Worship thoughts

August 16, 2003

…I’ve been trying to instill vision into our church’s worship band, to get everyone to see that “leading worship” is much bigger than playing through a set list, bigger than a Sunday morning service. On Thursday night at practice, I asked everyone to put down their instruments and get off the stage. I gave everyone printed lyrics for 2 songs in case they needed them, and told them we were going to worship. The iPod played. I danced around inside the building, and even strayed outdoors, prophetically worshiping over the surrounding neighborhood. When we were done, I felt the presence of God so strongly that it almost seemed wrong, so trivial and demeaning, for us to pick up our instruments. But we did — and I think there was a change in the way we practiced. Instead of just going over the songs, we worshiped.

…Greg Adkins offers the clearest explanation I’ve seen of the vision of alt.worship.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

One response to Worship thoughts

  1. if only more of us would put down our play things and get off the stage. living as though we were cruxified with Christ is not easy but it is reality and we ought to rise to it. it is not even about an experience, they come and they go, it is about abiding in Christ who alone remains our constant.
    came by your blog via the comment you recently left at Rich’s cup. couldn’t agree with you more. well said.
    g.a.
    {riseABOVEit}