Thinking Out Loud

May 19, 2012

Manufacturing Worship

Filed under: Church, music, worship — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:48 am

A guide for church musicians.

Method One

  • Go for a full sound, lots of volume, lots of rhythm, full bass, crisp percussion; set it against a designed stage background with quality lighting, with lots of motion on stage by the singers and instrumentalists; choose favorite well-known songs; get the audience clapping and shouting and have the team leader constantly encouraging the audience to sing out loud.  Aim for excellence, energy, emotion.

Method Two

  • With each singer and musician giving the best they can give, aim to create something that can only be called beautiful, because it is a foretaste of the worship that takes place in heaven now; worship which we will someday join in.  Aim for transcendence, for beauty, for richness, for adoration.


  1. choose method two.

    Comment by Brian Johnson — May 19, 2012 @ 9:24 am

  2. Method 2 please!

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — May 19, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

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