I recently ran a workshop for training and equipping worship teams. One of the most common issues I encounter through these workshops is worship leaders who insist that it is their right as a leader to choose the songs solely based on their musical preference (they are not only generation Y either!).
In doing so, they turn their back on their responsibility to choose songs that reveal the nature of God in a balanced and biblical way. Coming back to the essence of worship I believe is the only way to work through this.
Finding leaders who are teachable and humble is key – us creative lot aren’t always overflowing with these qualities! When we do, however, we have leadership that reflects the nature of Christ in both song and sacrificial life.