Have you ever had your pastor or a church leader approach you after a service asking why you have the same people up there every week? Little do they know, the reason everything has flowed so well lately is because the band is finally starting to gel. We all know that leading becomes a lot easier when your band knows what it means when you are stomping your foot for a build or throwing your guitar neck up to signal the end of a song.
I’ve led worship at a variety of churches over the years. At some it was consistently the same group, and at others there was an entirely different band and LEADER week-in and week-out. Most of the time though this was dictated by church size, how many players we had and if the pastor wanted the same person on the platform each week. There are many ways to organize your worship team and the rotation is one aspect that can have a huge impact on the dynamics of the group. It’s important to choose the rotation style that works best with the members of your team as well as the congregation you’re leading.
We’d like to see how you’re handling rotating your team, so here are a few questions for you…
- Are you flooded with talent or putting up audition fliers at the local coffee shop?
- How do to you handle rotating your team? Are there members you can’t do without each week?
- How often do you get to step down and be in the congregation?
Let us know what works best for you as well as the lessons you’ve learned along the way when dealing with rotating band members.