Can you elaborate a bit further on that, Dave?
In the past few years we've made the total transition to in ear monitors, click tracks, ambient pads and sync'ed tracks w/ count-ins and synths, etc...and there's nothing inherently wrong with this stuff, but it does sort of raise the bar of expectations when people come to our church.
When we serve at the local homeless mission it's usually just me and an acoustic guitar and a couple of singers and, maaaaan, do we have some awesome times of worship there and I think that some of the reason is because the stress of all of the tech functioning properly is gone and the expectation of the production is absent; it's just us and God.
Again, the extra stuff is not inherently bad nor is it a destruction from God IF we use it correctly and don't rely on it...but the simple, the organic, the acoustic is just special and I'm wondering if I need to lead my team and ultimately my church 'backwards' a bit.
It's that whole "Heart of Worship" concept. It's more than a song.