The tension of rockstar and pastor is real within the local church. That’s why I love Stephen Miller. He always challenges me to get to the root of what I’m doing as an artist, songwriter, and local church pastor. He’s the real deal.
In this chat we talk about his great new album Liberating King, his book Worship Leaders We Are Not Rockstars, the power of worship songs, rockstar worship leaders, and being a bi vocational worship leader.
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In this Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- Stephen’s book Worship Leaders We Are Not Rockstars.
- A behind the scenes look at Stephen’s New album Liberating King.
- The tension between pastoral ministry and artistry.
- Why worship songs are so important in the life of a church.
- Why Stephen went for a darker, edgier sound on Liberating King.
- Some thoughts revitalizing hymns.
- How to find time to create.
- Why worship leader should maybe consider part time bi-vocational ministry.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode
- Show Sponsor: The Worship Songwriter
- Website: Stephen Miller
- Music: Liberating King by Stephen Miller
- Book: Worship Leaders We Are Not Rockstars by Stephen Miller
Our sponsor for today’s show is an eBook project, The Worship Songwriter. I wrote this book to help people finish songs. I found that I had journals full of ideas but not many songs to show for it. And it was all because of self sabotage: I would criticize my song before it had time to breathe.
So this book is a step by step process – to go from no idea to a finished worship song. Included in the book is also a journal as well as the audio book.
So please check out The Worship Songwriter and support the podcast. Thank you so much!
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