In part three of this series, I hope we can be better worshipers and leaders through understanding Worship and Psychology .
First and foremost, our mindset must be theologically saturated through a living relationship with God’s word and His presence. This is a foundational prerequisite and it gives us a glimpse of heaven’s perspective.
Next, since we lead people, we must develop empathy for those we are leading in order to become good shepherds. Hence this study.
This post is part of the 200th edition of the The Worship Community Sunday Set list roundup. We’ll have a few pics in this post thanks to the HFUMC photo club. See a lot more from the May 6 Worship Recap.
I encountered something in God’s word today that stirred my heart and I want to share it with you.
I have a question.
Do you ever feel like a hired hand performing a gig?
The sheer technology and pressure of leading worship can be a heavy burden, skewing the focus of your heart and mind as you lead.
Today’s typical worship leader wears a lot of hats.
Picking songs, arranging music, rehearsing and directing the music team, working out vocal harmonies, making it flow, teaming with the pastor, engaging with the congregation, encouraging them to participate, organizing schedules, communicating with team members, coordinating media, making sure the lyrics are projected right, calling 11 drummers trying to find a sub at the last minute, hey tune your guitar ,…. oh man I get so overwhelmed just writing this list!
There is one primary role though, that the best worship leaders embrace.
This series on the Psychology of Worship is to equip us with insight into human behavior in order to lead more effectively.
First and foremost, worship is all about God . Jesus Christ is our worship leader. The presence of the Holy Spirit is what transforms the hearts and minds of men and women.
Worship is primarily a spiritual activity.
Yet worship is also “the work of the people” , leiturgia , done by, for and with human effort. As leaders, we must develop our skills and understanding to get better at what we do. Our goal is facilitate authentic worship in spirit and truth, to help people connect and engage with the presence of God, that they may live to the praise of His glory (Ephesians 1:14)
Worship leadership is an art form combining skill in music, theological knowledge, spiritual sensitivity, and leadership intelligence that understands human dynamics.