Podcast Episode #094
Having weekly posts here at the blog from Chuck Lawless has been a huge blessing to me. Not only because it takes some of the workload off of me to come up with another article for the week, but because Chuck has such a great perspective on the Church and shares some incredible insights. We’ve covered some of Chuck’s articles in the past on the podcast, and in this episode we discuss a recent post on worship music distractions.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Millennials are looking for authenticity in the worship service.
- The pastor is expected to have a well-prepared sermon. The music should be well-prepared as well.
- Worship is more than just a sermon or just music. It’s the totality of how we glorify God corporately.
- There should be clear planning between the pastor and music leader to tie in the music with the sermon.
- Most worship leaders are gifted with different types of music.
- When the music in a church service is too loud, it can distract from the act of worship.
The 10 distractions are:
- Incomprehensible choir or praise team words
- Unsmiling faces leading worship
- Poor musicians or singers
- Unprepared singers
- “Preachy” music directors
- Songs disconnected from the sermon topic
- Difficult songs to sing
- Weak use of media for lyrics
- Poorly done blended style
- Introducing new songs without teaching them
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