Conflict resolution in your worship team, that is what this worship leader podcast is all about.   Whereever you have people, you will eventually have conflict and how you handle this can have a huge bearing on how your team leads the congregation in their worship.

 

worship leader podcast conflict resolutionThis Worship Leader Podcast is About Being a Peacemaker

This worship leader podcast will give you the ability to become a peacemaker in your team, not a pushover!  We explore how as leaders we can strong yet loving and fair when we deal with conflict, both between team members or anger directed at ourselves.   You may have the perfect band right now, with everybody seemingly happy, but trust me, there will be anger and conflict somewhere along the line, and this podcast will go a long way towards training you to deal with those situations!   Oh, and don’t forget that you can hear all the latest Worship Leader Podcasts by clicking on the hyperlink and turning up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes AND PLEASE LEAVE A NICE COMMENT ON ITUNES FOR US!, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of coffee!), 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, fomr managing your team to arranging your songs and 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 aboutall aspects of worship leading, how to 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…

This is one hot worship leader podcast topic!  Most people do not ever mention this topic because it is very controversial, but the pod team believe that we need to confront it and bring it out into the open.  I have seen so many worship teams ruined by all types of sexual sin, some purely in the mind and some acted out to devestating results for the church and the families involved.

 

 worship leader podcaston sexual sinAnd it is not just an ordinary worship leader podcast this week!  Like it or not, sexual sin happens and it happens in music teams all over the world.  It is usually hushed up and all parties pretend it is not going on, but there is definitely a tension within worship teams that makes this not only a hot topic, but an absolute necessity for anyone in the worship team to listen to!

 

 

Don’t Listen to this Worship Leader Podcast Alone!

 

So don’t listen to this worship leader podcast and then forget about it.  Make sure that your team listens to it as well, so that you can avoid a sin which will not only ruin your church but also ruin lives.

 

Oh, and don’t forget that you can hear all the latest Worship Leader Podcasts by clicking on the hyperlink and turning up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes AND PLEASE LEAVE A NICE COMMENT ON ITUNES FOR US!, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe in an old rocking chair!), 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 how to keep yourself and your team morally pur, and 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 aboutall aspects of worship leading, how to 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…

I love being a praise and worship leader!  I love the calling, I love seeing the congregation respond and I even love the preparation, practice and set up!  Being a praise and worship leader is an integral part of my life, whether I’m active in leading, traveling to new audiences, recording or just sitting around strumming a guitar in my cell group.  I would rather be involved in the worship of the church than in any other department, even though the work demands from being involved in this aspect of ministry can be higher than in many other areas of the church.

I know many of you love being a praise and worship leader too!  While some of you may be frustrated or discouraged in your calling, I hope that this discussion of why I love what I do is an encouragement to you in your own situation.

The Calling of Being a Praise and Worship Leader

praise and worship leader DarinI love the fact that I’m called to be a worship leader!  God has not only laid this ministry on my heart and given me talents to use, but He has also challenged and developed it over time.  In fact, while some people in the various audiences around the world where I ministry would see my ministry as the finished product, I can assure you that my worship leading is part of the long, sometimes painful and still currently continuing education process!  You never actually arrive as a praise and worship leader, you keep developing and learning through the years!

All of us faced disappointments, discouragements and difficult times in our lives and in our ministries.  One of the greatest sources of encouragement in these tough times is the sure and steadfast knowledge that you have been called to this ministry.  If being a praise and worship leader is part of God’s calling on your life, then don’t give up and don’t turn aside from the way that he is ordained for you, no matter what the discouragements or external pressure may bring.  You are called, regardless of the circumstances, and that is enough!

The Challenge of Being a Praise and Worship Leader

Another thing I love about being a praise and worship leader is the challenge that it makes on my life, my walk with the Lord and on my musical and singing abilities!

In any ministry there’ll always be challenges and it is our triumphs over these challenges that build character into our lives.  Worship leading is not so much about self-esteem and self-confidence as it is about self-discipline, because we need discipline to meet the challenges that we face, and to overcome them in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Some of the challenges we face are musical.  We must learn to select the right songs and arranged them in innovative and attractive ways.  We will be challenged in our singing and musical ability, so we must constantly be improving our talents, honing and sharpening them regularly.

Some challenges we face are spiritual, so we must rise to the occasion and make sure that our life with the Lord is on track!  It is not enough to look good on stage when our personal life with Jesus is a fraud!  Who we present as onstage must be a reflection of who we are in the prayer closet, and this is a constant challenge to keep us humble and seeking the Lord at ALL times.

