Disciplining your teamLeading a worship team can be a real challenge, and let’s face it, worship team members can be hard to deal with at times.  No matter how good you are, at some point you are going to have to apply discipline, and many times worship leaders do this wrong and cause havoc in their ministry.

You can destroy the unity you work so hard to achieve if you discipline too harshly, and you can lose control if you do it too softly!

Even more important, are you discipling rather than always disciplining your band and singers?  Instead of bringing correction, you have a unique opportunity as a worship leader to care for them, grow their relationship with God and produce incredible growth in not only their personal walk of faith, but also in their ministry gift of playing and singing.

This worship leader podcast is more about discipling than disciplining!

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130- The Best Way to Lead

styles of leadershipThis week’s worship leader podcast is all about the best way to lead your worship team.  There are different styles of leadership, but frankly some are far better than others.  If you want to inspire others and lead in a way that not only brings the best out of your team, but also sees them love and respect you, then this is one pod you are not going to want to miss!

 

Leadership is a funny thing.  People talk about it a lot, but very few leaders know how to effectively lead in an inspirational and godly way, and that’s what today’s worship leader podcast will show you.

 

PLUS, while you listen to the podcast, why not download these incredible books from Ps. John Gore on leadership.  John is a widely read author on leadership, especially in the third world, and he has graciously made his leadership books available for download FREE OF CHARGE!  I mean seriously, you can’t do much better than that!  So start the pod, then flip down and click the links to get your free leadership books!

 

 

Leadership PrinciplesAnd if you want to download these free Ebooks on leadership, (and these are entire books, not just little snippets!), click on the link below or the image and enjoy the fabulous teaching and practical ideas Ps John brings to leadership.

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And let our website and my friend Ps. John Gore help you become the leader you want to be in your worship team!

 

And as always,

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Additionally do not forget that we offer free e-books at our website. So if you’re starting out and eager to learn some sensible worship leader tips, between the worship leader pod and the free books you’re certain to pick up info that will make you a greater worship leader, beginning next Sunday. And yes, we have great teaching for everyone from worship directors and worship leaders to musicians, singers and even sound guys!!!! If you have not obtained your free books yet, click on the link below.

And feel free to leave comments or e-mail us because we wish to enjoy the journey together with you. I am sure that lots of you will have worship leading tips you can 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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125- What We Have Learned in 2013!

End of YearOur final worship leader podcast for the year 2013, and what a pod it is!  Our team get together and discuss what they have learned during the course of 2013 about worship leading, the highs, the lows, the ups and the downs!  So what have YOU learning in 2013 about worship leading?  If you haven’t really learned a lot, then you need to listen to more pods because the team have a stack of incredible information to share with you in this worship leader podcast alone!

So grab some Christmas cheer, pull up a pew and listen to the most exciting, most vibrant and definitely most crazy pod on the topic of worship leading!

It’s our BIG End of 2013 Worship Leader Podcast, and it’s just for you!

And… We want to thank all of you for listening over this year, and we want to wish you and wonderful Christmas and a super New Year for all of the pod team!  We already have some great ideas for 2014 worship leader podcasts, and they are all free of charge, so check back in with us in early January and stay with us through the year for great worship leader teaching and training!

Many blessings to you all, we are glad to see the back of 2013, and we will hope to see you early January for more of the BIG worship leader podcast!

presence of GodHi and welcome to this week’s worship leader podcast, where we are going to ask the very controversial question, “Do you fake the presence of God?”

We all want His presence to permeate our meetings, and sometimes we want the Spirit to move so much that we think we need o give God a bit of a nudge to get it.  If we are honest, we have all thought about it and some of us have done it.  Does this start God’s Spirit moving?  Are we just kidding ourselves?  And most importantly,

How do we bring the genuine presence of God into our church services?

