Enjoy worship practices (FILEminimizer)I know that for many of you the possibility of enjoying worship practices seems like a lost cause, but practices can be among the most productive times that you spend with your praise and worship team, and that’s what this worship leader podcast is all about.

Enjoying Worship Practices is Possible

Most of the practices that I’ve been to in my life have been long, boring and dull, and it’s especially so for singers who sit to the side while musicians go over and over things to try and get them right!

But when I lead practices they tend to be fun, a little bit crazy and, most of all, incredibly productive. I see practices is the opportunity to invest in your team, spend time with people who want to learn and want to grow in their craft, and also build a tremendous team spirit so that you can work together on projects and see them through to completion.

And that’s an aspect of leadership that we often overlook! We think that leading worship is standing in front of people singing, when the fact is that we need to lead our team, inspire them and develop their skills to the point that they are becoming more and more powerful and gifted at their task.

So grab a cup of coffee or tea, settle back and enjoy this week’s praise and worship leader podcast, and see if you can apply some of this stuff to make your practices really enjoyable. A little bit of effort will go a long way, and you will find that you will win over your worship team, decrease the tension in the air that is often present during practice and produce a better product on the weekend, helping more people worship deeply because you are in unity before the throne of God (or at least, you should be).

So if you are genuinely interested in producing world-class praise and worship, you’ve come to the right place. We are about to relaunch praiseandworshipleader.com
in a brand-new fashion with more information, better training and a whole heap more fun.

So stay tuned over the next few weeks or months and get ready for the greatest worship leader training experience of your life, right here on praiseandworshipleader.com.

 

 

176- What are You Worried About?

worried aboutWhat are you worried about when it comes to your worship leading?

I know, it’s kind of a loaded question.  We are always worried about something, be it breaking a string or our voice cracking, or maybe it’s everyone getting out of time.  The thing is, whatever your worry, this podcast is especially for you!

It’s time to stop worrying and give it all to the Lord.  I mean give i to Him, and leave it with Him, not take it back so we can keep worrying about it.

This is a fun and encouraging podcast where we look at worry, in worship leading and in life, and we talk about how we should handle it, and why we should give it all to Jesus.  What ever it is that you are worried about, this is the pod for you!

To quote a typical Aussie phrase, “No worries, mate!”  This is the no worries worship leader podcast, coming right to your ears from the laid back, chilled, worry-less down-under podcast team…

137- The Heart of Worship

Heart of worshipThis worship leader podcast is about coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about Jesus!  You would be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about the performance, or it’s all about the band at times, but in this pod we want to concentrate on the things that really matter, and worship is always going to be about the Lord Himself!

Worship leading needs to be about Christ, we all know that.  But how do you ensure that He is central to what you are doing?  I am not suggesting that your heart is not to serve the Lord, but all of us need to be reminded that, with all the emphasis on excellence, playing right, flowing in worship, creating an atmosphere, the heart of worship is till the most important thing.

So grab a coffee, kick back and relax and enjoy a very special worship leader podcast…

While while you are at it, don’t forget to check out our brand new

Praise and Worship Leader University

We are just about to launch it, so you can get a sneak peak!  It has incredible HD video teaching, daily devotionals and a ton of free books and things for your ministry, so if you have a real heart for worship, train yourself to be the very best worship leader you can possibly be by going to our online university, without leaving home!

Can’t afford a dollar?  Why not ask your pastor to help? Believe me, it will be worth the tiny investment!

Worship Leading MistakesBefore we recorded our latest worship leader podcast, I was thinking about how often we just repeat the same worship leading mistakes.  what prompted me to think about this was that I had just bitten the inside of my mouth… Ouch.  However, the area became inflamed and swollen, and I went on to bit the exact same spot 7 times in a row!!!!

Super Ouch!!!

 

Sometimes We Repeat the Same Worship Leading Mistakes Too!

 

 

Like me biting my mouth over and over again, it seems we often repeat the same mistakes, even if they result in pain and hardship!  What in the world prompts us to do this?  Do we think that if we do it often enough, maybe we will get a different outcome?  According to Einstein, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.”  If we are doing things in our worship leading that do not seem to be resulting in deeper worship, maybe it is time to stop and have a good look at ourselves, and maybe even pray for wisdom!

 

Why We Often Repeat the Same Worship Leading Mistakes

 

There are several reasons why we repeat our previous mistakes, and no, it does not necessarily mean that we are actually insane.  Here’s a few that spring to mind…

 

1. Tradition

Sometimes we just keep doing the things we always have because that’s what we have always done!  Of that’s what our fathers, or their fathers did.  Some of our frequent worship leading mistakes are due to the inability to bring change.  What worked 50 years ago does not necessarily work today.  Yet the Word of God is unchanging and lives forever, not our man-made traditions.  Now, not all traditions are bad, please do not get me wrong on this, but some of them are at best counterproductive and at worst destructive to modern worship leading.

