On Mondays I’m posting about the 7 levels of musical worship leading. If you missed it last week, click here for LEVEL 5 – The Facilitator. If you want to start at the beginning, click here for LEVEL 1 – The Worshipper. Here’s the sixth installment:
The Developer (LEVEL 6 Musical Worship Leader)
The level 6 musical worship leader begins to lead others through levels 1-5 behind them. The Developer is a team builder-extraordinaire. Musicians want to be with a level 6 leader, they want to make music with her and lead alongside her. Musicians catch on that they aren’t only going to participate and use their gifts with him, they are going to get better. The Developer gets so good at building worship teams that they no longer have a recruiting problem—they start to have a deployment problem. They have too many people of too many levels to employ. So he starts rotating teams. He spreads out his investment time so multiple drummers, multiple violinists, multiple organists begin to play with him. The Developer calls out the congregation to worship, and does so with excellence, knowing when to get out of the way, and how to get a whole group of other people to do all of the above with her by developing their gifts, not just employing hers.
It’s exciting to watch The Developer at work because there is such a diversity of leadership involved in this kind of worship. And because the spotlight of leadership shifts to different people from song to song, even from verse to verse, the worship time isn’t about just one person. The Developer is able to carry it all themselves for sure–because he’s mastered levels 1-5, but for the greater good he empowers others to take the reigns and he stays there right alongside them to cheer on and coach the other leaders through the worship of a church.
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