I found this article on ChurchLeaderInsights.com. It’s one of several sites I’ll be telling you about in a future blog post that I believe can be really beneficial to you as you strive to grow and improve your worship team. What I love about this article is that while the title suggests it will include content specific only to Christmas, the content really covers the one thing most worship teams struggle with all year ’round; getting our audiences engaged in worship. I’ve never seen someone explain WHY they aren’t engaged as well as Jason does in this article:
…the congregation doesn’t experience the worship set the way you and I do.
They aren’t hearing what we hear (or should I say feeling what we feel).
We’re actually playing the music, feeling the connection with other musicians, onstage and amplified. In short . . . we’re fully invested. Whereas the congregation can oftentimes feel like bystanders, simply observing what’s happening onstage.
Ever heard it explained that way? Me either, but that makes so much sense doesn’t it? So anyway, check out the rest of the article here. I think it’ll bless you!