Worship Interview with Bethan Funning
What is your favourite worship song at the moment?
My favourite worship song right now is Pieces by Amanda Cook. It’s all about God’s love being endless and has been so helpful during my first few months at university.
What does worship mean to you?
Worship to me is the act of expressing/singing everything I want to say to God. It is my chance to praise him, to thank him and to get really close to him.
What instruments do you play?
I play the piano, guitar, flute and I sing.
How did you first get involved in worship at your church?
When I was 12 I went to a youth worship day which was run to introduce young people to worship music and get us used to being in the worship band. After that I was super fortunate that the worship pastor at my church encouraged me and mentored me until I was ready to lead for the first time.
If you have any advice for a young person who has a heart for worship music, what would it be?
Practice your instruments and listen to lots of different worship music as much as you can but, most importantly focus on nurturing a strong relationship with God in your daily quiet times and get used to listening to the Father’s voice.
What do you do when you find it hard to worship?
Sometimes, when difficult and painful things happen in our lives it is really hard to sing songs of praise and thankfulness so, I try to find worship songs that have been written in response to tough situations. My personal favourites include: Out of Hiding by Steffany Gretzinger and God I Look to You by Bethel. Instead of singing these out I usually just sit or lie down and try absorb the words whilst focussing on the promise that God is always with me and loves me.