Single instrument worship leading, when you lead with only a single instrument like a guitar or piano, might seem like a challenge, but this exciting podcast shares some of the advantages and awesome things that can happen when all of your team lets you down and it becomes just you and a single instrument.

Is Single Instrument Worship Leading Good or Bad?

In this discussion, we look at the positives of only using one instrument when you are worship leading. Now I’m not saying you should fire your band and drop back to a single guitar or piano, but there are some definite advantages when you do this, and sometimes change is as good as a holiday, right?

Even in big concerts by famous people, who have huge bands and productions worth millions of dollars, and who have the best of the best musicians and singers, there is often a time where they grab a single acoustic guitar, or sit at a single piano and share an intimate song or two.  There is something revealing, simple and strangely intimate about having just one instrument, and today’s pod explores the various ways we can use this close feeling and gentle intimacy to draw people even closer to the Lord in worship!

So if you are in a small church where you might face this regularly, or if you lead in small groups where a single instrument is the norm, the team shares how you can make single instrument worship the best!  Don’t despise the day of small beginnings, let God use you to draw His people near so that they can worship and honour Him in a special way through the use of single instrument worship leading…

And also do not forget, there’s an superb worship leader training academy which is available to you a fraction of the price of going to Bible College.

It will be a complete 6 month course covering all 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 team, managing personalities, conflicts, encouragement and just about anything.

If you’re leading worship in any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month obtain the training you need to not just make do, but end up being the worship leader you’re destined to be.

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

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How you measure success in worship leading is a debatable area.

And it is something that could be different for each person, and especially depends on the type of church you are leading worship in!

So How Do You Measure Success in Worship?

OK, let’s get right down to it…Is it how many hands are raised, is it how many compliments you get after the service, or is it something far less tangible like how you feel the worship leading went?

Success in worship is discussed at length in this pod, but we also recognise that the true measure of success is not hands raised or feet tapping, but hearts actually engaged with the Lord in genuine worship.  Erick and Darin discuss how this manifests in various churches, and how you can achieve real success in your worship leading week in and week out!

This podcast explores the measures we use for success, which ones are valid and we do a fascinating double top 5 on the reliable and unreliable indicators of success. If you want to become a great worship leader, you need to hear this pod…

And you should not forget, there’s an astounding worship leader training college which can be available to you a small fraction of the price of going to Bible College.

This is actually a complete 6 month course covering all that 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, handling personalities, conflicts, encouragement and the rest.

For anybody who is leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month have the training you need 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!).

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Learning how to give criticism in a productive and godly way is an important part of leading a praise and worship team.

Discover How to Give Criticism in a Way That Your Team Will Love You For!

If you criticise your team members the wrong way, you will not only build resentment against you, but you can destroy their ministries and even their lives!

This might sound a bit over the top, but in this podcast, we are going to look at how your ability to handle and give criticism can have a major effect on the life of your team, and overall on how effective your worship leading ministry is.

Psalm 133 talks about the powerful effect unity can have on your ministry, whatever your ministry might be, and I can tell you that mishandling the ways in which you give criticism to your team members can greatly affect unity, and therefore the power and effectiveness of everything you do!

So, every worship leader needs to hear this important podcast and learn how you can not only give critis=cism in a constructive and godly way, but also how you can bring the very best from your team in a way that doesn’t upset them, but actually, makes them love you even more!

So last week we looked at how to take criticism, which is the first part of this double podcast.  This week, we flip it around and teach you how to give criticism, especially when the aim is to improve worship leading and the overall band performance.  So how do you give criticism in a loving, godly and effective way?  Listen to this podcast and discover how you can do this the right way…

Don’t do it wrong, because you will definitely regret it!  Offer constructive criticism in a loving, godly and effective way?  Listen to this podcast and discover how you give criticism the right way…

269- How to Take Criticism

Learning how to take criticism is something we all are going to face at some time in our worship leading ministry.
And let’s face it, people can be brutal.  Especially when something as emotive as music in church is involved!  And you’ll find they are sometimes more than happy to criticise you for the craziest things, like how loud the music was or somebody else having a guitar out of tune.   If you are standing up and seeking to lead people into the presence of God, the devil is going to use every way he can to attack you! That’s why this podcast on how to take criticism in a godly, honourable and humble way is going to be so valuable for you!
In today’s episode, Erick and Darin discuss the sources of criticism, noting that most of the people who have something negative to say about you cannot even hope to do what you do in leading worship!  But they go on to discuss strategies on how you can respond in a godly way, rather than react in an angry, harsh or vindictive manner!

Learn How to Take Criticism the Godly way!

Nothing is off limits, and everything is completely honest and helpful.  Darin even reveals some of the recent attacks he has faced (trivial and all).
Trust me if you are up on stage, someone is going to take a shot at you, so all of us as leaders need to learn how to take criticism, and to do so in a godly, humble and loving way. Learn how you can take criticism the right way in this amazing and highly practical worship leader podcast.
And hey, if you haven’t yet seen our fantastic video series,

The Top 10 Mistakes Worship Leaders Make 

(And How to Avoid Them)

Then click the link and please watch it for free.  It could save you tons of pain in your worship leading ministry, and if you avoid these mistakes, you could also avoid a lot of criticism!

Connecting with and engaging your congregation… We all have to face this, worship leaders,  no matter how accomplished we think we might be. But it seems that connecting and engaging your congregation is easier said than done, right?

Ways of Engaging Your Congregation

We look out across the audience and see some people engaged, and some looking bored, checking their cell phones and so on.  How do you engage them in worship when they look like they’re not interested?  How do you peak their interest, and somehow cause those who are actually bored with worship to want to engage with you as you lead them?

