We have all been there. Everything may sound fantastic, look attractive and was planned with purposeful intent. But, something just doesn’t seem right. You feel fake vibes when hoping for authentic ones. Regardless, what makes a worship service fake might be boiled down to a few things even though there may be many things we can put on a list. Here are five bad ideas that promote the “fake factor” in church worship services.
The Bad Ideas Fake Factor Five:
1. The worship team is performing like they are in a stadium and only 200 people are in the worship center.
Bad ideas include over-scaling your team, sound, and presentation might not be helping you. The energy put into production shouldn’t outweigh the value of building relationships with the people in the congregation you serve. Your haze machine cannot fill that gap.
2. There is no context of God’s character, just our experience.
We can sing “we worship You” all we want, but who is “You”—a fuzzy God who just makes us feel fuzzy, or an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God who is jealous of us loving anything or anyone more than Him? Do we go for a God-or-girlfriend emotion or promote confession and celebration?