The #1 Obstacle to Leading Your Worship Team

Today we wrap up the 3-part series on Leading a Growing Worship Team, and I think today’s topic is one of the most important leadership principles for doing just that.

Two weeks ago we talked about how Personal Growth ALWAYS Precedes Ministry Growth.

Last week I talked to you about the importance of Raising New Leaders to help you carry the load of a growing team.

And here’s #3 . . .

#3 – Remove Obstacles to the Growth of Your Team.

Every leader faces obstacles.  Some are hard decisions that we spend weeks praying over.  Others are tough seasons of personal growth.  These are challenges that you will get through in time.

However, there are some obstacles that, if we don’t do something to change them, they will stick with us for many years and actually KEEP us from experiencing God’s best in the ministry we’re called to lead.

The #1 obstacle we face is the limitations of our own thinking and faith.

I know, I know . . . that seems a little intangible, so let me explain.

Do you remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 9:29?

He said, “. . . According to your faith let it be done to you.”

Wayne Cordeiro taught on this passage to a small group of leaders I was a part of a few years ago and this is what he said:

“If you think it will be hard to achieve a goal for God, then God will say, ‘Ok – for you this will be hard.’  But if you think, ‘We can do this,’ then God will say, ‘Ok – for you this will be possible.”  

In other words, if you think leading a growing team will be hard, then it will be hard.  According to your faith will it be done to you.

But if you have a mindset of being “more than a conqueror” (Romans 8:37), of being able to “do all things through Christ who strengthens you” (Philippians 4:13) and have the faith that God is able to “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3;20) then you will be able to do for God what others may not.

If you look at the challenge of leading a growing team and say, “I don’t exactly how to do this, but I’m going to trust God, go to work on myself, and see this through”, then God says, “Ok – you will be able to do this.”  According to your faith will it be done to you.

For many of us in ministry, the difference between who we are and who we want to be may lie in the faith we have in ourselves and our God to become all that he has called us to be.

Here’s the challenge . . .

Remove the limiting thoughts and faith from your life.

Don’t think, “It’s too hard.”
Believe, “With God’s help we’ll get through this.”

Don’t think, “We’ll never see that happen here.”
Believe, “God, make me into the person I need to be to see this happen here.”

A change in thinking can change your ministry!

Your partner in ministry,

PS -Want to learn the audition process that Michael has been using to grow his Worship Team and the leadership tactics for how to deal with the new leadership challenges that come with it? Check out the How to Double Your Worship Team in a Day resource.

And if you try the auditions system, give it an honest run and do it just like I teach it, and it doesn’t work for you . . . return it to us within 365 days of purchase for a full refund.