Worship Wars 6: Do We Love Our Traditions More Than We Love People?

Worship Wars 6: Do We Love Our Traditions More Than We Love People?

My last post looked at what it means to have a missionary mindset in our times of corporate worship. Continuing in this same direction, I have uploaded a video of Bruce Frank, lead pastor of Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, NC, USA, recorded at the 2010 annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of NC (USA).  In it, Bruce asks, “Do we love our traditions more than we love people?”

While Dr. Frank’s comments were directed to a much wider audience than worship leaders, I believe the message is very applicable to matters of corporate worship. I encourage you to sit back and listen carefully to his words.

Next post, we will consider unified worship, a better term for blended worship.

As always, I invite your comments.

Kenny Lamm, senior consultant for worship and music for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is a frequent worship conference leader with a strong focus on equipping leaders in North Carolina (USA) and Southeast Asia. His blog, Renewing Worship, features posts that explore ways to renew–impart new life and vigor to–the worship in the local church.

Other posts you might like:

Worship Wars – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5

Building and pastoring our worship teams – Aaron Keyes

Dealing with the challenges of leading worship in a small church

Under resourced, under staffed and playing songs that looked dated 15 years ago

How to move a church from traditional to contemporary worship styles

Vocal range – engaging your community