One of the unrecognized challenges of being a praise and worship leader is in leading our team and again we need the Lord’s wisdom as we lead.  It is not enough to be a great singer or musician, we need to be great leaders of the men and women in our team.  We need to inspire them, sometimes rebuke them and always be available to them to deal with any challenges that they face.  We need to deal with conflicts between team members, and recognize that we are responsible for the spiritual walk of all the team members if we are to become great and effective worship leaders.

The Joy of Being a Praise and Worship Leader

Along with the challenges there are also many wonderful joys in being a praise and worship leader.  When I overcome challenges this will bring me joy.  When I see our team growing in the Lord as well as gelling together as a band, this too brings me joy.  Even little things like hitting a great harmony or arranging a song in a new and exciting way bring me joy.

I believe that the ultimate joy of being a praise and worship leader is when we look out across the congregation and we see people worshiping the Lord with all their hearts.  The joy of knowing that I’m able to lead people into a deeper and more meaningful experience of God is a joy like no other, and seeing this makes up for all the hours of practice, the dealing with challenges and conflicts and the time given up to spend in preparation for the church service.

This to me is payment in full!  At the end of the church service, I want to know that I have been a good and faithful servant and there is no greater joy than that.  Standing on stage in seeing people in the audience losing themselves in worship and adoration of the Lord fills my heart with joy, and if you have the same calling as me I know it will bring you joy as well.

That’s why I love being a praise and worship leader!

Leading Worship Can Be Fun You Know!

Do you have fun leading worship?  I mean, are things tense, or does leading worship feel like hard work rather than an enjoyable experience?  This worship leader podcast, brought to you by a few crazy, fun lovin’ guys, is all about having fun in your worship!

 

Can You REALLY Have Fun Leading Worship?

Fun Leading Worship Many people email me and seem amazed that we have so much fun on this podcast.  Well, you should see me leading worship!  If you are ever on my team you will laugh, smile and relax, because even though we believe leading worship is a serious and important business, we still can’t help ourselves.   Let me tell you that if you are ultra serious in leading worship, you are missing out on one of the great joys of your profession!   That’s what we discuss here in this podcast… leading worship with joy, fun, exhuberance and great anointing!  So if you are struggling or finding life as a worship leader just a bit tough, take time out to listen and enjoy this fun, happy and slightly crazy podcast.

You deserve to have fun leading worship, and so does your team!

Oh, and don’t forget that you can hear all the latest Worship Leader Podcasts by clicking on the hyperlink and turning up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes AND PLEASE LEAVE A NICE COMMENT ON ITUNES FOR US!, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe in an old rocking chair!), let the worship leader podcast teach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to subscribe and Discover How to Have Fun Leading Worship!

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

Or, if you are really keen to learn more about how to have fun leading worship, and 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 how to flow in worship leading, how to 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…

Being a new praise and worship leader can be one of the scariest ministries in the church.  It is not so much whether you can sing or play, but the very fact that you have to lead your congregation to a deep relationship and experience of the Lord can be a scary thing.  Doing this with a group of talented and gifted people can also make becoming a new praise and worship leader terrifying!

 

The First Challenge of Being a Praise and Worship Leader

 

Praise and worship leaderEvery church ministry has its challenges, but becoming a praise and worship leader is one of the most public areas of the church.  This means that everything you do, sing and say is in front of the people who know you best, your strengths and your weaknesses, and the end product of your ministry is one of the most controversial in the church.

 

The first major challenge for a praise and worship leader is the fact that you are public, because if you make mistakes, everybody knows!

 

The Second Challenge of Being a Praise and Worship Leader

 

The second challenge is that you are working with a group of talented, gifted and often very sensitive individuals.  Being a praise and worship leader is first and foremost about leading, leading your congregation in worship but also leading your team.

 

Most often the praise and worship leader faces a team who are more talented in music than they are, and this is indeed a challenge!  However, you must remember that your calling is to lead, not play and sing and be a star!  Leadership skills are vital at this point, because many of your team will be sensitive to criticism, sometimes prideful and often aggressive about their sound.

 

The praise and worship leader must lead with dignity, honesty and genuine love for their team.  They must be firm but kind, available always and often they become a counsellor as well as a worshipper.  Leading your team involves musical knowledge, sensitivity to the Lord and a pastor’s heart of love!

 

The Third Challenge of a Praise and Worship Leader

 

The third challenge is to lead the congregation closer to God.  It sounds easy, but any praise and worship leader will tell you it is not that easy!  You need to keep your heart right before the Lord, your spirit gentle and open and you need to take chances and put the people before your own musical tastes and desires.

