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In this video, we talk about why worship leaders often fail – it’s because we have unrealistic expectations.

Music is 15% (or less) of what you do as a worship leader

Many times, worship leaders are hired or put in charge of music because they can sing and play an instrument – music is what gets us in the door. But as a worship leader, music is a small fraction of what you need to do to lead well.

Over his years of experience as a worship leader, Fuller breaks down his time like this:

  • 15%: Music
  • 35%: Administration and planning
  • 20%: Meetings
  • 30%: Building releationships

As worship leaders, we need to set clear expectations about what our job will entail. Most of your time will be spent in meetings and planning/administration. The problem is, most musicians are notoriously bad at administration. As you begin or continue your role as a worship leader, find ways to tackle admin – develop systems that help you accomplish it, or ask a volunteer to help you with it. How well you can plan and administrate will have a massive impact on how effectively you lead your teams and your congregation.

Back to: The Worship Manual, Volume 1 > MODULE 2: BUSINESS AND ADMIN FOR MUSICIANS - YOU GOT THE JOB! NOW WHAT?

3 Comments

  1. Hey Guys, I went to the purchase link however there is only one payment option available which is the 87 USD option, i read there would be a 3 month plan, how do we access that and do we get access to the entire course on the first month, or will it be pay as you go.

    take are guys, god bless you, cant wait for volume two.

  2. Are you married with kids? If so, how do you personally navigate that in the context of scratching the artist itch in you?

  3. Love this one. I’ve had conversations with young musicians in our church that only see me playing music on Sunday and they want me to come jam with their garage band and I’d like to but I’m usually meeting with pastor, the board, team members, and then i have my own band that I make a living from (they are my creative outlet, rock star outlet if you will), and I’m trying to keep a girlfriend. I’ve not been able to make them understand that I’m not just jamming every moment of the day. It’s work. Most of it I love and some not so much (administrative stuffs, purchasing stuffs, inventory stuffs šŸ˜•).

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