And perhaps the greater question is, where are you leading them, and how are you leading them?

Now we all know that you will never engage all of the people all of the time.  You have no control over where their hearts are at, what they are thinking if they have had a fight on the way to church or anything else.  We recognise that in any church there are those who long to worship, no matter how bad the worship leading is, there are those who will never worship because their hearts and heads are not in the right spot, and there are also those who want to worship but need something to change in order for you to lead them effectively.

So what is is that you need to change to engage your congregation effectively?

In this podcast, we explore the many and varied ways in which even novice worship leaders can effectively connect with and lead their people. We have a cracking Top 5 with loads of great advice, and we have heart felt sharing from the guys as they open up about their struggles to engage their people.

So this is a must for all worship leaders… grab a cuppa, take a little time and learn how to engage your congregation before you lose their interest altogether.

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Worship disasters happen, doesn’t matter who you are or where you are ministering, at some point things are going to go wrong!

Therefore, if you are smart, rescuing worship disasters is something you had better know a thing or two about!

It might be your PA misbehaving, your team mistiming or your own spiritual life misfiring, but something is going to not go the way you plan it at some point. Inevitably, something at some time will go wrong, and rescuing the situation is a skill we all need.  No matter who you are, you need to listen to today’s podcast and learn how to deal with disasters when they come…

And for some of us, worship disasters are a regular occurrence. It doesn’t really matter what the issue of the moment is, the real question is how do you handle such a worship disaster?

Handling Worship Disasters

When things mess up, what do you do? Do you freeze, do you blame others or do you step up and take responsibility, and make it right? Do you pray, or do you panic? Do you sign or do you scream at someone?

Handling these worship disasters is a key part of your worship leading, and can make the difference between been an OK leader and a super one.  Every time you don’t handle things correctly, your team, your pastor, and the congregation all start to doubt you and your ability, even your anointing!

Inevitably, something at some time will go wrong, and rescuing the situation is a skill we all need.

So today, do yourself and your worship leading skills a huge favour and listen up good because when it all goes wrong, you really want to actually know what you are doing, don’t you?

No matter who you are, you need to listen to today’s podcast and learn how to deal with disasters when they come…

The changing face of worship leading in the church is, well… changing constantly!

New styles, new ideas, new songs, the list goes on and on. How do you lead worship with integrity in the face of constant change, and how can you harness the changes to make your worship leading more effective, both now and long into the future.

Worship Leading in the Church is Different Now


Worship leading and the church is completely different to what it was years ago. Gone are the days when we conduct the sky and rely on the organ, with many modern churches presenting a world class musical and vocal performance.

In the face of such changes in the church, how do you as a worship leader prepare the hearts of your people to lead them into a deeper experience of worship, despite the way in which we now present our music?

This exciting podcast examines the type of changes that are currently happening, and how you can not only survive them but also thrive in the midst of the constant change that is our modern society.

There are some aspects of worship leading in the church that we must never change and that you must adhere to, and there are some aspects of change that we must embrace in order to continue communicating effectively with our congregations.

So if you’re not sure which is which, tune into this week’s podcast and discover how, in the midst of change you can improve the effectiveness of your worship leading in church.

Find out how in today’s worship leader podcast

Getting stale in worship leading is a dilemma we all face, no matter how long or how effective you are at worship leading.

Getting Stale in Worship

Let’s face it, no matter who you are or what church you are in, after a period of time things can easily go just a little bit stale.  You do the same thing, that you know works well, and you do it service after service, and even the professionals, even the world’s greatest worship leaders run the risk of things becoming same old, same old.

But wait! You don’t have to find yourself getting stale in worship!  You can keep worship and indeed worship leading fresh, alive and fun if you approach it in the right ways.  So this podcast is full of practical suggestions that can make a major difference in the way you face worship, in the way you manage the team, and even the way you face life!

This exciting podcast examines how we fall prey to going stale, and how we can stop this and keep our worship leading fresh and alive…

So, listen up and enjoy the banter, and remember, you can avoid getting stale in worship if you stay close to the Lord!

And do not forget, there’s an outstanding worship leader training school that is accessible to you a fraction of the 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 best songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, to dealing with the band, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and the rest.

So if you are leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month receive the training you might want to not just make do, but function as a 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!).

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Easter services are often overlooked by pastors, churches and worship leaders. Yet it is one of the most important and powerful weekends in the Christian calendar!

Use Easter Services for Outreach

You can use easter services for outreach into the community, and outreaching to believers as well.  Many people don’t come to church regularly yet make a special effort to make it to church on Easter Sunday or Good Friday.  Instead of treating your Easter services like any other service, you can use these to truly speak into the lives of people you would otherwise never see in your church!

And worship leaders are a big part of this process. You need to choose your songs very carefully, making sure that they reflect the heart of God and the wonderful sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Plus you also get the awesome chance to bless those of your congregation who may not be walking with the Lord.  When you choose songs that point to Jesus, and when your pastor preaches in the same way, many will be deeply touched and you have the chance to truly be used of God in blessing them.

Trust me there is no better time of the year than Easter to get your songs, presentation and worship absolutely right, and that’s what this exciting podcast is all about… Making your Easter services the very best they can be!

And don’t forget, there’s an astounding worship leader training college that’s available a small fraction of the cost of going to Bible College.

It is a complete 6 month course covering all 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 band, handling personalities, conflicts, encouragement and just about anything.

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

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

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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!