Five Tips For Leading Worship At Camp

It’s getting to be that season again. Christian summer camp directors all over the country are seeking folks to come and lead worship for a week here and there. I believe it’s good for every worship leader to use their … Continued

Planning Worship For Sundays When I’m Gone

As a part-time worship leader in our local church over the last 19 years, I have found that it’s much more difficult to plan when I will be gone!  When I’m there, it’s easy to put things together and pinch … Continued

How You Can Increase Contentment By Working With What You’ve Been Given

Succeed with what you have been given. Succeed in the church you are in, with the people you have on your team, with your God given gifts and graces and the structure you’re in. Don’t spend time complaining and comparing. … Continued

23 Questions Worship Leaders Need To Ask

Worship leaders, like all leaders, need to be good question ask-ers and listeners. Sometimes the whirlwind of working with other team members, hammering out chord charts (and other details) and working with the pastor to help provide the best engaging … Continued

Worship Leaders: Connect Before & After The Service

If you have a strong and growing relationship with people off stage, you’ll have more of a connection on stage. This works at different levels depending on the size of the congregation (see relational verse presentational worship leading). But for … Continued

Great Quotes From “Follow The Cloud”

Follow The Cloud by John Stickl is a great book to begin the year! I highly recommend this book to you. It’s good for people who serve in ministry to be reminded that our work flows out of our relationship … Continued

The Difference Between Fruit and Results

When service produces fruit, God is glorified (John 15:8). You can get results by following surefire formulas, manipulating people, or turning on your charisma; but fruit comes from life. Results are counted and soon become silent stats, but living fruit … Continued

Seven Ways To Watch For New Worship Leaders

At times, even in my 40’s I feel like a peer with young worship leaders. Then something will snap me back to reality – he or she was born after I purchased my guitar, she doesn’t doesn’t remember Clinton being … Continued

10 Ways To Get Motivated

Motivation can be defined as “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” I once heard the story of a teenager who lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told … Continued

Eight Habits of Jesus

Jesus had habits. Good, small habits each day help bring about being the person you want to become. Spend your days well and your life will take care of itself. That’s the power of habit. One book I’ve read that has … Continued

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