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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If you are looking for worship leading training then chances are you are already a worship leader yourself.  You may have started leading the congregation having watched others before you, only to find that when you start things are not as easy as you may have thought they would be.

 

When you start out the choice you face is that you can wait and learn ‘on the job’, making your own mistakes and learning from them over a number of years, or you can seek the advice of an experienced leader and gain some valuable worship leading training from them.  This approach shortens the time, lessens the embarrassment and improves your ability beyond anything you can achieve yourself.

Why Is Worship Leading Training Necessary?

 

Finding the right worship leading training is a great way to fast track your ability and talent.  You may have some talent already, but if you do the right kind of worship leading training can make sure that you develop in a way that maximizes God’s ability to use you and your gift.

 

Yet with so many people all claiming that they can help you improve your worship leader abilities, what is the best type of worship leading training you can obtain?  Is it going to a conference, doing a workshop, listening to a worship leader podcast or buying a book?  Sure, you recognize that training can fast track your leading abilities, but which is the best way to go?

 

What is Effective Worship Leading Training?

 

Worship Leading TrainingDifferent people learn in different ways, and this will change your view of the most effective training.  Some like conferences, some like videos and some prefer to read.  However, I believe that the real power of the most effective worship leading training is the ability to learn the concentrated essence of the task.  No fluff, no hype, just a constant and steady stream of easy to apply tips and techniques which can dramatically affect your ability and talent.  The second element is the ability to go back quickly and easily and retrain or relearn points.

 

So, conferences and workshops are fun and you will pick up a few things, but they lack the ability of being able to review the information time and again until it becomes part of who you are.  The most effective worship leading training is material that you can read, reread and apply so that you can constantly improve your abilities.  No one is able to take in everything all of the time, so having this ability to review and selectively apply the information is important.

 

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If you find the right material that allows you to review and selectively apply the valuable information you learn, then you will find that you can improve your worship leader abilities very, very quickly.  If you are new to the field, don’t be content to make continuous mistakes when you can obtain material which can save you a lot of time, embarrassing moments and frustration!

 

If you want to become a powerful and effective worship leader in double quick time the I would suggest that you don’t simply attend a few workshops or conferences.  Take the plunge, step out by faith and get a hold of the right material, because you can rapidly increase your abilities if you obtain the right worship leading training today!

Worship leader podcast number 9 is about the influence of culture and tradition on worship leading.  And what better way to do it than to interview someone from a different culture and tradition to my own… the lovely Marylin from Sri Lanka.  She leads worship in a traditional denomination in a developing nation and faces situations different to what you and I do, and or course many the same!

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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 recorded this pod mostly in Sri Lanka on a recent ministry visit, so get your share of cultural worship leader tips.

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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 leader podcast number 8 is about one of the thing which really irritates me… when worship teams work so hard to reproduce the exact sound from the CD they learned off.  I believe that we need to make each song our own in our own special way, but the panel examines both sides of the argument and draws some pretty cool conclusions, so if you are new to Worship leading this is definitely one not to be missed!

 

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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 the whole team and I am sure that you will get something out of it, just don’t reproduce it exactly the same way as you hear on the pod!! 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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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 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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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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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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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!

As a worship leader, one of the hardest things to do is to learn how to lead praise and worship when you are feeling down.  I know we read in the scriptures about Paul and Silas praising God in prison, but if you have had a tough week, a personal tragedy or struggle with depression it is entirely normal to struggle also with leading others closer to the Lord.

Yet if we really are servants we need to learn how to lead worship no matter how we feel, whether happy or sad, high or low, depressed or rejoicing.  Our calling is a noble one but it can also be a difficult one because most of us are emotional beings.

How to Lead Praise and Worship When You Are Empty

When you are on top of the world it is easier to lead your team forth in triumph.  However, if you are feeling low for any reason it is much harder, so it is important that we learn how to effectively lead praise and worship in those circumstances.

The most important thing to think about if you are feeling down is that, while we are weak, He is strong.  Real faith is there whether we have the feelings or not, so if we are empty and lifeless it is a real opportunity to let Christ shine through us.  As John said, “He must become greater, I must become less.” (John 3:30)

When we lead our congregations at times we are so empty and we have nothing to offer.  It is here that we may discover a true secret to how we can really tap into the depths of our walk with the Lord and our worship of Him.

