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.

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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!

 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!).

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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!).

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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!).

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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!).

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