Podcast Episode #280
Mike Harland joins us to kick off a four-part series on worship in the church by examining the four essential qualities of a worship leader.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- “Musical worship should be led skillfully.”
- “Music is not our message in the church. It is our language.”
- “Shepherds develop flocks. Musical artists don’t develop people, typically.”
- “If a worship pastor is not relational, he/she can quickly become isolated from the rest of the ministries of the church.”
- “The worship leader who will have tenure and impact beyond the stage is someone who is relational with the people of the church.”
- “Because of the way churches setup their facility and staffs, the music suite can easily become isolated from the rest of the church.”
- “Worship pastors should be involved in the whole mission of the church, not just the music.”
The four qualities we discuss are:
- Musically excellent, but so much more
- Has a high “RQ”
- Can play QB, but doesn’t have to
- Embraces the larger mission
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