 

2. It Has Worked Before

We try it once, and things seem to work well.  We then figure that if we do the same thing every time, we force the Lord to show up.  Folks, it simply is not true!  Some of the biggest worship leading mistakes I have ever seen have been based on something that once worked, but has been done to death!

 

This is especially true of open worship, where as much as we want to be free and creative, we cannot help ourselves by arranging bouts of spontaneity in advance!  Be wary of thinking something will work because it did in times past.  If you try it once or twice and things don’t seem anointed, then don’t go back to do more of it hoping things will change!

 

3.  Habit

 

Habits can be good or bad, and sometimes it is really hard to kick a habit.  Sometimes our worship leading mistakes are repeated simply because we are familiar with doing things a certain way, and we lead worship almost on autopilot.

 

4. Panic

 

If things go wrong we often panic, and when we panic we often fall back on things we are familiar with, some of which may be worship leading mistakes.  We can combat this in two ways: react in a more prayerful manner, and avoid the cause of the panic by rehearsing and working harder to get things right.

 

Training Helps Reduce Worship Leading Mistakes

 

The right type of training can help to reduce those persistent worship leading mistakes.  It allows us to become more confident as we lead, and more able to handle any potential problems or difficulties.  The whole idea of worship leader training is that the techniques and tips we teach become automatic, so that if things go wrong you are able to handle the situation in a godly and capable way.

 

So please, don’t keep biting the inside of your mouth over and over again!  It hurts, it ulcerates and it is just plain silly!  Decide now to not be content making the same worship leading mistakes, and ask the Lord what steps you need to take to avoid them in the future.

 

 

 

unappreciated worship leader podcastIf you are feeling unappreciated, this is the worship leader podcast for you!  Are you tired of criticism, dealing with attitude and generally being overlooked and unappreciated?  Hey, you are not alone, because every worship leader on the planet has to face these feelings at some time or other.  You are not alone, and our pod team are right there waiting to help you in this very special, and heart warming pod.

 

So if you feel Unappreciated, This is the Worship Leader Podcast that will make all the difference!

 

Settle back, grab a nice, warm cup of tea or coffee, and listen to the team bare their souls and offer you genuine and powerful advice, no matter how you feel right now.

 

And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcast teach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Podcast…


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…

 

      And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcastteach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Podcast…


worship leader podcast people you don't likeA straight up worship leader podcast about something we never really talk about… leading worship with people you don’t like.  There is always going to be someone, either in your team or in the church hierachy, that you don’t warm to.  Maybe they are rude, mayber they delight in standing against your authority, or maybe they are better than you!  Whatever the reason, this insightful pod looks at how you can still lead anointed worship, even if you don’t really like them, and how you can keep your heart right and attitude straight as you lead.

 

OK, This Worship Leader Podcast is a Little Uncomfortable, but Hey, at Least We Are Now Talking About It!

 

So, get ready to examine self and discover that, no matter how abnoxious the others may get, you can lead anointed and exciting worship!  A totally honest and inspiring pod is here, so click below to listen…

 

 

    And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcastteach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Podcast…

Worship Leader PodcastThis worship leader podcast is for all you budding songwriters out there.  Erick and Darin talk about exactly how to write a worship song` (having written loads of worship songs through the years.  Now this may not be everybody’s desire, but if you want to create a song of praise and worship, it’s a great place to start!

 

Songwriters, this is definitely the worship leader podcast for you!

 

Click below and join us to discover a wonderful, fulfilling and incredibly creative gift… writing inspired songs for Jesus, and your congregation!  Every church should be writing new material for their own services, and we will discuss how to do it right here!

 

  And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcast teach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Podcast…

This worship leader podcast is designed for all you singers out there, because no matter who you are you will always struggle to hit the high notes.  We always want to try get higher than we’ve ever gone before, and there are techniques and ideas that can help you to become a better singer and increase your vocal range, and that’s what this pod is all about.

 

In this podcast we will show you that you don’t have to tighten your belt or wear shoes two sizes too small in order to hit higher notes.  If you are a singer, or want your singers to be better at what they are doing, then this is a must listen to worship leader podcast for everyone in your team.

High notes worship leader podcastAnd don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcastteach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Worship Leader Podcast…

 

Worship Leader Podcast

This worship leader podcast is sure to open up a can of worms… how do you direct or signal your band when you are leading worship?

 

I mean, with all the noise on stage, how on earth can you direct your team.  “Chorus again”, “Once more from the top”, there are so many things you might want to say to direct the band, but how can you do it.  The worship leader podcast team discuss how you can do this effectively without sending your team off in the wrong direction.
  worship leader podcast signsAnd don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let the worship leader podcastteach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you a while, but you will definitely get some ideas about all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, manage your band, and a whole host of other things (and have a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the best information ready to apply right now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

Click on the player below to listen to the latest Worship Leader Podcast…

 

The Worship Leader Podcast