If you have ever had troubles with a sound man, this worship leader podcast is for you!  Now we all really love them, but sometimes we can clash with them, so this pod is all about how to work with your guys people, not against them.,  They are part of your team after all!

 

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Worship leader podcast number 7 is all about something we rarely talk about or consider in our worship leading… silence!  This is a very powerful yet frequently underutilized technique, and it is often simply done very badly.  So, if you are leading, is it a “Holy Hush” or an “Awkward Silence”?  Find out all about silence in your worship leading her on today’s pod!

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The purpose of today’s worship leader podcast is not simply to offer worship leading tips, but we have loads of fun and share experiences as we do this. I am joined on today’s pod by Erick and Christian and I am sure that you will get something out of it, albeit silently! You should find plenty to laugh about as well as worship leader tips that you can apply straight away, starting this Sunday.

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worship leading podcast worship leader podcastAlso remember that we offer free e-books at our website. So if you are starting out and eager to learn some practical worship leader tips, between the worship leader pod and the free books you are sure to pick up information that will make you a better worship leader, starting next Sunday.

If you haven’t got your free books yet, click the link below. And feel free to leave comments or e-mail us because we want to enjoy the journey together with you. I’m sure that many of you have worship leading tips that you can share with others as well, so leaving comments on the blog will be there for everyone to read and be blessed.

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If you are thinking about worship training then chances are that you are serious about leading praise and worship.  I believe that leading worship is one of the greatest privileges we can have as musicians and singers, and for that reason worship training is essential to make us the very best we can be at our chosen spiritual vocation!

Why Get Worship Training?

This is an obvious question with an equally obvious answer… to become the best we can be!  Some people have told me that they see no need for worship training because the Holy Spirit will lead them into all truth, but I think that this is not only lazy but it is also a slap in the face for the many thousands who have paid good money and set time aside for worship training , to study and improve their worship leading.

Why do Pastors train and why do they go to college?   To hone their skills and become the best they can be!  Why do counselors study?  To improve their skills and abilities.  So why should worship leaders seek and undergo proper worship training?  For exactly the same reason!  Just because you have a natural ability of gift does not mean that you don’t need to strive to improve it!

Worship Training Helps You Train Others

worship trainingIf you set out to obtain worship training, then this is not just for yourself and your church, but it is also for your worship team.  As you learn tips, techniques and new ideas, you have the ability to pass these on to those around you and also improve their abilities.  So once you are trained, you have the opportunity to train others and thereby improve your entire worship team.  This is a great reason to consider worship training even if you are experienced yourself.  Not only can you improve yourself but you can also influence others for good as well.

Find the Right Worship Training For You

The most important thing when considering worship training is finding the right type of training for you and your team, and your specific situation.  It is not enough to just attend a worship conference or two and say, “I’m trained now!”  No, worship training is an ongoing thing which enables you to continue to hone and refine your abilities, no matter what stage you are at!

So if you are considering improving your worship leading abilities, you need to find the best worship training for your situation.  If you are unable to attend a conference or course, then why not check out internet based learning.  This will enable you to use and apply and sift through the information you receive so you can process it and apply in the best way for your situation and church.

For long term results that can be applied immediately yet will last years, internet based courses are probably the most effective worship training you can get!

If you are involved in church worship then chances are you are searching for some worship leading tips to help you do a better job.  While a few worship leading tips here and there will not replace a full worship training course.

The Top 5 Worship Leading Tips

5. Don’t Overcomplicate Arrangements- Some of the best and most loved songs of all time are simple, yet many modern praise and worship songs are so incredibly complex!  Try to keep your arrangements simple and you will find your musicians able to play them, and your congregation able to sing them!

4. Choose Songs that are Well Known- Your role is not to teach new songs.  This is one of the best worship leading tips you will hear: use songs that your congregation know and love.  Worship will be easier, more powerful (because they will not need to read the words) and you can still introduce new material, preferably slowly.

Worship Leading Tips3. Blend the Songs Together- You want the worship experience to be a continuous, wonderful experience, not a stop-start, clunking experience.

