I was at a team meeting a couple days ago for a men's leadership retreat I'm speaking at next week. I had a brief conversation with two members of the worship team in which they both expressed the opinion that Hillsong is ruining worship music--at least for those of us in small churches. Their contention was that you can play, sing, and lead most Tomlin, Redman, Vineyard, etc., style songs with one or two acoustic guitars if that's all you got. But for the newer Hillsong material you need a big band with lots of pads or recorded tracks. I was thinking about that yesterday morning (and again last night at the homeless shelter) as we were leading worship with a "band" that consisted of two guitars and piano on Sunday morning (bonus that the new pastor plays piano) because young drummer was out of town and two other people didn't show at last minute--because life. One of them had to teach Sunday school that morning. The other was sick. We don't do any of the newer Hillsong music. Although Tomlin, Redman, and Vineyard seem to make frequent appearances. So, anybody doing any of the newer Hillsong or Bethel music with a small band and no tracks or pads?