Recently, I was asked to bring a challenge to all the worship and music ministry leadership in a church where a close friend of mine is the music and worship leader. As I thought for several weeks about what to say to those who play instruments, sing in the choir and worship ensemble, run sound, design bulletins, and much more, I finally settled on the remarks that follow. I hope that they might also provide perspective for you and for those involved in your church’s music and worship ministry.
Any time we speak about worship, our communion with God, we are dealing directly with what is immensely sacred, i.e., encountering the divine, touching holy things. Worship is the most important practice in our lives and in our church – giving praise and adoration to the one who created all that is.
When we lead others in worship we are participating in the only activity on earth that will also be a part of heaven. Consider the following: