Service leading takes more than public speaking skills. Leading a worship service calls for Biblical reflection and care for God’s people. Whether you are a pastor or a lay-leader in your church, you will find help for leading the church in public worship gatherings. In this episode, pastors Brian Croft and Jason Adkins give practical advice for leading a worship service, answering questions such as:
- How do you prepare to lead a service?
- Should you write out your public prayers ahead of time or pray spontaneously?
How long should you pray?
What does a good Scripture reading sound like?
How do you learn projection and pace?
Resources discussed in this episode:
Gather God’s People – Brian Croft and Jason Adkins
Service Leader Communication – this is an example of an order of service that is sent to the service leaders mid-week to help them prepare to lead the service on Sunday.