Part 4 of the series: Building Strong Worship Leaders
Years ago, I served under a Senior Pastor who often told our staff that the most important gift we could bring to the church was a healthy self. I never forgot his words. Since then, I have come across some worship pastors and worship leaders who clearly are flourishing. They still exhibit bright eyes, celebrating the wonder of God’s unique calling on their lives. But others walk around with a look of weariness, carrying kernels of bitterness or skepticism or carefully disguised anger. They are not thriving…but simply surviving. I believe that just as Paul told his disciple Timothy to “pay attention to his life and ministry,” so we must take responsibility for the vitality of our souls and spirit.
If we truly are to flourish like the tree described in Psalm 1, bearing fruit in its season, healthy and vital and filled with joy, we must pay attention to at least 4 life-giving practices.
When was the last time you were alone, truly alone, and away from your phone, radio, IPod, and noise of any kind except the songs of birds…Continue Reading