I mentioned recently that our worship team is embarking upon some pretty exciting stuff. I’ve struggled with how to share our plans – in parts or all at one time, but for right now let me give you a couple pieces of the puzzle. As our team has met together, our time has focused on one verse in particular.
Colossians 3:16 says: Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
I am very big on reminding people worship is all about God. And that is true. But in that glorification of God process, there is also a discipleship element. This verse is shocking to me in some ways. As Paul reminds his people to let the biblical message abide within oneself, he reminds us that we are called to teach one another – through worship! Our worship should be so biblical and so memorable that it makes theology more portable.
That is why we are going to focus in 2012 that our worship ministry is going to focus on: discipleship.