This is how many people see it, but it’s not accurate:
- The worship leaders are the performers of worship. They sing the great songs, preach the powerful sermons, and perform instrumental solos with great precision.
- The congregation is the audience. They sit back and take in the great show.
- God is the prompter of worship, i.e. He tells the worship leaders what to do–what songs to choose, what passage of scripture to read, etc.
But even though many people see it that way, it’s an incorrect version of how worship should work. Kenny lays out the real deal in his post. Check it out here.