Sometimes we have a tendency to include everyone and every instrument in our worship team. Whilst a bit of variety can be enlightening and refreshing to otherwise dull renditions, it can also steal the attraction away from God. It can overwhelm the congregation as the sound gets bigger and full of instruments trying to stand their ground.
It also bears thinking about, something that Paul Baloche stresses in his Worship seminars, is that the more instruments there are, the less each instrument should play.
I remember back to a worship conference called Noise where Planetshaker Henry Seeley came to Wellington to discuss worship. At the end of his talk, he sat down, rested a guitar in his lap, and humbly began to worship. Just him, and his guitar. It didnt take long for Gods presence to fill the room and open my eyes.
Our focus shouldnt be the music, the big sound. It should be on Him.
Less of us means more of God.