8 Signs You're a High-Maintenance Worship Leader

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If you identify with these, it's time to make a change.

Are you a difficult worship leader to work with? Does your pastor find you to be a constant challenge? Do the other staff members at your church avoid disagreeing with you? Hopefully not. But sometimes worship leaders, with the wonderful artistic temperament that God gave us (not to mention the sinful nature we’re born with), can become minidivas without realizing it.

Here are some signs you might have become a bit too high maintenace.

1. You disagree with everything the pastor suggests. He can be right sometimes, you know!

2. You think you’re the only one who “gets it.” You’re not.

3. You get defensive when someone wants to help you choose songs. Loosen up.

4. Your natural response to a new idea is “no.” Try not to shoot down ideas so quickly.

5. You ask permission too much. Maybe he’d be happy to give you a longer leash than you want for yourself?

6. After church, you immediately fish for compliments. It’s obvious to people, and it’s not attractive.

7. Your office door is always closed. Be sociable. It’s good for you.

8. You think everything is a “big deal.” Most things you think are big deals are actually small deals that you make into big deals by treating them like they’re big deals. Relax a little bit and everyone will be happier!  

Jamie Brown Jamie Brown has served as the Associate Director of Worship and Music at The Falls Church Anglican for the last ten years. This August, he will assume the role of Director of Worship and Arts at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. Since 2012, he has led and produced three different recordings with The Falls Church Anglican: "A Thousand Amens"; "For Our Salvation (An Advent EP)"; and "We Will Proclaim". He blogs at www.worthilymagnify.com. Jamie is married to Catherine and they have three little girls: Megan, Emma, and Callie.

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