Women as Worship Leaders
Sunday, March 04, 2007
This is something that I have thought about a little bit. But not as much as Bob Kauflin who addresses this topic in his recent post on his blog 'Worship Matters'. One important factor he raises in deciding whether a woman leads the corporate worship time in the church is what exactly the 'lead' role entails. I'm keen to know your thoughts. Is the Worship Leader (I'm not that keen on the title, but it is a tricky one. A friend of mine calls the position the 'WL' so as not to rub anyone up the wrong way.) a teacher, a prophet, an evangelist? or should it be just someone who is turned up the loudest on the mixer? What should the role look like?
In our church we have seperated the position into an MC and a Song Leader, but there is opportunity for either role to teach at times. The way we have split it though makes it possible for those who are not confident at welcoming and in speaking to the congregation to still lead the singing, and it makes it possible for good leaders who are not singers to still lead from the front. I still believe that neither role at our church has firm boundaries yet and these still are being worked out. What does your church do? Do you have women leading your music? How can we pray for your music team?
Posted byDan at 1:19 PM