School of Music
Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)
W. D. Crawley
Leadership, Mentoring, Planning, Worship
Music | Music Education | Music Pedagogy | Music Theory | Other Music
Brown, Stacey, "Five Principles to Empower the Worship Leader" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1217.
The role of the worship leader exists in most churches. These leaders serve in roles from volunteer choir directors to the directors of large worship staffs. They are the standard-bearers of worship for their teams and their congregations. To successfully serve, they must possess knowledge of worship practices and leadership skills. While students of worship may have a firm foundation of biblical, historical, and philosophical principles, many current leaders do not have strong leadership backgrounds and, therefore, lack basic foundational skills for leadership. Through a study of current literature and a survey of leaders of worship in churches of various sizes, this author will develop a plan of action that, through a blend and balance of worship and leadership principles, will enable individuals to be worshiping leaders.