Hearing From God During Worship

I firmly believe that it’s impossible to worship in a vacuum. All of the Christian life is a response to God—to Who he is, to what he has done. So, I’m finding it more and more disconcerting to presume to be worshiping God without listening. But—”Sing it again!” “Louder!” “Clap!” “Jump!” “Shout!” (depending on your […]

Lessons Our Creative Arts Teams Can Learn from Jimmy Fallon, Pt. 1

I love the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I’ve been a Fallon fan since his SNL days. His “Late Night” was so fresh and fun, I always enjoyed watching it. Jimmy is an engaging and super-talented entertainer, and he seems genuinely interested in the people he’s interviewing. I applauded NBC’s decision to move him to “The Tonight […]

Engage the “Middle 60”

How do you engage people in worship? Is there anything that can be done to get more people to participate? These are problems that any good worship leader should grapple with. Bob Branch posted an excellent article on WorshipLeader.com that identifies what he calls the “Swing Vote” Principle in worship leading. Here’s an excerpt: Over the […]

Worship Leader Q&A with Hillsong’s Jad Gillies

Jad Gillies is one of Hillsong’s key worship leaders. They recently interviewed him at a team night gathering about worship leading. There are many good and interesting thoughts here (once you get past the puff questions at the beginning, haha). Hillsong uses a system of co-leadership to apprentice and train new worship leaders and he speaks to […]

Co-Leader – Responsibilities

Help worship leader to execute song/arrangement notes (worship director adds/updates in Planning Center the week of rehearsal, sometimes coordinated with worship leader and co-leader, if necessary) Help support vision of worship leader/band leader for individual songs and worship sets The co-leader encourages, reinforces, and celebrates the positive contributions of others Responsible for helping to oversee vocal team […]

Worship Leader – Responsibilities

The worship leader should review the service plan on Planning Center and communicate to the rest of the team as necessary in order to ensure good team preparation prior to Thursday rehearsal. (NOTE: worship director and creative arts pastor will make vocal notes, song sequence updates, and final song updates to the planning site by the Monday […]