If you want to learn how to be a terrible worship leader (or team member), this post by Jason Strauss has you covered:
The list includes some of the primary distractions I have seen as a worship leader. They can be made by anyone on the stage, not just the worship leader.
Without further ado, if you are dying to know how to grab your instrument, get in front of people and seize all the attention (because, if we’re being honest, people deserve to be blessed by you), then here are ten ways you can do it.
Jason lists ten things the worship leader should never do (unless you’re trying to be a distraction), such as:
Use A LOT of interesting body language
Some really famous guys are really famous because of their ability to move their bodies with the music. This works really well with a great lick – bend your back as you bend your string for one of those really high notes. Or, if you are a bass player, know that attitude is everything. Wear shades if you have to. Be as cool looking as you can possibly be. Drummers should definitely swing their head and even stand up at times right before a big “crash” on the cymbal. Everyone should try to jump at least once during the performance. Or, consider moments where you can dance excessively.
Some of the most interesting body language, however, is worn on the face…