296- Making Christmas Special

Making Christmas special in worship leading is important, because at this time more than others people come to church. OK, Christmas is special, but if we as worship leaders do what we do effectively, this could be one of the greatest times for evangelism and salvation in the year.

You Can Have Fun Making Christmas Special

Christmas does not need to be burdensome.  If you start early and prepare well, you can have fun making Christmas special, even though you tend to use songs only at this time of the year.

Preparing your Christmas presentation does take time, and usually a little more effort, but the rewards can be huge.  Most churches see a massive influx of non-believers at this time of year, and you have the incredible privilege and honour of being able to minister to them and share the gospel with them in a way you could never do any other way!

And that is the great thing about Christmas, and indeed leading worship at Christmas.  You have access to p[eople who would not otherwise be going to church, you also have the opportunity to use some very powerful and compelling Christmas songs, many of which contain gospel influences.  Plus, you can put together a presentation that is not only making Christmas special, but is also fun to watch, fun to be a part of and challenging to the congregation.

Christmas really is a special time, and you can have fun and be challenged yourself by making Christmas special this year.  Darin and Erick talk about this and discuss fantastic ways you can make a real difference, and use this fabulous opportunity to reach out in hope to people who are growing more and more disillusioned with the modern, selfish and prejudiced world.

So settle back, have a listen and discover how to make this Christmas special, in your life and in the life of your church…

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…

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Worship Leading at Christmas

Worship leading at Christmas presents an incredible opportunity. When leading worship week by week in church, you get to minister to the same people again and again.  Hopefully you have the privilege of leading them into the presence of the Lord, but Christmas itself presents a completely different scenario.

The Opportunity of Worship Leading at Christmas

Pursuit opportunity you have a Christmas time with your worship leading is that people who are attending the service are often not the same as the ones who attend weekly.

Many people go to church at Christmas time as a special event, and this presents a unique opportunity.

Therefore, you need to choose the songs that you are leading carefully, mixing in Christmas carols that makes sense and focus on Christ rather than snow or Santa.

Also, look for opportunities to weave the Gospel message into and around the carols you choose. With so many people who don’t know the Lord in the room, you have an incredible opportunity to speak into their lives.

One method I found that works particularly well at Christmas is to encapsulate the carols and songs in and around a story. People love stories, and weaving carols in and around the story can add to the power of the words.

However, given that you often have many unchurched people in church at this time of year, if you are worship leading Christmas you must be sensitive about time. Shorter is better than longer as far as your presentation goes.

Another tip is to make sure that the carols you sing are singable! I know this sounds ridiculously simple, but many times we try to get people to sing songs that are in the wrong key more difficult to sing. If you have a beautiful song like “O Holy Night”, you may be wise are doing it as an item rather than congregational singing.

Finally, make sure you pray long and hard about your worship leading at Christmas services. The opportunities to minister to people who would never come into your church under normal circumstances are endless at this time of year.

So worship leaders, get out there and enjoy the Christmas period even though it is likely to be busy. Take every opportunity and work hard because worship leading at Christmas services could be one of the most productive things you do you will year!

Xmas, or more appropriately Christmas, comes but once a year, which is probably good because it tries many worship leaders nuts trying to organise Christmas carols for their band.

If you are like me, you especially just hate the whole replacing Jesus with an X side of Christmas, so it becomes Xmas.

This podcast is about putting Jesus back into your Christmas celebrations and worship leading, and we also explore the controversial world of including the fat guy in the red suit.

We have joined by the ever popular Suzie, and apart from the usual Christmas controversies, this is a really fun pod that every worship leader who has to do with Christmas must listen to!

So settle back, grab some eggnog, Christmas pudding or even mince pies and enjoy today’s worship leader podcast.

And why not buy yourself a present for Christmas (as opposed to Xmas)?

We have just opened our exclusive worship leader online training Academy, and it could be the best money that you ever spend to train yourself as a worship leader! In our Academy we cover everything you need to know about worship leading, but were afraid to ask!

You can start by clicking here and watching our free, 45 minute webinar on how to go from zero to awesome at worship leading!

We look at things like song selection, how to arrange songs and blend them together into a beautiful worship journey. We also look at how you manage your team, keeping the peace and inspiring your team members along the way.

We cover things like practices, rosters, interaction with pastors and a whole lot more. There are hours and hours of video teaching, downloadable devotions and study notes, and a number of incredible bonuses that will change the way you lead worship and increase your effectiveness as a worship leader.

So whether you are just starting out, or have been leading worship for a while, our Academy has something to offer you. Why not give yourself a Christmas present, or ask your pastor to give you this present, because investing in yourself and your worship leading abilities will definitely reap dividends in the long run.

It’s all there for you with a worship leader online academy!

Christmas CarolsChristmas comes but once a year, and so does out BIG Christmas special worship leader podcast!

