Harp Hunters: The Person, Purpose, and Position of the Minister of Music by Eli Wilson Jr.
Harp Hunters is a church musician leadership resource. To assume that a church musician is equipped for leadership having been trained in the art of music making only is to misunderstand the entire premise of ministry. Music is not an autonomous ministry within the church of Jesus Christ. It must be presented by men and women who have developed a musical/theological presupposition based on a personal relationship with God. That relationship must become the foundation on which to build an effective music ministry. Harp Hunters challenges the Minister of Music to grow beyond teaching a song. The people God has given us the privilege to serve will never grow beyond the level of our leadership. The book uses the example of King David to highlight some of the attributes church music leaders should try to emulate. David was a skilled musician with a shepherd's heart. He was teachable with excellent people skills. Most of all, David was a true worshipper. The church musician is more than a song leader. He or she is one who is well acquainted with the power and influence of music on the human instrument. He is a minister having been given the gift of music to undergird and reinforce the message, mission, and work of the Church of Jesus Christ. 112 pages.
Paperback published in 2023.