Posts Tagged ‘teamwork’

Evaluating Worship as a Total Service

At Park Church, we utilize a portion of our staff meeting to evaluate the prior Sunday. While this is probably normal for most churches, we’ve chosen to have a group review of the total service, rather than have individual leaders or departments only evaluate the areas in which they are directly involved. Often this leads…

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Serving the vision, not the person

Recently I met with a sound tech from another church who spoke about having to essentially arrange the music on the fly, because every musician in his church played full range, all the time, without leaving room for anything else in the song. I asked a few follow-up questions, and it became apparent that their worship…

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How Your Worship Tech Team Leads Worship

I like to tinker and hot rod my gear. My guitars are modified, my amp is pretty heavily modified, and I’m thinking about getting into making my own pedals. When I was primarily a bass player, I looked into building my own speaker cabs from scratch, and did some reading up on enclosure and speaker…

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How to Easily Expand Worship Team Skill Levels

In a previous article I wrote about how to classify volunteer musicians based on musical ability, one very important factor I mentioned was giving people a way to grow. Even when you’re dealing with a variety of worship team skill levels, it is important for them to expand their vocal, musical, and worship skills. For the most experienced players,…

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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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Church Envy: When the Grass is Greener on the Other Side

A look at church envy and when the grass is greener on the other side I was going through some old files the other day and came across a bunch of notes from some worship conferences I attended a few years ago. As I leafed through all my chicken scratch and half legible note taking, I started…

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4 Ways to Unify with Your Teaching Pastor

Music can make or break someone’s opinion of a church. As a new worship leader at a brand new church plant, I feel this responsibility. In fact, when I first accepted the position, I experienced both the anxiety of not being sure if I knew what I was doing, and the freedom that comes with no strong traditions or entrenched dogmas. Using experience…

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Learning to Trust Your Worship Leaders

I have a good friend who is one of the most gifted worship leaders I have every had the privilege to work with. He has an amazing ability to connect with people in worship. He is also an amazing example of what it means to be a servant of the Lord. I have learned so…

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Embracing Conflict and Ministry Growth

Conflict is never fun. Most of us avoid it at all costs, especially if we are in ministry. But in a creative ministry it is inevitable. I had an experience with conflict that really opened my eyes to the brighter side of interpersonal entanglements. It allowed me to view conflict as a tool to healthy…

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