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Two weeks into it… | Friday, 1 August, 2008

What does it mean to be “Christ’s church”

What is Christ’s bigger vision for “my church”?

How often do we consider ourselves part of a much bigger, much more expanding “church”?

What does it mean to lead worship? i’ve taken the courses, i’ve read about the different styles and movements, i’ve heard the talk. but what does it mean to be a biblical worship leader? a biblical leader doesn’t take admonishment, but rather points to the one who makes all things possible. a biblical leader prays for God’s spirit to lead his church. i had a conversation with a friend a few months ago and we were talking about the “american” idea of a leader and we both agreed that although it is somewhat good, is the meaning of an “american” ideal “leader” biblically founded?

if christ is our priest who has gone through all for us and has suffered everything for us, then he is our example for what a biblical leader must be. if christ is a perfect example of a leader, we’re way off.

a leader is one who serves. in all capacities. and sometimes serving means thumping people (which doesn’t feel like serving, but you’re serving the person for the betterment of their being). and sometimes serving means takin the heat.

so, in the grand scheme of things, how do you lead a church? lead a youth ministry? lead a worship ministry?

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2 Comments »

  1. dane! i didn’t know you had a blog! yeah! now i can keep up with your life!

    OF COURSE we’ll hang out if you’re coming! when? 🙂

    Comment by molly — Friday, 1 August, 2008 @ 4.32 pm

  2. we don’t ‘lead’ 😉

    we serve. (these statements are purely word semantics but i think very important in how we address God and His church)
    we serve serve serve. to lead is to take the role of authority and that is not given in part of completely leading… we are to be like christ in all, and he first and foremost was a servant in all that he did.

    i love looking at moses in Exodus and then finally in Joshua 1 after he dies it says that “and moses the servant of God…” after everything moses had done for God, his people, in the Name of ‘church’ (israel at that time) he was called a servant…after leading millions of jews out from under Pharaoh, crossing the red sea, water from rock, battles upon battles….. he was still called a servant….hmmmm i wanna be that kind of servant

    Comment by Brit Windel — Sunday, 10 August, 2008 @ 11.00 am


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