Sung corporate worship has always been an important element of Christian meetings from the earliest times and we find God really interacts with His people through it. It needs to be done well as there is nothing worse than uninspiring sung worship! The Filling Station (FS) believes passionately in high quality sung worship.
A worship leader
Each FS meeting has a capable local worship leader directing the worship time. If such an individual is initially unavailable we on the FS trust are there to help.
Worship leader should primarily have a ‘worshipping nature’ – they need to have personal experience of the joy of intimacy with the Lord, achieved through sung worship. Secondly, they need to be teachable & humble, ready to learn new things. Thirdly, they need to be musically accomplished. Worship choruses are simple to learn so an inexperienced leader can be expected to grow over time, but a more tested musician is really what is required at FS meetings as we meet so infrequently.
We use material from places such as Hillsong, Soul Survivor, Vineyard, Worship Central, and the larger American Churches. As the songwriter Charles Wesley said in the 18th Century, ‘The people of God need fresh manna to worship God each day.’ He aimed to write a new hymn/song every two weeks!