A new definition of "Worship Leader"

  • Aug 14, 2008
  • As I read books and articles on worship I'm always interested in other peoples definitions of worship. These definitions always give insight into the authors thoughts on the subject. Bob Kauflin has recently released a book called "Worship Matters" in which he defines the task of a Worship Leader. His definition is:

    A faithful worship leader
    magnifies the greatness of God in Jesus Christ
    through the power of the Holy Spirit
    by skillfully combining God's Word with music,
    thereby motivating the gathered church
    to proclaim the gospel, to cherish God's presence,
    and to live for God's glory.

    His book takes 12 chapters to break that down further and thoroughly explain each point, but I will just leave you with his definition to ponder on. If you'd like to get a copy of his book you can find it here.

    The Height of Irreverance?

  • Aug 5, 2008

  • I recently returned from the WorshipGod '08 conference in Gaithersburg, MD (Washington DC area). Sorry there's not much going on in the picture but at least it's proof I was there.

    The focus of the conference was the Psalms in worship. The worship times were rich and the messages and seminars for the most part were helpful and refreshing. I imagine as I continue to process the things from that trip, those thoughts will leak into my blog posts. If you want to hear some of the messages firsthand you can visit the Sovereign Grace website and download messages. You can also sample much of the music we sang during the conference by visiting the WG08 site.

    Here's your thought for today from conference speaker Craig Cabaniss from his message on Psalm 33.
    "Reverant worship is ultimately about responding to God in a way that He has prescribed He be worshipped, because reverance ultimately has to do with obedience... It is perhaps the height of irreverance for me to approach God and say 'God, I will worship you in a way that is pleasing to me. ' "(i.e. to worship Him only in ways that are comfortable for me due to culture, background, preference, etc.).