Learning how to make worship songs exciting can make all the difference in your worship leading.

Yes, Worship Songs Can Be Exciting!

So often worship songs are just churned out, with little or no thought given to how they sound or how imaginative they could be.  This could be because the band and singers are just doing what they have always done, but most often it is because the band and singers, and indeed even the worship leader, simply do not have ideas on what could work and how great a song could sound!

The fact is that every single song we produce in church should be its own “mini-masterpiece,” yet often we as leaders are devoid of new and exciting ideas. So how can we think of new ideas, and how can we be open to new ideas flowing from the Holy Spirit that can take our worship songs and make them into amazing and memorable songs?

The bottom line is that we can and do have the ability to produce wonderful worship songs, that go way beyond congregational singing and touch the very creative heart of God. We can examine and learn amazing yet simple ideas that can make every song we share in worship a real winner, for the congregation and also for ourselves.  Arranging and producing a magnificent song has its own special satisfaction to the creative worship song leader!

This worship leader podcast brings Erick and Darin together to share years of experience in producing, arranging and making wonderful worship music, and it is all here for you on this week’s exciting worship leader podcast…

And don’t forget, every time you walk onto the stage to lead worship you have the chance to create something special in music, even if you are not a musician yourself. So settle back, grab a coffee and get ready to take some notes because this is jam packed full of fun, creative and innovative ideas that will transform the way you lead worship songs!

I’s Our Last Episode for the Year, So let’s look at the best and worst worship songs of all time… At least our opinion thereof!

In today’s podcast, Darin and Erick discuss their best and worst worship songs of all time, and why they love them, or hate them so much.  Surprises, controversy and loads of laughs on this worship leader podcast!

I know that today’s worship leader podcast is going to cause some controversy among you worship leaders out there but it’s all okay because at this stage of the year, should be up to relax and have fun.

If you would like to share your views, hit the Facebook page and tell us what you think of at best and worst worship songs of all time. There are no prizes, but at least you be to get off your chest and feel like someone is interested!

And this is our final podcast of the year. We will be kicking off again in the middle of January with some more great teaching, excellent podcasts and of course a lot of fun.

So until then, have a blessed Christmas time and if you get the chance to lead worship over Christmas, do it all to the glory of God. We look forward to connecting with you again in New Year, let’s work together to make 2016 greatest year of your worship leading Ministry ever!

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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And keep in mind that we offer free e-books at our website. So if you are starting out and desperate to learn some sensible worship leader tips, between the worship leader pod and the free books you’re sure to pick up info that will make you a greater worship leader, starting next Sunday. And yes, we have now great teaching for everyone from worship directors and worship leaders to musicians, singers and even sound guys!!!! If you have not got your free books yet, click on the hyperlink below.

And feel welcome to leave comments or e-mail us because we need to enjoy the journey along with you. I am sure that lots of you may have worship leading tips which you could share with others as well, so leaving comments on the weblog will likely be there for everybody to learn and be blessed.

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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!

Worship Leader PodcastThis worship leader podcast is for all you budding songwriters out there.  Erick and Darin talk about exactly how to write a worship song` (having written loads of worship songs through the years.  Now this may not be everybody’s desire, but if you want to create a song of praise and worship, it’s a great place to start!

 

Songwriters, this is definitely the worship leader podcast for you!

 

Click below and join us to discover a wonderful, fulfilling and incredibly creative gift… writing inspired songs for Jesus, and your congregation!  Every church should be writing new material for their own services, and we will discuss how to do it right here!

 

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Or, if you are really keen to learn more about all aspects of worship leading, from managing your team to arranging your songs and of course conditioning your voice, plus 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 all aspects of worship leading, how to help your voice, 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!!!

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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.

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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!

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Acoustic Guitar For Worship Leaders

This worship leader podcast is about songs we don’t like.  OK, come on now, we all have worship songs we don’t like much, for a variety of reasons.  The music is awkward, they’ve been done to death, or maybe the theology is non-existent.

Don’t worry, we are not having a hate-fest, and we don’t really hate them, we just dislike them intensely!  But this is one podcast you really need to listen to and laugh a bit about.

grumpy worship leader podcastI actually think God may not like some songs too!  So download this worship leader podcast and listen to the moaning groans of a few grumpy old worship leaders… actually, we are not that grumpy, but Erick is old….not!    

And, as always, Don’t just stop here with this 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 training books. Get the right training and you will be able to lead worship so effectivelt 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!

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Or, if you are really keen, check out the total list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!!

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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.