I love worship albums and think they should be fantastic. They should be memorable and huge and produced within an inch of their lives. I just want us to remember that there’s a big difference between the Record and the Room. Your job is to take the Record and make it work for the Room. The Room is where you’re planted – love and lead the people in that Room.
He lists four reasons that your Sunday service is unlikely to sound like a live worship album, including this one:
When you’re in the room leading these songs, you have to pay attention. And just because your favorite worship artist vamped on the last line for 14 measures, doesn’t mean you have to do that. If you’re listening and looking, you’ll know if your people are tracking with you. If not, cut it short. Worship leaders are rarely successful at pummeling their people into liking a song.