So often it is worship leader vs sound person, and there is almost a war between the two!

Worship Leader vs Sound Person, or Alien vs Predator?

This should not be the case, as we explore in this incredible episode. It should never be a case of worship leader vs sound person, because last I saw Jesus died for both worship leaders and sound people, and we should be on the same side.

But as we all know, when you get into the pressure cooker of a church service, when things are not sounding right and people perhaps have let you down, the pressure rises, the temperature rises, and suddenly instead of working together, you find yourself working against one another!

This pod explores practical and definite ways you can bring about peace, and develop unity between the sound guy and the worship leader.  And it should never be a case of worship leader vs sound guy, girl, system or anything else!  As worship leaders, we need to see unity so that the Lord bestows a blessing, and disharmony between the stage and the sound desk never ever improves the quality of the worship… NEVER!

Worship is so much more than producing a nice sound, but when the sound is great the people find it a lot easier to worship in the service.  That is why we need to be working together as a team, not as two warring factions and not even as an uneasy truce.  If we can genuinely honour and respect each other’s gifts and talents, and if we can relate to each other humbly with servant hearts, then we will see our worship leading move to a new level, and we will know that the team, not us as individuals but the team, has made a difference and allowed the Holy Spirit to move.

If you are leading worship anywhere, you really need to listen to this podcast because your sound person is a great ally, but a very scary adversary when it comes to the power and anointing of your worship leading ministry. Check it out now…

Top 5 Worship Leader Resources

Worship leader resources are all across the internet, but are they all equally as helpful to those leading worship in their local church?  If you are starting to lead worship, then you do not need an endless list of new songs, but concise, easy to apply material that you can use starting this Sunday.  That’s what we are all about here at worship Leader Online, so i thought I would pena  few thoughts about what you should be looking for in the way of worship leader resources, many of which are available right here (so you don’t need to look any further, how cool is that!)

worship leader resources

As a worship leader you need to learn a whole bunch of things, not only sing or play, but also how to choose songs and styles and arrangements.  You need to learn how to lead your congregation as well as manage your team (often one of the biggest challenges you will face).  In short, you need tried and true worship leader resources that really work, and work fast!  No fluff, no padding but things that add value right away.

 

With this in mind, here is my Top 5 Worship Leader Resources, ones which have proven to be an asset in my own development as well as the many people we are in touch with around the globe.

5. Instrument Training

While not strictly the leading of worship, this is one of the worship leader resources that is often overlooked, and if you can use worship songs to learn guitar, this is all the better!  Many leaders do not play an instrument, and so they lack understanding of music, how it works and how songs can be arranged and produced.  Yet with some simple and inexpensive training, you could play basic guitar within a week or two, and suddenly you can communicate with your band and direct your worship far more effectively.  Worship Guitar is an excellent site to check out in this regard.

4. Worship Leader Resources Podcasts

Worship leader podcasts are a fantastic way to learn.  Fun, relevant and something you can put on your ipod and listen to as you drive, mow the lawn or anything else.  I encourage all young worship leaders to check out these podcasts and immerse themselves in worship leading as much as they can.  We often learn while we are not even aware of it, and our worship leader podcast is one example of fun and craziness being added to your worship leader resources.

3. Personal Devotions

 

Often overlooked but highly important, keeping your life with Jesus deep and close is absolutely essential if you want to learn how to become a worship leader of power!

2. Worship Leader Resources and Online Training

Our experience is that online training is more effective than attending worship conferences.  You can access the material any time you want, you can read and apply little by little and, most importantly, you can go over the material again and again until you absorb exactly what you need in your situation.  It really is the ultimate in worship leader resources, and it is a lot cheaper than going to a conference!

1.    Join a Worship Leader Resources Community

Perhaps the ultimate in worship leader resources is joining a community or praise and worship leaders.  This way you can access blogs, podcasts, forum and all sorts of things, and communicate with other worship leaders around the world.  You can email, comment and ask questions… all from your own home, and make friends all around the world.  Click on the forum in the menu up top and start joining us!

To become a better worship leader and grow in your chosen craft, you need to harness the power of these inexpensive yet immensely powerful worship leader resources.