I've been a song leader, choir director, minister of music for 53 years (started when I was 15). Now we have Ministers of Worship and Worship Pastors. Are they just Ministers of Music dressed up with a fancier title? You Worship Pastors out there, what do you do that's different from what I do? If they're essentially the same, do you share the same philosophy I hear expressed periodically. It is that worship basically is the music. The impression I get is that it's only the music. I hear about worship music, leading the worship, etc. It says to me, okay, you can stop worshiping now, it's time for the message. Worship pastors, am I seeing something that's not there? I've always looked at the worship service as an entire unit, including the offering and the message. And the message is central to the service, not the music. So whadaya think? Does the worship end when the music does? Is the preaching only incidental to worship? Release the hounds.