Where do you serve?
I serve at LifePoint Church in Ozark, Missouri. My wife and I began serving as members of the church in 2010 and I joined full-time staff in 2011.
Tell us a little bit about your church. What is a Sunday gathering like?
LifePoint’s vision is to lead people to be real Christ-followers in life together, which means that Jesus and His Gospel are central to our beliefs, and The Great Commission (Mat. 28:16-20) is central to our practices.
Musical worship at LifePoint plays a crucial role in shaping our congregation to live, think and worship as disciples of Jesus. Therefore, we strive in the Spirit to lead worship gatherings that glorify God, magnify the Gospel and edify the church in every way.
From the opening hymn to the final Benediction, our desire is to fill people’s hearts and minds with the Gospel, so that the Body of Christ can be built up toward a more passionate love for Jesus as we're sent into the world on mission.
Why are you a part of a Worship Cohort?
I started a Worship Cohort two years ago because I saw it as a way to provide a safe place for worship leaders to get honest and encourage one another in the Gospel.
The moment I read WC’s vision it resonated with me because I’ve come to realize how crucial it is to have faithful people in your life who will speak the truth of the Gospel no matter what. And there’s something unique about sharing that with other worship leaders.
Why lead the church in singing?
When we sing as the church, we’re participating in its teaching ministry. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
As we go through our everyday lives, we’re constantly being influenced by all kinds of things—news headlines, entertainment, advertising, social media, etc. But on Sundays, we sing to teach and be taught the Word, to admonish and be admonished in the faith.
Congregational singing is resonant discipleship. It is God’s invitation to stop listening to the fragmented and trivial soundbites of this present age long enough for our hearts and minds to be formed in the Good News being proclaimed among the assembled family of God.
Tyler Greene is the Associate Pastor of Worship Ministries for LifePoint Church in Ozark, MO.