Fatigue is a Vision Killer

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Jesus needed time for rest and so do you. Ministry is not easy and when we become weary it’s difficult to see things clearly. In his book, The Power of Vision, George Barna states: If you have difficultly generating excitement … Continued

All About Guitar Capos

If you are a guitar playing worship leader, I’m sure you use a capo.  The one I have used for years is the Kaiser Quick Change Capo. It clamps neatly to the top of the guitar headstock and is always … Continued

Sound Check Protocol For Worship Leaders

  Every worship band has to figure out the sound check in a way that works best for them. Whether you’re a portable church or in a permanent building, worship teams must develop a standardized sound check process to be … Continued

10 Point Checklist For Worship Leaders

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Here are 10 Checkpoints for local church worship leaders.  How are you doing in these areas?  If you had to circle one of these that you need to work on, which one would it be? 1. Are you praying?  Worship … Continued

How Are Leaders Made?

Leaders are developed most naturally through these three means:  Relationship – Leadership quality people have almost always had a solid relationship with someone who mentored and showed them the way.  Whether it was a family member, a parent or other … Continued

7 Ways Worship Leaders Shape The Church

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Worship leaders are church shapers.  They are, in some ways, the face of the worshipping congregation.  The attenders begin to take on their mode of operation when it comes to the nuts and bolts of worship.  Pastors and other church leaders also help … Continued

14 Thoughts for transitioning songs in worship

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Do you find it difficult to transition from song to song?  I received this question through twitter recently.  It’s a good question as it can hinder the effectiveness of a worship leadership team.  Even when songs are solid,  transitions can come across unnatural. Here … Continued

What should a worship leader be known for?

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Can a worship leader make a name for themselves?  I have often asked the question – mainly just to get people thinking. Isn’t the whole goal to lift up the name of Jesus?  In our culture, with the genre of worship music … Continued

Relational VS. Presentational Worship Leading

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A seven year old, at a church of 100 people or less, can play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the piano for the offering and everyone will love it.  It won’t matter how well she plays or how much … Continued

Debriefing – 5-D Worship Process

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This blog post is one of five aspects to worship leadership.  Read the intro post. Debriefing is the final D of the worship leading process.  Debriefing helps you repeat successes and not mistakes.  Talking about the service helps fine tune … Continued

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