There are so many good (and bad) resources for the worship team member ... we just need to remember to use them.
Here I want to promote one: ShalonPalmer.
You don't have to agree with everything from someone else’s perspective, but sometimes we do need to open our eyes to think about things anew, and do things afresh.
Here's a recent article is on mistakes we make in a worship band.
Another was on "You might as well punch Jesus in the face"
Or this one on taking responsibility for your own worship, something that needs a daily reminder.
The bottom line: lets get engaged -- collectively and individually. We're not doing a job, we're lead worshippers!
The title caught my attention ... huh?
But there's truth in the message: finding the balance between rehearsal, practice, and prayer.
Read the article HERE
We [songwriters] are writing the liturgies of the church today...recognizing that in a lot of contemporary churches these liturgies aren't read. And so, the songs of today literally become the confession of the church.
If you're like me, you probably hate lists that say "The 3 steps to success", or "5 ways to train your dog", or "7 ways to perfect your guitar playing"
But this list linked below caught my eye ... it's quite good.
What does the pastoral musician look like in worship leadership? How is it different than simply leading the music of worship? In essence, how is the role of pastoral musician practised? As we can see, it involves more than the music, though strong musicianship is presumed. In practice, pastoral musicians are persons who:
Read the full list here: The 27 Best Practices of a Pastoral Musician
A brief post about Worship as the Means to Overcoming Pride.
I meet many earnest young worship leaders who describe themselves as having huge pride-problems. “I really struggle with pride,” they say.
And while at it, as a worship team member ... do we understand the diverse cultures of those we are trying to lead? It's good to broaden one's thinking about today’s world. Here is one place you might like to start.
The entries here are simply pointers to interesting resources around worship ... read and be educated!