For one of my seminary courses I have an assignment that involves interviewing at least two full time worship leaders. If you would be willing to help out, please message me or post a reply saying it would be ok to use you. The interview itself is on a form I have to fill out, but it certainly be emailed or completed any number of ways.
Thanks for considering helping me out. If you would more information on the course and school, I would be more than happy to share that information as well.
I see now that I should not have used the word "homework" in my post. Seems to be scaring people off!
Feel free to send it to me.
Every way of man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 21:2
Count me in to help out as well. Send it to me via email.
Richard & Don, thanks!
If anyone else is interested in participating, I can send you the link to the interview form (in a Word document). My email address to send back to is also on the form.
I've got space for one more interviewee, if anyone has time today to complete the questions. I'm posting on here, so all you would need to do is respond with your information.
INTERVIEW PROJECT FORM
Name Robert Matthew Brady
Student ID email email@example.com
Date of Interview
Name of Worship Leader/Min of Music
Position Full time Part time
City State & Zip
Phone ( ) email
Undergraduate Degree and College
Graduate Degree and College
Local Church Ministry
Describe the characteristics of your church: ___________________________________
Approximate attendance to worship
Approximate attendance to Sunday School
Approximate number of baptisms/conversions/new members in the last calendar year:
Number of worship services
How would you describe your worship services?
Contemporary Blended Traditional
Are there any differences in the worship design and style between your services? Explain.
Briefly describe the music and worship ministry at your church. How many praise bands? Choirs? The role of the soloists? Numbers of musicians? Other?
Do you have a children’s praise and worship and/or music ministry? Explain.
How would you and your church rank the importance of worship in the everyday lives of your people? Essential Very important Somewhat important
Explain what is most important to your church emphasis on worship.
How would you describe the church’s commitment to world missions as related to worship?
The Role of the Worship Leader
Define your role as worship leader in your church:
Briefly define your philosophy of worship:
a) To the church:
b) With your praise team and/or choir:
c) With your fellow pastoral staff:
d) To teach and train worship:
e) The merging of missions and worship:
What importance do you place on being a skilled musician in leading worship? Explain.
Describe workshops and training seminars that you attend each year.
In one sentence, explain what you think is the most important thing you should remember in preparing for a vocation as a worship leader. ________________________________
In your opinion, what role does the worship leader have as: a worshiper, theologian, disciple, professional, musician, pastor, artist, leader, and family person?
The Role of the Pastor and Worship Leader
Define the working relationship you have with your pastor/worship leader.
How do you build and develop your relationship with the pastor?
Explain how you prepare and present worship to your people (together and individually)?
What role does the pastor have in leading worship each week? Explain.
Can you share any advice on developing a working relationship with the pastor of a church? Explain. _