Learning how to make worship songs exciting can make all the difference in your worship leading.

Yes, Worship Songs Can Be Exciting!

So often worship songs are just churned out, with little or no thought given to how they sound or how imaginative they could be.  This could be because the band and singers are just doing what they have always done, but most often it is because the band and singers, and indeed even the worship leader, simply do not have ideas on what could work and how great a song could sound!

The fact is that every single song we produce in church should be its own “mini-masterpiece,” yet often we as leaders are devoid of new and exciting ideas. So how can we think of new ideas, and how can we be open to new ideas flowing from the Holy Spirit that can take our worship songs and make them into amazing and memorable songs?

The bottom line is that we can and do have the ability to produce wonderful worship songs, that go way beyond congregational singing and touch the very creative heart of God. We can examine and learn amazing yet simple ideas that can make every song we share in worship a real winner, for the congregation and also for ourselves.  Arranging and producing a magnificent song has its own special satisfaction to the creative worship song leader!

This worship leader podcast brings Erick and Darin together to share years of experience in producing, arranging and making wonderful worship music, and it is all here for you on this week’s exciting worship leader podcast…

And don’t forget, every time you walk onto the stage to lead worship you have the chance to create something special in music, even if you are not a musician yourself. So settle back, grab a coffee and get ready to take some notes because this is jam packed full of fun, creative and innovative ideas that will transform the way you lead worship songs!

 Micromanaging… The Scourge of Leadership

Micromanaging… are you guilty of it in your worship leading? So many worship leaders try to control their teams and indeed every aspect of what their team is doing and how they are playing songs. But the fact is that much of our controlling behaviour is born out of fear, not out of faith!
This worship leader podcast could transform your entire ministry! Micromanaging is a frequent trait of leadership, and it can be one of the most destructive things you can do to your worship team.  It is a sure fire way to drive team members away, ruin their creativity and destroy the great joy of playing and ministering together.   Micromanaging can and will kill your worship team if you do not limit it, so this podcast, while it may hurt a little, is going to be far better than the end result!
Worship leading needs to be about releasing your team members, and not micromanaging them out of existence. So don’t be a micromanager as a worship leader, instead become an inspiring, challenging and releasing leader… the kind of leader your team will adore and serve like crazy!  Learn all about this in this important worship leader podcast…

And also do not forget, we have an special worship leader training academy that is available to you a small fraction of the expense of going to Bible College.

It’s a complete 6 month course covering what you need to know to lead a worship team, from selecting the best songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, to management of the worship team, managing personalities, conflicts, encouragement and just about anything.

So if you are leading worship in almost any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month get the training you need to not just muddle through, but end up being the worship leader you are destined to be.

Supercharge your worship leading abilities today (perhaps even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Click on the image below to check it out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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We all face unnecessary distractions in worship leading, but how do you deal with those unnecessary distractions, and how do you minimise them when you are trying to lead worship in your church?.

After a couple of weeks off and what I consider to be a well-earned holiday, full of wonderful distractions and worship leading, we are back on deck for the podcast dealing with the big questions, and trying not to get distracted by them!

When you are leading worship, there are any number of distractions that people face the can drag them away from connecting with God. The big question is, how do you minimise these distractions in worship leading, without sounding aggressive or heavy-handed.

Sure, you could ask everybody to turn off their cell phones and that will reduce distractions, but there are many other things that can adversely affect your worship leading.

So find some time to concentrate, sit down and enjoy this worship leader podcast. Make sure that you are not distracted, or you will be completely negating any good that you are doing by listening to the podcast in the first place!!!

This invaluable information is explored in this week’s exciting worship leader podcast…

And do not forget, there’s a marvelous worship leader training college that’s available to you a small price of the price of going to Bible College.

It’s a complete 6 month course covering all that you should know to lead a worship team, from selecting the best songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to management of the band, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and the rest.

So if you are leading worship in any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month acquire the training you might want to not just muddle through, but end up being the worship leader that you’re destined to be.

Increase your worship leading abilities today (perhaps even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Hit the image below to check it out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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Don’t give up worship leading!

Worship leader, this is a special podcast to encourage you.  All of us experience times when we want to throw in the towel and give up worship leading, but that is not the time when you should be making a huge decision.

We all get tired, down and even overwhelmed at times, and the devil uses this to discourage us in our chosen ministry.  We all get

We all get criticized at times, but we need to learn how to keep the main thing as the main thing, and how to let the Lord pick us up and inspire us.

It’s time to stop viewing set backs as failures, and start seeing a set back as a set up for a comeback!

Don’t Give Up Worship Leading because of what others say or do!

So be encouraged, worship leading is a calling that is without repentance, and it’s also one of the greatest and most fun callings in the world.  And after all, it lasts for eternity!  We won’t need preachers, evangelists, teachers or apostles in Heaven, but we will still have a job!

So, now is not the time to quit, so don’t give up as a worship leader before you listen to this encouraging and uplifting podcast. We all go through stages in life, and in ministry, and the team explore your calling as a worship leader, the discouragements that come your way and a host of other things to consider if you are discouraged.

