Dustin Rouse

Dustin Rouse, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the Worship Pastor at Bethel Church in Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland. He is married to Lindsay and they have three kids: Hudson, Hayden, and Henley Cate.

Sep 4

Being Aware of God’s Presence in Worship by Dustin Rouse

As worship leaders, our primary job is to raise our church’s gaze to Christ – to take their eyes off the mundane things of life and set them on the majesty of their Savior.

Dec 19

A Worship Leader’s Real Hope by Dustin Rouse

As worship leaders, we don’t have to lead anyone into God’s presence. We’ve already been carried there by the finished work of Christ at Calvary.

Aug 29

Shepherd the Room by Dustin Rouse

Sometimes shepherding the room is simply getting out of the way so that the real Shepherd can do His work.

Aug 10

Worship as a Feast by Dustin Rouse

We want to set a table that entices our people to sit down and dig in.

Jul 29

On Consumeristic Worship by Dustin Rouse

Culture is relentless in leading us to believe that all of life exists with ourselves at the center. When it comes to worshiping God, preference gives way to His worth and we are to strive for unity within the Body.

Oct 29

Aiming Our Worship by Dustin Rouse

The beauty of the gospel is that it hijacks our worship and aims it at the One in whom our worship finds its consummation of joy.

Jul 8

We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do by Dustin Rouse

We must be careful that we don’t gauge the Spirit’s effectiveness in our church based on how many people feel a certain way.

Jul 2

The Proper Feeding of the Christian Soul by Dustin Rouse

A lot of worship diets are like "Oreos for breakfast."

May 20

Joining The Dance of The Trinity by Dustin Rouse

The Father orchestrated the plan of salvation, the Son accomplished it, and the Spirit applies it. So it is in corporate worship.

May 4

Stating the Obvious in Worship by Dustin Rouse

When we worship in song, we are recognizing what is already true about God. We are saying: Look at our God, behold our Savior – He is worthy of our praise! We don’t make God glorious with our praise; rather, we praise Him because He is glorious.