2. Go Up Keys to Go Up in Intensity- Modulating up a key in a song makes everyone stretch, sing louder and raises the intensity of the meeting, so do not be afraid to go up a key.  Of all the worship leading tips I am offering here, this one is the most practical for seeing an immediate effect in your worship leading.

1. Head Towards Higher Praise and Worship- I always try and start with songs about ourselves and our feelings, needs, desires, etc.  As I head through the worship time I try and culminate with a song focused on the Lord and solely on worshipping Him!

Worship Leading Tips Don’t Replace the Right Heart

Remember, these worship leading tips are not an alternative to having a right heart and a right attitude before the Lord.  They are techniques, yes, but they are most effective when coupled with a humble and serving heart.  As a leader you need to be open to not only the leading of the Holy Spirit, but also to correction from your pastor and great ideas from your team.  Use the worship leading tips but don’t forget to keep your heart right!

The King of All Worship Leading Tips

The ultimate of all of the worship leading tips I could share with you (along with keeping your walk right with the Lord) is to get some training, whether you are experienced or not.  I have been leading worship for years, yet I always try and remain open and humbly teachable so that my journey does not plateau or peter out but continues to grow in strength and power.

I am sure you want to become the very best praise and worship leader you can be.  Stay humble, stay open and stay close to the Lord.  Get some training as often as you can and apply  these worship leading tips to better your chosen and anointed gifting.

Here is worship leader podcast number 6 guys, and if you are not leading worship by yourself, you totally need to listen to this podcast.  In this episode our team talks about who to have in your band and how to get the best out of them and yourself to lead awesome worship.  All is revealed on today’s worship leader podcast.

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The purpose of today’s worship leader podcast is not simply to offer worship leading tips, but we have loads of fun and share experiences as we do this. I am joined on today’s pod by our team and I am sure that you will get something out of it. You should find plenty to laugh about as well as worship leader tips that you can apply straight away, starting this Sunday.

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worship leading podcast worship leader podcastAlso remember that we offer free e-books at our website. So if you are starting out and eager to learn some practical worship leader tips, between the worship leader pod and the free books you are sure to pick up information that will make you a better worship leader, starting next Sunday.

If you haven’t got your free books yet, click the link below. And feel free to leave comments or  e-mail us because we want to enjoy the journey together with you. I’m sure that many of you have worship leading tips that you can share with others as well, so leaving comments on the blog will be there for everyone to read and be blessed.

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Worship training should be an essential part of preparation for the worship leader.  I have had thousands of people attend my training seminars across the world and the feedback is that they have gained valuable insights from the worship training which they would not have discovered by themselves.

Every now and then I meet someone who says, “I don’t need praise and worship training, I will just follow the Holy Spirit!”  The question is, would the Holy Spirit ever lead you to get training in your gift, and would such training ever become a valuable asset for you and your church?

Worship Training Enhances your Gift

There is no denying that praise and worship leading is a gift.  We can clearly see that some people have it, and others do not, and it is not whether the person can sing or play that determines it.  Some people sing beautifully but when they try to lead the worship service falls flat!  It’s a gift, sure, but can this gift be improved in any way?

I believe that, whatever your level of gifting, the right type of worship training will enhance the gift on your life.  You will pick up ideas and techniques which can only add a new and fresh element to your praise and worship leading and make you a better praise and worship leader.  It is the same principle that applies to a musician, or a football player.  However naturally gifted you might be, going to practice will make you a better musician or footballer.  You will learn new techniques, ideas, skills and be able to perform to a higher level.  Why should these same principles not apply to praise and worship leading?

Worship Training Keeps you Sharp

worship trainingI have been leading worship for many years, and I teach on the subject all around the world, yet I am still learning!  Frankly, I haven’t arrived yet, and if you are honest, neither have you!   I am always keen to learn more and improve my craft, and I believe that worship training keeps you sharp and helps you to continue to grow in your skills and abilities to become all that you can possibly become in the Lord.

At very least worship training will challenge you with new ideas and concepts.  It will cause you to examine how you lead and maybe modify what you are doing.  Those who decide that they do not need any worship training but only need the Holy Spirit are missing out, and they are misunderstanding the work of the Spirit in their lives.  God uses anointed, experienced worship leaders to train others, just as He uses preachers and teachers to train others in the Body of Christ!

