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Kauflin on Feedback

In preparation for this summer, I’ve started to read Bob Kauflin’s book Worship Matters. He made a comment on evaluation that really transcends the discussion and could easily be applied to every area of life.

Even after thirty years of leading worship, I can’t always tell if what I’m doing is helpful or where I need to grow. I need the eyes and ears of those with whom I’m serving.

The feedback I receive from my team and others during rehearsals and after meetings is invaluable. Is that arrangement working? Did I sing that chorus too many times? Was I clear? Did I play too much? It’s both humbling and helpful to hear back from people I trust who’ll speak the truth. Especially my pastor.

By the way, don’t give too much weight to comments from those who week after week tell you how “blessed” they were by your worship leading. Their encouragement, though sincere, won’t necessarily help you grow.

Kauglin, Bob. Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. P 36.