When The Words Stop

Sam Ward has some advice for the congregation for when the words stop but the music continues:

Have you ever been in a church service and had the band go into a instrumental section of the song? Then the guitarist leads out with a solo or maybe the whole band plays…?

What do you do?

Ahhhhh…well…it depends on…and then there is…ummm…

I think this is a question lots of worshipers struggle with whether they are standing in the congregation or on the platform. It’s easy to feel awkward and for good reason. It’s easy to see the band or lead guitarist as taking focus from what the congregation is doing together (worshiping God) and taking focus onto themselves. Worship Leaders have this same challenge when they talk between songs (that’s a topic for another post!).

So why have instrumental sections of a song at all?

He digs into why we sometimes have instrumental worship and what worshippers can do instead of singing. Check out the whole post here.

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