Preparation: _____ I am praying and seeking God's will, waiting upon His direction. _____ I am praying for the people who will be present in the church service to have open hearts and the desire and ability to follow through. _____ I am praying for my own ability to deliver God's message in song. I recognize that it is God who provides my talent and ability to minister. _____ I am praying for God's anointing to be present, welcoming the Holy Spirit.
The Music: _____ The lyrics are in line with God's Word. _____ The lyrics correspond with my personal character and lifestyle. I can sing from a heart that has "been there." _____ The music is within my vocal range. _____ I have been diligent to practice. _____ I have memorized the song to be ministered. _____ I have completed a sound-check with the sound technician.
_____ I clearly pronounced the words in the song. _____ I sang with enough volume to be heard over the music. (If not, I will discuss this with the sound technician for future times of ministry.) _____ I used my eyes to enhance my ministry, focusing on God in a song of praise or the people in a song of encouragement and testimony. _____ I was enthusiastic as I ministered. _____ I ministered the song in faith and not in fear. _____ My trust was in the Lord to reach the hearts and meet the needs of the people. _____ I directed all praise, honor and glory to God for His faithfulness.