[This post is part of a series on Leading Your Team & Congregation Through Worship Tensions. Check out the rest here.]
How far is too far?
When does worship slowly become about performance?
When does it become more about the stage than about the cross?
When does it become more about a killer band than a risen Savior?
Are we in danger of “emptying the cross of its power?”
Is our worship an echo of the Apostle Paul’s concern in Corinthians that we speak wise words but have no demonstration of the Spirit’s power?
How can we know if we’re performing too much?
How can we know if we’re not performing enough?
I feel like Paul Baloche speaks some wise words regarding this tension:
I’ve heard this tension talked about the world over. “I don’t like that worship leader. It’s like a performance.” “Not a big fan of Hillsong. It’s just a big performance.”
I’ve even talked a little about it in my post, “How To Pursue Excellence and Authenticity in Worship.”
But I think there’s still legitimate concern here. We don’t want to simply perform for people but we also don’t just want to stand up there as duds and be boring, like Paul says.
So, let’s discuss.
Question: How do you balance this tension of worship AND performance? You can leave a comment by clicking here.