Scott Clayton offers encouragement from one worship leader at a church plant to another:
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. In case you didn’t know, that was written by Paul, a guy who had it way worse than you do, yet kept going. Paul didn’t always get kudos for his stellar church planting work, but he knew where his prize was. You don’t have to put your hope in your church being the next big thing in your city (And to be honest, if you want that, you’re asking for more than you know). Think about the influence Paul had on his churches. The only way he accomplishes that is through consistent, hard work. So be encouraged, your work is building a platform for the gospel to reach the nations. You’re a part of a much bigger plan.
Though they don’t always express it, your church family is so happy with you. Most likely, you’re one of the only ones with your talent in your church, so they’d be up a creek without you. You give your lead pastor so much support by biblically leading your church in musical worship. Partnership is church planting is so important, and you’re a huge partner to your lead guy.