"Galatians 6:10- So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and ESPECIALLY to those who are of the household of the faith (who belong to the family of believers)
They say we all are the same in the eyes of God; thats half truth! However, Christian promoters, events and Churches should stop exalting the worldly singers and treat the gospel singers as a commoner, be it upcoming or popular. Churches should start celebrating the word of God that is being delivered through music and giving upper hand to the Music Ministers, because before they attend your event, they spend time praying, and preparing, just to bless lives, they might be looking great and all but going through challenges; and just maybe they attend your event and you have two types of singers, the worldly and the gospel; its like merging darkness and light but hey that's not my problem because as a Pastor or a Church, you must know that our God is a jealous God. If you say their souls are your target, then you need to win them and ensure they have given their lives to Christ. But, what surprises me is the fact that Christians would rather celebrate the coming of a popular celebrity whose not born again than a gospel artist, huh? I wonder what we are turning into, if you are inviting for example; Mr 'K' to your program whose not christian, you will probably pay him, book hotel and flight, even print his pictures in various media sites, blogs, posters etc, but you don't see Mr 'R' whose a gospel singer fit to get that kind of special treatment or even take care of his feeding and transportation; I boldly say this, you are practicing "Hypocrisy". Sorry I mean, how could we watch our own suffer? (They Minister and you should in turn learn to sow into their lives, by ministering to them). If you notice the muslims; in job employment, they will offer a position to their own, even if you have a better qualification and you are more suitable for the job, they will offer the job to their muslim brother and train him in that field.
My point is, be a helper of the work, don't treat your fellow Christians as commoners and I tell you this, if I ever sang in your event, its never the same with others, because I spend time praying to touch lives, and to reach-out to someone through music and its not by my voice or looks but by the Spirit of God. Please fellow believers, start celebrating and elevating Christian talents in your events, if you are paying other artist, pay the Christian talent also, as a matter of fact, they should be the top of your list because, they carry Gods divine presence which is LIGHT to that program; you may say they are not good enough, take it upon yourself to teach, admonish and establish God's own talent and give them the platform they deserve; Beware, for some of them, that talent might just be their source of income.
Please don't misunderstand me; its fine to get support, you don't have to pay anyone to sing or be a part of your vision BUT remember this; If you must pay and celebrate the most popular celebrity performing in your event, you must do the same for every and any other singer, be it upcoming… I say this unapologetically, don't be looking down on that singer in your church, or that one that God has blessed because you want to identify more with fame and celebs; If you are a child of LIGHT celebrate LIGHT and if you must have a mixture of worldly and gospel music or talent displayed in your event, be sure to treat all men right and not highly exalt some and the rest can be at the button for all you care. THIS IS TO ADVICE THE CHURCH / BODY OF CHRIST…
Talents: (Singers, dancers, designers, actors, models and comedians) Look Out for Your Own WORD of Knowledge!!!