The Weight of Influence

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With influence comes responsibility. You won’t gain greater influence unless you’re responsible on the current things. “faithful in the small things, put over greater things” is the law. As my responsibilities in the worship arts move from one worship service to three in the next 6-12 months, I am challenged to grow in my leadership.

As influence grows, I have to grow with it. I am challenged to be the man God has called me to be. The greater the vision, the greater the responsibility.

The other thing I’m challenged is in the focus of my leadership. In the worship arts I could focus artists on very accepted things in the church today:

1. Performance
2. Excellence
3. Media
4. Excitement
5. Buzz
6. Numbers
7. Church Growth
8. Relevance
9. Style

You name it, churches do it, including ours. And those things aren’t bad, it’s part of the worship arts machine. But at the CORE, what I am about are not those things.

At my core is an authentic life in Christ, a genuine relationship with Jesus that is current, which first changes me and then others. And at the core, core you know what I bleed for? Reaching lost people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And at the core, core, core what is there? The Glory of God.

So you can layer my CORE VALUES as follows:
CORE, CORE, CORE – the Glory of God
CORE, CORE – The Gospel of Jesus Christ
CORE – A life in Christ

This is what I hope to be, this is what will influence others. I need others to pray for me as I seek to become this man to my wife, children and the Body.

Have a great day.

Into the future,


3 thoughts on “The Weight of Influence”

  1. It is good to see that you are a worship leader with a true heart for christ. many people lead worship with out having the heart in it. God bless you.

  2. It is right that you talk about this:

    a genuine relationship with Jesus that is current, which first changes me and then others.

    Why is this so easy to miss in the “christian” culture.

    Having been a Christian 25 years, I am in awe and astonished at how elementally God is leading me and changing me. How for so long, and being saved, I just coasted on the church culture, seeking God to help me instead of what he is now teaching me – seeking God purely for the relationship itself… and letting that power my service.

    Anyway, I don’t get over here as much as I used to, but still pop in and out and wanted to let you know your words reach, teach, and inspire me frequently.

    Vaya con Dios, friend.

  3. Hi MrsFish, always nice to have you here. Jesus’ work for us and His grace deserves our all, to live a passionate life for the things of the Kingdom is to live. And those around us will notice and desire the same.

    Matthew – Thanks for stopping by, do the same and make Jesus your focus in all you do.

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