Leadership Qualities in Worship Teams

Our bands are in Week 6 of Pure Praise, so yesterday for our devotional we talked about the leadership qualities listed in Day 4. Here's what we look for in worship ministry leaders, based on 2 Chr. 20:21: 1. those who "should sing" (have a calling), 2, those who would sing (have desire & enthusiasm),

A Factory Model of Worship Ministry

At Valley View Church where I’m worship pastor, our vision for the worship and creative arts ministry is to be a “sculpturing factory.” The analogy of a factory works especially well in the southwest area of Louisville, where our church is located. Many of our members work at the Ford plants or the major UPS

The Model Prayer of a Worshiper

The Model Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6 can be divided into three distinct parts. As we build a daily habit of praying “in this manner,” our prayer lives can significantly deepen and our perspective of things can radically improve. Part 1: Vertical—Start with praise and surrender. When we pray, we should

Worship: What Christians Should Aim for Every Day

NOTE: The following article is an excerpt from Week 2 of the 6-week Bible study, Heaven’s Praise: Hearing God Say Well Done by Dwayne Moore. This article will run in Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox and on Pastors.com later this week. ____________________________________ Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting

Eight Steps to Transform Your Worship Ministry

By Dwayne Moore [box] Have questions? Need some customized help? Contact us for coaching advice and answers to your questions about using this process in your church. We'd love to help![/box] Below is a step-by-step plan to help your worship team members flourish in three fundamental areas—as worshipers, musicians and mentors. This approach can change the

The Problem with Last-Minute Easter Rehearsals

Yesterday, I received an email from a church musician who was clearly frustrated and concerned, and he was desperate for some advice. He said his worship leader chronically waits until the last minute to start worship team practice for major holidays like Christmas and Easter. They'd only rehearsed and read over one song for Easter before

How to Develop Your Worship Team to Be True Ministers

The following article by Dwayne was featured this week on Pastors.com and in Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox. This article is part of the Building Strong Worshipers series, presented by Pastors.com in partnership with Next Level Worship.   Our goal for church musicians and worship teams should be that they become ministers through music. It isn’t enough to be good musicians

Mentoring Leaders through Worship

The following article is a guest post from our good friend, Dr. Vernon Whaley, dean of the School of Music at Liberty University. This is part of the Building Strong Worship Leaders Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox that Next Level Worship is presenting in partnership with Pastors.com.   Did you know that when you and I worship

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VIDEO 1 Managing Healthy Tensions within Your Worship Ministry Creativity in worship services versus familiarity, planning vs. spontaneity, talent of a player versus their commitment level to your church and your ministry philosophy... These are but a few of the many "healthy tensions" many worship ministries struggle with week to week. Rather than seeking to resolve these tensions

Age and Worship Leaders

I received a question last week from a worship leader in his 40's who is taking my Fundamentals of Worship Leadership course. I passed this intriguing and important question along to those in my Coaching Network to get their feedback. Below is the thread of the discussion. Please add your own comments and keep the