Why I Do What I Do: A Quote From John Wimber

I came across this quote from the late John Wimber, the leader of the Vineyard movement I have been a part of for two decades. I had the privilege of leading worship with John teaching as he neared the end of his life.

He remains a great inspiration to me. Here is the quote that, in part, has guided my work for many years.

“The difficulty will not be so much in the writing of new and great music; the test will be the godliness of those that perform and deliver it. In that sense some of our worship community is not well prepared. Many have been allowed into worship leading because there is a need for their worship and musical skills.

But little has been said to them about the need for godliness, spirituality and depth of maturity in their individual and family lives. Quite frankly, many of our musicians are just not steeped in a daily spirituality.”

John Wimber

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Dan Wilt
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.