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Worship Team Training serves church worship ministries by providing live workshops and online resources. Visit our main site at: www.worshipteamtraining.com
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It will go on your permenant record. ;) we all know that this never existed, but this does: Performance Questions: 1. What’s the difference between performance and worship? 2. How do we engage the church, worship and focus on our jobs, without having a performance mindset? Is there a balance or does it shift? 3. Offstage question: How do we... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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;) we all know that this never existed, but this does: Performance
 
Questions:
 1. What’s the difference between performance and worship?
 
2. How do we engage the church, worship and focus on our jobs, without having a performance mindset? Is there a balance or does it shift?
 
3. Offstage question: How do we encourage others to live a life of worship and not one of performance?
 
TODAY: Oct 1, 2014. Watch the New #WorshipTeamHangout 
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Worship belongs to God, not to man - the same is true of our songs and words to the Lord. Time and time again, I have heard these spoken words: “we gotta play this song on Sunday because (fill-in the blank) ______’s church down the street does it.” I’ve also heard how some people listened to a Christian artist song off the radio and feel compelled... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Worship belongs to God, not to man - the same is true of our songs and words to the Lord. 
 
Time and time again, I have heard these spoken words: “we gotta play this song on Sunday because (fill-in the blank) ______’s church down the street does it.” I’ve also heard how some people listened to a Christian artist song off the radio and feel compelled to play it on Sunday. It may be a cool song, but are the words right for your church? 
 
When was the last time you thought about the words of the song, rather than the drum groove? Are they Biblical and show reverence to Almighty God? Do the lyrics speak of His character, nature and Personhood? Do the words point to the human need for divine salvation, mercy and forgiveness? Where is the priority of our time in honoring God for planning his services? 
 
As leaders and artists in the church, we have a higher calling to accountability. We are to be mindful of our words in worship and its preparation. This was Amos’ plea for Israel because the people were not taking God and his words seriously. They were merely facilitating hollowed offerings of numbed utterances through meaningless motions. God became angry his people and their worship. In absolute disgust, He condemned their actions through Amos the prophet. 
 
Anytime in Scripture when God denounces the actions and behaviors of a nation or people, it is often referred to as a Sermon of Woes. God says here in Amos 5.23:
 
“Take away from Me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.” - A Sermon Woe of Amos / #Amos5:23
 
It is hard work, but we as the Church need to safe guard our services of worship from becoming meaningless motions and/or noise. There is nothing joyful in the noise above. We create for ourselves a false sense of meaning and empty offerings to God when our services are poorly planned or misguided. The woes from God spoken through the prophet Amos addressed God’s displeasure of Israel’s meaningless and unacceptable worship. 
 
How do these lessons of past generations serve as models for today’s worship life? May we find them in the words of Joel: “Rend Your Heart “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” #Joel2:12-14 
 
In our planning of services and in our words of worship, may we be reminded of our rightful response to Holy God. From childlike prayers to the lifting of holy hands, He desires to engage with his people. He created us to respond back to him in praise. Let’s use the time we have to forge words that are deserving of His worship. 
 
May we sing along with the Psalm writer in these words that proclaim: “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generation.” - Ps. 89.1
 
How we live is proof in the singing
 
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Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It’s not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God praise, than a repentant heart, whose only song is one who’s redeemed. #WorshipLeaders... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It’s not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God praise, than a repentant heart, whose only song is one who’s redeemed. 
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Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It’s not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God praise, than a repentant heart, whose only song is one who’s redeemed. #WorshipLeaders... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It’s not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God praise, than a repentant heart, whose only song is one who’s redeemed. 
 
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Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It's not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God p - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Worship is not a concert, It’s not an event, It’s not a show. Worship itself is a response to God. It’s more of a verb than a noun. It's not a stage light, nor a guitar, Our devices in what we use for worship, can never do any more justice in giving God p
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Skill: Psalms 33.3 says: “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.” Like joy, you can never have enough of skill. It’s a gift from God. Luther said it best: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest prai - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Skill: Psalms 33.3 says: “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.” Like joy, you can never have enough of skill. It’s a gift from God. Luther said it best: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest prai
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Skill: Psalms 33.3 says: “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.” Like joy, you can never have enough of skill. It’s a gift from God. Luther said it best: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Skill: Psalms 33.3 says: “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.” Like joy, you can never have enough of skill. It’s a gift from God. Luther said it best: “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.”
 
We are to give Him our best because He gave us His best. To grow your gift and cultivate creativity begins with practice at home. You have to make time, to have time. You need space to be creative and get good. You can’t force creativity, in the same way that you can’t stunt your growth by not practicing. You’re just maintaining, which is not the same as growing.
 
