Friday, August 1, 2008

i can't sing and can't play a guitar

the reading has made me think about becoming a worship pastor. for years i thought that I could never be a worship pastor for two reasons: 1.) I can't sing 2.) I don't play an instrument.

but after the reading that I have done in the packet, i've begun to think, maybe the people who limit a worship pastor to simply a person who can play an instrument and sing are the people who have a poor mindset. worship is so much more than just musical elements (not to say they're not important).

i think we should have worship pastors who can't sing nor play instruments


Moderndaymystic said...

I'd have to agree with you there. I do sing, and I do play an instrument (though French Horn isn't particularly common in worship) but I don't consider myself a "worship leader" as defined by stereotype. I think that is part of our goal, to expand for both pastors and congregation members what worship is and isn't, and who is "responsible for leading it".

J.D. Walt said...

dan-- i couldn't agree with you more. good post. jd