As a continuation of Mark’s post, we had an awesome worship class yesterday with Pastor Aaron.
He talked to us about some of the amazingly produced worship CDs and services coming through America. There was a twist though…he was talking about how this can hurt worshippers because the church has an expectation to hear and see a perfectly produced Sunday morning. Our humble church cannot pull off a million dollar production like Joel Osteen, but our congregation expects to see it because it’s what’s on TV and it represents what a modern church should be.
We can’t let the strive for excellence make “producers” out of us instead of worshippers out of us. We cannot be so focused on the performance that we lose the heart. GOD FORBID the lights weren’t just right to set the atmosphere of worship. Shouldn’t our hearts set the atmosphere of worship???
Not to say the production and strive for excellence isn’t good, but we must be careful to not let it get in the way of true worship.
God may have moved in worship on Sunday, but I missed it because I was frustrated that the monitor wasn’t sounding right….At what point are we just putting on a concert??