The never-ending debate in worship circles pits excellence against authenticity. Many argue passion should trump polish in praising God. But do we really want half-hearted efforts from our teams? Doesn’t God deserve our utmost? Scripture shows excellence and authenticity can and should coexist. Authenticity goes beyond sincerity to Spirit-guided truth. Our life actions must match confession. So pursue excellence while pointing to Jesus, not yourself. He deserves the finest craftsmanship, like the tabernacle’s artifacts. Yet excel with humility. Christ, though perfect, took the posture of a servant. Excellence should reflect His nature. Bring your abilities fully while seeking to glorify God first and edify others second. The right heart motivates excellence. With excellence AND authenticity, we can wholeheartedly honor God without distraction.