Consider these four practical suggestions:
1. Don't just focus on song performance issues (leading the band).
1a. DO invest equal time developing the conversation and flow of worship.
2. Don't over-spiritualize.
2a. DO realize where the people really are in their faith as they gather for worship.
3. Don't attempt to force a worship response with "up-tempo" music or gimmicks.
3a. DO put God on display and allow congregational response to be a natural and heartfelt response to His work.
4. Don't go too long.
4a. DO judge if people want to sing another song or chorus, and do so only to facilitate their genuine response to God.