Today I am sharing the second installment in our worship value #2: crediblity – leading with integrity.
This lesson’s big idea: Worship leaders should direct but never distract.
The job of the worship leader is to direct people’s attention towards God, not distract them from it. A worship leader has a tough balance of engaging the people without distracting them.
What is characteristic of distractive worship leaders?
- Obvious resentment towards an unresponsive congregation
- Showiness (that doesn’t mean lack of quality, but a focus on it)
- Tight or revealing clothing (you don’t want your appearance to cause attraction to anyone other than Jesus)
- Fake sincerity (people can spot it)
- Platform devotion that does not match private devotion (that’s obvious too)
What else would you add to this list? How should worship leaders direct but not distract? Comment.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
2 thoughts on “Distractive Worship Leaders”
So true! You are absolutely right when you say people can spot fake sincerity…it makes me incredibly uncomfortable when it seems that someone on a praise and worship stage is putting on a show. I think your list says it all!
I think that it is imperative for the worship leaders to be participating in worship in a genuine way. If I sense showiness or fake sincerity, I really don't feel comfortable.
I think you're spot on Travis.
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