After 20 years of leading worship teams in the United States and the United Kingdom it is my pleasure, my joy, and in part my responsibility to share these insights with you.
Though some of the information comes from life experience it has been my aim to stay true to the word of God throughout. Although music and worship in the Church may have changed beyond recognition in recent years, we must not lose sight of what the Bible teaches. God's requirements must be our only benchmark, not our thoughts and feelings.
I once said to a young man "It's more important to be in love with God than in love with the song about God." This remains true to this day. He is the Almighty One and should receive all the praise. As musicians we must be sold out in our adoration of King Jesus, holding our desire to honor Jesus in partnership with the gifts he has given us. Some of us may have extraordinary musical talents, but they need to be under the direction of the King of kings and submitted to godly leaders. This will unlock us in a freedom in praise and worship.
I have chosen a number of sections for my teaching. Because they interrelate, we cannot take any part in isolation. As I have sought to apply these principles in my own life I have been encouraged at what the Lord has done and I hope you will be too.
1 Chronicles 25 is one of the most significant chapters in the Bible relating to our function as worshippers and leaders in the body. There are many principles in these verses that have trained and schooled me as I have worked with many different teams. Before you read these articles, please read the chapter and ask God to speak to you through his word.