So What Does a Worship Leader Do?

Bob Kauflin in his book, 'Worship Matters," writes:

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.

As we read and discuss this book in design team, I hope to share some of the highlights of the book in our devo's.

A faithful worship leader........

Faithful.

I like what Kauflin writes. We are to be faithful in "drawing people's attention to the God we are there to worship."

To lead worship is a sacred duty and obligation, it is a daunting task, a holy thing, not to be handled casually.

The main reason we have a team of people planning and executing our worship services is rooted in the desire to be faithful to our calling. A team is steady. A team can accomplish a lot more than one person. A team builds in accountability. A team brings differing gifts, skills and strengths. A team multiplies creativity.

In the team we are encouraged, challenged, comforted, and inspired.

I have been a worship leader in a church since I turned 18. I could easily be tempted to become weary in well doing. But many times because of the joy and enthusiasm of my fellow (younger) worship leaders, I am continually being refreshed in my spirit and today am thrilled to be a part of some of the greatest worship services of my lifetime.

We are called to faithfulness, by the One who is always faithful.
It is such an important duty. Let's all share in it.

Joe