Worship leading is a dangerous profession.
Not anymore dangerous than anything else that inflates ego.
But dangerous none the less.
More often because the one asked to lead worship is normally asked because of one skill set.
If they read their Bible it’s a plus but that is more of a question asked than a lifestyle critiqued.
Normally there are auditions which judge the musical skill set and maybe if the congregation is lucky a question or two about their relationship with God.
So the danger Read more.
I’m a full time worship leader. It’s how I pay my bills.
I travel to churches, jump around on stage, and sing Jesus songs.
I think I’m pretty good at it.
But Lord knows there are times I watch the tape back and have a come to Jesus moment with myself.
These are all things I and 1000′s of other worship leaders have said and probably will accidentally say Read more.
1. “Awe man. I like the other worship leader better…”
2. “She/He ALWAYS sits right here? Why are they not here? Ugh. Why did I even come to church?”
3. “What is the worship leader pointing at? All I see is the roof?”
4. “3…2…1… CameraShootsUpTheNeckOfTheGuitarNowGo!!!”
5. “Ugh. She asked me to lift my hands. No. I’m not gonna do it.”
6. “Wow. Like 75% of the people in here are lifting their hands. OK. Read more.
Yesterday on stage, during the first service, I looked down and saw this older man waving at me during White Flag.
For a moment I thought he was simply #WorshipDancing but soon realized he was honestly trying to get my attention. So in my talking setup for the bridge I stared right at him and delivered my mini-sermon so he would stop waving, and maybe find Jesus in the Read more.
Here are my 2 takes on this book.
1. It’s sad that this book even has to be written.
2. This book NEEDED to be written.
I can’t think of a better person to write it than my friend Stephen Miller
. He is a humble worship leader with mad worship leading skills. If you are a worship leader, this book is for you.
And he is also releasing his new record Read more.
A lukewarm worship leader:
Prays more on stage than off stage.
Cares more about how many songs he or she is leading than the overall shape of the service.
Is overly sensitive to criticism.
Is jealous or critical of someone else that God is blessing.
Spends little if any time in the Word preparing to lead His Church.
Sings more songs on stage than in personal worship.
Spends more time mimicking other worship leaders then being shaped into the worship leader they were made to be.
Says things Read more.
Yesterday I posted about what kind of Sunday song singer you were.
The comment thread morphed into more of a “I hate it when the worship leader tells me that to do” thread.
It got me thinking.
When the teaching pastor tells you something you need to bow your head in prayer…do the same people think, “I hate it when he tells me how to pray.”
Because if you don’t trust your teaching pastor Read more.
Worship leader transitions into 3rd song…
“You stood before creation…”
The dude in the third row is thinking…
“Mother…Jeeeeeezzzz. This song again? Now everybody is gonna judge me cause I’m not gonna lift my arms during the I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned part. Ugh. I hate this song.”
Worship leader gets to said part…
1/3 of the crowd, if worship leader is lucky, raises their arms.
1/3 of Read more.