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A Matter of Perspective

It’s Friday night in a town where Football is huge and an area where there is no shortage of “things to do on a Friday night”.  So what do about 300 area people do on this Friday night?  Sit an listen to four hour sermon

Worship Rehearsal 101

I can make you one guarantee about your worship team – there is one member of your team each week that does not practice his/her instrument at home at all before rehearsal.  In fact, despite the number of times you have admonished your team following

Worship Auditions: Saying “No”

We’ve all faced rejected of some sort during our lives – so it is no surprise that we don’t like having to issue rejection to someone else…especially when that rejection comes in the form of telling someone that they are not cut out for the worship team.

Worship Auditions

I am a firm believer in one aspect of augmenting your worship team – be slow to add talent to your team…very slow. I see worship leaders and worship pastors alike who are made aware of someone in their church who plays an instrument or

Didactic Worship

A couple of weeks ago, I was guest-leading at a church that frequently has a large number of new believers and first time church attenders.  These were people who were problably accustomed to the fact that we sing in church – and have heard the term “worship”

How Do You Attract Musicians To Your Worship Team

Recruiting is done on a regular basis. It never stops. For example, when you say you have a full band, the first question that comes to my mind is how many backups does that include? My impression is that you have just those band members

Darlene Zschech To Leave Hillsong

Darlene Zschech, long time icon at Hillsong Church in Australia, is saying goodbye to her former church home to take a position at a new church.  Zschech will assume a senior pastor role at Church Unlimited near Sydney in early 2011 with her husband. “We

Qualifications of A Worship Pastor

We hear terms like “worship leader”, “music minister”, and “worship pastor” often in the roles we walk. Being involved in worship – it is a common place. What does it mean? We have spent a couple of days looking at both the differences between a

What’s A Worship Pastor?

It’s a question often asked – “what is a worship pastor?”  Yesterday, we talked about a main difference between a worship leader and a worship pastor.  Today, we will dive in deeper into what makes up the composition of a worship pastor.

Worship Pastor or Worship Leader?

Recently, I was asked the question by a panel – “what is the difference in a worship leader and a worship pastor”.  It is a good question – and one that some churches don’t understand or fail to see the benefit of the difference.  For that reason, I