Your Role as a Worship Leader

The goal of our worship is to direct the eyes and hearts of our church family to awaken our hearts to see Jesus and to hear His message for us today. The Holy Spirit will draw people into a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You are but the vessel.

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

Hebrews 10:19-23

Your worship leader role here at Oakville Presbyterian Church is a relatively simple but important job:

  • Lead the congregation in the Call To Worship. You will read out loud the lines marked “One:”. The congregation and you will read in unison with the congregation the lines marked “All:”.
  • Read a verse or share a brief insight into the theme of the service to transition to the next step.
  • Lead the congregation in the Prayer of Confession.

Plan on meeting Pastor John in the Fellowship Hall just before the service starts to ask questions or ask for guidance, to pray together, and to enter the sanctuary together. At the beginning of the service, you will be sitting on the platform alongside Pastor. After the first congregational song is sung, you will rise and walk to the pulpit. You are not required to memorize any part of the program so feel free to bring a bulletin with you to read from. Please speak clearly into the microphone so that the congregation can hear you and follow your lead. After the Prayer of Confession is read, you may leave the platform and return to your seat in the sanctuary.

Sometimes we may have a guest speaker who might not be familiar with our order of service. Feel free to offer guidance, answer questions, and assume a greater role in guiding the congregation in it’s worship time.

We sincerely thank you for your willingness to open your heart to God’s leading and to be used to help point people to Jesus.