Worship Leading Tips

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?…

5 Tips For Musical Transitions Between Worship Songs

When you craft a worship set, it's not about each individual song. It's about how they all work together. It's about having the bigger picture in mind when planning your gatherings. It's not just about song 1, then song 2, and so on. It's about finding a way to make it a cohesive time of worship because that eliminates distractions…

3 Places To Introduce A New Song Before Sunday Morning

The first time you lead a song, obviously nobody knows it. So, maybe you start off by teaching the chorus. Or perhaps you take a few moments to explain the meaning behind the song so people understand what they're singing. These are both great ideas and things that you should definitely do!…

3 Tips For Picking Worship Songs People Want To Sing

Ever introduce a new song to your church and it just falls flat? Even though you've committed to the process of teaching your church the song, you've led it every week for a month and they're still not into it.

But... the next time you introduce a song to your church, something different happens. It's your first time leading it in your church and people start singing along by the second chorus! What gives? What's the difference between these two scenarios?…

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 Ways To Utilize Your Midweek Gatherings To Grow Your Worship Ministry

Summer break is over and school is back in session. For many churches, that means that they've started their midweek gatherings back up again. Youth group, small groups, bible studies - whatever you're doing at your church in the middle of the week is a great opportunity you can utilize to grow your worship ministry. A smaller environment affords you the ability to take risks and try new things out that you might not feel comfortable jumping head first into on a Sunday morning…

5 Tips For A Better Start To Your Sunday Morning

Ever show up to church on a Sunday morning and you're just "not feeling it?" Well the good news is that God can still work even we don't feel up to the task. BUT - there are certain things that you can do to start your Sunday morning off right…

3 Keys To Memorizing Your Worship Music

You've heard the recommendation a million times: Worship leaders, memorize your music and get rid of your music stands.

And maybe you're on board. Maybe you want to do it but you're just not sure how. There's no doubt that it can be intimidating to memorize your music. What if you play the wrong chords? What if you completely blank out on a section of a song?…

5 Intermediate Tips For Worship Leaders (Video)

In the video, I share 5 of my top tips for worship leaders! These tips go beyond the simple (albeit fundamental and necessary) recommendations of preparing and praying before you lead worship…

3 Keys To Leading Worship With Confidence

What do you do when you aren't confident in your leading? You rush through the songs and just try to get them over with. You don't take time to speak because you're afraid of how it's going to come across. And at the end of it all, you feel like things could have gone better if you would have just been a bit more trusting…

3 Steps To Read The Room While Leading Worship

Reading the room is an essential part of leading worship well. If you want to truly lead people, in all areas of life - not just worship leading, you need to know where they are at and lead accordingly. However, far too often in our worship leading, we say "Follow me!", run towards the destination, but never take a look back to see if the people we're leading are still behind us…

3 Quick Wins For Worship Leaders

As worship leaders, we all have things that we're aiming for. Things that haven't quite happened yet. "Wins" that we have yet to achieve. And those goals are great to set and work towards. But, there are often two warnings that come along with those goals…

3 Truths About Personal Development For Worship Leaders

How often do you intentionally sit down to work "on" your worship leading instead of just "in" your worship leading? The unfortunate truth is that it's easy to get caught in the cycle of always DOING and never IMPROVING…

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Quit Leading Worship

Ever feel like giving up? Ever get frustrated with some aspect of leading worship? Maybe your church doesn't respond the way you hope they would. Maybe your team is inconsistent. Maybe you've dealt with too much criticism and you're tried of it…

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…

5 Things That Aren't Worship

The word "worship" is often thrown out in generality these days. And in the void of substance, preconceived notions about what worship is slowly encroach on the true definition. These assumptions subtly skew our vision of what worship truly is. That's why it's important to understand what worship is not. Especially if we are worship leaders - we should know what worship is and isn't!…