Worship leading requires skill. Sometimes I believe we devalue hard work when it comes to worship. After all, our expression of corporate worship is just that–an expression. If we contrive too much maybe it means we are not sincere or passionate. In our culture we are after that initial visceral response. We do not want to warm up to something. It has to be instant. So, when we gather to worship we want it fast. This feeling seduces worship leaders, too. We want to be able to lead people somewhere but the cost of preparation is what that usually means. You have to plan worship. Do you really believe in random acts of kindness? No. I would think not. Even in being "random" there has to be a plan. So, skill is important. Listen to what the Psalmist says.
Psalm 33:3 (Amplified Bible)
Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully [on the strings] with a loud and joyful sound.
I like the translations that leave in the "strings" part. So, guitarists, pianists, bassists–practice. Be skillful when you play LOUDLY to the Lord. Singers, take lessons. Drummers, practice your grooves with a click. Soundman, listen to recordings and learn how to EQ. It will take time, sacrifice, and effort. Are you game, worship leader?