LifePointe had it’s first true worship service Wednesday night, December 5. We had Rob Sevilla as worship leader and his friend, Michael, on the drums. It was basically a guitar/drum duo that was totally off the hook! We sang songs from Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin, et al. The group seemed to be getting into it. I saw a few hands go up, although the majority were all caught in the “I want to but somebody might be looking” mindset. But it was a freeing time of worship. Rob and Michael played well together.
The way I take worship leaders is what I see. It’s fairly easy to see who’s just singing because they have a better than average voice and that’s it. It’s fairly easy to see a guitarist who’s just playing a gig. It’s fairly easy to see a drummer who has 20 tom-toms, 25 cymbals, and feels the need to hit them all, in one measure. I see this all the time, and it ain’t what I’m looking for.
I’m looking for somebody who has been to the mountain and truly worshipped God. I want them to bring down from that mountain what they experienced there. That’s not going crazy, turning off those attending. That’s knowing the heart of God and bringing that heart to the worship service.
Rob and Michael have been to the mountain. There was no act in the worship leading, only true human humility lifting up a powerful and holy God.
I pray for Rob and Michael. I pray that God will lead them to be part of the worship team at LifePointe.