Episode 5: The Music Is Too Loud and Other Things People Say To Worship Leaders

Welcome to Church Chat, the show where we have the conversations about ministry you wish we were having. Today Josh and Emily are joined by Ryan Bailey! They talk about the lead pastor/worship leader dynamic, maintaining work-life balance, dealing with unsolicited opinions, how to stay humble in a forward-facing role, how to encourage participation in corporate worship, mental health and more.

Ryan Bailey

Ryan is the Worship Leader at Mountain View Community Church in Frederick, MD, where he lives with his wife, Meghan, and their three daughters.  Ryan has been leading worship for nearly twenty years and also serves as a worship leading coach with the Guest Worship network.

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We talk about mental heath in this episode. The opinions expressed are from our own personal experience and they should not be taken as medical advice. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member. If you're interested in faith-based counseling, please reach out to efcaeast@efca.org.