That’s right, if you ever wanted to know anything about how to lead powerful worship in and around Christmas, we’ll tell you how to convert your annual Christmas carol service into an amazing and anointed worship time.  We look at carols, how to select them, what your aims are for the service, and how to reach out with God’s love to those who only darken he door of a church once a year.

Better still, learn to create an incredible community Christmas Carols event, and use the opportunity to reach your community with the love of God this Christmas

So for a very merry Christmas, check out the Christmas Carols Worship Leader Podcast special!

Santa Clause

santa clauseThis is the first of our Christmas worship leader podcast series, and deals with how you cope with the person of Santa Clause in your Christmas service or outreach.  It’s relevant, slightly controversial and it’s a lot of fun.  Now Santa Clause is viewed in different ways by various cultures around the world, so this will be something you may or may not have to face as part of your worship leading at Christmas.

 

So, is the fat man in or out?  Is Santa evil or just a distraction?  Should you ignore him, embrace him, use or abuse him? All will be revealed in this hilarious but topical pod, so grab a coffee, and some Christmas Cake, and relax a listen for free!

This worship leader podcast can help you deal with Santa Clause

Check it out here…

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Santa Clause

Christmas worship leader podcastIt’s that time of the year again, and out worship leader podcast is giving you tons of great ideas for your christmas services.  Yes, it’s the great Worship Leader’s Christmas pod, just in time for all your preparations.  Erick and Chris join my to chat about the Christmas service, carols and a little bit of bah-humbug thrown in there for good measure. So, maybe the weather outside is frightful, but the fire of worship can be absolutely delightful if you tune in this week!

 

Mind you, where we live is hot and steamy, and we are all off to the beach!  So, maybe not so frightful weather…

 

Christmas Comes but Once a Year, and So Does Our Very Special Worship Leader Podcast Christmas Pod!

 

So settle back, grab some christmas pudding and start pudding your christmas service together, making it shine for Jesus on His birthday!  The best chance you will have all year to share the love of Christ with unbelievers is nearly upon us, and we need to make sure the worship this year is the best of the best!  Click below and enjoy…

 

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The Year was 2011, and we started the worship leader podcast!   This is a nostalgic look back at the year that was, and you can learn lots or sordid secrets about the podcast members as they reveal what got them excited in the year that was, 2011.

 

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Check these ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our training books. So if you are starting out as a worship leader, start your journey with us. And if you are experienced, but still wanting to learn some practical worship leader tips,join us as well and keep learning. We all need to keep learning and honing our skills, so it doen’s matter if you are experienced or not, in a little or big church, between the podcasts, the ebooks, the blog and the forum, there is definitley something for you here at WorshipLeaderOnline.com.   To listen to the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the link and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also listen to the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever!

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This worship leader podcast is about, you guessed it, leading Christmas carols.  It’s that time of the year, and carols are in full swing.  Our team talk about how you can lead carols in a special and exciting way instead of churning out the old carols year after year.  If your church does Christmas carols, this will be a valuable worship leader podcast to take the time to listen to!

 

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Also remember that we offer free e-books at our website. So in case you are starting out and wanting to learn some sensible worship leader tips, between the worship leader podcast and the free ebooks you are sure to pick up info that can make you a better worship leader, starting next Sunday. And yes, now we have great teaching for everyone from worship directors, worship leaders to musicians, singers and even sound guys!!!! If you haven’t bought your free books yet, click on the hyperlink below. And feel free to leave comments or e-mail us because we want to enjoy the journey along with you. I am certain that a lot of you have got worship leading tips which you could share with others as well, so leaving feedback on the blog will likely be there for everybody to read and be blessed.

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This worship leader podcast is the first of a couple of Christmas pods, talking about taking the X out of Xmas, and putting the Christ back into Christmas!  After 2 weeks away in India, Darin and the team are ready to critique the red suit, melt a few Frosties and shoot down a couple of reindeers exploring what you can do as a worship leader to make this Christmas time Christ centred rather than commercially driven.  Lots of frank discussion, frivolity and a touch of controversy so click below and listen to the fun on today’s worship leader podcast

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Also remember that we offer free e-books at our website. So if you’re beginning and wanting to learn some practical worship leader tips, between the worship leader podcast and the free ebooks you are sure to pick up info that may make you a greater worship leader, starting next Sunday. And yes, we have now great teaching for everyone from worship directors, worship leaders to musicians, singers and even sound guys!!!! If you haven’t received your free books yet, click on the link below. And feel free to leave comments or e-mail us because we wish to enjoy the journey along with you. I am positive that a lot of you have worship leading tips that you may share with others as well, so leaving feedback on the weblog will be there for everyone to learn and be blessed.

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To start the Worship Leader Podcast, click on the link on the backside of this web page and let me know what you think! So God bless and I look ahead to sharing all these podcasts and worship leader tips with you within the coming weeks and months as well.

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