Worship Ministry Leaders, it is essential that we work to hone our craft, become more skilled at musicianship, leadership, planning and organization. These human endeavors are built into our DNA and we believe placed there by God to be used for His glory in His Kingdom. It is imperative, however, to raise a caution banner. Whether you are a talented noted worship leader, a consummate choral conductor, or a soloist capable of stirring the emotions of the coldest listener, none of these skills in and of themselves empower genuine Christian worship. What’s more, within these capabilities lies the prospect for crippling temptations. It is far too easy for me to become enamored with my own voice when I am singing well, and thank God that He has given me the power to sing in such a manner, assuming He is blessing (and blest) because I am doing well. That is a natural tendency for those of us schooled in performing, whether our development has come through formal education or through the ranks of the entertainment field. Credibility too often rests in formal degrees or talent show trophies, when the desperate need of the church is for the Spirit to draw the Body of Christ together in a demonstrative display of His love, His power, and strength.
You might get by on your own strength for a while, but if your ministry is powered by the Spirit, it won’t last long. The Spirit is the only true power source for ministry work.