We are in a transition right now in our group as our Youth Worship Pastor has recently stepped down. He did a great job of leading our students and bands but I regretfully don’t know a lot about the lifestyle expectations that those in the band had. Let me unpack this a bit more and ask this:
Does a student in the band qualify as a leader?
Are they held to the same standard as a college age leader?
Is a lead singer treated differently a percussionist?
Where is the line?
Is the Worship team a front door to the ministry where non-believing students can come get connected?
Or is a place where only those students who have proven to be mature in their faith can lead others from the stage?
So many questions!
What are your criteria for a student interested in serving on a youth worship team? Does it change depending on the role or involvement?