Training for Performance Concerts versus Church Worship Services
When it comes to training musicians and leaders for Concerts versus Church Worship Services, both of which can be useful in the Kingdom of God, many of the required skills are the same, but here is my list of the main differences in emphasis.
Do you agree? Have I left some out? Give me some […]
New Worship Practice Schedule with Explanation
We are going to be implementing a new schedule this coming week, which is a slight variation on what we have done in the past and I thought I would share it with the reasoning behind each one.
4-5 JAM session for newbies
5:00-5:30 clean the building as a team!
How to Engage the Congregation! – Part 2: Pick the “right” songs
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 […]
How to Engage the Congregation! – Part 1: Pray!
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 […]
From 0 to Worship Band in 5 Minutes
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 them […]
From Old Testament to Rock ‘n Roll
Modern Church Orchestration Evolution and what it means for you: too many vocalists!
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 […]
Playing with a Click!
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 […]
Jammin’ your way to a better worship band
Jammin’ your way to a better worship band –
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 to run a jam session
Planning for the journey from chaos and noise to music –
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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