Leading When You Are Angry

how to lead praise and worshipSometimes we may simply be feeling angry, maybe at something that happened on the way to church or even with someone in the band, singers or sound.  In these circumstances we need to avoid feeling righteous, or even right, forgive and move on.  I use to have a sound guy who would explode minutes before every service, ruining the atmosphere and setting everyone on edge.  You cannot budget for these things, but you need to do all you can to address the situation with grace and love, then forgive and move on.  More is at stake here beyond your pride!

Worship Leading in Any Circumstances

If we are to become true servants of the Lord, the Pastor and our congregations, we need to be brave enough and humble enough to lay situations, feelings and hurts aside, and get on with the job of leading praise and worship.  This is part of our challenge, but also our joy!

If we want to be the best at what we do, we must not collapse under the weight of sadness, emptiness, anger or circumstances.  We must learn how to lead praise and worship by resting in His strength and allowing Him to lift us above the circumstances and feelings.

Here is worship leader podcast number 5 gang, and today in the worship leading podcast, we are going to look at songbooks and how to use them.  I know, they are a necessary evil for many worship teams, and great if you have failing memory like myself, but how can you actually integrate them into your team effectively and in a not-so-obvious way?  All is revealed on today’s worship leader podcast.

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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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As a worship leader it is important that you consider the question of whether an unbeliever can be part of your worship program.  I am often asked this question when two situations occur in a church: there are few team members available for the worship program, and the person who is not a Christian is a really talented individual.  If you have a large church with many talented musicians then the question may not affect you as much, but if your team is small and a very talented musician or singer is in the wings, can you willingly accept them into your worship program with a clear conscience?

What is the Worship Program Really About?

When considering your team, you need to stop for a moment and ask yourself what the worship program is all about.  Is it about having a great sound, or being professional or rocking the congregation’s socks off?  Or is it about leading your church family into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the Lord?

I would suggest to you that the worship program must be about leading people to God in worship.  Sure, we want to be professional and to play and sing to a high and beautiful standard, but I would suggest that these are secondary considerations for your worship program.  A worship program is a spiritual event, not a concert, so the idea that a non-believer can join your team is surely out of phase with the aims of your worship program team.

Who Qualifies Someone to Take Part in the Worship Program?

worship programIn teams that I have lead, one of the core requirements of team members is that they know Jesus and have a relationship with Him.  Non-believers can undoubtedly play well, sing well, and probably perform well, but they have no concept of the very central idea of the worship program: closer communion with the Lord.  Yes, we want it played and sung brilliantly, but we do not want to compromise the spirit of our worship program just to sound a bit better.

One of the first major worship program teams I assembled featured a very good drummer who was not a Christian, but who proved to be a demanding and rather aggressive team member.  We had a backup drummer who was relegated to percussion, and who was just happy to be a part of the worship program at all.  When the unbelieving drummer didn’t bother to turn up to practice twice over because he said he was good enough, I appointed the Christian guy.  He could not play as well, but he had a great spirit and understood what humility and serving in the  worship programwas all about.

Can the Worship Program Be a Tool To Reach Team Members?

In most modern churches, the pressure is on worship leaders to sound great and act professional (and this means accepting talented people whose lives are not right with the Lord) and I believe that worship leaders need to make a stand in their worship program.  I have heard of non-believers becoming Christians because of their involvement in the worship band, but I do not feel that this is the way we should be operating.  Why not lead them to the Lord first (when there is no ego opportunity at stake), then introduce them to the whole concept of worship, both personal and corporate.

Using worship team involvement to win a talented unbeliever to Christ is a bit like marrying an unbeliever to witness to them and lead them to Christ.  It is around the wrong way!  It is difficult to capture a true spirit of worship when the team for your worship program is unequally yoked!

So, worship leaders and pastors, let us make a stand for what is right and make sure our worship team is focused on the real task of leading people to Christ.  We must worship in Spirit and in truth, not just have professional music and presentation. Don’t allow your worship program to be held to ransom by talented non-believers.