As a Christian musician, it's tough to think of anything more fulfilling than leading worship. Playing music is extremely satisfying, but playing to bring people into God's presence is an absolute rush! Yet there is something about it that concerns me at the same time, and that is... SELF. Pride is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for musicians, and ego mixed into leading worship yields nothing but failure in the worship experience. This truth has had a profound impact on my prayer life since I've been a worship leader. I pray continually for His anointing on me, but even more fervently, I am forever pleading with Him to make me invisible while I lead. I want people to walk out of the sanctuary thinking of Jesus alone, visualizing HIS face, remembering HIS voice speaking to us, calling us, singing over us.
The same goes for the music itself. If a song causes us to first glorify a songwriter, its real value is limited. But if it can facilitate genuine praise of the Creator, it's a useful tool. My goal in songwriting is to generate excitement about the Savior, not the song. I want people to see something about Him they've never before seen, or give them a chance to sing something they've perhaps thought, but never before sung. Even more importantly, I want the song to bring the singer closer to the Creator. He alone is why we sing.
This site was created to serve worshipers and worship leaders. If you lead worship, you know that finding good worship songs is usually not too difficult; it's finding the resources for those songs that can be frustrating and time consuming. With that in mind, I've put my best effort into assembling every resource you might need to use these songs in your worship service, including lyric sheets, overheads, chord charts and even accompaniment tracks. These tools are easily accessible to all visitors of this site, and most of these resources are free. It's a privilege and blessing for me to serve you in this way, as you minister to your church through music.
Thanks for coming to chrisnesbitt.com. I'm honored to have you here. -cn