Worship practice can be long tedious and dull, but let us show you how to Have Awesome Practices in this podcast.
Everybody knows that practice can not only be boring or uninspiring, but it can be downright depressing, especially if people are struggling to play or sing something. you might find the leader getting angry or short tempered, you might find the musicians being reactive, you might find the backing vocalists sitting in a corner bored and listless.
Or you might find people are genuinely having fun, trying new things and laughing all the way through…
It’s your choice!
Deadly dull, or have awesome practices… we know you are going to love this pod, and turn your practices into the best night of the week, and your worship team into the most joyous part of the church!
Not only can you make it awesome, you can make it everybody’s highlight of the week, generate unity and a joyous spirit in your team and transform them into a powerhouse of worship leading on Sunday! Listen to find out how…
Self Centred worship… seems completely crazy to worship at all doesn’t it?
How can our worship, which should be God centred, suddenly become self centred? When we are doing it for the wrong reasons, and that’s what this podcast is all about.
Self Centred Worship is All About…?
I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about… ME! OK, no worship leader is ever going to actually say or sing that, but quite a few of them inadvertently act like it is all about them. From their hair to their clothes, from the way they strut about the stage to the way they sing, some worship leaders are actually straying into self centred worship leading rather than truly focusing on God .
So don’t be selfish when you lead worship, let this podcast guide you towards God not self centered worship leading. I mean, isn’t that what we are all about?
This is a controversial podcast, dealing with how you can survive pressure from a pastor as a worship leader.
Now, we all love and respect our pastors, but some of them apply a lot of pressure to those serving in their church, especially worship leaders.
Worship is a big part of a church service, and pastors really want it to be right. Sometimes they may upset you by seeming particularly demanding, but for the most part they have good intentions at heart. Your role as the worship leader is not to become a doormat or a punching bag for a service that has not gone well, but you are responsible for serving your pastor, the people and the Lord as you lead worship in church.
Pressure from a pastor is no fun!
Being on the receiving end of pressure from a pastor is never going to be fun, but hey, it’s part of the territory some times. This podcast will teach you how to handle it properly, in a godly way, and how to act now to not only bless your pastor and the church, but operate as a trusted member of the service team.
So listen to this podcast and learn how to not only survive the pressure from a pastor, but to give him and the church the worship they want in this very special podcast.
We often overlook how to finish a service, and the end of the service often collapses into a coffee and morning tea program, but we have put our heads together to come up with 5 stylish ways you can finish a service in church.
Finish a Service in Style, Not in Confusion!
Often the last thing we think of when we start worship (or anything for that matter) is the end, and then once the preaching and altar call are dealt with, we just stumble into some type of wrap up before coffee, if we are lucky! Our churches deserve better than this, and so the pod team have set out to try and find new, innovative, clever and practical ways you can bring the service to a close in a stylish, classy and professional manner.
This worship leader podcast is practical, and not to be missed!
None of us are perfect, but here is a really fun podcast where Darin and Erick reveal all… or at least share their funniest worship leading bloopers!
Now, we are the first to admit that we have made mistakes, in fact many, many mistakes, when worship leading. Some of hem seemed pretty nasty at the time, but looking back hey are actually hilarious!
Why Talk About Worship Leading Bloopers?
Why? Firstly because they are funny, and who better to be laugh at than ourselves. Secondly, because our collection of worship leading bloopers also illustrate some of he mistakes you can avoid. So there’s 2 reasons to listen to this podcast!
From missing the entry of a song, to wrong keys and so much more in the way of disasters, this is a podcast that will have you giggling as well as learning something about yourself, and how to lead worship in church. This is totally not to be missed!
And if you want to avoid these embarrassing yet funny situations and more, check out our free webinar… Click here to see it!
Sex and the ministry is a potent mix at any time, and worship ministry is amongst the worst for sexual indiscretions.
You might be sitting there thinking, “I don’t have an issue with sex in the ministry,” and maybe you don’t right now, but I can tell you this is one of the most frequent tensions within a worship team, and you are not exempt from it!
In a praise and worship team, you have the love of music and worship in common. Many times your wife or husband doesn’t share that love, and this opens a sneaky little door through which the devil can invade your worship team and completely desptroy not only your ministry, but also your entire life! That’s what makes this praise and worship leader podcast so powerful, and so important. Even if you are not sexually attracted to someone in your team, chances are somebody in your team is attracted to someone else. We will share strategies on how you can put things in place to stop sex and the ministry becoming a force of destruction in your church!
