Okay, this may be a new term for some of you, so I thought I’d better explain. Every week (hopefully) I will go over the worship service from the previous Sunday. I’ll talk about various aspects of the music service such as what songs we did, how we prepared, etc. The goal is to be completely transparent. You’ll see things that went well, things I need to work on as a leader, things we need to work on as a team, exciting things we have planned, and much more. Worship leader Jay Sellers of Family Life Church in Los Angeles described a worship confessional this way:
“The good thing about a worship confessional is that your transparency and vulnerability are recorded for your church, your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your world to see.
The bad thing about a worship confessional is that your transparency and vulnerability are recorded for your church, your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your world to see.”
I really like that. Ultimately though, the goal of a worship confessional (other than to be completely transparent with my church) is to strengthen the effectiveness of this ministry. As a team, we never ever want to put on a “show.” However, we don’t want to hinder the work of the Holy Spirit either. The more we prepare and better ourselves in our ministry, the more we can stay out of the way of the Holy Spirit and let Him do His work. 🙂 Pride has no place here.
If you’d like to better understand the purpose of a worship confessional, definitely check out the rest of what Jay had to say here: http://www.thetoneguru.com/2007/06/20/what-is-a-worship-confessional/ . It’s an excellent post that describes worship confessionals well.