So, don’t give up worship leading, and don’t give up listening to this podcast!

And you should not forget, there’s an excellent worship leader training school that’s available to you a small price of the cost of going to Bible College.

This is actually a complete 6 month course covering all you should know to lead a worship team, from choosing the right songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to dealing with the worship team, managing personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

So if you’re leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month get the training you might want to not just make do, but become the worship leader that you’re destined to be.

Enhance your worship leading abilities today (perhaps even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Hit the image below to check it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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259- Self Promotion

Self Promotion… another thing we rarely talk about, but most of us are doing it in some way if we’re honest with ourselves, right?

We don’t like to claim responsibility for this one, but many of us often find ourselves involved in self promotion as a worship leader.

Now before you get all high and mighty about it, recognise that anything you do to further your own ministry is self promotion.  It’s not all evil, but some of it certainly is, and many of us fall back on blowing our own trumpet because no one else is blowing ours for us! We know that it is the Lord who elevates us in His good time (1 Peter 5:5-6), but to be honest some of us,. even if our heart is right, are sorely tempted to do our bit in promoting our ministry, just to help God out a little bit.

I’m guessing it’s all part of the whole performance thing, and as performers (and we are that, even if we are also ministers) we are prone to promote ourselves, even if just a little bit.

In this pod Darin and Erick are painfully honest, and quite revealing, about their own struggles with self promotion, one of the worst thing to affect all up front church servants!  Have a listen and then ask yourself if you are genuinely serving the Lord, or maybe just a little bit self promoting…

And trust me, there are a few lighter spots in this podcast too, because we know we are all to a greater or lesser extent guilty of pushing ourselves and our ministries forward, sometimes at the expense of others.

It’s all happening right here this week on the worship leader podcast.  Oh, and thanks for sticking with us, as I have missed a week or so being away on tour.

Also, at the risk of being self promoting, let me share with you the exciting details of our Worship leader Academy…

We have an excellent worship leader training school that is accessible to you a fraction of the price of going to Bible College.

This is actually a complete 6 month course covering everything you should know to lead a worship team, from selecting the right songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to management of the band, dealing with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and just about anything.

For anybody who is leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month take advantage of the training you need to not just survive, but become the worship leader you’re destined to be.

Increase your worship leading abilities today (perhaps even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Hit the image below to examine it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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258- New vs Old in Worship

New vs old in worship leading… it’s a constant tension.  Some people like old songs, some prefer the latest and the greatest.

Some people like old songs, some prefer the latest and the greatest.  Some people prefer the old style, with the worship leader doubling as a conductor, and many like the latest styles and grooves. Some love the “big event” of worship leading, with lights, smoke machines and 100Db sound, while others prefer the subtle, natural, more acoustic sounds.

There is always a tension for the worship leader of new vs old, and that’s what this podcast explores in detail.

New vs Old: The Best of the Best

The thing is, we all know that there are points for and against both the old and the new, right? what we need to do as worship leaders is take the best of the old, and also the best of the new in our worship leading. Learn how to get the best from both the old and the new, in styles, songs, e=techniques and everything else, by listening to today’s podcast…

 

 

And please don’t forget, we have an special worship leader training college that is accessible to you a small price of the total cost of going to Bible College.

It’s a complete 6 month course covering everything you need to know to lead a worship team, from choosing the right songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to management of the worship team, dealing with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

If you’re leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month get the training you need to not just survive, but end up being the worship leader that you are destined to be.

Supercharge your worship leading abilities today (maybe even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Click the image below to check it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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How to Be Your Best Self in 2017

How to be your best self in 2017 is the theme for our very first pod cast of the year.

So many people make New Year’s resolutions at the start of the year, and statistics tell us that fewer than 8% of New Year’s resolutions result in manifested changes in lifestyle. That means that over 92% of New Year’s resolutions are abject failures, so we would like to 2017 to be a better year than that for you!

How to Be Your Best Self in 2017


People are always telling you to be yourself. No I don’t know what yourself is normally like, but I would encourage you to not just be yourself but be your very best self!

As worship leaders, we want to inject our personalities into worship leading, which means not only being ourselves but being our very best selves. It also means that you need to be your best self off stage as well as on stage, so that the person you portray leading worship on a Sunday morning is a true reflection of your personal walk with the Lord.

In this podcast, Eric and Darren explore how you can not only have a great 2017, but how you can be your best self in 2017, making this the best year ever because you have personally grown in your skills, talents and especially in your personal life with the Lord.

So don’t sit around wondering what the next year holds, or hoping that 2017 will be a bit better than 2016. Instead, listen to today’s pod cast and make a firm commitment to be your best self in 2017, thereby making this next year the greatest year ever for your worship leading, your family, your church and most importantly your personal walk with Jesus Christ.

And please don’t forget, we have an extraordinary worship leader training college which is open to you a small fraction of the price of going to Bible College.

It will be a complete 6 month course covering everything you should know to lead a worship team, from choosing the proper songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to managing the worship team, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

For yourself if you’re leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month acquire the training you might want to not just muddle through, but get to be the worship leader that you’re destined to be.

