Goal Setting in Worship LeadingHi Worship Leaders, and welcome to another big worship leader podcast, this time dealing with the whole (and very scary) subject of goal setting for 2014.

Now if you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time, so this pod is all about setting some attainable goals that will improve not only your personal walk with the Lord but also your overall worship leading, including how you relate to and encourage your band, how you lead worship Sunday by Sunday, and how you organize your praise and worship so that both you and the church move to a higher level of worship.

Darin and Erick share their hearts, their own personal and ministry goals and a whole lot more, and there’s even a Newsreel to drive home a point and make you laugh.

 

It’s all happening this week on the new and improved worship leader podcast!

 

 

 

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Christmas PodcastOK, this is the big worship leader podcast Christmas podcast special, and what a special we have for you.  The guys get together and talk about those end of year Christmas outreaches and special Christmas services, and explore the best way to set them up, what carols to do a,d how to use this time of year to influence others for the Lord.

 

Erick and Darin just had a great night locally sharing Christmas Carols with the locals at an outreach, and they share the crazy build up and how things went (which is all interesting if you don’t know some of the songs, and have no light on the words.  That’s right, and opportunity to mess up the words and, kind of… sing in tongues or something.  Come on, we all have done that at some time or other!

 

So grab a coffee, tea or eggnog and a slice of Christmas cake and enjoy the big, end of season, end of year Christmas podcast special!

 

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repetition in worshipIn today’s worship leader podcast we take a long, hard and slightly crazy look at repetition in worship.  From some of the new stuff which repeats a few words endlessly, to the times when repetition can serve a valid and useful purpose in our worship leading.

So how long is long enough when it comes to repetition in worship leading?  Are we using to to drive home the message, to allow intimacy with the Lord or are we numbing our congregations into a brain dead, semi-comatosed state?  Darin and Erick take up the topic and, as is usual in our worship leader podcast, treats the topic with a mixture of fun, seriousness, challenge and, well, just plain old lunacy

So don’t sit around wondering if excessive repetition in worship is needed, take a few moments to sit, relax and listen to the pod and make your own decision about the power, or not, of repetition in worship.

Let me repeat that… OK, excessive repetition in our worship leading is… You get the picture, i don’t have to repeat myself.  Seriously, just listen and if you don’t get it all, repeat it!  OK, I’ll stop now!

 

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So, at the risk of repeating myself, listen to this week’s pod and find out how much excessive repetition in worship God wants!

voice careIf you sing at all, you need to think about voice care, and this is a pivotal worship leader podcast for you to hear!

All of us get sick at some stage, and with the flu or a cold it is very often our voice which suffers.  Sometimes we try and soldier on, and we can damage our throats in the process, so taking care of our voices is a huge issue in worship leading today!  It’s a fine line between singing forth by faith and actually damaging our voices sometimes beyond repair, so it’s time to think about voice care!

That’s right, voice care is a huge issue for singers, especially if you are singing every single week in church!  If you are sick, how to you minimize the damage you suffer, how do you soldier on despite a sore throat, and if you take a few weeks off, how to you rehabilitate your throat and when is the best time to do it?

All these important questions are addressed in this week’s worship leader podcast, so grab a cup of luke warm water or black tea (notice I didn’t say coffee… you’d better listen to the pod to figure this one out!) and have a listen to the most informative podcast for worship leaders in the world today… the crazy, zany, fun, interesting and sometimes relevant BIG worship leader podcast!


 

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And of course, you may download lots of pods without cost either from this site, or you could download without cost from iTunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there is a special edition of this pod coming at you, covering voice care, worship team dynamics, song structure and whole bunch of other things you need to know!  So subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  And if you like us, and I hope the majority of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we are helping you along!   Whether you’re driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a pleasant cup of tea!), allow us to teach you, brighten up your entire day and maximize the use of the time you have for the Lord!

Click Here to Subscribe to your Worship Leader Podcast Now!

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

Or, in case you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, look at the entire list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it’ll take you some time, 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 quite a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you can get the very best information ready to apply now in the church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

And in the mean time, practice good voice care and preserve your singing voice for years!

Spirit Led WorshipIf you are longing to see Spirit Led Worship in your church every Sunday, then this is the worship leader podcast for you!

Packed with insights and experience from our pod team, they can show you how to have Spirit led worship, and it is not as cosmic and unattainable as you might think.  The team share strategies and ideas which, if you follow through on them, can make a huge difference in the quality and anointing of your worship leading.

So sit back, relax and enjoy learning how you can open the floodgates of Spirit led worship for your church, not just once or twice, but for every meeting!

