Bob Kaufman wrote an incredible book for those who lead worship music. The book is called, Worship Matters, and one of the interesting factoids Kaufman passed on through his writing was, “If you were born after 1980, you probably don’t remember when the term worship leader didn’t exist. But that designation really didn’t emerge until the early 1970’s.”
I found it interesting that having specific “worship leaders” wasn’t really a designation found in churches until about forty years ago because now, having a worship band or team to lead the church in “worship” is so important to church life. So how did they “worship” before they designated a person or persons to lead the church?
Well, what if worshiping God has less to do with a song and more to do with… okay, so I don’t want to spoil the fun… What do you think it means to worship God? I would love to hear from you. What do you think?
Could it be that it took us nearly 2000 years (until the 1970’s) for Christians to figure out what worship is? OR, over the last forty years, has at least a part of the Christian world pigeon-holed the term “worship” into a song?