speaking transitions

3 Ways To Make An Old Worship Song Feel New Again

Do you have any songs in your worship team repertoire that are starting to feel like they're getting old? Well, you could just get rid of them and stop doing them. But, you've spent a lot of time teaching your church these songs - they know them - they can sing along easily with them. So, what if, before you cut them from the list, you tried to make them feel new again?…

3 Tips For Better Transitions Between Worship Songs

Transitions are one of the harder things to figure out when it comes to leading worship. At first, it seems like the task of leading worship is to just pick some songs and play them. Of course, as you lead for a while, you quickly realize it's much more than that. Musically, it's not just about picking random songs and playing them. It's about figuring out how the songs work together. It's about finding how to navigate between different keys, fast songs and slow songs, and whatever else you have going on in your worship gathering…

3 Reasons You Need To Run Through Your Worship Set List (Video)

When you first start leading worship, you typically put in tons of work in advance preparing to lead. You've got songs to learn (which takes forever especially when you're new to an instrument). You're nervous about being in front of people so you prepare even more. And so on... and so forth... until you finally feel at least a little bit ready to lead on Sunday…

What To Say While Leading Worship | Q&A (Video)

Ever wondered what to say while leading worship? Speaking while leading worship can be one of the most nerve-wracking and hardest things to do when you are first starting out (and even after you've been doing it for a while)…

3 More Things To Stop Doing If You're A Worship Leader

Since yesterday's post spurred some good conversation about worship leading, let's take a look at a few more things you should stop doing if you're a worship leader…

3 Things To Stop Doing If You're A Worship Leader

I want to share with you just a few pet peeves of mine in the worship leading space. These aren't necessarily all things that deserve a full post by themselves so I thought I'd quickly bring them to your attention. Take a moment to honestly reflect on these and see if they apply to you…

What To Say At The End Of Your Worship Service | 3 Steps To Let People Know Your Service Has Ended (Video)

Ever have one of those awkward moments at the end of your worship service where you finish the last song and pray and YOU KNOW that's the end but it doesn't feel like your church gets the picture? They're just staring at you blankly wondering "Is that it? Or are they still going?" ... "Okayyy.... BYEEE." How do you eliminate that awkward moment?…

3 Spots During Your Worship Set To Use A Speaking Transition

Over on the Leading Worship Well YouTube channel, we've started looking at how to speak while you're leading worship. That series continues tomorrow with a new video called "What To Say Between Worship Songs | 4 Steps To Start Speaking Between Worship Songs."

So, maybe you're starting to get an understanding of WHAT you should be saying while leading worship. But, there's another question to answer - WHERE should you be speaking?…

3 Tips For Being Authentic When You Speak To Your Church

The beauty of being in the church is that you CAN be yourself - however imperfect you feel - and other people are okay with it (or at least should be).

How's that relate to speaking to your church? It means you don't have to use grandiose language or fancy words to impress people - you can be authentic. How do you do that?…

3 Benefits Of Writing Your Thoughts Down For Worship Leaders

As a worship leader, you probably have a lot of thoughts bouncing around in your head. There are so many different things that you can do and these thoughts pop into your head without any advanced notice. Everything from speaking transitions to song lyrics to prayers to vision for your team - it's easy for those things to stay in your head…

4 Steps To Start Speaking Between Worship Songs

Speaking between worship songs is hands down one of the most nerve-racking responsibilities for worship leaders when they first start out. It's one thing to play your instrument and sing in front of people. It's a whole other thing to speak in front of people and have everyone's eyes on you…

3 Ways The Stories Of The People You Lead Impacts How You Lead Them

Everyone in your church has a story. They are all real people with real lives, real struggles, and real victories. One of the benefits of serving in the church is that you get to learn these stories. This is not a random group of people you're leading in worship - this is YOUR church. So, take advantage of the fact that you get the opportunity to learn people's stories. Find out what's going on in their lives. Build relationships with them - learn their struggles and successes. Then, use the knowledge of what's going on in their lives to better lead them in worship…

4 Ways To Teach Your Church About True Worship

Sometimes we spend so much time LEADING worship that we don't TEACH what worship is. It's always easier to sing songs with people than explain why we're doing what we're doing. The problem is it doesn't seem like there is much time to teach. After all, you've only got a few minutes at the most to speak between songs and you don't want to overload people with information. So how can you teach them?…

3 Things Worship Leaders Should Do While Their Pastor Is Preaching

You finish your last song before the message and your pastor walks up on stage. You find your seat in the congregation... now what? Obviously, you can sit there and listen to your pastor preach along with the rest of your church. But what if there were other things you could do that would help you lead worship well when you come up to lead that final song or two after your pastor is done?…

3 Tips For Praying While Leading Worship

Praying in public can be nerve-racking the first few times you do it. You compare yourself to all of the worship leaders you've heard pray before and you think to yourself, "I sound nothing like that!" But, there are a few things you can do to prepare to pray in public and calm your nerves…

3 Ways To Show People That Christmas Songs Are Worship Songs

Christmas carols are great because everyone knows them and can sing along with them. However, along with that familiarity comes a sense of nostalgia that sometimes overshadows the fact that we are worshiping God when we sing these songs. Instead of thinking "here are some worship songs," it's easy for your congregation to just think "here are some Christmas songs that we always sing this time of year…"