Great Worship Leaders Are Committed To Discipleship

“A worship leader must be as committed to the discipleship enterprise of a local church as any other pastoral leader, paid or volunteer.”

A worship leader must be as committed to the discipleship enterprise of a local church as any other pastoral leader, paid or volunteer.

We do not have the luxury of just doing our musical part, then leaving the formation of people into Christ-likeness to others.

We all play our part, but our part is one element in a larger spiritual task among our brothers and sisters.

People don’t become like Jesus because of great worship sets.

They become like Jesus because great worship sets are integrated into a broader discipleship process that is helping individual Christians experience the Father’s love, make Spirit-discerned decisions, embody Christ’s character in their homes, relationships, and workplaces, and learn a way of being human that confronts the powers of the age.

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

Sheltering Mercy helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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