When I first came to my current church eleven years ago, the worship teams consisted of the typical bands with three vocal teams of nine singers each. They were all lined up across the front of the stage sharing 4 monitors with the band hidden behind them. The congregation felt overwhelmed, especially if they were sitting near the front. It wasn’t working, but it took me several years to find the courage to make the painful, but necessary changes. I now have eight total singers who rotate every 3-4 weeks, having one to three people on stage on any given weekend.
Most modern worship services have a worship leader and 1-2 “backup singers”. That is the current “cool” look. But, that brings up the burning question, Continue reading