Best Teaching on Corporate Worship [video]
This week I heard the best teaching on corporate worship. It's not just for worship leaders, but for any churchgoer. I encourage you to watch it and share it with your worship team, your pastor, and your whole church.
This video is a teaching by my good friend Michael Farren, who is the Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, TN. I've had Michael come and teach at every conference I've hosted because I believe that he is a gifted teacher of worship and songwriting.
In this teaching, Michael shares what it means to be All Together in Worship. He addresses the significance of corporate worship, musical preferences, worship wars, secular music in worship, and much more.
Here are a couple of quotes from the video:
"God is not limited by our traditional or cultural leanings in corporate worship. He is only limited when we don't understand the significance of corporate worship." -Michael Farren
"The Bible simply does not give us enough details to shape an entire worship service. When the Bible calls us to sing God's praises, we are not given the tunes nor the rhythm. We are not told how repetitive the lyrics are to be or not to be, nor how emotionally intense the singing should be. When we are commanded to do corporate prayer, we are not told whether those prayers should be written, unison prayers or extemporary prayers. So to give any concrete form to our worship, we must "fill in the blanks" that the Bible leaves open." -Tim KellerComment on Facebook Comment on Twitter
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