Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)
Aug23

Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)

Hello, I thought I should post helpful tips on how a growing worship leader can prepare to lead a praise & worship session for a church service/event. Here is me writing from how the Holy Spirit has helped me, time and again. I wasn’t really taught all of these things, but I picked them up as the Holy Spirit helped me. Fundamentally, your offering of praise & worship to God must be given your best efforts at all times....

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Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity
May26

Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity

About 8 months ago, our church discovered that the multipurpose room we were meeting in (I call it a sanctuasium) was structurally unsafe. See, our meeting space is a pole building design and the posts that are holding everything up were rotten. So in a matter one week, we had to move our entire worship service out into the Fellowship Hall. Luckily, we have a Fellowship Hall that is large enough where we can squish everything and cram...

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WMC-0158 – What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church
Oct19

WMC-0158 – What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church

What To Do When People Walk Away From The Church   We live in a time where it is becoming more and more likely that people are leaving our churches. Not all churches, but a lot of them. Chances are, you know someone(s) who has left the church behind. Maybe they were wounded. Maybe they weren’t. Maybe they’re being selfish. Maybe they’re just tired. Maybe They’re burnt out. Who knows. The question is, what...

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Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You
Jan17

Encouraging Volunteers – The Power of a Thank You

Unlike any other organization in the world, the church is completely dependent on volunteers. Sure, a lot of churches have some paid staff members. There’s usually a full-time senior pastor, but not always. Then there is usually an administrative assistant. Then maybe some other full-time staff or part-time staff. But, no church is equipped with enough staff to do all the work of ministry with paid personnel. Every church, no...

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WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan
Sep14

WMC – 0118 – Interview with David Santistevan

In this episode of the Worship Ministry Podcast, we are very fortunate to have as our guest, David Santistevan. If you haven’t been over to his site, you’re going to want to do so, I promise, you won’t be disappointed. He has a ton of very useful content for worship leaders and worship team members. I’m not going to give too much away, though you can check the show notes if your want to wet your appetite!...

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Why building volunteers is so important
Sep11

Why building volunteers is so important

One of my biggest beliefs for Worship Ministry in the local church is that we build up the members of our churches to do the work of the ministry. I truly believe that we are called, as members of the body of Christ to be doing the work were commissioned to do by Jesus. The great commission wasn’t directed at professional ministers. Jesus didn’t even pick trained ministers to do the work of building his Kingdom on the...

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Worst Case Scenario vs. Best Case Scenario
Mar15

Worst Case Scenario vs. Best Case Scenario

As the news around us is filled with horror stories pouring out of Japan, I’m finding it harder and harder to pay attention. Not because I don’t care. I do. It’s because the bent of the news. All of it. It’s all focused on all the bad stuff that’s happening. One of the top 5 most powerful earthquakes in hundreds of years. Towns have been lost because of the Tsunami. Nuclear reactors are melting down &...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0080 – How much is too much to ask of your volunteers and Name that Worship Tune
Dec08

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0080 – How much is too much to ask of your volunteers and Name that Worship Tune

We, as worship pastors – worship leaders and worship team members, are always fighting with commitment.  Some aren’t committed enough, others are on the edge of burn-out. In this episode we talk about one particular aspect of commitment in worship ministries. If you’re a faithful listener to the worship ministry catalyst podcast, we would love to hear from you and we’d also love it if you’d take the time...

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Building Momentum In a Worship Minsitry during the down months of summer

If you’ve been leading worship for long, you’ve undoubtedly been through a summer lull. I’m definitely there right now. People go on vacation with no consideration, it seems, for your needs as a worship leader. It’s almost as if they have their own lives apart from your worship ministry and that they’d rather be on the beach than playing or singing in your team. The nerve! Well, as I’ve been...

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The Oscars and your Worship Ministry

Granted, the people we might have watched on TV, Sunday night, March 7th, weren’t volunteers, there’s a lesson we can learn – Appreciation. You don’t have to watch any awards show for long to recognize two things: first, people like being appreciated, second people need an opportunity to thank people who have helped them succeed. When working with volunteers we need to create these opportunities. We need to...

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