Posts Tagged ‘worship resources’

One Tip to Make a Volunteer-Driven Service Feel Professional

Throughout my years as a worship leader, I’ve worked with a number of volunteers who were not comfortable on stage, got the shakes, and had little to no experience working with a microphone. Everybody has specific issues to work on, but there is a single common issue I’ve seen, without fail, that every volunteer needs…

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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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Leading Worship for the Long Haul: 3 Ways to Endure

This month marks my 13th year in ministry. I am frequently overwhelmed with gratefulness that God chose me to lead people to corporately worship Him. Over the past 13 years of voluntary, bi-vocational, and full time ministry, I have learned some truths. First, ministry can be hard on your family, your friendships, and you. Second,…

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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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How to Lead Worship Musicians with Different Abilities

How to lead worship musicians with different abilities Before becoming a worship band leader, I was involved as a bandleader at a variety of churches for a few years. This isolated experience of scheduling, rehearsing, and coordinating musicians apart from leading worship gave me time to learn how to lead worship musicians and, especially how to handle…

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