3 Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you.
He who would learn to serve must first learn to think little of himself.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
Leading music for worship in a contemporary/modern style can be tricky. There is the delicate balance between leading congregational singing and playing the music in a pleasing manner; which can quickly fall into performing for the congregation.
How does one approach this task in a manner which engages the congregation to participate fully in worship, yet also offers to God something pleasing?
Romans 12:3 really speaks to this – and Bonhoeffer really hits the nail on the head:
Our approach should be to lead worship through song, yet be the least important person in the room. We need to place ourselves at the feet of the congregation; the person in the pew searching, longing for/thirsting for understanding. Not stand under the lights and bask in the glory and awe of worship!
By humbling ourselves – we will remove any barriers between the congregation and the worship team – so that we are all singing in one voice in praise of God.