You will run across several kinds of song leaders:
- The “super humble” song leader, whom you can’t hear. Yet such an approach instills hesitancy on the part of the congregation, who generally do not want to be the “only” ones singing.
- “I’m the show, look at me.” On the other hand, the song leader should not draw undue attention to himself.
- It’s good ‘nuff for the folks I go with. This song leader feels no need to develop or improve himself.
- Scolding Song leader – “Come on, people, sing like you mean it!” This is usually deplorably bad psychology and will have the opposite effect that the song leader seeks; rather than sing better, the congregation shuts down.
- My genre or the highway. Contemporary? Traditional? Stamps Baxter? Classics? He forces his favorites onto the congregation and will never contemplate leading songs enjoyed by other members of the congregation.