The worship pastor is the 2nd most influential person in your church. That may not be true from an org chart or policy making standpoint, but it’s definitely true from a facetime standpoint. In fact – in multisite churches – the worship pastor [or worship leader] is on the platform significantly more than the average campus pastor.

From the point of view of the congregation, that makes him or her a key leader. Senior Pastors/Execs, don’t assume that a new worship pastor [especially a first time church staff member] understands the impact of this – discuss it with them. This goes double if it’s a volunteer. Many worship pastors are very musically talented, but have little to no leadership training, and many lack experience dealing with being in the public eye [ie under the microscope]. Walk alongside of them – cast vision and dig into it together. Otherwise, you may find yourself having to warn or take disciplinary action against a young leader for a problem that you’re responsible for. Invest the time on the front end, build into them, and you’ll be happier for it in the long haul.

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