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Reform Magazine | July 23, 2019

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Commitment-Phobe: My new confidence

Commitment-Phobe: My new confidence

I have found new confidence in leading worship

As I have lamented countless times, I do not play an instrument or read music, which is a regular source of anxiety when it comes to worship leading. I have allowed it to get in the way of engaging with what my role as a worship leader can be.

But this year, we have two more worship leaders on our team, which has allowed me to observe and learn from others. I lead less often and so find myself worshipping freely without the pressure of a job to do.

I have also been introduced to the miracle of generosity that is Worship Pad on YouTube, a series of chords on a loop that you can play for a couple of minutes in various keys. This allows me to find the key that fits best with my singing range, without my singing down the phone at someone or just hoping for the best. Whoever put Worship Pad on YouTube, may you be triply blessed by God!

I have received great encouragement from my fellow church members in my worship. Two people in particular always invite me to lead a song during prayer meetings, or even choose a song to play through my phone that we can all use to worship together. This has shown me that worship does not have to be polished but it should be inspired. Now I can say that, if push came to shove, I would happily lead sung worship a capella in church with no fear. …

Commitment-Phobe is a Christian

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This is an extract from an article that was published in the May 2019 edition of Reform

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