Worship Resources

4 Books Every Worship Leader Should Read

My transition from volunteer to worship leader was a bit of a crash course, so I made sure to start grabbing books, reading blogs, and really living worship development. Some of us don’t like to read books, but I’m just going to say “grow up” and not even deal with that objection. You either take…

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5 Must Have Worship Technologies for Every Worship Leader

OK, I admit, maybe “MUST HAVE” is a bit overstated, but I will tell you as a worship pastor, there are 5 worship technologies that I use practically every day/week and I don’t know how I did without them. If you’re a rookie in the worship leading profession or you’ve been at this for awhile…

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New Podcast Coming July 2016!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Building Worship Podcast, releasing in July of 2016! Each episode will feature about 20 minutes of discussion on a specific topic dealt with by average worship leaders. Our own Mike Bohlmann hosts each week, talking with different worship leaders about how they have experienced and dealt…

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Preparing A Worship Set List: More than Picking Songs

It’s tempting to plug in a list of popular, catchy songs that people will enjoy (hopefully) and feel like the set list is complete. But there is a teaching component to our leading that should call people to something deeper than immediate enjoyment. Here are my steps that I go through to consider all elements…

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6 Principles of Collaborative Worship Songwriting

The benefits of collaborative worship songwriting Collaborative worship songwriting is an incredible resource for the local church. In the ministry I serve in, we’re connecting Christian songwriters and worship leaders across our community to write and share songs of prayer for our city. We’re continuing to discover that unity and collaboration is challenging work. It’s much…

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5 Steps to Adding Loops and Tracks

If you’ve been to a concert or night of worship and heard parts you knew weren’t happening onstage, you’ve probably wondered how to utilize this for your own team – especially when you wind up with those dreaded “decline” responses on Planning Center. I’ve spent the past few years diving into tracks and software instruments…

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