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Bonus Q&A: Switching to Multiple Worship Services

In our third Listener Q&A Episode, podcast listener Jason Daugherty asks for advice as his church plans to switch from one worship service to multiple worship services. Brenton Collyer, Justin Kalama and I share some key concepts to keep in mind when switching...

Bonus Q&A: How Do I Lead A Youth Worship Band Well?

In our 2nd Listener Q&A Bonus Episode, we answer a question from podcast listener, Brian Johnson. Brian is a new worship leader and will be taking over an established youth worship ministry. He asks for advice on how to lead a band, and how to do his best as a new...

Holding High Standards In Small Churches w/ Kade Young

The average church in America has only seventy members. This means that most worship leaders are fighting the uphill battle of trying to create an excellent worship ministry with limited resources and limited personnel. However, Kade Young seems to have cracked the...

Using Vocal Cues To Help Your Church Sing

As worship leaders, our job is not to sing, but to help the people sing. We are facilitators of the congregational choir. One way we can help facilitate is by using "vocal cues". Vocal cues are the things you say or sing to help your congregation know where you're...

Bonus: The Best Way To Use Your Pre-Service Playlist

Almost all churches have some sort of pre-service music playing while people walk in. Instead of just filling that Pre-Service Playlist with your favorite songs, here's a "Pro Tip" (I'll share it with you right here in the show notes): Use your church's pre-service...

7 Principles to Improve Your Church’s Sound

Many churches suffer from poor sound in their sanctuaries. It doesn't have to be that way. Today we cover seven principles that you can apply immediately to improve the sound in your church's sanctuary, whether you're in a big church or a small church. Enjoy the...

Bonus: The Surprising Reason You Need to Start a Choir

Traditional choirs are being killed off in churches across America, and quite honestly, I'm OK with that. However, there is one reason why I think you should consider keeping your choir, or starting one if you don't already have one.  It might be a reason you've never...

6 Steps to Crafting Engaging Worship Sets

"How do I put together a compelling and engaging worship set?" Whether you're a veteran worship leader or brand new to the game, putting together a song set is something you have to do on a regular basis. But how do we go about it? Is there a formula? Are there...

Longevity and Fruitfulness in Ministry w/ Paul Baloche

Nobody begins ministry with plans to burn out, ruin their family, walk away from the faith, or have an affair, but unfortunately these things happen on a regular basis in the Church. So how do we guard ourselves from these things? How do we set ourselves up to be...

What Is Worship in Spirit and Truth? w/ Bob Kauflin

John 4 may be one of the most well known passages in the Bible about worship. But what exactly is "worship in Spirit and Truth"? And as worship leaders and pastors, how do we plan our services to facilitate the kind of worship that the Father is seeking? The venerable...

Auditions – Worship Leader Roundtable

Our first worship leader roundtable is all about auditions. Four worship pastors from different churches discuss how they do auditions in their church. What mediums do they use to announce their auditions? What does the lead up process look like? What does the actual...

How to Leave Your Church Well

There comes a day for most Worship Leaders when they have to leave their current ministry assignment. Very few worship leaders get to serve the same congregation for 40 years. Sometimes the leaving is painful, under less-than-ideal circumstances. Other times, it is a...

5 Questions to Ask Before Introducing That New Song

With so many great new worship songs out there, there's a temptation to grab whatever is flashy and cool and throw it into your next worship set; but we must be much more intentional about the songs we choose and introduce to our congregation. We are the "Gatekeepers"...

Songwriting For Your Church w/ Stephen Duncan

Publisher of the Year, Stephen Duncan, joins us from Nashville to discuss the ins and outs of writing great, God-honoring worship songs for your congregation. Every congregation is unique and is walking through a unique set of experiences and circumstances. It is...

Ultimate Guide to In Ear Monitors for Churches

What's the big deal with in ear monitors? Does your church need them to be musically viable? On today's episode we talk to Taylor Knight, Technical Director of Harvest Bible Chapel and sound engineer for Vertical Church Band, about the popularity of in ear monitors,...

New Album Episode!!!

On today's episode I am super thrilled to offer you a full preview of my new 7-song EP "Ancient of Days". I have been writing and recording music for 15 years (half of my life!) and I have never been more proud of a batch of songs and production as I am with this EP....

Multigenerational Worship Leading

Healthy churches are filled with people from multiple generations:  from Great-grandparents to newborn babies. How can we as worship leaders lead both young and old to sing together and actually enjoy it? That's what we talk about today on the Worship Team Podcast!...

Transitions – Why They Matter and How To Master Them

Transitions between songs are one of the most important, and often the most overlooked, part of crafting a great worship service. Today, Brenton Collyer and I discuss why transitions matter, and give some very practical tips for making them as smooth and seamless as...

Humility, Brokenness and Authenticity As A Leader

What does God desire in our worship and worship leading? One word: Brokenness.  In our worship and worship leading, God desires us to be humble, dependent, reliant, weak and broken. This is very opposed to what we find in the church today. Church / Worship Leaders are...

What To Do When A Team Member Sins

Every one of your team members has sin in their life (including you!) but where does it cross the line to where someone should no longer be serving on the worship team? How should we address the issue, and is there a process of restoration we can follow to return the...

Multiply Your Ministry Effectiveness

  Want to do 100 times more ministry than you're currently doing? Want to have a massive impact on the kingdom of God that long outlasts you? Then you have to learn how to multiply yourself! In today's episode, I talk to Justin Bell, worship pastor of Calvary Nexus,...

8 Tricks to Improve Your Stage Presence

How do you look on stage? Is your body language helping or hindering people from worship?  We communicate much more with our bodies than we do our words. That's why as worship leaders and worship team members we must care about improving our stage presence! In this...

3 Things About Prophetic Worship

With churches like Bethel and Jesus Culture gaining in popularity and influencing the worship climate, there has been a growing interest in "Prophetic Worship". But what is prophetic worship? Are there any scriptures that can give us insight into this intriguing...

6 Tips for Great Worship Team Rehearsals

Worship Teams spend lots of time in rehearsals, so it's important that our rehearsals are as efficient and effective as possible! In today's episode we cover 6 tips that will hopefully help you run more effective rehearsals! Direct Download[sc name="podcastsubscribe"...

7 Traits of a Good Worship Team Member

What makes a good team member? What are the traits and characteristics of a good worship team member? In this episode, we explore seven important characteristics of someone who wants to serve on their church’s worship team. If you’re a worship team member who is...

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