Fatigue is a Vision Killer

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 for your vision or if you have trouble grasping the vision, check to see if … Read more

Transitioning To A Paid Sound Engineer

Currently, we have four morning worship services on Sundays. Two of these services are held in the Family Life Center and two are held in the Sanctuary. The two services in the Family Life Center are led by the worship band and until we began the second of the two in that space, the sound … Read more

Four Reasons To Equip Your Church For Active Response In Worship

I’ve been hearing various worship leaders talk about how their congregations don’t seem to open up in worship. Since worship is about the heart, can you really ever say that one person is more worshipful than another? Is the person standing in back with their hands in their pockets barely singing along in a monotone … Read more

Because Worship Leaders Are Shepherds, We Need To…

The worship leader role is less about performing and more about shepherding. We are with our congregations on a weekly basis and though we may not be preaching the message, we are part of the shepherding process that happens in the church. There are a few things we need to do because of this: Lovingly … Read more

5 Ways Every Worship Leader Should Prepare For Easter

Easter is victory! It’s a day of celebration like no other for the church! For worship leaders, preparation is really important. Here is what you can be working on now: The Schedule Who will be on the team for the Easter worship services? If you have the same worship team every week, make sure they … Read more

God’s Detailed Plans For Worship

We’re crossing a bridge at our church in worship planning. Here’s a bit of background: We have four Sunday morning services and two other satellite services where we send lay speakers. Two of the four services on the main campus are more traditional in nature with a choir, organ, handbells and are held in the sanctuary. … Read more

Sing With People – Not For Them

Leading worship is an incredibly humbling role in the church. It’s more than music, more than being on stage, and more than strategic leadership. In worship, we have an opportunity to meet with God in his presence and give our all in praise and thanksgiving. It’s ultimately God’s spirit which connects with people, but since Bible times, songs … Read more

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 efficient and effective.  Many worship bands rotate team members, which adds a weekly variable of … Read more