Yesterday I shared some of my learnings from the Gateway team -- here are some thoughts that are speaking specifically about of some of their values regarding their worship leading. These learnings have really challenged my leadership thinking in our own team and it is what I shared at our worship community gathering last week.
These insights were shared by Thomas Moore Gateway's lead worship pastor:
"We consider everyone on our platform as a worship pastor. Even though they may not have pastor in their title -- they all know they are pastoring our church."
"A stage is built for performance. A platform is built for influence."
"Someone should be able to come in from the outside, be with us for one song and then leave and say obviously that was the most important song these people have ever song in their lives."
On what they look for in their worship team members:
- CORE -- that they are worshipers at the core of their being.
- CHARACTER --that they have the character to sustain in ministry for the long haul
- CRAFT -- the skill level to lead effectively