Tip #1 Don’t Ignore Talent
The first time I heard Dave (name changed) play his guitar and sing I knew he had a special talent. His rocky, gravelly, blues voice when combined with the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” was unique and memorable. Although I had a master’s degree in music, he was a better band musician than me and I wanted him on my worship team.
If you want to hone your skills—put yourself around people who are more talented or successful than you.
If someone in your congregation is musically talented then find out more. Don’t ignore talent. This applies to former worship leaders in your congregation as well. God wants us to use the gifts we’ve been given. 1 Peter 4:10 says “Just as each one of you has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace.” (Amplified Bible Version)