An important part of improving individually and as a band is evaluating where you are, where you want to be, and how to bridge the gap. As a worship leader, not only are you leading worship for the body as a whole, but you are leading a band that requires attention, maintenance, and effort to make sure it’s playing well, relating well, operating well, and spiritually healthy. I thought I’d expose what this process looks like for me leading Our Rising Sound.
I created an evaluation form that all band members and people behind the booth fill out. Here are the questions that I ask.
- Are you doing what you feel called to?
- Describe your current role in view of God’s calling on your life?
- Are you able to recommit to the worship team? Why or why not?
- What area(s) do you need to improve in musically?
- What’s your practical plan to improve in your area(s) of need?
- How can your band leader assist in this process?
- How would you rate the musical quality of your current band? (Poor, Average, Good, Excellent)
- What can you do to help the band improve?
- What can your band leader do to improve the band’s overall quality?
- How would you rate your band’s interpersonal relationships overall? (Poor, Average, Good, Excellent)
- Do you have any relational issues with anyone in the band?
- What has God shown you about worship or anything else through your service on the band?
After receiving everyone’s input I’ll follow up with each person personally and discuss their input, where they are at musically, relationally and spiritually. This is a great opportunity to catch issues before they are issues.
Do you have an evaluation process? If so what does it look like?
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