Pastor Tim Smith’s post about worship at Mars Hill Seattle has a couple of noteworthy comments:
Stripping things back to just voices with a simple guitar emphasized the fact that the congregation is (or should be) just as much a part of the band as the drummer or guitar player.
At the end of the day I think the only way to keep musical style from becoming an idol is to mix it up as much as possible. You can’t change it up so much that your people can’t even follow you but a good rotation of musical styles and dialects keeps folks on their toes. It emphasizes that music is just one of a “thousand tongues” with which we can declare the glory of Jesus Christ.
Does this hold true in your congregation?