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A monthly podcast for Worship Leaders and worship teams. Practical training to help you and your teams excel musically, theologically and pastorally. For more content for worship leaders, worship pastors, music directors and worship team members visit www.worshipministrytraining.com

A monthly podcast for Worship Leaders and worship teams. Practical training to help you and your teams excel musically, theologically and pastorally. For more content for worship leaders, worship pastors, music directors and worship team members visit www.worshipministrytraining.com
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A monthly podcast for Worship Leaders and worship teams. Practical training to help you and your teams excel musically, theologically and pastorally. For more content for worship leaders, worship pastors, music directors and worship team members visit www.worshipministrytraining.com

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@wmtpodcast

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Episodes

6 Ways To Utilize Your Acoustic Guitar To Its Full Potential

11/1/2017
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Your acoustic guitar is an incredibly powerful tool. Its melodic and percussive nature allows you to create lots of energy and dynamic if utilized properly. Unfortunately, many worship leaders are under-utilizing this versatile instrument because they have never been taught a handful of simple techniques that can take your acoustic guitar playing to the next level. Whether you lead alone (just you and your acoustic guitar), or you have a worship band, using the six techniques outlined in...

Duration: 00:32:00


Using Our Worship Services To Shape Peoples Souls w/ Zac Hicks

10/1/2017
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Our worship services have a formative effect on our people’s minds and souls. With weeks, bleeding into months, into years, and ultimately decades, the habits we form in our people have a long term cumulative effect. What we do in our services and how we do it matters. In today’s episode, I talk with author and Pastor Zac Hics about the ways in which worship is formative and how to best utilize our gathered worship times to shape our people into the image of Christ over the long...

Duration: 00:45:54


We Had To Change Our Name!

9/6/2017
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We were recently forced to change our name. In this episode I explain why and share a few ways you can help. All new content will now be at worshipministrytraining.com Thank you for your support!!! Share with Your Friends: Tell your friends about us on EMAIL, FACEBOOK, and TWITTER. Donate To Our Legal Fees: Donate $1 Donate $2 Donate $5 Donate $10 (or more) - Donate $10 or more and get a full downloadable catalog of Alex's music from the last 10 years. Thanks for all the...

Duration: 00:03:37


Creating Culture Through Consistent Communication w/ Aaron Ivey

9/1/2017
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Culture is one of the most important aspects of your worship ministry. Healthy culture will help your ministry thrive, while unhealthy culture will undermine everything you are trying to accomplish. But healthy culture doesn’t appear of thin air. Culture is something that is carefully cultivated through consistent communication of a clear and compelling vision. Aaron Ivey of Austin Stone Worship seems to have cracked the code of clear, consistent communication and has crafted an incredible...

Duration: 00:47:06


5 Administrative Systems, Structures and Schedules to Bring Health To Your Worship Ministry

8/1/2017
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One of the key characteristics of a great worship leader is administration and organization. It may not be glamorous, or even fun, but you literally can’t have a healthy worship ministry without administration and organization. In this month’s episode, I share 5 administrative systems, structures, and schedules that are necessary in order to have a healthy, thriving worship ministry. Auditions Episode Holding High Standards In Small Churches Episode Free Audition Template Free Chord...

Duration: 00:39:02


Bonus Q&A: Switching to Multiple Worship Services

7/17/2017
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In our third Listener Q&A Episode, podcast listener Jason Daugherty asks for advice as his church plans to switch from one worship service to multiple worship services. Brenton Collyer, Justin Kalama and I share some key concepts to keep in mind when switching your church from one service to multiple services, from scheduling to family, to time usage, unity, keeping it authentic, and more. If you’d like to submit a question for a future episode email me at alex@worshipleadertraining.com ...

Duration: 00:25:14


Using Pads To Create Atmosphere and Enhance Your Worship Sets

7/1/2017
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Everybody wants a rich, full sound for their musical worship. And everyone wants smooth worship services that flow from song to song without distraction. But how can we achieve such excellence on a weekly basis? One answer is to utilize backing pads. What are backing pads? What are the benefits of using them in our worship sets? What are the key qualities of a great backing pad? What are the simple and advanced set-ups needed to run backing pads? We answer all those questions and discuss...

Duration: 00:32:02


Bonus Q&A: How Do I Lead Youth Worship Team Well?

6/12/2017
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In our 2nd Listener Q&A Bonus Episode, we answer a question from podcast listener, Brian Johnson. Brian is a new worship leader and will be taking over an established youth worship ministry. He asks for advice on how to lead a band, and how to do his best as a new leader in a youth group context. Justin Bell and I answer. If you’d like to submit a question for a future episode email me at alex@worshipleadertraining.com or call and leave a voicemail at 831-607-WLT1. AUDITION / CULTURE...

Duration: 00:15:10


Holding High Standards In Small Churches w/ Kade Young

6/1/2017
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The average church in America has only seventy members. This means that most worship leaders are fighting the uphill battle of trying to create an excellent worship ministry with limited resources and limited personnel. However, Kade Young seems to have cracked the code. In a church of only 100, Kade is consistently bringing forth excellence from both his worship and tech ministries. Today we talk to Kade about how to hold high standards for excellence in a small church. The principles...

