In the midst of this pendulum swing between self-doubt and firm confidence in my identity as a worship pastor, I actually have chosen to walk away from the pressure to either be on the cutting edge of worship music or to know every worship song both past and present. Instead, I have made peace with slowly becoming an irrelevant worship pastor. I am fine with being out-of-touch, out-of-date, behind the times, and ir-relevant when it comes to my song selection and my “style” as a music leader. I am not concerned with making my worship band sound like U2 or Mumford & Sons or EDM and I am not focused on trying to look the part of a stylish worship pastor.
Great post on the tensions and struggles that worship leaders face, and ultimately, the things that matter most. Read the whole thing here.