So I have been pondering and asking myself this question over and over again. “What does it mean to be a Worship Leader”?
I think it’s safe to say that we need to ask this question regularly because sometimes we can forget why we do what we do. This can apply not only to worship leaders but also to other ministry departments as well.
For myself, I keep asking that question. If my answer remains the same from the time God put that calling on my life and my heart, then I’m still doing this for Him. If it changes then I have to get my heart right. Its important to have the right heart and attitude.
I like this quote:
Cultivate a heart that knows His voice by spending regular time with Him
As worship leaders we should never think that we have it all figured out. Submit to your pastors and stay under their vision. Give up any personal preferences that you have for what’s best for your church.
So I enjoy doing research and I happen to came across this definition of “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WORSHIP LEADER”
What are your thoughts? Let me know.
A notable feature of contemporary worship is the worship leader. A worship leader is normally a musician (often a guitarist or pianist) with good singing ability whose role it is to lead the congregational singing. Many composers of contemporary worship songs are also worship leaders. The worship leader has a prominent role in contemporary worship services and is responsible for much of the spiritual direction of the meeting and often will choose the songs that will be sung. This can be contrasted with traditional churches, where the entire service is normally led by a member of the clergy. Also, in many cases, the worship leader is responsible for recruiting, assigning, and training other musicians to compose a worship band or team.
A popular definition of the worship leader’s role is by Bob Kauflin: “A faithful worship leader magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy spirit by skillfully combining God’s Word with music, thereby motivating the gathered church to proclaim the gospel, to cherish God’s presence, and to live for God’s glory.
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