Worship Training Makes You a Better Worship Leader

The whole purpose of worship training is to improve your worship leading ability and make you the very best leader that you can possibly be!  So whether you are average or awesome, experienced or untried, you will never lose round but will always gain when you pursue worship training!

Leading praise and worship can be one of the most exhilarating and wonderful ministries in the world, but sometimes it can also be one of the most discouraging!  It is an upfront ministry and so you can get fantastic highs, but you can also be the target of a lot of negativity and criticism which can cause discouragement and dissatisfaction with your position.  If you are going through this right now, as we all do at some time, here’s some words of encouragement from someone who has been there and done that and got the T-shirt!

 

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Perhaps this video will encourage you in your calling, because if the Lord has called you to this ministry, don’t let the tongue of people deter you from what He has planned for your life!

 

You’re Not Alone Leading Praise and Worship!

 

Remember, you are not alone in Leading Praise and Worship, and you do not need to stand alone.  There are many of us leading praise and worship around the world just as you are, and we go through all the discouragement you do from time to time.  The important thing is to realize that you are not alone, that others leading praise and worship across the globe are standing with you, and you need to connect with them.  That’s what this site is all about!

 

Connect With Others Leading Praise and Worship

 

Leading Praise and WorshipSo, enjoy the video and be encouraged, but don’t forget to reach out to others bot to encourage them and to be encouraged yourself as you are leading praise and worship.  You are precious and the Lord loves you and has chosen you for a mighty task.  Keep in touch with our leading praise and worship blog and our new Podcast, because these things will encourage you as you serve the Lord in your own church situation.

 

Remember, you are not alone, and you do not need to face discouragement alone.  You are called to a mighty purpose, so start leading praise and worship with joy and courage as the mighty ministry you are destined to be!

Here is worship leading podcast number 3!  Today in the worship leading podcast, we are going to look at the whole question of praise vs worship… which is our favourite, which do we emphasize and what is the correct balance.  I know that your worship leading will be blessed and challenged by this worship leading  podcast, so click on the button below to download it now.

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The purpose of today’s worship leading podcast is not simply to offer worship leading tips, but they have loads of fun and share experiences as we do this.  I am joined on today’s pod by Erick Buma, who actually has some controversial things to say today.

We are also joined by another crazy character, so you should find plenty to laugh about as well as worship leading podcast tips that you can apply straight away, starting this Sunday.

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worship leading podcastAlso remember that we offer free e-books at this website, and one of them deals directly with the question of leading worship in small groups.  So if you are starting out and eager to learn some practical worship leading tips, between the pod and the free books you are sure to pick up information that will make you a better worship leader, starting next Sunday.

If you haven’t got your free books yet, click the link below.  And feel free to leave comments or to e-mail us because we want to enjoy the journey together with you.  I’m sure that many of you have worship leading tips that you can share with others as well, so leaving comments on the blog will be there for everyone to read and be blessed.

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Top 5 Worship Leader Tips

If you’re just starting out in worship leading, the right of worship leader tips could make a huge impact on your ministry.  The problem is, getting useful worship leader tips out of experienced leaders can often be extremely difficult, because they do not want to reveal the secrets that allow them to lead praise and worship successfully.

The Top 5 Worship Leader Tips

I have been leading worship in small and large meetings around the world for the last 25 years, and I believe it is time those of us who are experienced encourage others who are following!  The purpose of this article is to share with you my top five worship leader tips, ideas and techniques that I have proven again and again on stage, in hope that it will encourage you in your ministry if you’re just starting out.

Worship Leader TipsWorship Leader Tips 1: Choose Your Songs Carefully

One of the best worship leader tips I can offer is that you choose your songs carefully.  One of the classic mistakes young worship leaders make is that they choose songs that they like, rather than ones that the audience enjoys.  Only ever introduce one new song, and make sure all the other songs are known and loved by your congregation.  In fact, even if you lead poorly, if you have chosen the right songs that people love and enjoy (and know) then you’ll be popular!

