A True Worship Leader
Our worship leader played his last services this weekend on way to his move to Colorado to help plant a church. I admired him for his leadership and for his faith. Here are a few things he taught me…
A true worship leader leads you into worship…they don’t just tell you to go there.
Worship music is a noun…worshiping through music is a verb.
Worship is what you do with your life. It’ s not just three songs on Sunday.
A true worship leader is a servant leader…they help build the stage before they stand on it.
A true worship leader doesn’t just tell you stand up….they make you feel like, in spite of the pain in our lives….that we can stand up.
A true worship leader does more than wave the towel…they wrap the towel around their waist and wash feet.
The Crown, The Cup, The Towel
Some leaders focus so much on the crown…but while we are on this earth servant leaders are to focus on the cup and towel.
The work comes before the reward.
Kings and Kingdoms
Some king rule so that others may serve them. A servant leader rules so that he/she may serve others.
Empty of Full
Each week we are asked to pour into others. But we cannot pour into others what we do not have. Who is pouring into you?
Servant leaders are always aware of where their team is in terms of being empty or full. It is duty of a servant leader to meaningfully pour into his/her team.
Too many teams are running on empty. They need to be replenished.
It is also the duty of the servant leader to find mentors (trusted others) who can pour into them.
Fair vs. Right
We all have a default setting in our hearts and minds that wants what we think is fair. We want fairness in our work load, fairness in our pay, fairness in our recognition, fairness in our opportunity. But fairness rarely happens and in most cases, when pursued, leads to problems.
What we can pursue is what is right. We may not be able to control all things or make things fair…but we can do what is right.
A leader may not be able to do what is fair, but a leader can do what is right.
Right vs. Easy
A servant leader will do the right thing…not the easy thing.
Each week I collect my random reflections, thoughts, and observations on leading, learning, and the church from my week and the weekend’s 4 services. There is no rhyme or reason, it is simply what was on my mind from my previous week…. I call it Pastor’s Leadership Notebook.
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