Worship Planning

There is a ton of planning that goes into making a Worship Ministry work. In our Worship Planning section will find helpful tips, thoughts and ideas on how to make it all work and keep it working for the long haul.

Building a Worship Band – Putting Art on the walls

Welcome to part three in my series on Building a Worship Band. So far we have talked about the worship band foundation with your bass, drums and percussion, then adding walls  using acoustic guitar, electric guitar and/or keyboards.  Today I want to talk about putting art on the walls of your worship house. In review: music is…

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Worship Planning Tip: Rehearsals

There are several key elements involved in Worship Planning and I paln to cover a new one each week or so. This week’s Worship Planning Tip I want to talk about a very important element, rehearsals. Worship Planning Tip: Rehearsals There are several key elements that go into putting together a good rehearsal.  Below are five areas that are important to consider…

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Building a Worship Band – Putting Walls on Your Foundation

 In my last post, I discussed how to build a worship band foundation and in this post I will discuss how to build some walls on top of that worship ministry foundation. Building walls on your foundation Okay, you’ve got your bass guitar player,  your drummer and percussionist all laying down a really cool groove and…

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Planning Center Online – Worship Software Review

Planning Center Online is a very powerful web based, worship planning system.  It’s exceptionally helpful in planning out your worship service and scheduling all of your volunteers, including band members, camera operators, video operators, sound engineers, production directors and assistants. I thought it might be helpful if I outline how I use Planning Center Online in a typical worship…

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Back to the Future

“The road to the future runs through the past.” This quote by Robert E. Webber in his book,”Ancient-Future Time” (1) may seem a bit foreign to the contemporary worship leader. Aren’t we all about finding the next best song?  Aren’t we in search of the latest, coolest sound? Aren’t we all about being ‘culture current’…

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Building a Worship Band: The Foundation

If you walk into the site of a house under construction, you will see plumbers, carpenters, electricians, masons, architects, engineers, etc.  And the person who puts it all together so that the right thing gets done by the right person at the right time is the general contractor.  Being a worship leader who leads a…

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How Do I Plan the Holy Spirit Into the Worship Set? Creating Space

Create space Every time I lead worship (whether at my home church, a special event or the small group that meets in our home) I always ask a select few to pray over us, to cover us in prayer. This past weekend, one of my prayer partners reminded me that what we do as Worship Leaders…

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10 Tips To Building A Great Worship Set List

There are so many factors that go into building a great praise and worship set list.  I’ve listed 10 things below that might help you in this process.  Now, I’m not saying these are must do items, or that its the perfect list…but I do think these things are important and could really help. Praise…

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