It happens to the best of us, but it’s especially distressing for worship leaders. Please consult the list below to see if you do, indeed, qualify as an old worship leader.
- You can remember “worship wars” first hand.
- You heard the first Hillsong album when it was released.
- You can remember a time when buying music was the only option.
- You often catch yourself during the last song thinking about the nap you have planned.*
- You think there’s too much new music.
- You’re not phased when gear breaks or the crowd is thin or when you find yourself unprepared to sing or play.
- You often remember that it’s rehearsal night just before people start showing up.
- You rant about stuff no one cares about.**
- You remember when praise teams had to share one monitor mix. (Sometimes with just one monitor!)
- You made a “Garth Brooks” joke when preachers starting using headset microphones.***
I don’t that any of my readers fit all of these, but some of you are getting close. If you’re truly brave, you’ll comment below with how many of these describe you.