285- Atmosphere vs Anointing

Atmosphere vs anointing… what’s the difference and does one lead to the other?

This is an excellent question, especially given that many times these days there are many ways in which we know that we can enhance the atmosphere of our meetings. From lights and smoke to polished performances and how we stand, the big question is whether these bring the anointing of God, or whether we are just falling for a cool atmosphere.

Atmosphere vs Anointing

Now don’t get us wrong, we love all the atmospheric stuff.  Laser lights… awesome.  Smoke, unless you’re an asthmatic,… awesome. But are we just fooling ourselves into thinking that this is actually the Lord?  Is it just being cool, or are we genuinely ushering in a move of the Holy Spirit?

These questions and more are going to be answered in this exciting but slightly controversial worship leader podcast…

And also do not forget, we have an outstanding worship leader training college that’s available a small price of the cost 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 dealing with the worship team, coping with personalities, conflicts, encouragement and all the rest.

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

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

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Defusing worship leader pride is never an easy thing, and worship leaders can be among the worst at doing this.

Defusing Worship Leader Pride  Before it Becomes a Problem…

Worship leader pride is like any other form of pride, and it can come before a fall!

That’s what this podcast is all about… We don’t when she was a worship leader to fall victim of difficulties with pride, and if you do so it comes out in a variety of ways, many of which you are not even aware of.

And trust me, if Satan can use your feelings of pride to derail the effectiveness of your worship leader ministry he will definitely do so. That’s whites important for all of us involved in upfront ministry, and especially

So settle back and relax and listen to this week’s podcast with an open mind, and an open heart, ready for the Lord has to challenge you in the area of pride in your ministry.

Pride seems to be something that accompanies any upfront ministry, and because it can be an extremely destructive and volatile sin, defusing pride is an essential part of becoming a successful worship leader, as this podcast explores…

 

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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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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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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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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Are you a Multi-Talented Worship Leader?

If you can do several or even many things well, choosing what you will do actually becomes a stress.

Now please understand, I am not saying that we are the best at everything on earth, or that we are God’s gift to every aspect of worship leading, but the fact remains that many of us do actually have many talents.  So the question we ask is, how do you manage these many talents, which do you prioritise and how does that even look when it comes to your worship team?

If you have several talents, and most often worship leaders do because that’s why their pastors chose them, then there are many good reasons to manage your own talents carefully.  First, for your own sanity and to avoid burnout, second so you can feel fulfilled but importantly, when you do something that means someone else is not being released to do it.  So what should you do, what should you delegate and what should you avoid?  All of these pressing questions will be answered in this week’s exciting worship leader podcast!

So if you are the kind of worship leader who tends to be good at everything, and you need to make decisions and use the time you have effectively, you’re going to really get something out of this week’s podcast.  If you have less talents, that’s more than alright because you can concentrate on what you are god at and release others into what you struggle with, and that;s a terrific way to lead a successful worship team!

And don’t forget, we have loads of teaching on this and every other subject associated with worship leading in our incredible worship leader academy, which you can get access to for less than a cup of coffee a day. So give up a cuppa and learn to serve Jesus even more effectively today as a Multi-Talented Worship Leader!

Worship leader depression is something we all know, and know well (if we’re honest).

Being depressed is a common thing for everybody, but sometimes worship leader depression seems like the worst thing ever.

So why is it that worship leaders are so prone to feeling down about themselves and life in general?  That’s what today’s worship leader podcast is all about.  We are going to look at why we get depressed, what we are depressed about and how we can look to he Lord to drag us out of our depression.

And trust me worship leader depression is a common thing we all face!

Things don’t go well, people criticise, you get frustrated and before you know it, you’re depressed.  Your team let you down, and you get down. Your pastor conveys to you, either by speaking or just by a look, that you have let him down, and you too are left feeling down.

Oh man, I get depressed just thinking about it, don’t you?

So settle back with a nice calming beverage, maybe a latte or a sweet tea, and get ready to explore your emotions, feeling and hurts in this worship leader podcast.  And we promise to not leave you in the lurch coping with feelings of depression, but we have some great ideas on how you can look to the Lord and triumph over worship leader depression

 

 

And if you want to learn more about worship leader depression, and how can you deal with it in a godly way so that you might be down but not out, why not join us in our worship leader academy.  We teach all sorts of things, in fact pretty much everything you need to know as a worship leader, including the practicalities of how to arrange songs, lead bands and put together stunning worship, but also how to grow in your walk with God, how to encourage or discipline your team and, of course, how you can overcome worship leader depression and every other situation you might face.