Witness Best Practice
Invoking the Holy Spirit in Music Ministry
Music has the power to lift one's mind and heart to God. Those who have a charism of music have a particular ability to do so. The charism of music empowers a Christian to be a channel of God’s creative goodness to others through writing or performing music for the delight of others and the praise of God (Called & Gifted, Sherry Weddell). The charism of music is sometimes difficult to discern from natural ability. A good musician playing sacred music can lead others to prayer, but someone with this charism is able to make music a true communion with God. Inviting those who have the charism of music to lead music ministry (cantors, worship leaders, etc.) at a parish can significantly improve the quality of worship.