This question is for all you people who sit in the crowd on Sunday.
Not all you stage prima donnas like me.
Funny thing is that “church professionals” often think they know what songs connect best in the crowd.
I have a better idea.
Ask the crowd…
What is the current song, that when the band begins to lead, accelerates you to a closer place with God?
I’m fairly certain it is a different song than your worship leader thinks of.
Worship Leaders vs. Cover Band Singers.
They are different you know.
One is not better than the other.
But they serve different purposes.
So I think I have come up with a list of questions that can help you figure out what you have at your church or what your church culture is raising up.
Have you ever heard them talk about Jesus offstage? Like ever?
Do they smile bigger during Read more.
Stay with me.
I had a worship leader buddy of mine say he got offended when his pastor asked him to go on a “shopping trip” of sorts to update his wardrobe. I got miffed too. Basically challenging the style of my boy. Then that got my noodle spinning.
Maybe it is important? Maybe style and wardrobe matters? Wait?!?!? No. All that matters is THE HEART Read more.
1. Worship Leaders are not Dentists.
Quit having people open their mouths while you try and pull something out of their mouths they don’t want you to pull out in the first place.
2. Worship Leaders are not Cheerleaders.
If you want to cheerlead grab some pom pons and go all out. But don’t do it half way. Your excitement for the Lord will either translate into people wanting what you have or not. Let the Holy Spirit do the work and stop Read more.
It’s time to kick the devil’s #@$!
The purpose and mission of this next record is this.
To kick the devil’s @#$!
And we have the tools to do it.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
This Monday night I’m beginning a weekly worship leader Read more.
The other day I was hanging (digitally) with Aaron Keyes and some friends talking worship leading over at MinistryHangout.com
Aaron said something, which he seems to do often, that literally shifted everything I think about Sunday worship and what a church is trying to accomplish.
We were discussing players who play at different churches weekly and are not really plugged into the local body.
Then it got into hiring the most beautiful, rock star looking, great singing people to impress those Read more.
(Even the LA on my hat is backwards because of what I have done…)
You know the feeling.
It’s the morning after.
You made a horrible mistake.
You wish you could take it back.
But you can’t.
What’s done has been done and you have to now live with the consequences of your decision.
The decision to be unprepared in the moment of compulsive desire to do something you weren’t prepared to do in the Read more.
This weekend I led worship at Potential Church
. There were 342432342 lights on stage 6 latinos and 1 gringo.
It was a blast.
I have found a new church home away from home.
God is dripping out of every corner of that church.
I remember looking out during the 1030 service and seeing this 30something year old bald guy with his arms crossed and a snarl on his face.
He Read more.
The lyric slides getting lost and catching up….
Something needs to be on fire… You’re heart, a generation…
These guys are brilliant.