The Traveling Worship Leader

Posted on May 7, 2007 by

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For a long time I have been thinking about the aspects of the traveling worship leader. Is this really a healthy function, or a function that the church even needs? What is it exactly that they are doing, how are they serving the body of Christ, does the position that they are in a valid ministry or is it more of a business.
I am going to do some research on this but my first inclination is to ask how they can be serving the body of Christ when they are not connected to a congregation. How can they be truly developing the community when they are congregation hopping. We all know what church hopping is and that we categorically disapprove of it because of it’s selfish motives, and self centered view of worship. But for some of these traveling worship leaders isn’t it the same thing, they hop from congregation to congregation and they give what we feel is a great worship experience but are they really feeding us or are they turning out a formula fitting gathering that achieves the maximum emotional response?

I’m Genuinely interested to find out if anyone else has any opinions.

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