Have you ever received compliments after leading worship, only to feel a bit awkward about it? While it’s great to receive positive feedback, we need to be careful not to encourage a culture of superficiality in our churches. Many people in our congregations may not fully understand the direction and intent behind our worship efforts. They might just be responding in a familiar and comfortable way. As worship leaders, we need to help our communities see the gathering through the same lens that we do, rather than simply seeking compliments for a job well done.