Prepare Well + Rehearsal Tips

This post includes excerpts from our Worship School curriculum on cultivating authentic worship. “Principle Three: Prepare Well” was originally part of a blog post called 5 Principles For Curating Worship.  It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are, how awesome your song choices are, how smooth your transitions are, and...

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Introduction to Curating Worship

The following is the introduction for “Five Principles for Curating Worship” which is part of our Worship School curriculum.  Having been involved in worship ministry for about 20 years, I have come across several roles and titles for those who lead worship in the local church; Worship Pastor, Worship Leader,...

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Pursuing Excellence

Rather than giving specific instructions or keys to success, I want to invite you to reflect and prayerfully consider what it looks like for you to pursue excellence, whether in worship leadership or anything else. Maybe you’ve already figured this out, but I encourage you to lay that aside for...

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Lessons on Worship Leading from 1 Timothy

When thinking of worship-leading “coaches” from Scripture, we’re more often inclined to think of David than of Paul. After all, David was a skilled musician who wrote history’s most influential worship songs (the Psalms) and arranged the 24/7 tabernacle worship. There is certainly much to learn from David’s life, his...

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Dreams & Deeper Rhythms

During the Summer of 2011, I had a series of dreams on leading worship and some other seemingly random things. I want to share specifically about the dreams where I was leading worship. In each of these dreams, I remember feeling very anxious and stressed out. The dreams typically started...

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Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break. But there’s just one...

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1 on 1 Lessons and Discipleship

by Matthew Tims, owner/instructor at Coming Hour Working with individual musicians on your worship team is one of the most efficient and most underutilized ways to disciple those under your leadership. It can be more effective than the best-run rehearsal and can cultivate a deep level of trust with your...

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