How can I learn the Right Stuff?
Having the right stuff to be a worship leader is not some mystical notion only to be realized by those charismatic star types with great looks and musical chops.
There is a better way to know if you have what it takes to lead worship…
Know your S-H-A-P-E…
…S-H-A-P-E stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences.
Here are some important spiritual gifts for worship leaders…
There are wonderful ways to test spiritual gifts. Perhaps the best is through working together with a team of people who know you. Balanced with an internet survey you can gain confidence as you serve.
A worship leader starts from his/her S.H.A.P.E. and through consistent pursuit and commitment to the right stuff, develops a personal life of increasing depth of worship. It is from there he/she is able to lead and model worship for the body of Christ.
Would anyone like to be thinner? Taller? fatter? Smaller?
Do you have the right stuff?
Did you know you are shaped for serving God?
You were created to serve God
Eph 2:10 - make a contribution, add life, not get the most of it, serve others, serve God.
You were saved to serve God
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you for a special purpose.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NCV)
Ministry is synonymous with service.
For all of us – not just the professionals
Not by guilt – but out of gratitude. Because of His mercy. Ministry is service – for all of us, not just the professionals. We all have the right stuff to serve each other.
There is no secular – If we belong to God, if we are really His, we don’t have a ministry component of our lives and a secular component to our lives. We’ve allowed the secular to mean far more than just my paycheck doesn’t come from a church. But we have the right stuff for some ministry commitment.
We are ministers!
You are called to serve God
A spiritual sacrifice - that’s service!
Many people serve – but God’s distinction is He accepts the believer’s sacrifice through Jesus Christ. You and I are part of something fantastic. We all have the right stuff to be helpful. This is why the church must respond and some are beginning to respond to the aids crisis in Africa. A spiritual sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our acts of service have so much more power than service that is done which is outside.
You are commanded to serve God not optional, Mark 10:45 Jesus came to serve and to giveDo you see the command? 2 Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ controls me”
Shape stands for spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality and experiences.
Unwrapping your spiritual gifts
What are spiritual gifts?
Who are they for?
Who are they given to?
Why are they important?
According to Ephesians 4:12-16
Why are they important?
The Right Stuff