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

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

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