The Relationship Between a Pastor and Worship Leader featuring Jim Shaddix

December 2, 2016
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Podcast Episode #282


Jim Shaddix joins us to discuss what a healthy relationship between the pastor and worship leader looks like in the local church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • “One of the hardest things to do as a worship leader is to worship personally.”
  • “The tough part of a pastor working with a worship pastor is when they don’t see eye to eye on worship practice.”
  • “Worship leading should be a disciple-making event.”
  • “If you are going to teach theology through music, the worship pastor needs a good theological lens.”
  • “The personal discipleship of a worship leader will show up in the public worship leading.”
  • “Humility and genuineness are needed in a worship pastor.”
  • It is difficult for a worship leader to plan a service effectively when no input is provided by the pastor.
  • “Mentoring should be a part of all church ministry staff relationships.”

About Dr. Jim Shaddix:

Dr. Jim Shaddix serves as Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina  He has pastored churches in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Colorado, and also served as Dean of the Chapel and professor of preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans. Jim earned a B.S. in Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


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