When leading, it is important to encourage the congregation to sing.
It is all relative.
If they are singing a little, have them sing more.
If they are singing some, have them sing more.
If they have lots of energy, lead them to have more.
Worship grows stronger when the majority of the congregation is singing. You, the worship leader, are responsible to get them to participate and sing.
So, try this the next time you lead.
1) As you start the chorus for the second time through, ask the congregation to “sing out.”
2) Get them to sing louder and louder as you lead, then drop all the instruments out and let them hear the voices a cappella.
Confidence in congregational singing will help lead to stronger worship experiences.