The 7 Sins of Worship Leading

I think I’ve heard more whining, complaining and disagreements about worship than any other subject in the church. Sad, but today’s “American Idol” mentality has been known to spill over into the worship service. As a congregation, instead of lifting our praise to God, we often listen with a critical ear, “voting off” those we don’t like.

Those of you who have used our youth ministry resources for any time are probably familiar with our THE SOURCE PODCAST. In this podcast, we almost always share the “Seven Sins of…” a certain topic. This is just a fun way to share how “NOT” to do something.

In our brand new episode of THE SOURCE PODCAST, Episode #22, I join up with the worship band Dutton as they share The Seven Sins of Worship Leading. Some of you might recognize Dutton from their recent tour at the Planet Wisdom events- they are the worship band for that conference. Others might know them as the band that played at UBC, back in the day when Crowder was out of town. These guys do a great job.

I really enjoyed this podcast. We had a lot of fun… and tackled some big issues at the same time. Anyone who leads worship or is involved in planning worship services should take a listen to this podcast.

One of the reasons I personally enjoyed this podcast is because my daughter Alyssa joined us for the recording. Great fun.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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2 Responses to The 7 Sins of Worship Leading

  1. jon forrest says:

    i am about to listen to the podcast and should probably hold my comments til then but this has been on my mind. at one time i thought having kids in my group make a band to lead worship was the greatest idea ever. they were talented and dedicated. but i noticed this with them and with tons of other bands i’ve dealt with at retreats and lockins; they never get more than 3 feet away from their instruments. not only physically. it seems like kids need something that defines them. i’m a band kid, i’m a football kid, i’m a rebel kid. and the band kid is the most dedicated that i’ve seen. this is fine but it is so tough to not make the music about them. i spoke at a retreat one time where there was literally no room on the stage for me. the speaker was an afterthought.(some speakers make it about themselves too but that’s a different matter) the best bands are the selfless ones. i think that would be an awesome name actually. “Selfless” or “the selfless” or “JFV8” which is the code i’m about to enter.

  2. jon forrest says:

    i should have listened first. Dutton nails this stuff. i see why you like working with these guys.