5 Ways to Disciple Your Worship Team

All ministry is about discipleship. Jesus didn’t call us to make music, but make disciples. So how do we as worship leaders disciple our teams? If you’re not sure where to start, I’ll give you 5 simple methods you can use to help your team grow spiritually. Enjoy! If this helped you, send it on to a friend!

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Transcript

Alex |

Do you want to do a better job discipling your worship team, but you’re not quite sure where to start? Well, in this video I’m going to give you five different methods you can use to help your team grow spiritually. If you don’t know who I am, my name is Alex and Fiegen. I’ve been worship pastor in churches of 150 all the way up to 10,000 and I’m the founder of Worship Ministry Training. We’ve helped equip and serve 25,000 worship leaders around the globe or so and just grateful that you would take the time to learn so that you can shepherd your team.

 

Alex |

So here are the five different methods you can use to disciple your team. Number one, do a Team Devo before rehearsals. So if you have a midweek rehearsal, you want to sit down with your team before you guys even start playing music. You want to have everybody open to a psalm and you’re going to read one psalm per week and discuss it. This is the easiest way to do a devo.

 

Alex |

So basically everyone in the group reads one verse. You go around the whole circle until the psalm is finished and then you say what jumped out to you? What thoughts do you have? What questions do you have? And you facilitate the discussion and at the end you take prayer requests and you pray for each other.

 

Alex |

That is the easiest way to do a team divot. If you don’t have a midweek rehearsal, you can do it in between services on Sunday mornings. Another really easy way to do a Team Devo is to get our team DeVos for your worship team. We have 52 weeks, one for every week of the year of Team DeVos that give you the scripture, a summary, discussion, questions and a closing prayer that you can have different team members read and then have a great theologically neutral but rich discussion about the Bible itself as it pertains to worship ministry. If you want those divots, you can go to Worship Teamdivos.com and get them separately or they’re included as part of the worship ministry training academy, which you can try@worshipministrytraining.com.

 

Alex |

But either way you want to spend a time in God’s Word together as a team every single week of the year. That is. Your first way to disciple your team is to have DeVos before your rehearsal or in between your Sunday morning services. The second way you can disciple your worship team this year is by doing a team Bible reading plan together. We all have one of these shiny smartphones and you can all install the you version Bible app and you as the leader can find a Bible plan in the app and send it to your team.

 

Alex |

You can just click Share, send it to your whole team and say hey everybody, we’re going to go through this plan together. Everybody’s going to read the reading plan for the day and once a week we’re going to text each other about it in a group text or we’re going to talk about it on Sunday in between services. So everybody in the team is reading through a Bible plan together. That is the second free and easy way to disciple your team this year. The third way to disciple your team this year is to do a prayer partner program.

 

Alex |

What do I mean by a prayer partner program? Well basically you break up your team into pairs. You basically assign all of the males to have a prayer partner that’s a male and all the females to have a prayer partner that’s a female. That just keeps things safe and allows them to be completely honest and transparent with each other. So you want to have the same gender.

 

Alex |

I recommend doing it. That way you can do whatever you want. And those people will commit to praying for each other every single day. And once a week they are to call each other and pray for each other over the phone. So pray for each other every day.

 

Alex |

They’re going to commit to doing that privately. And then once a week they call each other to connect over the phone, catch up, find out what else to pray for and pray for each other over the phone. You want to rotate it every month. So every month you’re going to match people to a new prayer partner or maybe every two months. But you want to rotate it so your team gets to know all the other members on the team.

 

Alex |

The fourth way to disciple your team is to send out a monthly prayer chain email. What is that? Basically once a month you as the leader, you send an email to the entire worship team and you say hey everybody, please reply all. You got to say reply all. So it goes to everybody on the team and write down one prayer request that you have so that we as a team can be praying for each other.

 

Alex |

And so everybody on the team replies back with their prayer requests and the whole team sees everybody else’s prayer requests and commits to praying for each other as a team so that they’re growing together spiritually, they’re lifting each other up to the Lord and they know what’s going on in each other’s lives. And you repeat this process every single month. And the fifth and final way to disciple your worship team is to do worship team small groups. Now this works better if you have a large worship team, let’s say over 20 people. What you can do is you can break your team up into groups of four or five.

 

Alex |

You want them to stay small and have them commit to meeting in one another’s houses or to meeting each other for coffee to go through a small group curriculum together. Now you can make up your own curriculum or you can use our team DeVos which you can get at Worship teamdivos.com. Or you can have them discuss the pastor sermon from the previous week. You just want to center the group of people to have a discussion around spiritual content or spiritual topics. And so break them up into a small group, have them commit to meeting weekly and have them go through the whole year.

 

Alex |

And then at the end of the year, rotate the small groups to have different people in them so that the team can really get to know each other. So those are the five ways that you can disciple your team this year. Not hard, not complicated. If you want more advice or more things like this, check out Worshipment ministrytraining.com. Got tons of free content.

 

Alex |

And then we also have an academy for worship leaders who are serious about building healthy worship teams. So worship ministrytraining.com. Otherwise I’ll see you in the next video. And be sure to check out Worship Team DeVos. If you’re looking for 52 weeks worth of content to disciple your worship team, god bless you guys to see you in the next video.