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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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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Changes in worship leading? Let’s be honest, we most often don’t warm to them do we?

It’s been said that the only thing certain in life (and in worship leading) is change, but how do you as a worship leader handle Changes in Worship Leading?

In this podcast, we look at the Changes in Worship Leading we all face at some time, whether they are of our own making, or whether the changes have been forced upon us.  Sometimes the pastor will want you to change something, or make that everything, about a worship service.  Sometimes you have to change midstream.

Sometimes the pastor will want you to change something, or make that everything, about a worship service.  Sometimes you have to change midstream, on the fly, and you find yourself adapting to the environment.

And sometimes you need to change something about how you are leading worship, and are reluctant to do so.

If you are in ministry at all, at some point you are going to have to face Changes in Worship Leading.

In this pod, we look at how you can not only handle Changes in Worship Leading, but how you can embrace them and shine through the changes to not only survive but to thrive in your worship leading…

And don’t forget, there’s a terrific worship leader training school that’s available to you a small price of the price of going to Bible College.

It will be a complete 6 month course covering all 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 worship team, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

When you are leading worship in most any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For only $29.77 a month acquire the training you need to not just muddle through, but function as a worship leader that you are destined to be.

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

Click on the image below to examine it now with our free webinar, From Zero to Hero Worship Leading

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Here’s the second part of our series on how to mix sound properly.

Now before you click away and think this is not for you, let me ask you how often you have had lousy sound when leading worship? Have you been at the mercy of some sound person who is cranky, even abusive, or who has little knowledge or understanding as to how to mix sound properly.

Or are you looking for a way to train your sound people to do the job you want them to do? Rather than putting up with their average ability to mix sound, why not have them listen to this podcast and learn how to do it properly?

Remember, worship leaders, this is designed to help you instruct the sound person to get the sound you want, not be at the mercy of his whims, ability or lack of ability.  Check it out now…


And please don’t forget, there’s a superb worship leader training academy that’s accessible to you a small price of the expense of going to Bible College.

This is actually a complete 6 month course covering what 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 managing the team, handling personalities, conflicts, encouragement and just about anything.

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

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

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

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Ever wondered how to mix sound properly?

I don’t mean twiddle a few knobs and push a few sliders, I mean really understand what is happening and begin to modify it in exactly the way you think it should be modified to make your sound as you worship lead amazing?

Often a worship leader is held to ransom by their sound person, and told to get back up on stage and do their thing while we sound guys do ours. This worship leader podcast is essential listening, because if you are a worship leader you should have a preference as top how your sound is mixed, and their job is to do it the way you prefer it.  But how can you offer comment when you know very little about sound mixing in the first place?  You can start by downloading and listening top today’s pod, right?

As a worship leader, you are completely at the mercy of your sound technician, unless you know how to effectively mix sound properly, so this is the first of our two-part series on how to mix sound, and how to get your sound perfect as you worship lead…

And you should not forget, we have our worship leader training academy that’s available a  fraction of the expense of going to Bible College.

It’s a complete 6 month course covering all you should know to lead a worship team, from selecting the best songs, joining and arranging songs and going up keys, right through to managing the team, handling personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else.

For yourself if you’re 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 get by, but become the worship leader that 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 on the image below to examine it now with our free webinar, Awesome Worship Leading

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When To pray or not to pray, that is a question we all face when we consider our worship leading.  Some people pray between every song, others never pray out loud, so what is the best thing to do and when?  That’s what this worship leader podcast is all about… practical, sensible teaching about when you should pray, and the consequences of your stepping into worship at that time.

Now I should say that I am not against prayer at all, but very much in favour of it.  However, when leading worship, I have seen prayers both enhance and detract from the spirit of worship.  I must say, I’m not a fan of long, extended play prayers, especially as part of worship leading.

Learn When to Pray and When Not to Pray

Many worship leaders, especially those who do not play an instrument, use their voice as a way of filling in between songs, and a prayer is often a spiritual way to do this.  While there is nothing wrong with the right prayer at the right place, overuse can certainly distract people who are genuinely worshipping deeply. In today’s pod, we look at when to pray, how long, what we should pray for and all the other prayer considerations.  If you lead worship, don’t miss this!

So check out today’s pod and decide for yourself when you should pray, how long, what we should pray for and all the other prayer considerations.  If you lead worship, don’t miss this!

And don’t forget, we have an amazing worship leader training academy which is available to you a fraction of the cost of going to Bible College.

It is 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 team, dealing with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and everything else. Oh, and we also teach on when to pray, and when not to in more depth.

So if you are leading worship in any capacity, don’t stumble in the dark! For just $29.77 a month get the training you need to not just get by, but become the worship leader 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 out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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In your worship leading are you leading, pushing or leaving your people behind?

I’m sure you want to answer “Leading them”, but so often we are on stage doing our thing and the congregation is being left behind, abandoned by your worship leading while you surge on ahead. Or alternatively, you are constantly pushing them to get involved, driving them as hard as you can into God’s presence, when it seems no one is really interested.

Your Worship Leading Can be More Powerful!

Why settle for driving your congregation, or leaving them behind when your worship leading could be so much more effective?  This special podcast looks at how you can actually lead people into deeper worship, and how you can make your worship leading more effective and a greater blessing for both you and your church!

It is so tempting to do your own thing, but our calling as worship leaders is to lead people in worship, not push or leave them behind.  So find out how you can lead your congregation in worship instead of pushing or abandoning them by listening to this podcast…

And don’t forget, we have an amazing worship leader training academy which is available to you a fraction of the cost of going to Bible College.

It is 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 team, dealing 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 get the training you need to not just get by, but become the worship leader 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 out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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Learning to implement your vision for worship leading is the next step in worship leader success.  In the last podcast we talked about discovering your vision for your worship ministry, but today is really exciting because we are going to examine how to implement your vision for worship.

What is the point of learning something, if you don’t implement the vision properly.  A vision without action is just a dream, nothing more, nothing less, so this pod is all about putting leg on your vision for worship leading and making it happen.

You might even be overwhelmed and drifting along in your ministry, waiting for the Lord to do something awesome.  But He will give you a strategy or a vision, then you must press into Him to get things underway and see Him do the awesome thing you are dreaming of in your ministry.  You can do this, and you can implement the vision for worship leading, starting today!

That’s right, the practical, hands-on issues of making your vision come to life is in this podcast…

And don’t forget, we have an amazing worship leader training academy which is available to you a fraction of the cost of going to Bible College.

It is 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 team, dealing 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 get the training you need to not just get by, but become the worship leader 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 out now with our free webinar, From Zero to Awesome Worship Leading

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