Our Role as Worship Leader

I wrote this post at my blog and wanted to share it here:

What’s our role as the worship leader?

Matt Craig writes:

“[The worship leader’s] job is to bring order (when needed) and provide the best possible opportunity and environment for us to worship.”

In a previous paragraph, he reminds us that we as worship leaders:

  • Cannot lift the hearts of those taking part in the worship to God
  • Cannot refresh their souls
  • Cannot satisfy their thirst for God

Only each individual can do that with the Holy Spirit’s enabling.

As worship leaders, we must focus on what God calls us to do, but nothing more. No sense in carrying burdens we weren’t intended to carry. There is freedom in knowing and living that, praise God!

You can download the rest of Matt‘s document containing these quotes here. He also has other resources available on this page.

Share your thoughts here.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lyn Remley
    Feb 10, 2009 @ 22:18:31

    My terminology of a Worship Leader sometimes gets confusing because here is my question? If a person is asked to do the invocation and the offeratory prayer should they really be called the Worship Leader?


  2. Amanda
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 06:48:08

    @Lyn: So what would you say someone given the “title” of worship leader does during a service?

    I want to hear your answer before responding to be sure I know where you’re coming from.


  3. Lyn Remley
    Feb 15, 2009 @ 23:36:03

    I know that the invocation and the offeratory prayer is a part of what a Worship Leader would do, along with bringing others into a worship and fellowship a one-on-one with Christ.


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