 

Above all, you have to be a humble servant, serving your team, the congregation, your pastor and the Lord Himself.

 

The challenges for a praise and worship leader are great, but with a humble heart, the right training and sensitive leadership you can rise to the challenge.  If God calls you to this ministry, rejoice and start training because with the right attitude and a little bit of learning I believe you can become a great praise and worship leader!

This worship leader podcast deals with the often asked issue, “Am I Too Old to Lead Worship?”  Now, being the spring chicken that I am, I perhaps know nothing of such questions… OK, I am stretching the turht a little, but next to Methusalah, I do look pretty young!

 

Too Old to Lead Worship… Over My Dead Body!

too old to lead worshipHonestly, ifyou are never too old to lead worship as this podcast will show you, and you are only as old as you feel.  So hopefully the guys will make you feel young again and really spruce up your worship! v And if you are young, you will still get great inspiration out of this, and maybe a new appreciation of some of your older team members, who lead worship in their own way. Oh, and don’t forget to laugh a little bit too, at your self or someone older than you… and especially at our old jokes.  There’s fun and a serious message in today’s worship leader podcast.   And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcastfor free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe in an old rocking chair!), 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 Praise and 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 how to lead worship, 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 from our team (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…

Lead Worship

This worship leader podcast deals with one of the most important areas of song arranging and worship leading in general… the starts and the finishes of your songs.  The team talk about how to do it well, and how to blend songs togeher, and it is all practical stuff, apart from the giggles and laughs!

This Worship Leader Podcast is Important

  worship leader podcastHonestly, if you can get the starts and finishes of your songs right, the bits in the middle and not too hard.  Most worship teams that I have heard mess up the start or finish of the song, and this can make the entire worship time sound average and amatuerish!   So tune in to the discussion because you might just learn something that dramatically increases your minstry effectiveness!And don’t forget, as always, take a few moments to check out the Free Ebooks with Worship Leader Podcast Tips! Remember, check the ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our worship leader training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship so effectively that it truly will be a wonderful journey, one that you can train and mentor others in your church into as well.. and you might even get the starts and finishes right! And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcastfor free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out, 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 Praise and 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 worship, 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 from our team (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…

I was asked by email, “Is it possible to be worship leading when you have a non-supportive or even an unsaved spouce?”  If your husband or wife don’t even know the Lord should this stop you from worship leading?  What about if they are Christians but are backslidden, or cannot see any point in your passion, which is worship leading?  Thiese are the questions to be answered in today’s worship leader podcast.

 

 

Worship Leading Needs Support!

I know that and form of worship leading needs support.  It costs you to serve in this ministry, it hurts at times and it takes time, dedication and often expense to follow the Lord into the ministry of worship leading.  But who should that support come from?  If your partner in life is not supportive, then surely your support should come from other members of your ministry, your fellow worship leaders and team!

worship leading without supportSo Don’t Give Up Worship Leading!

So, if you struggle with an unbelieving husband or wife, don’t give up on worship leading yet!  It will be tougher for you, but the Lord has a plan and you need to follow Him not some of the misguided and hypocritical opinions around you.  It is not your fault if they are not believers, so keep serving and make sure you are worship leading with a pure heart.  Listen to the podcast and be encouraged guys!   And don’t forget, as always, take a few moments to check out the Free Ebooks with Worship Leader Podcast Tips! Remember, check the ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our worship leader training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship so effectively that it truly will be a wonderful journey, one that you can train and mentor others in your church into as well.  In fact, our trianing material is a brilliant way to train others in the church not into clones but into powerful worship leaders in their own right!   If you are beginning worship leading, start your journey with us. And if you are experienced, but still eager to learn some sensible worship leader tips,join us as well and keep learning. All of us need to keep learning and growing our skills, so it doesn’t matter if you are accomplished or not, in a small or large church, between the podcasts, the ebooks, the blog and the forum, there is going to be something for you here at WorshipLeaderOnline.com, and yes, it’s all about Jesus!  And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcastfor free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out, 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 Praise and 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 open worship or free worship, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

Or click on the player below to listen to the newest Worship Leader Podcast…

So check out our open worship leader podcast while you can!

