A spontaneous leader
Along with Mike’s loyal leadership, also comes his spontaneous leadership. Mike leads with spontaneity both in spirituality and musicality. He encourages every leader, spontaneous or not, to be well-studied in the Word. Mike finds it is most effective to spiritually lead his team by having spontaneous moments of teaching. For him, it may be a song lyric, phrase, or musical nuance that is a teaching moment for him and his team. These moments are possible though, only because he is well-studied each week before rehearsal as well. In his words, “The more you as a leader know, the more you can pour into your team.”
Mike believes the best way to train lay-musicians is to touch base with them regularly. Often, he will be on the lookout for tutorials or resources to help his team succeed both as individuals and as a group. He listens to his team’s concerns and thoughts during their weekly rehearsals. Because of his spontaneous leadership style, Mike is comfortable with last minute changes and encourages his team to voice their thoughts.
Next Level Worship International is honored to have Mike on the team.