The Worship Leader’s Huge Responsibility

In choosing what churches will sing, worship leaders have a lot of power. But as a wise man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

And that’s true with worship leaders as well. We’re deciding the words that people will sing, so we need to have serious standards for the songs we choose.

Bob Castelline writes:

Choosing songs for worship used to be pretty easy. You simply grabbed the hymnal, maybe peeked in the back at the keyword index, and “take your pick.” Any song will do.

Today, it’s a different story. Modern worship planners stand beneath an avalanche of praise and worship choruses. With more than 100,000 songs available and hundreds of songs playing on the radio, never before have we had so much music to choose from.

And never before have worship leaders shouldered as much responsibility for the quality of music as they do now.

Bob lists three important criteria for selecting songs for corporate worship. Click here to read the whole thing.

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