Piano in Contemporary Worship [videos]

If you’ve been involved with worship for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Bob Kauflin. If not, where have you been!? Here’s a little info about him taken from his blog:

“I currently have the privilege of serving as the Director of Worship Development for Sovereign Grace Ministries. My main tasks include equipping pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship, overseeing Sovereign Grace Music, and being one of the worship leaders at my church, led by Josh Harris.”

Bob has put together some really helpful teaching videos about using piano in contemporary worship. Most of what we’re listening to today is not very piano driven, in fact, the piano if any has been pushed way back into the mix and has been replaced by electric guitars and pads, synths or loops. Partly because Hillsong and Jesus Culture do that, and we’re expected to follow. And, who carries a piano around nowadays anyway?

But let me ask this: what If you and I have a classically trained pianist in our Church? Or what if God decides to send one your way? What are we going to do with this person? I’m scared Lord, help me…

Most of us have not been classically trained and so we’re left feeling threatened by their gift, and afraid that they may even be ‘better’ than you and I.

How do we respond? Do we feel threatened, or do we see it as an opportunity and a blessing that God has sent. How do we and can we work to involve them in the ministries we lead? Bob hopes to cover some of these questions is his videos.

Check them out:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Jakes

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