“Here’s a three-strand cord for worship [leadership -bc] that is worth aspiring to build:
- An ear for music
- A head for theology
- An eye for beauty, majesty, and mystery”
“Few of us have the whole package, but we don’t need it if we have one another. I’m grateful for just enough aptitude in all three to be able to contribute. But I’m grateful for musicians who have greater skills I do, theologians who are more astute that I am, and artists who are more creative. Together, we make better music, sounder theology, and truer art than any of us would by ourselves.” – Reggie Kidd, “A Cord of Three,” in Worship Leader magazine, November-December 2013
Would that all pastors, preachers, and other collared types would have such a humbly appropriate attitude of heart. It would seem that we should be making functional “room” in various areas of operation for those who possess expertise in those areas. It’s not always easy to make such room, and church leaders would do well to adopt Kidd’s ethos.
For a more detailed, more focused, less reputed, but perhaps more impassioned plea for the affirmation of expertise in church leadership, please read this post.