“Instead of playing at them, play to them.” – John Standefer
Worship is for God. We don’t worship people. We don’t worship music (hopefully). But we have a responsibility as worship team leaders/members to help the folks in our churches to engage in worship. That means interaction.
I’ve heard a phrase many times that goes something like: “Just worship God – the people can come along if they choose to.” The core of that idea is true (The Great Commandment), but it ignores the fact that God calls us into relationships not only with Him, but with each other (The Great Commission).
Interactions are essential in worship leading. We started having our worship team interact with the congregation before the services begin, and it’s clearly good stuff. More on this to come, I would guess… : )