This open, honest and revealing podcast is a must for every worship leader, married or single. Avoid the biggest mistake of your life by listening to this…
And don’t forget, we have special teaching about this and all other aspects of worship leading in our exclusive worship leader academy. Take a few months and learn all you can, and become the worship leader you long to be. Check out our exclusive worship leader training webinar for free right now.
The voices in your head can have a huge impact on how you lead worship , and even how you live your life.
If you have seen the movie “Inside Out”, you will have an idea of exactly what I’m talking about, right? These voices are sometimes in conflict, sometimes leading you the wrong way, and sometimes attacking you and your talent, ability and self esteem.
Pesky Voices in your Head
Many people grapple with said voices, and it affects them and their attitudes towards their team, their church and even the ones they love. This podcast is about getting the voices in your head under control, and on your side!
And this podcast is also about having some fun, because the Voices in your Head most often try to make your life miserable, We teach you how to distinguish between the various sources of the Voices in your Head, and also how to learn to control your thought life, both on stage, during the service, at practice and in every aspect of your life!
Here you will learn many things from the practicalities of song arrangements and changing keys, right through to the preparation and controlling the Voices in your Head! Something for everyone and it is all free!
Image is from Wikipedia and features a still from the movie “Inside Out”. Brilliant kids movie you really need to see!
A worship leader nightmare is when you are doing your best, and you see no response. OK, in some denominations this might be the norm, but even in conservative groups there are still signs of life that ought to be there, right?
But often you see nothing! No hands raised, no eyes closed, no smiles… nothing! This happens more than you might imaging, even with experienced worship leaders, so this week’s podcast is one you need to check out and listen to, just for your own ministry’s sake!
You are up there singing, playing, worshiping and feeling like you are really tapping into the presence of the Lord, and you look across the auditorium and see… absolutely nothing. Some people might even be yawning or falling asleep, and you want to hop down from stage and go and shake them and say, “How about a bit of engagement, dude!”
Of course, you cannot do that when you see no response to your worship leading!
But what you can do is listen to the podcast and learn some switched on techniques that will connect with people and allow you to start engaging them in worship.
Another positive thing you can do is to watch our free online teaching and learn powerful and effective techniques that can help you engage your congregation.
You should lead worship with a gratitude attitude, but people being people, we often are not as grateful as we ought to be.
It has been well said that the biggest sin of the western world is an ungrateful spirit, and this applies even yo us worship leaders, who have so much to have a gratitude attitude about, right?
Well, this is going to be a fun and very positive and rewarding worship leader podcast! In it we discuss all the big reasons why we are grateful, and we talk about how you can lead worship with a gratitude attitude.
In fact, this pod looks at having that gratitude attitude in every aspect of life, including your worship leading, and how this attitude or gratitude can make such a difference no only in your worship leading but also in how you relate o others, how you lead your team and how you worship in spirit and in truth.
Worship Leading with a gratitude attitude?
And this pod will make you feel GREAT! Plus, you can check out our free worship leader training, and this will enhance your gratitude attitude as well! You are in an awesome ministry, dude, get thankful about it!
There is so much you can be thankful for in life, starting with Jesus dying for you and giving you eternal life, and moving right through the blessings you have in your world, like family, church, work, ministry and friends. So we hope this pod will fill you with joy and thankfulness, and make you stop to recognize the unbelievable blessing that comes when you know Jesus!
Acoustic worship is one of the most popular styles of worship leading, and the great things is that, even for a small church, acoustic worship leading, even with just a solo guitar, can work sensationally.
Many churches feel that, to be contemporary, they need to have a huge band and singers, drums, bass, keyboards, screaming lead guitars, the whole deal.
But there is increasingly a place for simple, acoustic based worship leading, with maybe a couple of guitars, a little beat box and perhaps a simple keyboard. People love it. Worship teams love it and vocals can become a major feature.
In fact Acoustic music is popular even outside of the church!
At a recent concert I attended, a rock concert by a famous secular artist, some of the most memorable songs were done not with rock music and the whole band, but by the artist out the front playing a solo acoustic guitar!
And Acoustic Worship is Cool!
It’s light to the ear, loved by most worshipers and has many other incredible advantages over the full worship team, as this pod explores…
And hey, if you want to learn more about worship leading in general, check out our free webinar, available for you at any time of the day or night, and free to watch and learn from. It’s amazing and fun and… well, check it out for yourself and you’ll see just how cool it is. And then apply the knowledge you gain to your worship leading this week!