Worship Leader Tips 2: Keep to Time

If you want to avoid criticism one of the best worship leader tips I can offer is that you keep to time.  To go grossly over time is disrespectful of your pastor and also your congregation, but young worship leaders often get so caught up in what they are doing they think that everybody is enjoying it as much as they are.  So whether the worship goes well or badly, always make sure you keep to your allotted time.

Worship Leader Tips 3: Blend Your Songs into a Continuous Experience

Blending your worship songs into each other provides a continuous experience for your listeners, and one that they will enjoy far more than a series of stop-start songs.  If you are competent musicians, try to select songs in a similar key that allowed them to be run together, and if all goes well your audience will lose themselves in worship!

Worship Leader Tips 4: Read your Audience

One of the most important worship leader tips I can offer is actually a skill that you need to develop.  It is important that you learn to read your audience, so you can see if they are with you or not as you worship, and you can encourage them along the way.  Many novice worship leaders are worshiping on stage, but the congregation are yawning and checking their phones!  You need to read your audience and lead you audience into a deeper experience of God.

Worship Leader Tips 5: Get Some Training

One of the most important worship leader tips is to get some training.  There is some great worship leader training courses, and many of these are far less expensive than attending a conference!  However, because you can read the material many times over and slowly but surely apply to your own ministry, the right sort of worship leading training can make a vast difference in your ministry.

As a long-term and experienced leader, I have many ideas and techniques that I’ve made available to the young worship leader.  If you take the time to study the right material, you can supercharge your leading by incorporating the right worship leader tips into your own ministry.

If you are involved in leading praise and worship in a non-westernized society, you may be facing the question of whether you should modify your worship style to fit your culture. Most of the styles of leading praise and worship are heavily influenced by the church in the developed nations, and if you are in an emerging nation it is important that you do not reproduce what you hear on worship CDs, but start leading praise and worship within your own culture.

Leading Praise and Worship is About the Lord

Contrary to what you might believe, leading praise and worship in a developing nation is not about westernizing your church! Admittedly, there are many wonderful praise and worship songs that have been beautifully produced by the Western Church, and it is tempting to play and sing the songs exactly the same way that you hear them in recordings, but I do not believe that this is what should be done.

Leading praise and worship in church is about pointing people towards the Lord, and I believe that the Lord wants to meet people where they are at and in their own culture to impact their lives. If we continue to use music as an excuse to introduce Western culture, and we are conveying to the people that the Lord commanded us to worship in an exclusive way, the way of the developed nations. If you are leading praise and worship, this is your opportunity to show people that God is relevant to them in their culture.

Leading Praise and WorshipLeading Praise and Worship is About the People

As I write this article I’m sitting in a room in northeast India, where these beautiful Indian people are singing songs that I recognize but in their own language. Some songs are in English, but many of them are in a language that the people understand best, and this is part of leading praise and worship in your own culture. This style of music and worship, however, would not be out of place in any American, English or Australian church, and this way I feel that those leading praise and worship are misled.

One of the great difficulties facing the early and medieval church was that much of the original writings were in Latin, a language which the common people did not speak! However wonderful a worship song is, if the people have no understanding of the meaning behind it is practically useless! If you are leading praise and worship and you want to make it relevant to your culture, one of the first steps is to translate the words into a language that your people will understand.

Leading Praise and Worship is About Expressing Your Culture

However, leading praise and worship in your own culture needs to go beyond simply the words. Most cultures have a specific way of expressing themselves musically, and I believe it brings great joy to the heart of God when he hears people worshiping using their own cultural instruments in their own cultural style. For some strange reason, those leading praise and worship seem to always want to make the sound more Western, rather than embracing the music and style of their own culture. Perhaps there is a mystique to Western culture, but when you are leading praise and worship you have an incredible opportunity to blend the Western sound with your own cultural instruments and style!

So if you are leading praise and worship in your church, and if you live in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, India and South America, please try and express your own culture in your worship. This will bring much joy to the heart of God, and also to your people and your country. Western music is attractive, especially to young people, I would suggest the two blamed on the styles of your own culture with Western music to create a unique expression of worship the Lord.

If you are leading praise and worship, you are in the perfect position to blend words and music styles to create a form of worship unique to your culture.