And as always, take a few moments to check out the Free Ebooks with Worship Leader Podcast Tips! Remember, check the ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our worship leader training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship so effectively that it truly will be a wonderful journey, one that you can train and mentor others in your church into as well.  In fact, our trianing material is a brilliant way to train others in the church not into clones but into powerful worship leaders in their own right!   If you are beginning as a worship leader, start your journey with us. And if you are experienced, but still eager to learn some sensible worship leader tips,join us as well and keep learning. All of us need to keep learning and growing our skills, so it doesn’t matter if you are accomplished or not, in a small or large church, between the podcasts, the ebooks, the blog and the forum, there is going to be something for you here at WorshipLeaderOnline.com, and yes, it’s all about Jesus!  And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcastfor free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out, 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 Praise and 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 open worship or free worship, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!! Or click on the player below to listen to the newest Worship Leader Podcast… So check out our open worship leader podcast while you can!

Worship Leading Needs Support

Learning acoustic guitar for worship leaders could be a game changer, so this worship leader podcast examines the ways someone can use acoustic guitar.  Maybe you already play guitar, or perhaps you play no instrument at all but really want to start.  If this is you then the acoustic guitar could be the answer to your prayers.

Why Acoustic Guitar for Worship Leaders?

 

This worship leader podcast sees Darin and Erick discussing why the acoustic guitar is the best instrument to learn for any worship leader.  They not only discuss why, they also reveal some secret, insider tips and techniques that you can use to make your acoustic guitar playing absolutley awesome and more professional.

We’ve also arrange a special offer for you.  You can learn acoustic guitar for worship leaders, that is an online acoustic guitar course designed specifically for Christians and using worship music.  How cool is that!  You can learn the acoustic guitar and worship more deeply, all at the same time, so click on a link to learn how you can get involved with the acoustic guitar for worship leaders online course.

Click Here for the Acoustic Guitar for Worship Leaders Online Course!

Acoustic Guitar for Worship LeadersSo don’t be too intimidated by the whole acoustic guitar thing.  You can learn as little as 6 chords and be able to play dozens of fantastic worship songs, so please listen to the worship leader podcast with an open mind and heart.  You may discover that it is worth learning acoustic guitar for worship leaders all over the world, and we would love to hear from you if you take up the guitar and start leading from the instrument.   And as always, take a few moments to check out the Free Ebooks with Worship Leader Podcast Tips! Remember, check the ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our worship leader training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship so effectively that it truly will be a wonderful journey, one that you can train and mentor others in your church into as well.  In fact, our trianing material is a brilliant way to train others in the church not into clones but into powerful worship leaders in their own right!   If you are beginning as a worship leader, start your journey with us. And if you are experienced, but still eager to learn some sensible worship leader tips,join us as well and keep learning. All of us need to keep learning and growing our skills, so it doesn’t matter if you are accomplished or not, in a small or large church, between the podcasts, the ebooks, the blog and the forum, there is going to be something for you here at WorshipLeaderOnline.com, and yes, it’s all about Jesus!  And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcastfor free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out, 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 Praise and 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 open worship or free worship, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

Or click on the player below to listen to the newest Worship Leader Podcast…

So check out our open worship leader podcast while you can!

 

Acoustic Guitar For Worship Leaders

OK, in this worship leader podcast we will be totally open out open worship, or free worship as some of you may know it.  Many are uncomfortable with it, and many more try to force things to happen and make a complete hash of it, so if you are leading worship you totally need to check this open worship leader podcast out!

 

Open Worship is Totally Cool When it is All About God!

 

Open WorshipI guess this is where we really want to concentrate.  We know that the Lord can lead some pretty awesome open worship sessions, but so often as I have travelled the world I have witnessed open worship being forced, and seen the onstage team completely lose their congregation by trting to “make something happen”.  How can you lead open worship (or free worship) with absolute integrity?  If you struggle with this area of worship (and who doesn’t in truth) then you need to listen to this worship leader podcast.

And, as always, Don’t just stop here with this open worship leader podcast. There are so many great songs out there, and we don’t hate any of them! Take a few moments to check out the Free Ebooks with Worship Leader Podcast Tips! Remember, check the ebooks out and we will give you, entirely free of charge, some of our worship leader training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship, even open worship, so effectively that it truly will be all about Jesus, and not about trying to sing or play.  So if you are beginning as a worship leader, start your journey with us. And if you are experienced, but still eager to learn some sensible worship leader tips,join us as well and keep learning. All of us need to keep learning and growing our skills, so it doesn’t matter if you are accomplished or not, in a small or large church, between the podcasts, the ebooks, the blog and the forum, there is going to be something for you here at WorshipLeaderOnline.com, and yes, it’s all about Jesus!  And to hear the latest Worship Leader Podcast, click on on the hyperlink and turn up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out, 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 Praise and 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 open worship or free worship, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

Or click on the player below to listen to the newest Worship Leader Podcast…

So check out our open worship leader podcast while you can!

Open Worship