Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars
By Stephen Miller (Moody, 2013)
The Facts: For some worship leaders, success looks like a rabid fan base, radio airtime, and a record deal. Stephen Miller, worship pastor at The Journey in St. Louis, Missouri, hopes to rewrite that definition by asking worship leaders a simple question: What are we? His answers to that question range from the obvious—we are worshipers, liturgists, and artists—to the unexpected—we are theologians. Ultimately, his definition, while multi-dimensional, is profoundly straightforward: worship leaders are simply Christians, using their particular gifts and passions to worship God and bless Christ's body. Included with the short book is a free download of Miller's new album, All Hail the King, which combines his original compositions with several revamped hymns.
The Slant: The glare of the Sunday-morning spotlight has obscured the true nature of the worship leader's true calling, Miller believes. He seeks ...1