And do not forget, you could download a lot of pods without cost either from this site, or you can still download for free from iTunes, or subscribe to it to ensure you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there is a special edition of this pod coming at you, and you can learn a lot about Spirit led worship from guys who have been doing it for years!  So subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  And if you like us, and I hope the majority of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we’re helping you along!   Whether you are driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a pleasant cup of tea!), allow us to teach you, brighten up your day and maximize the use of the time you’ve got for the Lord!

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Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast Now!

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Or, for everybody who is really keen to master more about all aspects of Spirit led worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, look at the entire list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you are able to hear all of them!!!

OK, it would 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 still have quite a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, to help you get the very best information ready to apply right now in the church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you large amounts of time learning!!!

So stay with us for more great teaching on everything to do with Spirit led worship leading!

worship leader podcastThis worship leader podcast is on a touchy subject, yet it is something you will face sometime for sure… harsh words!  It might be anger from a team member, it might be criticism from a congregation member or it might be something said harshly by your senior pastor.  Doesn’t matter, they all hurt like crazy and can destroy you, your confidence and your ministry if you don’t deal with them the right way!

 

This Worship Leader Podcast will help you survive!

 

No one likes to be criticized, and no one likes to be spoken to harshly.  But it will happen, so get prepared.  The old saying says, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” and it is simply not true.  Words can hurt you far more than sticks and stones, and the scars can last a lifetime!  You cannot stop the harsh words, but what you can do it protect yourself against their venom and make sure that, while they may still hurt, you are not destroyed by them!  Your ministry before the Lord is too precious to have it destroyed by somebody’s words!

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So if you have been hurt, recently or in the past, listen to this pod and deal with it God’s way, don’t carry it.  Your life and your ministry are worth too much!

And do not forget, you can actually download a lot of pods without cost either from this site, or it is easy to download without spending a dime from iTunes, or subscribe to it to ensure you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there’s a special edition of the pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  If you like us, and I hope most of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we are helping you along!   Whether you’re driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), allow us to teach you, brighten up your entire day and maximize the use of the time you have got for the Lord!
Click Here to Subscribe to your Worship Leader Podcast Now!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss
Or, in case you are really keen to understand more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the full list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you are able to listen to all of them!!!

OK, it will take you some time, 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 still have one or two laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you are able to get the best information ready to apply right now in the church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a lot of time learning!!!

 

Now sit back and enjoy today’s worship leader podcast!

worship leader podcastThis worship leader podcast is incredibly practical, and something that most worship leaders are frankly pretty terrible at… reading your congregation!

Reading your congregation is absolutely essential if you are going to become a powerful and successful worship leader.  You need to be able to look out across the congregation and understand what they are thinking and whether they are with you, or if you have left them behind.  BIG HINT… if they are all looking at their cell phones of playing with their kids, they are not with you and are not worshiping.

I have seen hundreds of worship leaders who may be talented and even good, but they cannot read what their audience is thinking.  They are worshiping on stage, but hey the rest of the auditorium is for the most part disinterested.  Wouldn’t you like to see the entire congregation worshiping with you?

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So come and join the fun and learn HOW to read the audience and HOW to become even more successful in your worship leading!

 

And don’t forget, you may download lots of pods at no cost either from this site, or it is possible to download totally free from iTunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there’s a special edition of this pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  If you like us, and I hope most of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we’re helping you along!   Whether you are driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a pleasant cup of tea!), allow us to teach you, brighten up your day and maximize the use of the time you have got for the Lord!
Click Here to Subscribe to your Worship Leader Podcast Now!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss
Or, for anyone who is really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, check out the whole list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

OK, it’ll take you some time, but you will certainly 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 also have a couple of laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you are able to get the best information ready to apply right now in the church.  It costs a bit, but boy it saves you loads of time learning!!!

 

Worship Leader Podcast giving upThis worship leader podcast is for you is you feel like giving up, and you need some inspiration!

 

All of us feel this way from time to time.  It’s normal, but that does not make it any easier.  Perhaps you have been attacked or criticized for your worship leading.  Maybe you are trying your hardest, and still worship doe not seem to be breaking through.  Maybe you are just tired, run down and in need of rest and rejuvenation!  If you are feeling down and on the verge of giving up, this little pod might just save your ministry or even your life!

 

Jesus loves you.  He has called you to serve Him, but sometimes that road seem too long and too hard.  The further you go, each step seems just a little harder.  If this describes you, then sit down, grab a nice cup of coffee or tea, and let this worship leader podcast fill your mind and heart!

