One Idea That Will Bring Out The Best In Your Worship Experiences

By |2017-09-19T22:05:55+00:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Engaging Your Congregation|

I’ve had an idea floating around in my mind for some time. As I’ve been working with teams and churches, I’ve been drilling down on the elements of a great worship service that transcend the things that normally divide us into sub-groups, denominations, and the like.

I think that I’ve come across a “formula.” It’s something I think could really impact what you’re seeing on Sunday morning.

How to Be A More Confident Worship Leader (Part 2)

By |2017-09-18T17:41:23+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Engaging Your Congregation, Strengthening Your Leadership|

One of the questions that I get asked the most is, “As a worship leader, how can I be more confident on the platform?”

In Part 1, I talked about the importance of having the right foundation, before you start building in new skills and abilities. We talked about the importance of our identity being a follower of Jesus first before we add the secondary titles like worship leader, pastor, or musician.

Today, I’d like to talk about the second key to becoming a more confident, effective worship leader. In fact, it’s one of the most important tools in your toolbox. (more…)

Five Things Every Worship Leader Should Do This Week

By |2017-09-20T07:01:28+00:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Engaging Your Congregation, Strengthening Your Leadership|

My eight-year-old son, Judah, started playing baseball a few months ago. At the end of his first practice, he was pretty frustrated. He thought because he had thrown the ball around a few times outside our house, he knew everything he needed to know. In his mind, he was ready for the World Series! That practice gave him a hard dose of reality. He had to put in some time if he was going to help reality catch up to his dream.

I wonder how often we as worship leaders approach our weekends the same way? We’ve thrown around some ideas and we’ve got a little experience under our belt, so we can just show up and win, right? The truth is, being effective takes hard work – no matter how gifted you are. Your success on Sunday morning starts well before you make it to soundcheck.