Honor is an important mix of respect and integrity. A person can honor someone else by respecting them in word and action. Honor is also about keeping one’s word – honoring what has been said and making it happen. When someone else has placed faith in a person to accomplish something or to fulfill an agreement – the honorable thing to do is fulfill it.
Here are five areas where worship leaders show honor in their ministry:
Honor The Time
Don’t be late to rehearsals or meetings (or worship services!). Don’t go over the scheduled time very often. There are times when it may happen, but if you consistently are going over rehearsal or worship service end time, either officially change the time or become more efficient in rehearsal prep. Don’t overschedule or double book yourself or your team members.
Honor The Preparation
Rehearsal is like a contract and if you need to change something, apologize. Honor the time your team needs to prepare and feel ready. Be sure to have the material needed so they can practice well. Honor the skill level of your people – stretch them and be patient.
Honor The Pastor
Work hard to uplift and support the pastor. Engage and challenge with a humble spirit. Encourage and boost. And bend over backward to work together to accomplish unforgettable worship times in your congregation.
Honor Your Church
Your church has given you an opportunity to live out your gifts and calling. Do as much as you able. Grow and learn and become more and more effective. Don’t talk bad about your people. Lead lovingly and be inviting.
Honor God with your words, your heart, your home, your work ethic, your faith and your worship. Live a life with integrity and be authentic. Don’t allow even a small gap between life on stage and private life. Be a worshiper and a faithful follower and from there, God will fill you up to overflowing.
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