“Relevance versus Reverance”

Ed Stetzer and Mike Harlan presented an excellent discussion that relates directly to the topic at hand: incarnation of worship (http://vimeo.com/6415170). I am particularly impressed with Stetzer’s suggestion that we exegete a community before trying to force our worship preferences on a particular church. If worship leaders(music or otherwise) would adopt this model, we would see far fewer splits in churches. Let us know what you think about this dialogue–feel free to reference specific sections of the interview as that will encourage others to view the video themselves.

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  1. Posted by Jonathan Akins on July 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I think that learning about the community the you serve is a very good idea (that should be pursued by any minister) and may very well cut down on the number of church splits and conflicts that arise. BUT, more important than that is emphasizing the fact that your church members are to emulate Christ rather than try to have things their way. This is not to say that we shouldn’t understand the culture that we are a part of and serve in and choose worship music that is relevant to them, but it is to say that we should pick songs that are theologically grounded and centered in the Bible.

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  2. Thank you Jon–I noticed that you’re really describing discipleship in worship leadership when you referred to emulating Christ. How does a worship leader go about discipling the congregation and the worship band to the point that that they are willing to do things that might be outside their comfort zone to reach their immediate culture.

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