Worship Mythbusters: Top 10 signs that your church worship music will suck

Yes, at times we are caught off guard and our worship music suffers. Here are some signs your music is in trouble:
  1. Singer says at the beginning of service: “God gave me this song…”
  2. You see your worship team as a cover band rather than artists who create
  3. Guitarist says: “I forgot my capo…”
  4. The pastor starts or changes the tempo of songs from the front row (true story!)
  5. Asked in a worship planning meeting: “Have you heard the song ‘Pass It On’?”
  6. Any discussion about using bagpipes in a worship service!
  7. Your audio tech complains: “The electric guitar…it’s..it’s..distorting!”
  8. The worship leader tags endlessly on the first song…well, any song.
  9. There is NO COFFEE available in the worship team green room before service
  10. The pastor or the pastor’s wife lives in the sound booth!

Any I missed on my list? Add your thoughts.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

30 comments

  1. importance is placed on color coordinating what the worship team will wear on a Sunday.

  2. importance is placed on color coordinating what the worship team will wear on a Sunday.

  3. importance is placed on color coordinating what the worship team will wear on a Sunday.

  4. importance is placed on color coordinating what the worship team will wear on a Sunday.

  5. importance is placed on color coordinating what the worship team will wear on a Sunday.

  6. Ha! Best list yet. My last church didn’t even have a green room…

  7. Amen on #2

  8. Amen on #2

  9. Amen on #2

  10. Amen on #2

  11. Amen on #2

  12. if you strive for excellent musicianship MORE than you strive for excellent entering into worship

    1. Jamie…This as read is true!
      However, it does not honor God to be non-excellent in musicianship. Its a BOTH AND! 🙂 When it comes to God’s part, we trust He uses our gifts and empowers us, but our part is important in the equation for both heart and skill. Psalm 3:33

  13. if you strive for excellent musicianship MORE than you strive for excellent entering into worship

    1. Jamie…This as read is true!
      However, it does not honor God to be non-excellent in musicianship. Its a BOTH AND! 🙂 When it comes to God’s part, we trust He uses our gifts and empowers us, but our part is important in the equation for both heart and skill. Psalm 3:33

  14. if you strive for excellent musicianship MORE than you strive for excellent entering into worship

    1. Jamie…This as read is true!
      However, it does not honor God to be non-excellent in musicianship. Its a BOTH AND! 🙂 When it comes to God’s part, we trust He uses our gifts and empowers us, but our part is important in the equation for both heart and skill. Psalm 3:33

  15. if you strive for excellent musicianship MORE than you strive for excellent entering into worship

    1. Jamie…This as read is true!
      However, it does not honor God to be non-excellent in musicianship. Its a BOTH AND! 🙂 When it comes to God’s part, we trust He uses our gifts and empowers us, but our part is important in the equation for both heart and skill. Psalm 3:33

  16. if you strive for excellent musicianship MORE than you strive for excellent entering into worship

    1. Jamie…This as read is true!
      However, it does not honor God to be non-excellent in musicianship. Its a BOTH AND! 🙂 When it comes to God’s part, we trust He uses our gifts and empowers us, but our part is important in the equation for both heart and skill. Psalm 3:33

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