Five Reasons Pastors and Worship Leaders Should Meet Weekly

Episode #405
February 9, 2018
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Podcast Episode #405

The relationship between pastor and worship leader is one of the most important church staff relationships there is. Today, we discuss a post by Sam Rainer on why it’s critical for the two to meet weekly.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The preaching and music in a corporate worship service should complement one another.
  • Church members can tell if there is a healthy relationship or not between a pastor and worship leader.
  • A divided church staff can often lead to a divided church.
  • Worship is more than just music.
  • Pastors, how much better could your corporate worship be if you had a better relationship with your worship leader?
  • A church benefits when the church staff is close.

The five reasons we cover are:

  1. Music and preaching are complementary, not separate.
  2. Separating the sermon and music separates the church.
  3. Churches can sense the healthiness of staff relationships.
  4. A regular rhythm in worship fosters discipleship.
  5. Pastors need to know what drives each other.

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