Just in the same way that Thanksgiving dinner involves a scheduled time set-up and sequence, teaching new songs to the church involves those same three steps. These three steps are critical in helping the church digest something new that their bodies are not yet used to as part of their worship diet.
How To Choose Songs For Congregational Worship
Worship leaders must develop their own filters to determine and discern what music is appropriate for their worship diet and worship culture at their church. Choosing songs merely based on preference alone, what’s “hot” on the radio or what stimulated a meaningful worship experience in your car aren’t necessarily great metrics for determining what truth to put into the mouths of worshippers on the weekend.
How To Recruit Volunteers to Your Worship Team
I’ve never met a worship leader who doesn’t desire a deep bench of skilled musicians and vocalists to serve on their team. Building any type of ministry takes a lot of hard work and is not for the faint of heart. Over the past 20 years I’ve had the great privilege of being involved with four church plants. Having built worship ministries from scratch, I learned many of these principles through much trial and error.
How To Lead A Creative Team Brainstorm
One of my favorite things to do with creatives is brainstorm. Creative brainstorms are a great way to uncover fresh ideas, promote team ownership and give your broader team(s) a voice into service design.
5 Reasons to Consider Sunday Morning Rehearsals
Part of shepherding a worship team is time management. Unless you work with pro musicians every week, you probably want to rehearse and even if you have a stellar band, there’s great value in simply being together in community.
This History of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music With Tom Brooks
It would not be an overstatement to suggest that Integrity Music, specifically their Hosanna! Music series of live worship recordings, influenced and changed the way North America worships.
Worship Planning: Refining Your Song Canon
Just as flags mark ownership and territory, songs often reflect the desires we have for the Lord to take deeper ownership and territory of our hearts.
Worship Planning: Canon Conversation Starters and Closers
One of the most daunting things both a worship leader and pastor face every Monday morning is a blank sheet of paper.
Worship Planning: Organizing Your Song Canon
A worship leader’s job is done when the church sings aloud in spirit and truth.
Worship Planning: Defining Your Song Canon
Critical to the effectiveness of any worship ministry is determining what songs you will use to lead your people in worship.