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Helping Creatives Thrive In A Structured Environment

1. Keep learning- develop your skills..leaders are learners. “If we are leaders we should do our best!” Rom 12:8 2. Be Enthusiastic –Stay close to God, take care of family, know your Role and serve your Pastor’s philosophy of ministry, manage, build your team and engage your crowd.  Work well with other departments, build and manage your team.  “So, my …

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How To Build Community And Unite The Team

1. Use a slogan or phrase Saddleback’s, “More than music, we’re a family”.  People remember Slogans and will apply what they remember. 2. Notice the individual-Build a Family -Every event or interaction needs to be “family building”. -Staff and leaders need to be early to meetings, rehearsals, etc. to greet, encourage, and pray with the volunteers. -Must be relational before …

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What I Think About When I’m Leading Worship (More Than Music)

Written by Rick Muchow “…brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Php 4:8 Churches are looking for worship leaders that have the ability to connect a congregation to God through worship. More than music, Pastors are looking for …

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Leading Worship For Small Groups

Over the years I have led worship for many small groups. I love it!  Almost every small group I have led worship for has been grateful for the music as if they had a deep hunger to worship together in their intimate setting.  One thing I have found in common with vibrant Small Groups is that they worship together.  These …

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MORE THAN MUSIC WORKSHOP NOTES

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SING HIS PRAISES

People all over the world Sing His praises People all over the world Sing it loud People all over the world Sing His praises Oh Oh Oh Sing His praises People all over the world Sing His praises People all over the world Sing it loud People all over the world Sing His praises Oh Oh Oh Sing His praises …

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I’ve served as volunteer minister of music for many years at our church under the same Pastor. One of the main musicians for Sunday morning worship is the Pastor’s wife. In recent years, her health has declined. We do not practice for service. I think we should but don’t know quite how to address it with the Pastor. He is one of her greatest ‘fans.’ How would you handle this issue?

From a Worship Leader serving in OK  QUESTION:Health Issue Affecting The Team? I’ve served as volunteer minister of music for many years at our church under the same Pastor. One of the main musicians for Sunday morning worship is the Pastor’s wife. In recent years, her health has declined. We do not practice for service. I think we should but …

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A young couple in my church asked me to perform their wedding. Part of the Groom’s extended family will be coming from a Muslim country. Do you have any input as to what wedding songs we could include to make the service evangelistic?

rom Andy Anquoe serving in Oregon City, OR  QUESTION:Wedding Service? A young couple in my church asked me to perform their wedding. Part of the Groom’s extended family will be coming from a Muslim country. The couple’s desire is that the gospel be shared in the ceremony because it might be the only time that the extended family hears it. …

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(Link) We are looking at starting a second service. Is there a resource that you would recommend? Do you have suggestions that would help prepare to start this service?

From Randy Brown serving in Lufkin, TX  QUESTION:Tips When Starting A Second Service? We are looking at starting a second service. Is there a resource that you would recommend? Do you have suggestions that would help prepare to start this service? RICK MUCHOW:   Absolutely, go to a worship conference! I’m not aware of a stand alone resource that would …

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How can I hold separate rehearsals for these in order to have more time and not burn my people out?

From Daniel Thomas serving in Tempe, AZ  QUESTION:Not Enough Time At Rehearsal? We have 3 separate services in our church. I lead the traditional and blended. I use the same people in both but do not have enough time at rehearsal. I hold a choir, orchestra, worship team (trad./blend), and rhythm section (trad./blend) rehearsal within 2 hours. How can I …

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