It’s undeniable how worship music has grown popular for years. It is evident how the genre reached and caught the attention of mainstream media nowadays. But as Christian music continues to grow, several well-known worship leaders are urging worship leaders to remain Biblically sound with their songs. They also warn against falling into chasing earthly success with it.
The Future Of Worship Music
In an interview with The Christian Post, Hillsong worship leader Brooke Ligertwood shared her sentiments on the future of worship music. She is challenging the next generation of worship songwriters and leaders to remain biblically sound with their songs. She stresses the importance of the song being aligned with what the Scripture says about God.
“What people are putting in their mouths and singing out, it’s going to form what they believe about God. So it has to be true,” the worship leader pointed out.
Sowing On Spiritual Disciplines
Further, Brooke highlights the importance of living life focused on what pleases God. Because if not, the results would be “devastating.” Hence, she encouraged investing in “spiritual disciplines and spiritual practices” in one’s private life. Worship leaders should watch for any distractions by being committed to God alone.
“We need to make sure that we can keep our hearts focused on what’s going to sustain us to finish running the race well,” she said.
The Style Of Worship Music
Meanwhile, also well-known worship leader, Chris Tomlin, discusses with CP the importance of the “style of music.” He explained how worship music shouldn’t sound like the world. Even with all the new music trends, he advised that we should “keep that same spirit of that humble spirit.”
“Just having people having an encounter with God,” he remarked. “That’s the difference-maker in this. Otherwise just sounds like everybody else’s music.”
Focus On The Word Of God
Also, Bethel Music’s Jenn Johnson accentuates creating music with a “focus on the words of Scripture.” She encouraged to stay “anchored in the Word of God.”
Further, Canadian worship leader, Matt Maher, added not to aim for success as Christian artists. But instead, focus on the mission God gave them.
“Everything that we’re called to do is really about the transformation,” he said. “And culture and the betterment of society and the common good, helping people flourish, discover who they are and who they’re meant to be.”
Reference | The Christian Post