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How to remove someone from your worship team

Worship Leader Wednesday is a series where we give you quick tips that you can put into practice today to become a better worship leader

Today we tackle a difficult subject: how to remove or release someone from your worship team. As a worship leader, this may be the most difficult thing you have to do, but there are times when a team member needs to be removed (for various reasons). This is a guide how to navigate that.

One point we made in the video is the importance of setting up clearly defined values and vision for your team. In the free PDF Document below, we’ve provided you the values and vision we have set up for the worship teams at our church. Please feel free to use this document as a starting point if you’d like to establish vision for your team.

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6 Responses to How to remove someone from your worship team

  1. LA Feb 22, 2018 at 2:54 am #

    How do you deal with older people??? In our team we have like 4 older people ( between 50-60 years old) and the rest of us are our 30’s. I as a leader feel like them are not “helping us” grow… they kinda pull us back… and 2 persons in special are always late. The problem is that one of them is the pastor’s dad’ … and he just doesn’t wanna quit…

    And us, as worship leaders, we don’t know how to deal with this mater …

    Thank you and blessings!

    • AnElder Feb 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      LA, with respect: May I gently suggest that you focus on the *problems* you’re encountering (the perceived lack of growth and lack of punctuality discipline) and ignore the fact that four of your members are “older?” I think their ages are immaterial. For example, if they were always on time and were always at the forefront of suggesting and implementing ways to help you grow, that would alleviate your concerns, right? If not, I think you may have some unaddressed biases against folks you perceive as old. Again, with all the respect and courtesy I can muster, you may need to do some soul-searching in this regard. It’s somewhat troubling that your comment leads off with a question that implies “old” people are problems to be dealt with. I know the written word doesn’t always convey what we mean (my own comments right here probably aren’t coming across as I intend), so your notes may not reflect your actual feelings, but if they do, please meet with your lead pastor or a trusted counselor to determine where your own head is before moving further. Finally, I promise you, 50-60 years of age isn’t old.

  2. David L. Feb 22, 2018 at 8:50 am #

    Thank you guys this is really good, and honestly, we can use these insights with pretty much any ministry team in the church. Just good, biblical wisdom & human insight, thanks!

  3. worship30 Feb 22, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    This is the best tutorial you have ever shared. Thank you very much.

  4. SUNIPEYK Feb 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  5. joel keith Mar 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    this is amazing. ive seen some videos get some backlash after you guys talk about hot button topics or issues in the church. DONT EVER STOP! We need this as christ followers and the church needs this. youve blessed this worship leader tremendously. Thank you sirs!

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