 

[simpleazon-image align=”none” asin=”080075042X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nYs-vDJpL._SL160_.jpg” width=”104″]In the Bible, most of the great men and women of God, people like David, Elijah, Peter and Paul, all felt like giving up at some stage, but they kept going and the Lord used them in an amazing way to bless not only their own people, but all of us down through the centuries.  Even the Lord Jesus felt this way, but we are saved because He kept going when He felt like giving up.

 

So if you are discouraged, down or feel like giving up, DON’T DO IT!  This worship leader podcast will turn your head and heart around and help you rediscover the blessings that your walk and your ministry with the Lord should and will produce.  You are precious, you are anointed, and you are called to keep going and never give up!

And don’t forget to check out our Facebook page.  We are on it every day and can answer loads of your questions, and just connect up with you!   And don’t forget, you can still download a number of pods for free either from this site, or it is possible to download at no cost from iTunes, or subscribe to it to make sure you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there’s a special edition of the pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  If you like us, and I hope most of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we’re helping you along!   Whether you are driving to work, mowing the lawn or simply chilling out (maybe with a pleasant cup of tea!), allow us to teach you, brighten up your entire day and maximize the use of the time you have for the Lord! Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast Now! Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss Or, for everybody who is really keen to master more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, take a look at the entire list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you are able to hear all of them!!! OK, it’ll take you some time, 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 still have a couple of laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, so you are able to get the very best information ready to apply right now with your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you a whole lot of time learning!!!

Worship Leader PodcastThis pod will blow you away, and change your life!  The guys share their hearts about how, when and where they spend their personal devotion time with the Lord, and even reveal the best material that you can use to have your devotions.

 

If you want to supercharge your anointing on a Sunday, then get close to God daily, and this is the worship leader podcast that will show you how to do it!

So kick back, open your heart and listen to what the gang have to share on this pivotal subject.  You can learn

  • How to spend time every day with the Lord
  • Where to have your Quiet Times and when
  • What you can use as material, from online Bibles to daily devotionals

AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!

This worship leading podcast is going to make you look at your walk with God, and make sure that the person your church sees singing and leading worship on Sunday morning is the same person the Lord meets with every day.

 

[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”1591451884″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ln-2qy-ZL._SL160_.jpg” width=”109″]And don’t forget, you could download lots of pods without spending a dime either from this site, or you may download without spending a dime from iTunes, or subscribe to it to make sure you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there’s a special edition of this pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be part of our worship leader community.  And if you like us, and I hope many of you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so iTunes knows that we’re helping you along!   Whether you are driving to work, mowing the lawn or simply chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), let us teach you, brighten up your day and maximize the use of the time you have got for the Lord!
Click Here to Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast Now!

Or type this into your browser: http://www.buzzsprout.com/3378.rss
Or, for anyone who is really keen to understand more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs, from discovering how to worship lead with a small band to conditioning your voice, plus a bunch of other tips and techniques, look at the full list of  our Worship Leader Podcast episodes, so you are able to hear all of them!!!

OK, it is going to take you some time, 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 also 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 now in your church.  It costs a small amount, but boy it saves you quite a lot of time learning!!!

 

 

God Hurts Too!

God hurts tooGenesis 6:6

The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

It may come as a spectacular shock, but God hurts too!

That’s right, God the Creator of the universe, God the Saviour of mankind and God the indwelling Holy Spirit all grieved at some time, hurt by what mankind has done.

[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0310245729″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fJxM9XebL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]When you think about it, God is omniscient, which means that he has complete knowledge and understanding of everything including human sin and the terrible effects that it brings upon His creation.

God the Father felt pain when He looked upon the people He had created and saw how sin had corrupted them (Genesis 6:6). Jesus looked across his favorite city and His chosen people and His heart just broke both for the sin and hardheartedness He saw, but also for what was to come for these people (Luke 13:34). And the Holy Spirit is grieved by a sinful ways (Ephesians 4:30).

God is not a Creator who sits back and lets a sinful world take its course. He is not some cosmic computer completely devoid of emotion and feelings. He feels are sin, He feels our pain and, just as we do, God hurts!

Sometimes when you lead worship you will feel and understand the hurt Our Father feels when He looks at us.  The times we have let Him down, His great yearning for our love and devotion, as we worship we can sometimes catch a glimpse of these.  He is not an aloof God, sitting back watching a world out of control.  He is a loving, caring and intimate God, reaching out to us despite how we have hurt Him.

So if you feel pain today, bring your pain to God because he understands exactly what you’re going through and how you feel. Be open with Him, share your heart with Him and even your frustrations, because if we hurt, then remember God hurts too!  Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7)