• The Worship Pastor

  • A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams
  • By: Zac M. Hicks
  • Narrated by: Zac M. Hicks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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By: Zac M. Hicks
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Modern worship leaders are restless. They have inherited a model of leadership that equates leading worship with being a rock star. But leading worship is more than a performance, it's about shaping souls and making disciples. Every worship leader is really a pastor. 

The Worship Pastor is a practical and biblical introduction to this essential pastoral role. Filled with engaging, illustrative stories it is organized to address questions of theory and practice, striving to balance conversational accessibility with informed instruction.

  • Part one presents a series of evocative "vignettes" - intriguing and descriptive titles and metaphors of who a Worship Pastor is and what he or she does. It shows the Worship Pastor as church-lover, disciple maker, corporate mystic, and doxological philosopher. 
  • Part two covers specific roles related to ministry within the worship service itself - the Worship Pastor as theological dietician, caregiver, mortician, emotional shepherd, war general, prophetic guardian, missional historian, and liturgical architect. 
  • Part three looks at ministry beyond the worship service - the Worship Pastor as visionary teacher, evangelist, artist chaplain, and team leader. 

While some worship leaders are eager to embrace their pastoral role, many are lost and confused or lack the resources of time or money to figure out what this role looks like. Pastor Zac Hicks gives us a clear guide to leading worship, one that takes the pastoral call seriously.

Accompanying figures are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2016 Zac M. Hicks (P)2020 Zondervan

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You must complete this book!

This book is full of incredibly helpful insight. At times you will feel inspired, challenged, vindicated, overwhelmed, and perhaps even discouraged. However, I can’t stress enough the importance of staying the course and finishing the book. In the final chapter, “The Worship Pastor as Failure”, Zac masterfully anticipates exactly where you will land if you faithfully follow the journey through this book. It is a much needed chapter of encouragement as it fixes your hope firmly on THE Worship Pastor, our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks, Zac, for faithfully and skillfully stewarding this God-given message for His Church.

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Powerful inspirational eye opening

Thank you so for allowing God to use you. In such a mighty way

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Worship Leader Required Reading

If every worship leader and pastor in America read this book and allowed it to shape their understanding and practice, the bride of Christ would explode with growth, depth, and passion for our King. This book should be a prerequisite for taking to the stage. Zac’s heart for Christ and His Body shines brightly in this well-written, fantastically organized, easily digestible and incredibly encouraging book.

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Wow.

The performance and convincing words of author Zac Hicks are not just for the Worship Pastor or Leader who is always trying to better their craft, but it’s for the believer period. This is a great book and as a worship leader I definitely felt the Holy Spirit as inspiration behind this work. It’s transparent, it’s built upon scripture, full of wisdom and it’s inspiring. Listen to this and share it with your church.

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Great book.

The book is very informative, interesting and well read. Great book for any Worship Pastor.

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Fantastic Resource. A Reset Button

Loved it. Recommending to my teams.

Historically sound and well balanced. A call to raise the bar for leaders.

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A treasure trove of wisdom for worship leaders.

Loved listening to this faithful book. I'll be coming back to this for some time as I lead my own congregation towards Jesus. Loads of good theoretical grounding for the 'why' of leading presented in a way that's easy to digest.