A Simple Definition Of Poise

When we hear the word “poise” we think of calm, self-assured dignity. Maybe we picture someone attending a royal wedding, having good posture, or point shoe wearing ballerina.  A Google definition of the word is: graceful and elegant bearing in a person. … Continued

Sing Confidently For Maximum Engagement

It may not be fair, but it’s true: vocal leaders are the ones who lead the way for engagement in worship. When the vocalists are engaging, it helps break down barriers and becomes an invitation for the congregation to sing. … Continued

Our Weekly Worship Rehearsal Routine

I’ve been leading worship at our church, officially, since 2003. Though it seems to flux here and there depending on the season, here’s what we currently have working for our worship teams at church: Wednesday Evenings The tech team arrives about … Continued

Questions To Ask When Evaluating Worship Services

One job of the leadership team is to evaluate. Evaluation is a key element to improvement, new ideas, overcoming issues and ministry growth. For worship leaders, evaluation is crucial because there are so many components, many of which you may … Continued

You Either Lead By Example Or You Don’t Lead At All

Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If you’re not doing what you’re talking about, you’re in trouble. – Kouzes & Posner, The Truth About Leadership This simple concept is true for worship ministry leaders. Here are some ways each worship leader … Continued

The Terrible Shift To Preference Driven Church

I recently read Thom Rainer’s book, I Will – Nine Traits Of The Outwardly Focused Christian. This great little book is perfect for a small group or class who wants to look at some basics of what it means to … Continued

Three Big Picture Issues For Worship Leaders

Every worship leader will tell you the details before any given Sunday are endless. There are the details of scheduling, song selecting, planning, music, chord charts, creative components, technical components, lyric projection, set up, sound checks, media, transitions, team members, … Continued

Character Is Personal, But Not Private

Ministry leaders – both young and old – need to keep guard on their character. We must build the kind of parameters to give us high standards and help us live above reproach. Pastors, student ministry pastors and worship leaders … Continued

Low Tech High Touch

Recently at a family gathering, I reflected on the different ways people related to each other. For some of us, I noticed we would make small talk for a minute, then move quickly to sharing info on our phones, showing … Continued

Don’t Stop Developing Your Worship Ministry

Don’t stop developing your worship ministry. There should always be something taking shape and moving forward. The leader is responsible for building a culture of developing. Ministry development most often moves pretty slowly, with a few spurts. Anytime you get … Continued

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