Duration: 00:31:58


Bonus Q&A: Switching From Acoustic To Electric Guitar As A Worship Leader

5/15/2017
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Our first Listener Q&A Episode! Podcast listener, Rick Flood asks for advice on how to switch from leading worship on an acoustic guitar, to leading from an electric. Brenton, Sam and I share our tips, ideas, and concepts on how to approach leading from an electric guitar, and how it differs from leading on an acoustic. We talk tone, pedals, strumming patterns, chord voicing, mixing and more. If you’d like to submit a question for a future episode email me at...

Duration: 00:18:08


Starting A Songwriting Ministry At Your Church w/ Andi Rozier (Vertical Church Band)

5/1/2017
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Sixteen years ago Andi Rozier started writing songs for his church, Harvest Bible Chapel. Today, his songs are being sung in churches all over the world. Many worship pastors desire to write songs for their church, so in today’s episode Andi (Vertical Church Band) helps us learn how to get started, what we should focus on, dangers to avoid, and how to practically and financially set things up for health and success. If you’ve been wanting to start a songwriting ministry in your church,...

Duration: 00:40:18


Bonus: Should Worship Look Like A Concert? (A Definition of Worship Ministry Success)

4/17/2017
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Should we be borrowing ideas and techniques from concerts to implement in our worship services? Can a small church with zero technology have a successful worship ministry? What defines ministry success? This short bonus episode encourages us to go back to the heart of our calling to examine the why, what and how of a successful worship ministry. worshipleadertraining.com/resources I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to...

Duration: 00:07:59


Recovering The Lost Art of Congregational Singing w/ Keith Getty

4/1/2017
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As many churches try to replicate stadium-style worship concerts in their weekly gatherings, the art of congregational singing is declining. Participation from congregants is down and what was supposed to be a participatory event has turned into passive observers watching leaders dance around a technicolor stage. But Keith and Kristen Getty are on a mission to revitalize congregational singing in churches across the globe. Today I talk with the prolific, modern day hymn-writer, Keith Getty...

Duration: 00:31:14


Using Vocal Cues to Help Your Church Sing

3/1/2017
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As worship leaders, our job is not to sing, but to help the people sing. We are facilitators of the congregational choir. One way we can help facilitate is by using “vocal cues”. Vocal cues are the things you say or sing to help your congregation know where you’re going next in a song. Today’s episode feels less like a lecture, and more like you’re sitting across from me in my office with our guitars, working through some real-life examples of using vocal cues well. You’ll hear about how...

Duration: 00:18:07


Wise Boundaries with the Opposite Sex (Part 2) - Worship Leader Roundtable

2/1/2017
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Last month we talked with specialist Zack Carter about Wise Boundaries with the Opposite Sex in Ministry. This month we talk to five worship leaders from across the U.S. about how they maintain wise boundaries with the opposite gender in their ministries. Our Guests: Krissy Nordhoff – KrissyNordhoff.com, Brave Worship Brenton Collyer – BrentonCollyer.com, Restore Worship Conference Justin Kalama – Hope Chapel Worship Justin Bell – Calvary Nexus Direct Download More content at:...

Duration: 00:53:12


Wise Boundaries with the Opposite Sex in Ministry w/ Dr. Zack Carter

1/1/2017
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Affairs and infidelity are occurring often in the Church. Not just among the congregants, but also among staff and pastors. How many great and influential pastors have fallen into sexual or emotional affairs in the last several years? If infidelity can happen to them, it can happen to us. We must be diligent to guard our hearts and our interactions with the opposite sex. Dr. Zack Carter joins us to talk about setting up wise boundaries with the opposite sex in ministry. Dr. Carter is a...

Duration: 00:44:24


Bonus: The Best Way To Use Your Pre-Service Playlist

12/6/2016
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Almost all churches have some sort of pre-service music playing while people walk in. Instead of just filling that Pre-Service Playlist with your favorite songs, here's a "Pro Tip" (I'll share it with you right here in the show notes): Use your church's pre-service playlist as a tool to subliminally teach your congregation new songs that you plan to introduce. I'll explain my process in this short bonus episode, so if you want to find out how to subconsciously teach your church new songs,...

Duration: 00:05:07


Improving Announcements and Communication For Our Church Services w/ Brady Shearer

12/1/2016
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Great communication matters. We have only seventy minutes on Sundays to communicate to our congregants the things we feel are vital for them to know. We must think strategically and purposefully about every element of communication in our worship services: pre-service slides, announcements, prayers, lyric slides, videos and more. Brady Shearer, founder of Pro Church Tools, joins us today to help us improve our announcements and maximize our communication during our Sunday worship gatherings....

Duration: 00:35:33


7 Principles for Improving Your Church's Sound

11/1/2016
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Many churches suffer from poor sound in their sanctuaries. It doesn't have to be that way. Today we cover seven principles that you can apply immediately to improve the sound in your church's sanctuary, whether you're in a big church or a small church. Enjoy the practical advice in this episode, and may it help you get clearer, cleaner, better sound for the glory of God! A good sounding system in a bad sounding room will still sound bad. -Tweet That! When arranging your song, spread your...

Duration: 00:37:21


Bonus: The Surprising Reason You Need to Start a Choir

10/19/2016
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Traditional choirs are being killed off in churches across America, and quite honestly, I'm OK with that. However, there is one reason why I think you should consider keeping your choir, or starting one if you don't already have one. It might be a reason you've never thought of before. Enjoy this short bonus episode, and let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments. PS: Happy Birthday to the podcast! We turned 2 today! To celebrate, we're launching worshipleadertraining.com , a...

Duration: 00:06:38

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