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Weekly Wrap-Up


3 Ways to Engage Christians in a Worship Service

Recently I talked about how to engage non-Christians in a worship service But what about how to more effectively engage those who are believers? You may be wondering why I’m writing about this so much. I guess you could say it’s important and I’m working hard on it. Many worship leaders are content to crank through a list of songs. As a musician and perfectionist, I have this tendency. But remember, there is nothing more important in your role as a worship leader than engaging the congregation. Success is determined by how many people are with you, not how flawless your performance was. What good is it if you have perfect execution but zero participation?

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Things That Are Awesome

  • Lincoln Logs
  • French Presses
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Legos
  • Ernest P Worrell

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Common Worship Leading Blunders

Besides the ever so subtle shouting of “crap” instead of “clap” from the stage (who has ever done this?) :) there are some common things that worship leaders do that I’d advise against (and I think your senior pastor would appreciate it too).

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11 Questions Every Worship Team Member Should Ask

  1. Am I listening to the other musicians or lost in my own world?
  2. Is my heart right with God?
  3. Do I hold my ideas loosely and submit to the worship leader?
  4. Do I speak and play with a spirit of humility?

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Thoughts From a Touring Bass Player on Practicing Well

I don’t know about you, but I started out with a pretty glamorous view of music. The stage, the lights, the ripping guitar solos; that’s what I saw. What I didn’t often hear was the amount of work it took to get to that point. I was always attracted to the finished product but never wanted to think about the time spent alone home practicing.Well, now we recognize that if we want to be great, it’s going to take some practice. Here are a few points that have helped me greatly in my journey to be deliberate about my practice time. Hopefully they’ll help you in yours.

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Helpful Links:

Vicky Beeching on “12 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Songwriting”

Donald Miller on “The Most Impressive Thing in the Room”

Seth Godin on “The One Who Isn’t Easily Replaced”

Bob Kauflin on “Becoming a Better Bass Player”

Bryan Allain on “In Honor of National Ninja Day”

Perry Noble on “15 Books That Have Impacted Me Personally”

Daniel Harkavy on “Elevated Thinking”





December 4, 2010 - Posted by | Weekly Wrap-up

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