Thoughts on Worship: Worship Leaders It’s Not About You AND It’s ALL About You

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We all know that worship isn’t only about what we do on Sunday morning during a church service. Here’s some food for thought:

  • It’s not about your personal journey, though your personal journey directly affects the quality of your leadership.
  • It’s not about your personal connection, though your personal connection directly affects the example you set as a worshiper.
  • It’s not about the “depth” of your personal worship experience, though the depth of your personal worship experience determines whether or not you can lead your people into a deeper experience of worship.
  • It’s not about your “worshiping with total abandon” but at the same time, if you never worship with total abandon, how can you help others reach that place?
  • It’s not about your preferences, though your preferences will be used by God to help create an atmosphere of worship for your congregation.
  • It’s not about your musical expertise, talent, or chops on your instrument, but your pursuit of those things will help you become a better leader.
  • It’s not about your taste in music, though your taste in music is a good place to lead from.
  • It’s not about your theology, though your theology (or lack) of could define your leadership (or lack of).
  • It’s not about your stage presence, but your stage presence could help inspire and lead others to a posture of worship.
  • It’s not about you at all, but since God uses people like us, it’s all about you.

For the sake of discussion I’m asking everyone to humbly submit ways that you keep yourself humble (hehe). How do you “walk” to keep your eyes off of you, yet at the same time “work” to become a better you?



is the Associate Director of Worship & Media at St. Simons Community Church, where he mentors, oversees and helps lead Family and Student worship environments. He is also the content curator and editor here at The Worship Community and at HighestPraise.com.

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