The Mission Of A Worship Ministry
As worship leaders, musicians, and tech team members what is your mission? What goal are you as a worship ministry trying to achieve?
Do we exist to warm people up for the teaching? To express our churches unique style? To create a fun and exciting atmosphere? To carry on a millennia long tradition?
No. Our calling is much higher.
I believe the mission of a worship ministry is the same as the mission of the Church. Uniquely expressed through collective, sung worship.
The mission of the church is clearly detailed in the New Testament. My home church express it this way:
Proclaim To The World
As a Worship Ministry we provide an opportunity for God’s people to worship Him - Honor
To learn about Jesus Christ and the character of God - Nurture
And declare His mighty works, the gospel, and our love for Him through song - Proclaim
Our goal is to provided a place for every person in every service to encounter God. Whether or not they take advantage of that time is up to them. How God chooses to move and speak is up to Him. However, no one who encounters God leaves the same.
We are at our very best when we are honoring, glorifying, and bringing our worship to God. When Jesus Christ is at the very center of everything in our life. Sung worship, collectively with the body of wrist is a special time to do this.
How would you express the mission for your Worship Ministry?
Is it something you’ve considered?
How effectively have you communicated this with your volunteer team?
You can find my full talk on this subject, detailing what it means to carry out this mission in my talk at the Restore Worship Conference in 2016.
Video (beginning at 27:00)