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A little about me. My name is Tim Lucas and I lead worship at a smallish church called Redmond Assembly of God in Redmond, Washington.
I’ve been leading worship for over 20 years around the Pacific Northwest, USA. I think God has a sense of humor because I’m the last person you’d expect to see on stage doing anything.
God did not gift me with charisma or good stage presence. In fact, he gave me a healthy dose of awkwardness around people. Thanks a lot, Big Guy.
But I think that’s the point. God doesn’t often use the most obvious choice for a job. Paul explains it in 1 Corinthians 1:26 and following:
Think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (NIV)
Paul also explains why: so no one can boast before him.
God has allowed me worship leading opportunities just about everywhere I’ve gone in life. I’ve never sought out worship leading roles or positions. They just fall upon me. I guess that’s how I know I’m called.
But a true calling is not without its difficulties. Some weeks I can’t believe I have to get up in front of people and try to lead them in worship. At times in the past and even now I have such colossal fails during the week that surely just about anyone would be better for the job than me. But the worship team schedule is written, rehearsals completed, song list created. No going back.
After all, being a worship leader is 95% just showing up. I don’t consider myself a great musician but a byproduct of my consistency has been increased skill. It’s funny that God even times when I’m sick so I can lead worship. I often come down with a cold and lose my voice when I’m not scheduled to lead worship in the coming week or two. I kid you not. I can only remember fewer than two or three times in over 20 years of worship leading I physically couldn’t sing or was otherwise too sick on a Sunday I was supposed to lead worship. One time I led worship from guitar the same day I cut the tip of my thumb off with a razor knife that day working at the construction job I had at the time. Luckily the left thumb isn’t all that vital for right-handed guitar players.
More recently I slammed my right index finger in my car door, leading to multiple visits to the doctor, extreme pain, and a finger double the size of the other. Again, it was exactly two weeks before I was scheduled to play on Easter Sunday.
So as a worship leader, you’ll still get sick and hurt yourself, it just won’t happen soon before the Sundays on which you’re leading worship.
But I digress. The point is that worship leading or being a worshiper of the living God in any capacity is a great calling and one that deserves effort, research, mentorship, and accountability. I’m here to offer a little of each of those. Plus, this is a place you know there are others who are probably having the same worship leading struggles as you are.
So let’s take the long and winding road to become masters of worship leading. I think a good first step is to sign up for my email newsletter in which I will be sharing important resources for worship leaders. Sign up here:
After that, check out some of my top posts:
- Best New, Fast Worship Songs
- Most Powerful Slow Worship Songs
- Putting Together A Powerful Worship Set
- The Funniest Worship Videos Ever
- How To Start Leading Worship
I hope this website blesses you as much is it blesses me!
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