Willow Creek worship leader Matt Lundgren knew, even as a child, that music was more than a hobby for him. There was something powerful that connected with him when he practiced his saxophone. And as a Christ follower, the songs he sang in church drew him closer to God.
Matt isn’t alone. While few grow up to become worship leaders, many can relate to the spiritual connection that happens when they hear or sing worship songs. “I’ve heard countless stories of how God has used the words or moments created through music to bring comfort, challenge, or clarity to someone during a worship service,” Matt says. “It’s one of the reasons worship music is such a high value at Willow Creek. It’s a primary pathway that opens peoples’ hearts up to God in a way that teaching alone cannot.”
When it comes to the music for special services like Easter, Willow Creek’s worship teams pull out all the stops “as a way to honor the One we worship on the day of His resurrection,” Matt says. “I’m super excited about the music elements in this year’s Easter services. We sense God’s leading in it, and I can’t wait to see how He will work in the lives of people through the partnership of music, video, story, and powerful teaching.”