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Live within a few hours of Paris, TX (N.E. of Dallas)? Then join us October 10-11 for an all-day practical hands-on training event. WTT founder Branon Dempsey will be sharing at this event and you don’t want to miss it. 
 
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#TechTuesdays #WorshipBand As a band leading worship, what are we to do? Some want the screaming guitar solo and some want drums of thunder. Others may prefer a brass section, organ and tympani. Do your church a favor: do the music and take the “me” out of it Recently, it became apparent that something wasn’t working. The technology was fine, the... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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As a band leading worship, what are we to do? Some want the screaming guitar solo and some want drums of thunder. Others may prefer a brass section, organ and tympani. Do your church a favor: do the music and take the “me” out of it 
 
Recently, it became apparent that something wasn’t working. The technology was fine, the audio system was sufficient, the band and singers were present, the song choices were good, but the way we played the music was off the mark.
 
I have a rule that I lead by: never do the same music in the church, that you may blast in your car. Not everyone wants to hear everything I put on my playlist: rock, blues, country, rap, etc. As you know, the most sensitive area in the church is the music style. It’s like one big radio present button - don’t touch it! But how do you know what style to use? Which one will sing as easy as it speaks Biblically?
 
There’s no magic bullet answer. It comes right down to the basic understanding of who your church is, versus who you want them to be. Just take the “me” out of it.
 
Could you imagine what your church would sound like, based on someone else’s preset? Try the song “Rude” or to the soundtrack of “Frozen”?? Exactly. I love country rock, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to embed that style into my church. True, our people have an eclectic span of music appreciation. At the same time, your job as a worship leader is not being the DJ. 
 
If we spend more time getting to know our people, we will make better selections of lyrics, songs as well as style. This all happens by taking the “me” or “what-I-want-to-do” out of it. Join the people; be where they are.
 
King David is a great Biblical example of one of the most skillful musicians who did songs that worked. Sometimes they worked so well, he had a thrown javelin to pin him to the wall ;) Praise Jesus we don’t have this happen on Sundays. At least, they’re invisible.
 
The Bible says: “Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.” #1Sam16.23.
 
This tells us that David knew the right song, the right mood and style to use. He took up the lyre, he didn’t throw-down the tambourine and timbrels. He knew where Saul was, and he matched him by a musical standpoint for a spiritual outcome. The beautiful thing: it had little to do with David’s performance, but had everything to do with how he ministered.
 
It’s better to minister to our congregations, by meeting them where they are. There’s a lot of great music out there, but sometimes we can force too much and it backfires. I’ve learned how to be more and more sensitive to the people in our services: where they are in life, where they’re coming from, and where they are going. Like Jesus, He constantly had his pulse on the people. So many were attracted to Him because he identified with him. This is good for music ministries: identify and match the music to the people. If we get this down, I believe we will war less about the music, and worship more in the Spirit. “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” #Rom12.15
 
To conclude my story from the top, we dialed down the guitars on the second set. We changed from electric guitars and keyboards to acoustic guitars and piano, along with blast sticks on drums and snares off. We did this on the fast songs. The result? Priceless. We became one with the church musically and spiritually. 
 
Helping people worship is our job, working hard to get there is our task, glorifying God in our efforts. When we do these things, we find more ministry, love and kindness in relationships. If we can enhance our services with making awesome music that connects with people, then we are truly singing as One Church in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God, because there is gratitude in our hearts to the Lord. Ref. #Col3.16 Leading worship is less about music and more about people.
 
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#MondayDevotional #Worship Leading and worship are two true marks of a worship leader, but if you can’t lead and don’t worship, what kind of worship leader are you? Many pride themselves on being a great singer or musician, but that doesn’t make them a great leader. The same is true for someone who knows every worship song and every lyric: it does... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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Leading and worship are two true marks of a worship leader, but if you can’t lead and don’t worship, what kind of worship leader are you?
 
Many pride themselves on being a great singer or musician, but that doesn’t make them a great leader. The same is true for someone who knows every worship song and every lyric: it does not make them a worshiper. Being a leader and worshiper are two characteristics that can become one great connection for the church.
 
Being a worshiper is about being someone who worships. It doesn’t come from the music; it doesn’t come from the stage. Worship comes from the heart, through the Holy Spirit and at the feet of the Father. God makes worship available through Jesus Christ #Heb10.19. 
 
