Experiencing the Presence of God

We all long for it, whether we know it or not. We want our worship to be more than songs and our sermons to be more than entertaining talks. We want to experience the presence of God as we worship together. But what is the “presence of God.” What do we even mean by that? Our own […]

Get Connected with Our Facebook Group

Did you know we have a Facebook group for the Capital Collective? It’s true. Check it out! If you’re a part of our team and aren’t already a member of the group, you should be! Blog posts from this site will be posted to our Facebook group automatically, so it’s an easy way to stay […]

New Features Coming Soon! + Feature Requests?

We’re working on some helpful new features including… Post submission process (including front page submission box) UPDATE: Post submission is now available (see “Post Idea” in the footer section of the site). Or simply go to this submission form. E-mail digests (sent out to team members based on blog category rss feed) If you’re new to […]

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 […]

Setup Your Planning Center Account Like a Pro

We use Planning Center Online for service planning, scheduling, communication, and rehearsal preparation among other things. So, it’s vital that each of us take the time to setup our account and keep it updated. Here’s what you need to do: New band members and techs, read steps 1-3. If you already have an account, skip to Step […]

The Awe, the Aha, and the Haha

When we plan our services across multiple campuses, it’s important to maintain our “DNA,” the things that make us uniquely “us.” We can help maintain this DNA in our worship service planning by thinking about the kinds of moments and experiences we plan as a part of each service. There are at least three types […]

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 […]

Band Leader – Responsibilities

Prior to rehearsal, the band leader might have additional song notes to send out to the band or individuals within the band, the band leader should coordinate any communication with the worship leader. Expected to encourage and demonstrate a collaborative process during rehearsals (among the band and including tech team members in this process) along […]

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 […]