There are few other systems on earth that happen 52 times a year and then repeat, over and over again. As worship leaders, we fashion and lead a beautiful rhythm enacted by Christ which continually calls us together. Whatever the style of worship your tradition engages in, be encouraged that the habit of meeting together forms and shapes us.
The best experiences we have as a gathered body are truly wonderful, but they are like the bands that play festivals early in the day while we await the headline act that comes hours later. Our gathered worship is helping us to get ready for the biggest headliner ever.
So many times we are overwhelmed by our jobs, ministries, families, and various personal responsibilities. How often are we overwhelmed and cleansed by the Holy Spirit? What a wonderful reason to gather. When we come together in unity and love, the sacred presence of the Holy Spirit is full and free.
Speaking aloud to others regarding our sojourn with Christ is more than perfunctory and routine. It is sacred and life-changing. It is a public display of faith that is profoundly formative and necessary.
There is such a thing as being “too quiet”, or “not loud enough”. Music definitely needs to be performed and heard at certain dynamics to have any impact or power. A song sung too softly does not have any “punch” to it. So there is a definite balance that must be struck by the worship leader and sound engineer.