I can’t believe it’s already August! It was exactly a year ago that I posted my first podcast episode and launched this website. Last year I also worked on a worship leading course that is now available, in full and for free. Check out the videos here or on YouTube. The resources mentioned in the lessons are available to download from the Resources page. I considered many options for sharing this content over the year
Today we discuss a great question someone sent to me recently. We can so easily be distracted by things during worship and miss the point and an opportunity to serve and lead people. And there’s a lot of things that can draw our attention away from God and away from leading well. Being distracted while trying to lead worship can happen for many different reasons but is often the result of one of the following things…
This week we’re back to a devotional style episode, where we look at a passage of scripture and draw some lessons from it.
If you want to lead people in worship, you need to have a confidence and today we’re talking about where to find that confidence. I talk about confidence is that I’ve seen too many people place their confidence in the wrong things when it comes to worship and worship leading and I’ve been guilty of that myself. Things that reveal where are confidence lies can often be how we speak about certain things and how we
Today we’re drawing some lessons from the Psalms. I think Psalm 100 – Psalm 150 is a block of Psalms that can teach us a lot about praise and worship and give us some great language and inspiration to use to encourage it in our churches. Psalm 105 starts out with a template for gathering together and for praise and worship that I find very helpful. I draw out five worship leading lessons from this
One of the most telling signs that worship has taken place is participation. When there is high participation, you can hear people singing, people feel free to raise their hands or respond in whichever way they feel to and there’s an energy in the room. In gaps between songs or in a musical interlude, there’s an eruption of worship and people are praying and singing to God from their heart. People require very little encouragement
One of the markers of world-class worship is that it’s consistently good. Week in and out, God seems to show up, people are energetically participating and it looks and feels so easy. If you’ve been a part of a worship team for any amount of time you know what I’m talking about. It’s energising when we have a weekend where worship is off the charts good. But then the next week, it feels like