If you are involved in the worship/music ministry at your church, you may find this session helpful and informative. New Life Presbyterian Church pastor Mark Moser elaborates on why New Life worships the way it does.
(Honestly, I didn’t mean for this post to be so distractingly link-happy. The last link is the one you want.)
One of the best things we can do is learn from our forerunners. I recently started stewing about how to create a worship leader discipleship program, and so you might have noticed some recent posts “tipping my hat” to various resources I’ve found online. Hopefully I’ll grow those out more later.
Tonight I was looking up Youtube links for this coming Sunday’s worship setlist to give to my team, and I found this wonderfully beautiful rendition of Indelible Grace’s version of “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken“:
Scrolling through the comments, I found a helpful Youtuber explaining what RUF was, that it was PCA-affiliated, and a few clicks later, landed on the RUF ministry at the University of Pittsburgh (my alma mater). A few more clicks, I landed on City Reformed‘s website, and (finally — the point of this post) found their explanation and guiding principles behind worship.
Some days I just love where the Internet takes me.
Adding this to my collection on worship ministry resources. John Piper’s sermon on Ephesians 5:17-20.