The Importance of Evaluation in Your Worship Ministry
When was the last time you did an honest evaluation of your worship service? I’m not talking about just sitting around on Monday morning asking, “How did it go Sunday?” While that kind of evaluative interchange can be helpful, doing a much more intensive evaluation will be better at helping us give our best to God in worship.
I would suggest that you video your services and then sit down with your key leaders, the entire worship team, choir, or others and give an honest evaluation of the service. The video will help greatly with some of the areas of evaluation, while others would be assessed only in the live service. I have compiled a number of questions below to aid you in the evaluation:
- Were facial expressions of the vocal team/choir appropriate for worship?
- Were body movements appropriate for worship?
- Was the dress appropriate?
- Was the stage set up in a functional way with clear site lines?
- Was the aesthetics of the stage conducive to worship?
- Were the words/images on the screen clear to all seats?
- Were the songs played at the correct tempo?
- Were vocals sung on key?
- Were instruments played in tune?
- Were the worship leader’s cues noticeable and easy to follow?
- How was the ensemble playing?
- How was the overall house mix?
- Were vocals heard clearly?
- Were instruments blended well?
- How were monitor mixes?
- Did the projected images enhance or hinder worship?
- How was the overall flow of worship?
- How effective do you think the team was in leading the congregation into God’s presence?
- What specific things are hindering effective leading?
- What (if any) have been recent technical difficulties that need to be addressed?
- What (if any) musical issues (singing off key, performance issues, instrument too loud, etc.) need to be addressed?
- What is God doing in the season of the church? Is worship connecting with that?
- Are there relational issues or difficulties that need to be addressed?
- Are there commitment problems that need to be dealt with?
- Is prayer and personal worship stressed with the group?
- Additional questions:
These questions are merely suggestions to help structure your times of evaluation. Why not make plans now to evaluate an upcoming service.
What other questions do you think are important to the process?