Are you seeing the Lord move powerfully in your meetings?  I hope you are, and I hope it is the genuine article, but I have seen so many worship services where the band misses the mark and, frankly, tried to fake it.  Like you, I want and earnestly desire the real thing, the genuine presence of God.  But how can you recognize when you are starting to fake it, and how can you see the real thing.  This is part of a 2 part worship leader podcast series, so check it out and make sure you see the real presence of God in your meetings…

 

And remember, you can still download a lot of pods without cost either from this site, or you can download for free from iTunes, or subscribe to it so that 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 a 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’re driving to work, mowing the lawn or simply chilling out (maybe with a pleasant cup of tea!), let us teach you, brighten up your entire day and maximize the use of the time you’ve got for the Lord!

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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 hear all of them!!!

OK, it would 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 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 quite a lot of time learning!!!

This worship devotion hits home for all of us, because we will always have people who are pains in the neck!

Worship DevotionEphesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

It is not easy to be thankful for pain, and especially if you have someone in your worship team who is a pain in the neck!  We all have one of these at some point, and while we cannot control their behaviour or what they say, we can control our response to their behaviour and words.

However, even if we respond in kind and gracious words (Ephesians 4:29), it is still a jump to say that we are thankful for them.  Yet when we reach that point, when we can actually thank the Lord for them, this is where something magical happens!  Our attitude towards them changes, and suddenly it starts to become easier for us to respond to them in a godlier manner!  We are now in a position to learn more from the experiences we have with them, and the Lord can use even big pains in the neck to mold and shape our lives and our characters.

[simpleazon-image align=”center” asin=”0312152329″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DXUEhl2kL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]That’s why Paul implores us to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ! Thessalonians 5:18.  He knew that by giving thanks, even for the people who upset us the most, we open a realm of possibilities for the Spirit of God to grow our lives.

So before you mutter under your breath about this rotten, horrible so and so who is messing up your perfect worship team, take the time to bless them, pray for them and yes, even give thanks for them and how the Lord is using them to make you a better worship leader.

How to Lead WorshipVery few people can tell you how to lead worship if you do not play an instrument. Many of the great worship leaders you hear of today are also musicians, and many of the most songwriters as well, so clearly there is an advantage if you play an instrument when learning how to lead worship.

 

As a worship leader for over 20 years, I find it much easier to lead worship if I am playing my guitar. Having my own instrument allows me to control the ebb and flow of music, to create the atmosphere that I feel is necessary, and to control the pace and key of the song. My guitar serves as a bridge between the singers and musicians in the worship team, and therefore, if you can play an instrument, I recommend that you lead worship from your chosen instrument.

Learning How to Lead Worship Without Playing an Instrument is Hard, but Not Impossible

Learning how to lead worship if you are unable to play an instrument is difficult but it is not impossible. The jump you need to make mentally is that you are doing more than singing. You have to take control of the situation, and lead your band and singers in the direction you feel in the Lord the service needs to go.

Here are some steps which may help you when leading without an instrument…

  1. Choose songs carefully, but choose them as a musician would! Make sure that you choose them incompatible keys, and do your best to select songs that are in keys which lead comfortably into each other. I like to start any lower key like F, and progress through the key of G and then finish in the key of A. This is a nice and gentle progression throughout song service.
  2. Talk to your musicians. Talk to them before the program begins, clearly outlining the direction each song will take, and the number of times you will sing each session of the song. This way you can control the direction of the song service despite not holding an instrument to coordinate this.
  3. Liaise with one member of the band. While it is great to communicate with all the band, make sure you select one person to act as a linchpin between you and the rest of the musicians.
  4. Talk to your musicians during the service. As a singer, the easiest way to communicate with your band is to pull the microphone away from your mouth and speak directly to them of mic. This way you can communicate what you want, when you want and be able to lead and guide them directly during the song itself.

Although learning how to lead worship when you are not playing an instrument is more difficult, it also opens great possibilities to concentrate on your singing and leading, and to move about in a way that is not possible when you are playing. It allows you to better communicate with the congregation and, if you learn how to communicate with your worship team effectively, you can certainly become a competent amazing worship leader, whether you play an instrument or not.

You can become an effective and powerful worship leader whether you play an instrument or simply singing when you lead. Learn how to lead worship by learning the right techniques and communicating effectively with your worship team.

worship leader podcastOuch, this worship leader podcast is controversial, but absolutely necessary!  Overbearing leadership is common in churches, and whether your leader or pastor is doing to you, or you are doing it to your worship team, or both, this is an absolutely must listen to pod!

