to Digital Worship News, Edition 88. This issue includes 2 different Christmas resources. First is an article about God's gift to us and our opportunity to worship Him in this season. Second is a wonderful resource that could be a good gift for any worship leader: "Mentoring Worship Leaders"!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a worship leader? This may be it... BOOK: Mentoring Worship Leaders
If you are looking for a gift for a worship leader, I'd encourage you to consider this book. As one of 10 authors that contributed from around North America, I can personally recommend this project is a collaboration of experience, wisdom, tools and personal stories that can help any worship leader with passing on their craft to the next generation. I have personally gained insights by reading the different contributions of authors in this book such as Monte Kelso, Kent Henry, Karen Lafferty, Tom Kraeuter, and more. There are very few books that even attempt to cover the topic of worship leadership mentoring, and even fewer that provide more than just a single perspective. Watch the video below to get a brief overview of the book from Tom.
For the worship leader who is mentoring others, I highly recommend this book because it is an excellent resource.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
The Christmas season is often lost in commercialism, shopping and busyness. Even our well-intentioned family agendas can sometimes obscure the focus from the celebration that is God coming to dwell with man- Emmanuel, Christ with us. The foundation of the Christian Christmas celebration is the acknowledgement and honoring of first of all, God's gift to us in the person of His Son, Jesus. But wrapped within the story is the response of those people who left their own lives, countries and palaces to journey to see the true King. To hear of distant wisemen traveling to see Christ seems noble, but the above scripture should gather our attention...