Saturday, June 29, 2013

Worship or music leader?

I've sung into a microphone during a church service exactly twice. And it was on the same day.

So it's safe to say that I'm no expert when it comes to leading worship via music.

I also can't play a musical instrument or read music.

So it's also safe to say that I'm abut the furthest you can be from being an expert musician.

But, I do know the difference between a worship leader and a music leader.

And there are lost of churches who have the later, but not the former.

The difference is not quality. It has nothing to do with their ability to both jump, sing and play guitar like John Mayer or rock a wah-wah peddle.

You can lead people in worship and not be a record-quality musician.
Equally, you can be a phenomenal muso and not be a worship leader.

The difference?

What is the leader hoping for the people to connect with?

A feeling from the "rocking" music OR the Living God, Jesus?
Are they hoping the congregation gets in tune with the music OR the Spirit of God?
Do they want those gathered to have their feet tapping OR approaching the throne of grace?

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