John Carlson is an outstanding musician, sax player, arranger and music director who I have had the privilege of working with while teaching with him at a worship conference. His recordings and such can be found at www.johncarlsonmusic.com. His artistry is one thing, but he also has a huge heart for people. He is contributing a blog post at Tehilla Music. Early in ministry I often wondered, being solely an instrumentalist and an instrumental music director in our church, how I was a worship leader. What role did I play in leading worship? How good of a spiritual leader was I? I felt woefully un-gifted in some of these areas, yet highly gifted in others that pertained to my job – many that were less visible. Over the years God and others helped me figure out a lot of those questions and I grew to find good balance. Continue reading → Check out this post and join the conversation.