Leading worship is a lot more about serving people, and a lot less about our cool musical chops.
Worship leaders with a servant’s heart are usually the best ones—not necessarily in music/singing, but in prayerfully engaging people with the Lord.
Creativity in worship is a buzz word of sorts of late—especially among worship leaders. We all want to lead worship ‘creatively’.
But most of the time, it only means that we want try out something new, something musically/vocally challenging, or something bigger and usually that something bombs the worship badly—the worse part is we often fail to notice the crash landing and try again next time! READ MORE
While worship needs to be rooted in scripture, it should also embrace local culture, discern social changes and incorporate what is necessary to foster worship.
Take contemporary worship for example: What started out in the Jesus movement surged into the charismatic movement and transformed worship in hundreds of churches. Music (especially of the pop/rock genre) and songwriting have played significant roles over the past 30 years to evolve into what we call contemporary worship. READ MORE
If you’re anything like me as a worship leader, you’ve been caught trying to balance between leading people in worship and managing all the details in a worship service.
Is the band playing together? Was that harmony right? What’s the next lyric phrase? Do we repeat the bridge once, or twice? And on and on and on. READ MORE
That’s the kind of worship leader I strive to be.
True worship leaders worship the Lord at all times and use songs when necessary. READ MORE
In this post, let’s tackle one of the most annoying factors spoiling worship sessions:
Been there? Awkward, right? READ MORE
If the congregation is not involved, it’s music, not worship.
We’ve been there, right? READ MORE