Gospel Centered Worship

The Roundup is a curated collection of new content from around the web that all relates to worship in the Church. Click the titles below to follow the links.

1. The Heart of the Worship Leader

Jarryd Foreman gives us four good disciplines to help cultivate our hearts as worship leaders. “If you stripped away the surface, would your life reveal a heart that has a zeal and passion for God?”

2. Red Flags

Adding new members to our worship teams is an important part of the job we do as worship leaders. Jamie Brown helps to identify some red flags that we should be looking for when appointing new musicians.

3. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

This year is the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant reformation. Desiring God takes a closer look at the translation and history behind Martin Luther’s famous hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”. While the English translation is still powerful, the original German lyrics pack quite a punch.

4. 6 Ways to Utilize Your Acoustic Guitar to Its Full Potential (Podcast)

A lot of acoustic guitar players do great at learning the basics, but then struggle to progress further on their instrument. Alex Enfiedjian does a great job explaining and showing how to get more out of your acoustic guitar playing. If you haven’t already, go subscribe to his podcast Worship Ministry Training.

5. Worshiping a Limitless God with Limited Resources

It’s easy to fall prey into thinking that we need a certain amount of resources or musicians in order to have a healthy worship ministry in our church. Bob Kauflin gives us a much-needed reminder of how we can lead worship even when there are limited resources available. 

6. 6 Lessons from Luther on Congregational Singing

This is actually a review of a new book called “The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg”. I’m really looking forward to reading it and learning from the past so that we can continue to grow in congregational singing in our context today.

7. How to “Set the Table” in Worship

Good thoughts on leading worship as “setting the table” for our churches to come feast on God and his goodness. “We lead our congregation to the table, not by pointing a finger, but by saying, “Come alongside me as we go together.”

by Calvin Hemphill

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