Part 5 of the series: Building Strong Worship Leaders
For the worship ministry of Valley View Church, our end goal is not to produce great worship services, but rather, to produce great worshipers, who will in turn help produce great worship services. Therefore, we have a process for discovering and developing worship leaders. Our process is intentional, prayerful, and deliberate. It’s intentional because we believe training and discipleship don’t happen by accident. It’s prayerful because we recognize that in ourselves we are powerless to help people grow. Only the Holy Spirit can bring about lasting change in someone. This process is deliberate because we firmly believe we have a God-given responsibility to train up those He entrusts to our ministry.
Our ministry’s purpose above all is to make disciples. We understand the verb translated as “make disciples”—mathēteuō—is beautifully complex, carrying more meaning than simply accumulating converts. It communicates the idea of a learning believer—someone who is growing in his faith and his love for the Lord.1
Our vision at Valley View Church is to be a sculpturing “factory” which helps build mature worshipers and worship leaders. This vision is necessarily supported and exemplified by our senior pastor, Dr. Joel Carwile.