Us worship leaders love our congregations. It’s such a privilege to lead these folks into worship each week. But that doesn’t mean our job is without annoyance. There are times we get a bit agitated (or maybe you’re more spiritual than most of us).
But we thought it would be fun to put together some of the annoying things worship leaders hear from congregants. If nothing else we hope it’ll make you chuckle and re-appreciate your job.
I found out very quickly, just because someone’s band opened for Stryper or Petra, it didn’t mean they were a good guitar player. But that sure doesn’t stop people from name dropping to avoid an audition.
This is actually a wonderful compliment unless you were trying to do your own version. I’ve found if you sing all the right words and don’t deviate from the melody, most people can’t tell the different in musicianship between your version and the MP3.
Or maybe you hear, “Why is the music so quiet?” Regardless, it’s impossible to please everyone’s decibel tolerance.
This is the time you need to grit your teeth, smile, and not say, “Then why don’t you go back to your old church?!” Keep calm and carry on, worship leader.
Unless there’s a large dollar amount accompanying this request, this is really annoying. And many a parent can’t understand why the worship leader wouldn’t want to spend their free time investing in their child…
Need I explain why this one is particularly annoying?
What are some of the most annoying things you’ve heard as a worship leader? How do you respond to these?