Leading Worship For Small Groups - Webinar with Rick Muchow

Featuring Rick Muchow Posted on June 25, 2014

We have included the main points from today's webinar below.  A more detailed version can be found on the Leading Worship For Small Groups blog.

4 Foundations Principals of worship

  1. Biblical worship must be done in love. No love—no worship. (1 Corinthians 13)
  2. Biblical worship is always accompanied by humility and reverent fear.     (Isaiah 66:2)
  3. Biblical worship is commanded by God.  (Luke 10:27)
  4. Biblical worship involves surrendering your entire life as an offering to God.     (Romans 12:1)

All these can be found in Rick’s book The Worship Answer Book.

"Music is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." Martin Luther 

7 Practical tips for leading worship with music in the small group gathering:

  1. CALM FEARS. Simple Rule:  be caring without staring
  2. CHOOSE FRIENDLY .Simple Rule: Use familiar songs and friendly keys.
  3. CONTROL VOLUME. Simple rule: Sing brighter and strum lighter.  Your guitar can be louder than you realize. 
  4. CONTEXTUALIZE SONGS. Simple Rule: Plan your speaking and be brief.
  5. CONNECT GROUP. Simple Rule: Focus on connecting not performing.
  6. COME PREPARED. Simple Rule: Leading worship with music requires Spiritual and Musical preparation.
  7. CONTINUE PRAYING. Simple Rule: Pray and Play.