The other day, I was in a local coffee shop and overheard a guy talk about his summer plans. He happens to be gifted musically and desires to lead people in worship as a living. He wasn’t talking to me, but was speaking loud enough for everyone to hear in the room what he does, and what his plans were, etc.
So – here is the conversation as I best remember it:
FRIEND: Hey man, what are you doing this summer?
WORSHIP GUY: Not much. I’ve got a couple of worship gigs this summer, but other than that, not much.
Okay – here is my personal rant… I’m kindof tired of people describing leading worship as being a “gig.” Maybe it’s just the jouvenielle aspect of the generation I work with, but seriously, you are leading worship as part of the church – you’re not a “light, two-wheeled carriage being pulled by a horse.”
Leading worship should not be described as a “gig,” so please stop it. All of you. Stop using the term “gig” when you are describing leading worship. Leading others in worship is leading people in the exaltation and praise to GOD who created all things and is worthy of praise.
I’m off my soapbox now… you are free to return to more important matters.