We spend so much time in music, if we were to spend that same amount of time with God, we would have a richer meaning and stronger substance of worship.
 
It’s not about being a preacher. In my early years I use to think that studying the Bible was only for preachers or missionaries - this is completely untrue. God’s Word is available for all of us as it is His love letter to every human. His Word is food for the soul, just as the Gospel is drink for the thirsty. 
 
Knowing God is to also worship God. You’ve heard me say before: worship begins and ends with God http://buff.ly/1nB2ILA 
 
Worship is a response to who God is and how He has revealed himself in Scripture and in life. It’s a response by saying the words “Thank You,” who makes all and is making all things possible. Even more so, worship is about who He is: His character and nature to love. With this in mind, worship first begins with God, as he also first loved us. 
 
The more we understand God, the more we understand worship and how to give Him ourselves as living sacrifices.
 
Leading is about following. I’ve heard it said in my life: a great leader is one who knows how to be a great follower. When we look at the life of Jesus, he said: “I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught Me.” #John8.28. 
 
Leadership is not only influence, but also modeling. Jesus sets the perfect example of what it means to follow in order to do something great. But it doesn’t stop there. The influence, guidance and modeling that we set forth for others, will help them do greater things. As you build on the foundation of Christ, you are building a platform for someone else to stand.
 
I have found that the greater joy in leadership is found in helping others. We also find this encouragement from Paul: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,” #Phil2.3. 
 
When we put worship and leadership together, there exists a powerful force. What is our purpose in doing God’s work? Helping people worship. 
 
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Sometimes it takes a desert experience not just to hear God, but also to learn something of value. Why is this so important? There's something funny about times of desperation that compel us to hold on to things tightly. How is this possible if we've alre
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Sometimes it takes a desert experience not just to hear God, but also to learn something of value. Why is this so important? There’s something funny about times of desperation that compel us to hold on to things tightly. How is this possible if we’ve already exhausted our physical/emotional resources? One word: passion. If you didn’t care about... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Sometimes it takes a desert experience not just to hear God, but also to learn something of value. Why is this so important? There’s something funny about times of desperation that compel us to hold on to things tightly. How is this possible if we’ve already exhausted our physical/emotional resources? One word: passion. If you didn’t care about anything, you wouldn’t be desperate about anything. The fact that you are concerned/desperate in hearing from God, is because you are truly passionate of Him.
 
In my life, I’ve found that it may take a desert for God to call me away so that he may find me. A desert is desolate, so I may prioritize what’s truly important. In most cases, it’s water. It’s a place where I can hear Him, because it’s silent. A desert is also a good place I can receive from God, because I am empty and aware of my need.
 
The Bible often tells us that God gives, (lavishes - Eph. 1.8) His love, grace and mercy upon us. We are promised that when we simply draw near to God, He responds by drawing near to us with His glorious presence: “Come near to God and he will come near to you…” - Js. 4.8
 
When do I get out of here? Maybe this is you in the moment. But maybe we are not to ask “how long,” but rather ask “how deep” is God wanting me to go? Know this, you are not alone. He is with you, sheltering you and holding you more closely than what you can ever imagine. I find that when I encounter these experiences, it’s not God who is far from me, but how I wandered from God.
 
The faithful hymn of old reminds me:
 “let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.”
 
(Come Thou Fount)
 
Ok, so how do we meet God in the desert? We see a great example in the Psalms concerning David in chapter 63.1: “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” In another place, Psalm 145.18 says: “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Proverbs 2.3 says: “indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding.” Here we see the closeness of God is to all who call upon Him. Instead of us finding Him, he finds us.
 
The closeness of God led Abraham in the desert. It’s where God made His Covenant with man. In another scene, Moses received the Law and deep fellowship with God. Elijah sought refuge in the desert and received God’s strength. It was also in the desert where God provided his power as Jesus was tested and overcame temptation. In every snap shot, we see God present, setting man apart for Himself. We can say in all of these scenarios, they have one commonality: God used the desert as a means to purify.
 
If you are in a desert, don’t look at your experience as something isolated. Neither have you caused any form of judgment or punishment. Rather, look at this as a process as God coming near, leading you to the well and calling you to drink (Isa. 43.19-20). Take the time to soak up the streams of water (Ps. 1). Allow God to re-plug you back into the Vine (Jn. 15.5). Commit your ways to the Lord and He will direct your paths (Prov. 3).
 
The Lord is the Good Shepherd of his sheep, giving new life to dead and dry bones #Ezk. 37.9-14.
 
