Welcome to the Worship Arts Leadership Institute website! We’re encouraged to think that this may be the beginning of something that only we can do together through the God that has brought us together in Christ!
From Donald Miller's book, Blue Like Jazz:
“A friend of mine, a young pastor who recently started a church, talks to me from time to time about the new face of church in America—about the postmodern church. He says the new church will be different from the old one, that we will be relevant to culture and the human struggle. I don’t think any church has ever been relevant to culture, to the human struggle, unless it believed in Jesus and the power of His gospel. If the supposed new church believes in trendy music and cool Web pages, then it is not relevant to culture either. It is just another tool of Satan to get people to be passionate about nothing.”
At times it seems that being (or wanting to be) a worship leader isn’t as apparent as we’d like to think, or hope. But at the same time, it seems as though it should be plain, simple, and even palpable. On the one hand the countless labels attached to worship suggests a constant sociological consideration in the hopes of remaining strategically relevant to those we want to reach. Then on the other hand there’s simply Jesus against the backdrop of a broken world. How much more relevant can it get?
The Worship Arts Leadership Institute (WALi) is committed to the discussion of those things with which leaders of worship wrestle, and our hope is that we’ll help you build relationships that will make your ministry walk a “together” walk. We want simplicity for you through the study of God’s Word, affirmation and support for you through a Jesus-centered community, and personal and professional growth for you through intentional networking opportunities.
So, welcome to the Worship Arts Leadership Institute website! We’re encouraged to think that this may be the beginning of something that only we can do together through the God that has brought us together in Christ!