Does anyone else wonder why we as musicians and song leaders call ourselves worship leaders or the worship team?
Not that I have a problem with the terminology, I think it is accurate in a certain sense.
I did a bible study a few years ago on worship and I was surprised to find that the word worship didn't seem to occur in the bible very often. The most prominent passage I found containg the word worship was in Romans "...let your lives be a spiritual act of worship...". It said nothing of song or music. I did find quite a few references in other places about singing to God or praising God with song etc., but those did not mention the word worship.
So that leaves me with the question of why the terms worship team or worship leader are used for musicians? Biblicly worship seems to describe actions and attitudes steming from a persons heart that is connected to the creator.
I am not trying to split hairs or critisize. I just have been thinking about this lately and wonder if the terms song leader or music leader (team) are more appropriate than worship leader (team). I would appreciate any thoughts or feedback.