He is the one who seeks the thirsty, bringing all back who have strayed. What is our assurance in the desert? We find that our dry experience turns into a wellspring of life, as the Good Shepherd restores us. 
 
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#WorshipLeading #Sunday Style is helpful, bur substance is needful. Some worship styles may not be of worship to God at all - but to man. This epidemic is a concern for all churches and styles, not just for one particular gathering of believers. You’ve heard this before, right: Worship is not worship unless I hold a hymnal and hear the organ. I... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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 Style is helpful, bur substance is needful. Some worship styles may not be of worship to God at all - but to man. This epidemic is a concern for all churches and styles, not just for one particular gathering of believers.
 
You’ve heard this before, right: Worship is not worship unless I hold a hymnal and hear the organ. I can’t worship unless it’s with a guitar. How about the famous: it’s not the Word of God unless it’s read from the King James. These examples were similar to the very point that Paul was trying to make to the Colossian church. In order to grow closer to God, or to experience a deeper sense of worship, we do not need ritualistic devices or methods. We do not need selections to worship, but rather sincerity in our worship to God.
 
Our battles in the Church have continued since the initial writings of Paul’s letter to the Colossians - namely, back to Cain and Able. In this period of the Church, seductive philosophy, dietary restrictions, fascination of angels and new religious trends were becoming problematic. Paul wrote them to help strengthen those who were struggling from these empty and deceptive practices of worship. 
 
Today we have iPhones, Droids, social media, and gadgets that distract us in worship, or other things that we make or do that become an idol of worship. Even in the way we present our worship services, they become a great performance. Maybe times have changed, but as a people, have we changed?
 
“It would seem that we are at risk of creating a church culture in which aesthetics and entertainment become the watermark for a great worship experience.” - David Ruis
 
Christ is our High Priest (Heb. 4.14-15) who has gone before us; He alone is able to lead us to experience God more deeply. Colossians 3 tells us that we are God’s special people, chosen by Him, holy and dearly beloved, who desires to clothe us in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Why would we need anything else in addition to give us a fulfilled experience of worship? 
 
What other pattern of worship is there to take the place of Christ as He unites us together as One and presents us - unblemished, holy and reconciled to the Father? May the worship in our local churches be determined by the substance of Christ and not by the style of man.
 
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#WorshipLeading #Sunday Style is helpful, bur substance is needful. Some worship styles may not be of worship to God at all - but to man. This epidemic is a concern for all churches and styles, not just for one particular gathering of believers. You’ve he - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
#WorshipLeading #Sunday Style is helpful, bur substance is needful. Some worship styles may not be of worship to God at all - but to man. This epidemic is a concern for all churches and styles, not just for one particular gathering of believers. You’ve he
Worship Team Training
Worship Guitarists: Check out the new #Line6 #WorshipTeamTraining Guitar Tones! If you own a Pod Device you can check out these tones for your rig. These were created on the #Pod #HD500 and you can upload them through the #ToneControl page on Line 6. Tones: Sunday Drive Worship’s Flame Clean Rain Solo Prayer 100 All tones are adjustable to tweak... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Worship Guitarists: Check out the new #Line6 #WorshipTeamTraining Guitar Tones!
 
If you own a Pod Device you can check out these tones for your rig. These were created on the #Pod #HD500 and you can upload them through the #ToneControl page on Line 6.
 
Tones: 
 Sunday Drive
 Worship’s Flame
 Clean Rain
 Solo Prayer 100
 
All tones are adjustable to tweak to your liking!
 
VISIT: http://buff.ly/1ql9zbf http://ift.tt/Yvkbcj
Worship Team Training
Worship Guitarists: Check out the new #Line6 #WorshipTeamTraining Guitar Tones! If you own a Pod Device you can check out these tones for your rig. These were created on the #Pod #HD500 and you can upload them through the #ToneControl page on Line 6. Tones: Sunday Drive Worship’s Flame Clean Rain Solo Prayer 100 All tones are adjustable to tweak... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
Worship Guitarists: Check out the new #Line6 #WorshipTeamTraining Guitar Tones!
 
If you own a Pod Device you can check out these tones for your rig. These were created on the #Pod #HD500 and you can upload them through the #ToneControl page on Line 6.
 
Tones: 
 Sunday Drive
 Worship’s Flame
 Clean Rain
 Solo Prayer 100
 
All tones are adjustable to tweak to your liking!
 
