School of Music
Doctor of Worship Studies (DWS)
Jerry L. Newman
Moral Failure, Worship Leader, Dark Side of Leadership, Pride, Accountability, Mentor
Liturgy and Worship | Music
Charles, Adely Thelus, "Modern-Day Korahites in Crisis: Causes and Consequences of Moral Failure in Worship Leaders" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2774.
In the Bible and throughout the history of Christianity, examples of moral failure in ministry leadership demonstrate a negative impact on the leader's family, congregations, faith traditions, and ministry efficacy. This qualitative study examines the causes and consequences of moral failure in worship leadership by considering the biblical account of Old Testament leaders who morally failed and apply psychological principles to assess moral fragility that may be faced by some worship leaders. Finally, this study offers biblical principles and practical strategies that target the potential pitfalls of leadership in an effort to hinder moral failure among worship leaders.