john david martinez
    July 14, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Nice word Ms. Amy. Thank you for your heart for worship…

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