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Those who read my posts on Collaborate Worship assume that I lead worship at a large church. However, our average attendance at NoLimits Church is around 90.

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I used to be intimidated by larger churches.

I felt insecure around those who led a larger congregation, as if they were somehow more important, more skilled, and had a greater calling on their life. Then, my eyes were opened to the truth.

A few years ago, I started a job as business manager for a church about 10 times the size of my current church. I always assumed that my skills as a worship leader were nothing worth sharing considering my church was so small.

As time went on, I built a relationship with the worship leader at this church. I began to open up about the things I learned as a part of a twelve-person team that planted NoLimits Church in 2008. Turns out, what I knew was extremely valuable to him.

This baffled me because, as I said earlier, I assumed worship leaders at larger churches already knew everything I knew, and much more.

Worship leaders at small churches are extremely skilled.

I have found that worship leaders at small churches are much like small business owners – you must possess a large spectrum of skills.

To be successful, you must become skilled not only as a musician and leader, but in sound, lighting, media and so much more. You have to learn it all so you can effectively train your volunteers to do the things that larger churches are able to hire out.

Just because you are a small church does not mean you have to settle. I am the type of person that believes in limitless possibilities. There is no reason to limit what God can do.

You can still have a full band, excellent sound, creative lighting and all the things that larger churches have to enhance the worship experience. You don’t have to settle for mediocre. You and your team can achieve excellence, it just takes a bit of hard work.

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The fact that you are here reading this post shows me that you are willing to do what it takes. My advice to you is to take things one at a time. The worst thing you can do is try to get better at everything all at once.

Instead, pick one thing, master it, and move on to the next. This is how I was able to get where I am today, and how I continue to improve as time goes on.

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What it all comes down to is this: do not discredit yourself because you lead worship at a small church. Your calling is just as important and valuable to God as those who lead at a larger church.

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About the Author

Kade Young

Kade Young brought Collaborate Worship into existence with a dream of helping worship leaders around the world fulfill their calling with excellence. He has been leading worship since 2005, is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College, and currently the worship leader at NoLimits Church in Owasso, Oklahoma.