STYLE: Teaching Resource RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10632-9894 LABEL: Vineyard Music VMR8054 FORMAT: CD Other RRP: £4.49
Reviewed by Tom Lennie
One of a series of six 'Audio Training CDs', this 23 minute interview features "one of today's premier voices to worship leaders and songwriters", Tim Hughes. Divided into 13 'question & answer' segments, Tim relates how he started out as a worship leader and shares the story of his renowned anthem, "Here I Am To Worship". He talks openly about the pressures and discouragements of leading worship (main one being lack of congregational participation!) and also shares some more technical insights into preparing both a set and your band as well as how to lead worship in the more intimate setting of a small group. True worship, he insists, is Spirit-led, and all leaders need to be prepared for their set agenda to be "hijacked by God", a truly exciting experience. Tim concludes by stressing that all worship leaders need to "keep it real" by keeping their focus constantly on Jesus. Overall, there is little here that is uniquely revelatory, and you're unlikely to want to listen to it more than once or twice. Still, this is an inspiring discussion which will be of interest to many young worship leaders.
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Tim Hughes, author of the worship anthem, Here I Am To Worship, has taken his place as one of today's premier voice to worship leaders and songwriters. His passion is to see worship leaders Keep It Real as they walk out their journey of discipleship before God and man. From the UK, Tim stresses the importance of writing biblically sound worship music, and candidly addresses issues of accountability in the worship leader's life. Practical and inspiring, Tim calls us to fall forward as worshippers, toward the throne of God.
Join us on an inspiring journey with Tim, as he helps us to Keep It Real as lead worshippers.