You don’t need a big rock band.
You can effectively lead people in worship with much, much less.
I think the only thing you really, really cannot do without is passion and conviction.
Throw in a dash of energy and charisma, and you’re definitely on your way.
And a heap load of musical ability doesn’t hurt either!!!!
(Nor do all the fancy lights 😉 )
Take a look at what was on the East stage yesterday:
Yep. Other than Luke (one of our Audio gurus) on the far left and the camera dude on the right stairs, there are only two musicians on stage.
On East, Eddie Kirkland (leading) and Ashley Appling (playing the Cajon) tore it up, with reckless abandon. Couldn’t ask for more…
And on West, Chrystina Fincher led with Steve Thomason on acoustic / BGV. Again, much tearing up was done….
All Because of Jesus
Jesus Reigns (Todd’s new tune)
The only downside we noticed was that we lost the crowd in the 2nd (new) tune. We’d already done it a couple times, but it was still too new for them to really sing along in the sonic vacuum (meaning no full band).
So if you do a week like this, be sure to pick VERY FAMILIAR tunes that lend themselves really well to letting one acoustic carry the load.
Oh, and some killer lights help… 🙂