Music is one of the most powerful devices given to us as a gift by God.
Of music, Luther wrote:
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
According to Beethoven,
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
The 17th Century political activist Andrew Fletcher said,
Let me make the songs of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.
It is nothing short of remarkable how much power music has.
Because music stirs the soul, the soul responds. This is why the music we bring into our local church context is crucially important.
It’s why the decision-making about what songs ought and ought not be included in the moment of worship is crucial, and must be biblically-rooted rather than preferentially.
Are you getting this?
The choice of music and performance of music in church is a spiritual responsibility.
And as such, it should be treated like one!
One of the KEY ways to make this happen as a musician is to look beyond the immediate—your own abilities, preferences, stylistic choices, etc.
Once you realize you are a part of a larger spiritual experience, the entire game changes.
It’s easy—quite easy—to get in the groove of a song and become a distraction.
I know because of how often I’ve done it…
One of the core things we teach, therefore, in Worship By Numbers™ is the ability to look beyond your own interests and learn how become a small part of the musical mosaic.
We teach you how to become a better player, of course—but being a better player isn’t always about better chops.
Much of the time, it’s about better listening.
To find out if the program is for you, we’re paying for your first 14 days. Here’s the link if you’d like to try it out: www.WorshipByNumbers.com