david santistevan

worship.leadership

Why I love simplicity

I am going to do a couple posts on why I love simplicity in worship and why I love complexity in worship (if you’re confused as to what that means, keep reading).

Tonight during our ‘Hour with God’ at Allison Park Church, we had a time of worship with just an acoustic guitar and a lot of voices. Why do I love this? Sometimes we can overproduce worship to the point that we lose the heart of it.

From a leader’s perspective, you’re so focused on the right sound, the coolest arrangement, and trying to please everyone. From a worshiper’s perspective, you’re just waiting for your favorite song so you can REALLY worship. We tend to be consumer’s of a product and not consumed by the beauty of God.

We all know this is NOT what it’s about. When you strip everything away it is easier to focus on the beauty of Christ and engage your heart, while not relying too heavily on external emotional supports.

I love simplicity. But I also love the complex, creative side for a number of reasons. That is coming soon.

DS

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August 7, 2008 - Posted by | APC, Worship

2 Comments »

  1. Good stuff. Preach it bro.

    Comment by mike | August 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. Dude, you just have to preach it. How will they hear unless there is a preacher? Maybe in heaven I’ll be as good as Mike Santistevan.

    Comment by santahara | August 7, 2008 | Reply


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