The role of the praise & worship team is to lead the congregation in worship. Everything that comes from the worship team must have the goal to lead the congregation in worship to God, not to entertain – the purpose of leading worship is not to show off my vocal prowess, dexterity on the frets or produce the ‘killer’ audio mix.
It’s about helping people on a journey from walking in the door to a place where they encounter God in a meaningful way. The only way to lead anyone is to first connect with them in some way. Worship ministry is for those who have a heart for God and a passion and gift for music, instrumental or vocal, or are skilled with working with sound equipment.