Massive talent. Bright lights. Incredible band. Emotional performances.
From the outside it seems that worship leaders are no different than your every day rockstars.
But is there something that should set us apart? That’s what I dive into with Stephen Miller, author of the wonderful book Worship Leaders We Are Not Rockstars. Stephen is a worship pastor at The Journey in St Louis, as well as a songwriter, artist, and author.
If you leave a comment, you may be a lucky winner of Stephen’s book as he’s graciously agreed to give away 5 copies.
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What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- What is the rockstar worship syndrome?
- The problem with “personality driven” worship leading
- Redefining “success” as a worship leader
- Advice for uber talented worship leaders
- Study theology as well as theory. Practice the presence of God as much as your craft
- Is it wrong for a worship leader to build their “platform”?
- How to handle fame
- The best litmus test for a successful worship team
- The best use of creativity in worship
- How Stephen plans discipleship events at The Journey
Resources Mentioned in this Post
- Book: Worship Leaders We Are Not Rockstars by Stephen Miller
- Book: Doxology & Theology by Matt Boswell
- Book: Desiring God by John Piper
- Book: The Holiness of God by RC Sproul
- Book: Systematic Theology by Wayne Gruden
- Book: Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin
- Book: Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper
- Book: Christ Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell
- Book: Recalling the Hope of Glory by Allen Ross
- Daniel Pape
- Terry J
- Dave Helmuth
- Roddy Betancourt
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Question: What was your biggest takeaway from my interview with Stephen? Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book! You can leave a comment by clicking here.