The Worship Leader's Creed

I wrote the following as a gift to my fellow worship leaders in this generation.

The goal is not primarily to teach, but rather to lift up core values based on the Father, Son, and Spirit’s work in and through the gathered worship experiences that we lead.

It is not meant to be exhaustive, but the beginning of your own creedal statements before God in this privileged role.

Receive it from my heart, cheering you on.


The Worship Leader’s Creed

I believe that when I lead living worship passionately, artfully, and thoughtfully, from a position of authenticity, innocence, and transparency, God will use my yielded heart to further His fame in the hearts of others.   

I believe that when I offer my ego and dreams to the purposes of Christ, I will find His character more fully formed in me and His dreams more fully realized through me.   

I believe that when I tend to the details in the lives of those given to my care, beginning with my spouse and family, the Father will take care of the details of my own life.   

I believe that a life of worship is the most meaningful activity in which a human can participate, and I embrace my role as an encourager of this activity in any gathered worship setting into which the Spirit invites me.   

I believe that every act of creativity, and each effort to express that creativity beautifully with the goal of worship in mind, will end in fruitful transformation in the lives of those I lead.   

I believe that Jesus is leading us all home to Himself, and that the privilege of leading worship is to inspire hope, courage, joy, and mission in each soul on that ultimate journey.


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Dan Wilt, M.Min. is an artist, author, musician, educator, songwriter, communicator, and spiritual life writer. With 20+ years in the Vineyard family of churches, he serves in various ways to further a “New Creation” centered vision of the Christian life through media.