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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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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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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Upbeat Worship Songs

We recently asked people in our Facebook Group what some of their favorite upbeat songs (old and new) are to lead in community worship. We’ll continue to update this list as well as link to any additional resources. I don’t know about you, but I’m really good at chill, emo, introspective worship...

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5 Principles for Curating Worship

Being involved in leading worship, it would be helpful to see yourself as a curator of worship. A curator is one who cares for, selects, oversees, presents, and often interprets content. The worship curator truly acts as a pastor who shepherds a team of people involved in worship leadership. As a...

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Preparation: Spiritual or Unspiritual?

This post by our friend Shane Heilman originally appeared on The Psalms Project Blog. In addition to fantastic insights like the following, The Psalms Project just released Volume II, featuring almost 30 local artists, with Psalms 11-20 & 121 set to music. Check it out, because it’s amazing! Detailed planning...

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Worship Wars

I don’t love contemporary worship music. Never have. I tried liking it back in my early years of college—when I started taking Jesus seriously—because that seemed like the good Christian thing to do. But even the contemporary Christian artists that I could stomach better than others still couldn’t compete with my...

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