THE GREATEST WORSHIP LEADER
Discovering the Paradox of Kingdom Greatness
We are wired for greatness. We pursue it. We chase after it. We climb ladders and run races. But what if we are running the wrong way? How do we define greatness as a worship leader? Is it the one with the best voice or the biggest stage, the one with the most followers or with the most songs on the charts? The Christian music industry has set the standard for the way we define greatness in worship ministry. We take cues from the leaders with the most followers. We sing the songs that climb highest on the charts. We aspire to be great like the celebrity influencers we learn from. But there is a greatness that is more important than celebrity status. Jesus said the greatest in his kingdom would be a servant. He said that the greatest is lowly like a child. It’s not the one who runs to the spotlight, but the one who chases after those who’ve been forgotten. A worship leader is more than a front man for a band. A worship leader is a shepherd of people who guides hearts to follow Jesus. You were made for greatness—true greatness—the kind that outlasts the spotlight. This book is for the worship leader or ministry worker who aspires to be great. It exposes the heart of greatness as Jesus defined it in the book of Matthew through themes such as humility and servant leadership.
Rory Noland, The Heart of the Artist
"Jon Azzarello is a captivating storyteller. Weaving together numerous personal stories from the front lines of worship ministry with an abundance of Scripture verses, Jon presents a wealth of wisdom and practical advice for worship leaders and their teams. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. It’ll definitely help you fulfill your calling as a worship leader."