- 1 Chronicles 16:8-11 NLT, Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing His praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds. Exalt in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the LORD. Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him.
- Psalm 47:5-7 NKJV, God has gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding.
- John 4:24 NKJV, God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
- Psalm 9:1-2 NKJV I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
It is very important for those who participate in the worship team to feel that they are “called, appointed, and anointed” to the ministry at hand. Participants must be born-again believers of Jesus Christ, and their lifestyle must resemble that of a born-again Bible Believing Christian. Participants must be worshipers on and off the platform. Anyone who has difficulty worshiping at home or in the congregation is not ready to be a leader on a platform.
Talent and Skill
Although we recognize the importance of a pure heart, the musicians and vocalists also need to have enough skill so that they can follow the Holy Spirit. Musicians and vocalists should have open hearts to receive advice, correction, training, and should be committed to becoming proficiently skilled at their ministry. One does not need to be a professional musician to worship the Lord, but God honors the discipline of additional practice and preparation.In a service, one’s skill should never overpower another’s (volume-wise), especially the leader. The leader leads, the rest follow his lead. This is for both musician and vocalist. Appreciation for the skill is evident through the encouragement of the team and leaders, but never to be mistaken as the reason you are a part of this team. Your skill should never trump your heart of worship.