SundayU Magazine | 7/30/2019 | Carl Barnhill
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We’ve all been there – you’re singing along and you’re 2 lines into the next slide before the operator advances to the next slide of lyrics. It’s brutal. I mean brutal.

It feels like the congregation is on a roller coaster ride of singing together.

Lyrics - Worship - People

Being late on leading lyrics halts the worship of your people.

Here are 3 quick tips when it comes to making sure your Presentation Software Operator is leading the congregation well with lyrics to worship songs:

Cast - Vision - Operators - Leaders

Cast Vision to your Operators that they are Worship Leaders.

Your Lyric Operators are leading worship just as much as your leaders on stage. You’re a team. I’ve visited numerous churches where the Worship Leader on stage and the Lyric Operator never talk to each other! You’re accomplishing the same project – you’re on the same team with the same goal – to facilitate and lead your congregation in worship. Work together. Talk to each other. Change things that need to be changed after Run-Through or between services to make it easier.

Worship - Leaders - Lyric - Operators - Chorus

Worship Leaders: Give your Lyric Operators as much ‘heads up’ as possible. If you think you may turn another chorus at the end of a song, or if you are feeling something spiritual and want to go into another song, talk to the Lyric Operator as much as you can – the congregation will be with you more if they have words to sing to God.

Make sure they know the songs and the Flow of the Service.

Center - Apps - Production - Team - Songs

Planning Center and other apps make this extremely easy to prepare your production team with songs before Sunday happens. Be diligent with this task each week. If you’re not preparing your team for excellence by providing them the songs, chord charts, lyrics, or whatever else they need to be successful on Sunday, don’t be surprised if the...
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