Once you have spent time asking God to reveal to how what He wants, you might want to take a look at your song selection. What does God want to hear?
1. Give me the Gospel Truth!
The first thing you probably want to do is take a look at the lyrics to […]
There is certainly a place for the worship team to sing a song to the congregation, where the congregation is expected to participate by listening …
But for the vast majority of worship leaders out there, our heart beats with the command from the scriptures such as Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath […]
Questions! I love good questions! I heard some great ones on the radio today:
How would our church be different if people were REALLY sold out for the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What would we change? What would we be doing?
So for our worship ministries…. what would our congregational singing times be like if […]
If you can get a new recruit to be able to start playing along with a simple popular worship song with just 5 minutes of instruction, you can literally watch the excitement on their faces as they realize that they can actually do it! And then with that excitement, you can launch […]
Why do we even have a band? Because the scriptures tell us to be creative (made in God’s image Gen 1) and gives us freedom to use every instrument at our disposal for His praise (Psalm […]
Manual for Musical Slaves to Jesus and the Ping Pong Sound
(=Tips for worship teams trying to play to a click)
Why play with a click/metronome?
-In all music, but especially modern pop/rock music, playing “tight”=accurately in time is huge! It will make almost all your songs sound better, more consistent. Think […]
Part of the power of music, is that it aids us in drawing people in to the One True Story, the Good News about Jesus and our Redemption. Let us reduce that story into it’s most basic parts and then discuss how the elements of music are used to give eloquence and vibrance and emotion, […]
In the same way that spoken language changes over the years, so do musical styles. We no longer speak English to one another like they did in the time of King James, nor do we speak Latin as they did in the church for a thousand years, nor […]
Open Jam Sessions are the best recruiting, training, auditioning tool for small/medium size churches. At least that’s what I think.
Big churches have a completely different set of problems when it comes to worship musicians than your average small/medium sized church. In a church of […]
How do you JAM exactly?
Jamming is just a term for an informal music making session. I’ve been doing them for years at my church though, so let me walk you through how mine works, just in case it gives you some […]
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