A few months ago we had the opportunity to attend the Pure Worship Institute. Jeff Deyo in one of the keynotes discussed the “Future of Worship.” This opened a great dialog of challenges for Worship Leaders that were there. I am going to touch on one of the points that he discussed.
He started out by describing an analogy of him and his wife. He said that he can come home one day, and give his wife a beautiful greeting card. The card has a nice poem that was professionally written by the great folks at Hallmark. But then he puts the card down, and tells his wife what she means to him. The words are straight from the heart and might not be as proper as the words in the greeting card, but it is 100% authentic.
Why can’t we Worship the God we serve with this motive? He went on to explain that in Worship we should be able to continue with music and sing our own words to God, that in a Worship set we should not look at how much time we have and fill it in advance with so many songs. However he did mention there is nothing wrong with preparing for so many songs.
Why are we so set on other people’s “Sunday Set List?” I’m not going to lie, but this shook us up a bit.
What do you think about the Future of Worship and how we can become more intimate with God with this motive?