Leading Worship In Smaller Settings

When we gather to sing together at NorthPointe, it’s usually big. We have big rooms, we roster big teams, and we make a big sound! So naturally our rehearsals and the approach we take to arrangements typically reflect that mindset… But what about when things aren’t big? What about the times that we want to sing with our small group in a living room, or when we sing around a fire on the patio or a spring break trip? What about when it’s just me and a guitar? Well you’re in luck- here’s a quick video we made with some tips and ideas for leading worship in smaller settings.

In Mark 12:30 Jesus tells us to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Here’s something helpful to remember when we talk about being a worship leader: when it comes to worship, focus on the “heart and soul”, and when it comes to leadership, focus on the “mind and strength”. Put those two things together (remember, worship comes first and leadership comes second!) and you have everything you need to become a better worship leader! In this video we’ll take a look at the mind/strength side of the equation with some practical things to keep in mind and focus on as you invite people sing out to Jesus. Hopefully this is helpful to you- don’t forget to have fun!