Worship Teams Should Smile


The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’

Numbers 6:26

Do you know the definition of countenance? It’s a person’s face or facial expression.

One great thing every worship team can do is smile. A smile from the stage has so many benefits. You don’t want a goofy grin, a cheesy pose or a badly timed smile (like while someone is talking about something really sad or serious) but we also don’t want to be afraid of smiling on the stage. In fact, you need to smile a little bigger when on the stage so it translates to a regular smile to the congregation.



A smile is a universal language that sets people at ease.

Boosts Confidence

When the worship team smiles, it boosts the confidence of the band members and vocalists as well as the congregation. A smile can trick your mind into thinking “things are good” even if you’re having a bad day.

Is a Gift

It’s a gift to be able to connect with people through with a smile. A person of any age can smile – from the youngest child to the oldest adult!

Creates a Connection

Smiling creates the quickest connection with the congregation. You can smile on stage, but you can also smile before and after worship as you visit people, you can smile to your worship team and you smile while having conversations.

Increases Energy

When you smile, your muscles are working, your mind is working and overall increases your energy.

Is Contagious

When you’re smiling, others will too. Worship should be enjoyable and a smile is a great way to set the tone.

Is a Witness

Your attitude is a witness to your commitment to Jesus. Not every day is perfect, but you’re here, committed and ready to allow God’s love to shine through you.

Is Free

Smiles are free. They don’t cost a thing but add so much value to the worship team presence and connection. Practice smiling on the stage.

“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for them.”

— Psalm 126:2

“I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them and give them gladness for sorrow.”

— Jeremiah 31:13