…I’ve been trying to instill vision into our church’s worship band, to get everyone to see that “leading worship” is much bigger than playing through a set list, bigger than a Sunday morning service. On Thursday night at practice, I asked everyone to put down their instruments and get off the stage. I gave everyone printed lyrics for 2 songs in case they needed them, and told them we were going to worship. The iPod played. I danced around inside the building, and even strayed outdoors, prophetically worshiping over the surrounding neighborhood. When we were done, I felt the presence of God so strongly that it almost seemed wrong, so trivial and demeaning, for us to pick up our instruments. But we did — and I think there was a change in the way we practiced. Instead of just going over the songs, we worshiped.
…Greg Adkins offers the clearest explanation I’ve seen of the vision of alt.worship.