VISIT: http://buff.ly/1ql9zbf http://ift.tt/107O2J5
Worship Team Training
Worship Team Training
What if this Sunday's worship is not great? What if there's only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits h - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
What if this Sunday's worship is not great? What if there's only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits h
Worship Team Training
What if this Sunday’s worship is not great? What if there’s only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits heavy. But here’s the relieving reality: worship does not depend on you. Jesus faced his own... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
What if this Sunday’s worship is not great? What if there’s only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits heavy. But here’s the relieving reality: worship does not depend on you. 
 Jesus faced his own challenges. His leadership was often questioned and/or despised. How did Jesus deal with these scenarios? Look at John 7.16, He says: “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me.” Worship leader, go and do likewise. Your leadership and abilities come from God to be used by God. 
 Our calling to lead worship is dependent upon Him. The Lord desires us to produce the kind of fruit that honors/blesses His name. He must become greater, and we must become less (Jn. 3.30). Follow what the Holy Spirit does in worship; make good decisions in connecting with people. It’s more about God and the church and less about you.
 
We are to be in His Spirit of Jesus Christ, walking in the truth of His word. Jesus said: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” ‪#‎John4‬.23 What kind of worship leader are you to guide people into the Truth and Spirit of His worship? 
 God is not looking for great worship, He’s looking for great worshipers. 
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What if this Sunday’s worship is not great? What if there’s only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits heavy. But here’s the relieving reality: worship does not depend on you. Jesus faced his own... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
What if this Sunday’s worship is not great? What if there’s only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits heavy. But here’s the relieving reality: worship does not depend on you. 
 
Jesus faced his own challenges. His leadership was often questioned and/or despised. How did Jesus deal with these scenarios? Look at John 7.16, He says: “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me.” Worship leader, go and do likewise. Your leadership and abilities come from God to be used by God. 
 
Our calling to lead worship is dependent upon Him. The Lord desires us to produce the kind of fruit that honors/blesses His name. He must become greater, and we must become less (Jn. 3.30). Follow what the Holy Spirit does in worship; make good decisions in connecting with people. It’s more about God and the church and less about you.
 
We are to be in His Spirit of Jesus Christ, walking in the truth of His word. Jesus said: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” #John4.23 What kind of worship leader are you to guide people into the Truth and Spirit of His worship? 
 
God is not looking for great worship, He’s looking for great worshipers. 
 
For more on this topic, be sure to tune into #WorshipTeamTrainingHangout http://buff.ly/1nigXF2
 
How can your team lead worship more effectively? Get a full PowerWorkshop for your team and experience practical hands-on training at your church. We come to you!! Sign up today at: http://buff.ly/1nih03r
 
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What if this Sunday's worship is not great? What if there's only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits h - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
What if this Sunday's worship is not great? What if there's only 199 people in worship this morning? What if no one raises a hand? What if they don’t sing. What if my drummer doesn’t show up? These thoughts only weigh down the heart and make our spirits h
Worship Team Training
What kind of foundation are you building with your team - musically? Too often, when we gather, we are in a rush to play the first note. Drums are all in, guitars blaring, singers are…well, drowned out in the fury. If we take time to lay down the right kind of foundation, a better stalk of music and musicianship will grow. Listen to what’s being... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
What kind of foundation are you building with your team - musically? Too often, when we gather, we are in a rush to play the first note. Drums are all in, guitars blaring, singers are…well, drowned out in the fury. If we take time to lay down the right kind of foundation, a better stalk of music and musicianship will grow.
 
 Listen to what’s being played: upon the first note, what is the foundation of the tune? Instead of diving into the abyss of sound, listen to your surroundings. What’s going on by means of tempo, key, style and groove?
 
 Think before you play: Instrumentation and arrangement will greatly affect what and how you play/sing. Are there too many guitars already? What is the vocal structure of the song, does it really need another 2nd harmony? What’s going on between the keyboard, drummer and bassist? How is the groove put together?
 
We all want to be heard, but sometimes the best conversations are those in which you speak less and listen more. Next time your rehearsing with your band, think about what kind of sound coverage you are getting in the room.
 
"The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out." - Proverbs 18:15
 
Power Workshop Training Coming to Paris TX in 21 Days!
 
Live within a few hours of Paris, TX (N.E. of Dallas)? Then join us October 10-11 for an all-day practical hands-on training event. WTT founder Branon Dempsey will be sharing at this event and you don’t want to miss it. 
 
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Power Workshop Training Coming to Texas!
 Join us in Paris, TX Oct. 10-11, 2014 for 2 days of training & worship. 
 
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East Paris Baptist Church
 725 North Collegiate Drive, Paris, TX 75460
 $39 tickets / $30 groups of 10
 
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