“If Christianity [MUSIC MINISTRY] is dull and boring, if it is a burden and not a blessing, [UNFRUITFUL] then most likely we are involved in:

bulleta project, not a Person
bulleta system, not a Savior,
bulletrules rather than relationship.

Followership is not:

bulleta religious thing,
bulleta list of rules,
bulleta host of rituals,
bulleta philosophy of life,
bulletor the best choice among other possible lifestyles.

Authentic followers do not live for:

bulletliturgy or liberation.
bulletFollowing is not celebration.
bulletIt is not contemporary or traditional.
bulletIt is not jubilant dance or compelling drama.
bulletIt is not preaching.
bulletIt is not praising.
bulletIt is not obeying or conforming…

It is Christ, and Christ alone.

All the rest is because of Christ and for Christ.

- Stowell, Joseph M., Following Christ  Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1996. p.17-18.