 This Controversial Worship Leader Podcast Might Change Your Ministry Forever!

Learning how to respond to unreasonable or overbearing leadership is a great key in ministry.  Sooner or later, you are going to face this problem, and knowing how to respond in a godly and graceful manner is extremely important.  This is especially true of you are the one being overbearing, and it is so easy to do when you are in leadership, especially if things are not going 100% your way.

[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”1400314208″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416lyIR1zaL._SL110_.jpg” width=”71″]So settle back and let Darin and Erick take you through a very touchy subject, with their usual grace and poise… OK, and a few jokes and tons of helpful advice… and a Top 5 that strikes right at the heart of the issues, and how you can respond in the right way.

  And do not forget, you can actually download a number of pods for free either from this site, or you’re able to download for free from iTunes, or subscribe to it to make sure you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there is a special edition of the pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be a 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 are 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 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, should you be 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, take a look at the entire list of  Worship Leader Podcasts, so you can listen to all of them!!! OK, it will take you a while, 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 quite a few laughs).  Or, save yourself the trouble and buy the Worship in a Nutshell package, to help you get the best information ready to apply now in your church.  It costs a bit, but boy it saves you a whole lot of time learning!!!

Worship Leader PodcastThis is definitely a worship leader podcast that affects ALL or us!  How do we best manage our time, both for ourselves, our families, our teams, our church and our relationship with God?  Hey, I am the first one to put up my hand and say I have trouble getting this bit right, but if you are finding yourself tired, run down, burnt out or just stressed out, this is certainly on of the best pods you will hear!

 

Do you find yourself out too many nights in a week, or do you find large amount of time that you and others commit to practices gets wasted or abused by others?  Are you making time for what is really important, or just dealing with the urgent?  These and many other questions you might have about time management in your worship leading, and indeed across your whole life, are discussed here in this week’s pod.

 

If you cannot find time to listen to this, chances are this is exactly the worship leader podcast for you!  It will be fun, slightly crazy and definitely worthwhile, and we even get to welcome back Suzie to the pod, so there is every reason in the world to download and enjoy the Bigger than EVER worship leader podcast!

 

And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download for free from iTunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever!  Nearly every week there is a special edition of the pod coming at you, so subscribe on iTunes and be a part of our worship leader community.  And 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 are driving to work, mowing the lawn or just 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 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, if 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, 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!!!

Worship Leader PodcastThis worship leader podcast explores the age old and time honored church argument… how loud is too loud?  If you have people in your church saying, “Pardon, what was that?  I can’t hear over the music,” hen you are definitely going to want to hear this pod.

Volume of church music can divide and split churches.  The young want it loud, the old want it soft.  Too loud and you cannot hear yourself sing, too soft and all you can hear is yourself singing… and all of these can kill the Spirit of worship in your church, big or small.

 

So what is the right volume, and if it is too loud, how in the world can you turn it down and make your musicians, especially the drummers and electric guitarists, list and obey?

 

All the answers are here in this very special worship leader podcast!

 

So it back, grab a coffee and turn it up loud, but not so loud that everyone around you starts to complain!  This pod can radically change your church worship, and that is worth making a big noise about!

 

And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the pod for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), 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, 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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Your Worship leader podcast TeamLots of people want to join your team, but this worship leader podcast is about helping you to choose the RIGHT ones!  Just because someone has talent, can sing or play an instrument, doesn’t mean that they will be the right choice for your team.  They may sing well, but have a really bad attitude.  They may be nice, friendly and play drums well, but be involved in secret sin.  They might look great, but underneath undermine your authority and leadership.

 

Choosing the right team members, and qualifying them correctly, could be the most important decisions you make in your ministry…

and this worship leader podcast could be essential for your future ministry!

 

So get excited, click below and listen to the pod team as they help you and guide you towards qualifying your worship team…

 

And don’t forget, you can download lots of pods for free either from this site, or you can download the pod for free from itunes, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! If you do, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW so itunes knows that we are helping you along!  So, driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of tea!), 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, 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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