What are you learning new? Are you writing music? Are you spending time sifting through new music on a regular basis? One of the most baffling things to me as a worship leader is the CCLI top 25. CCLI is “Christian Copyright Licensing International,” and is the organization that ALL churches should be paying a yearly subscription to, unless you’re solely using original worship songs – and you don’t want the use of those songs tracked and available to others.
Anyway – the “top 25” is the list of the top 25 songs used in churches across the country for any given 6 month period. Songs like “Lord I lift your name on high” and “You’re Worthy of my praise” still appear on this list. There’s so many new songs being produced by some fantastic artists, and it’s discouraging to know that we [the Church] are still using songs to a large enough extent that these make it into the top 25!
Have you STOPPED your learning? If we check back in on you in 5 years, will you still look and sound and feel the same as you do now? How about 10 years?