Enhance your worship leading abilities today (possibly even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Hit the image below to examine it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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Worship Leaders in 2017

I thought I would write a few words for worship leaders in 2017.  In my quiet time this morning I was thinking about the year ahead and how I could make 2017 the best year ever for worship leaders all around the world, starting from New Years Day and lasting the entire year!

 

I read about Paul bidding the Ephesian elders farewell, and read…

 

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews.

 

Paul had been through so much in his struggles to bring the gospel to both Jew and Gentile. Throughout all of this he recognised that he had to choose to nourish his own heart by the living word, rather than concentrate on the difficult circumstances he faced.

The Challenge for Worship Leaders in 2017

As we face a new year, we should stop and think about how much it would affect the world if those of us who are worship leaders would constantly remember that we can’t serve our congregations unless we die to ourselves with Christ.

 

If we understand worship as a sacrifice of praise as to the Lord, rather than something we do, then dying to ourselves will give added impetus and energy to our worship leading, and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us to touch the lives of people who are listening.

 

As a worship leader, we should recognise that wherever we go in our life we are worshipping, and that every step we take in any area of our life since is walking sacred ground. We do not simply sing songs, but we lead people to a deeper knowledge of Christ.

 

Worship leaders in 2017 play an important part in God’s whole mission to the world throughout the year, and if we die to self we can become immune from all of the phrases, prejudices and jealousies that usually play singers and musicians, both inside and outside of the church.

 

Dying to self can allow us to be the perfect conduit for the move of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives, and we can give the gift of God’s presence in the fullness of his kingdom to each member of our congregation. For this reason we should also practice and train so that we can be effective in the role God has called us to.

 

So this new year, as we head into 2017, why not pause for a few moments with me and dedicate your life afresh to the Lord and the ministry that he has called us to. Let us decide together to crucify ourselves with Christ, and to become a new creation whose sole motivation is to serve Jesus in any and every aspect of our lives, both on the stage and off.

If we can truly dedicate ourselves to the Lord in this way, then 2017 can be the greatest year ever for a worship leading. If we can truly die to ourselves, die to our selfish motivations and petty jealousies and open our hearts to the move of God’s spirit, then His anointing will increase in our lives.

 

So rather than letting the New Year evolving its own way, I challenge all worship leaders in 2017 to examine themselves, crucify themselves and rededicate themselves wholly to the service of the Lord, and to the Ministry of worship leading that He has called us to.

So Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we will be back on deck with more podcasts, craziness and fun, as well as heaps of free teaching, in the New Year.  See you then folks, and let’s make 2017 the best year ever!

Making Christmas Worship Leading relevant is always the challenge at this time of year.

Leading worship at Christmas time is often so different to your normal church services.  The songs are different, the service is different, often shorter, but the expectations are always very high at Christmas.  On the plus side, people tend to know the songs, but on the minus side, many of these songs have been played to death through the years and some people are just over them… including a lot of worship leaders!  Isn’t it time to make them fresh again?

You always have people there who only ever attend church once a year.  So do you give them a nice, cute carol singing experience, or do you seize the opportunity to challenge them about things that are more important than the giving and receiving of presents?

So how can you make Christmas Worship Leading relevant, powerful and life changing for those who are “once a year” attendees?  And how can you make the same ol’ same ol’ of Christmas carols something special for you and your congregation.  Find out in this exciting podcast…

And don’t forget, there’s an outstanding worship leader training academy which can be available a fraction of the expense of going to Bible College.

It’s a complete 6 month course covering everything you need to know to lead a worship team, from choosing the proper songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to managing the band, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

So if you are leading worship in any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month receive the training you need to not just muddle through, but end up being the worship leader you’re destined to be.

Enhance your worship leading abilities today (perhaps even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Hit the image below to check it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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Prepared worship often takes criticism for not being Spirit led, but in this pod we ask the big question, is there a place for both prepared worship leading and spirit led worship leading, and can one lead to the other?

Some worship leaders think that Spirit led worship needs to not be prepared at all, and they take a laisez faire, “anything could happen and it probably will” approach.  Or on the other end of the scale, some worship leaders are so prepared they have everything organized down to the number of choruses, repeats or verses, and they also pre-arrange spontaneous free worship!

In this podcast, we have a look at both of these extremes, and carfeully examine where we should be as worship leaders.  We would argue that we need both preparation and also the ability to be free and Spirit led, and reveal our secrets on how to obtain the balance we are all looking for in our worship leading.

All is revealed in this week’s worship leader podcast!

And please don’t forget, we have an fantastic worship leader training college which can be available to you a small fraction of the total cost of going to Bible College.

This is actually a complete 6 month course covering all you need to know to lead a worship team, from selecting the right songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, to management of the team, managing personalities, conflicts, encouragement and the rest.

For yourself if you’re leading worship in any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month take advantage of the training you might want to not just get by, but function as a worship leader you’re destined to be.

Supercharge your worship leading abilities today (maybe even get your church to sponsor you… best investment they could ever make!).

Click the image below to check it out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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