What a Worship Leader Actually Does

This is for my fellow worship leaders and everyone in the music ministry. Read and meditate and be blessed. What a Worship Leader ACTUALLY Does Let’s be real. You’re not the best worship leader there is. Neither am I. There will always be a better musician, a better singer, a more charismatic personality, a more organized leader. You’re not the best. But isn’t it good to know that leading our churches isn’t about being the best? World class worship leading is about being hidden more than being noticed. It’s important to distinguish what we actually do and facilitate as worsh...
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20 Signs Of Insecure Musicians/Singers

I find this to be true in many people. If there's something that reflects you in this list, then you need to pray and work on it. 1- A Bassist who is Insecure would detune the Strings after playing especially when another bassist would be playing after him. That's one reason most bassists carry their own Guitars to programs. 2- An Insecure Keyboardist would Transpose the Keyboard and would leave it like that, so the next player comes to play a wrong key. Abi you remember the Musical Rockshow days. 3- A singer who is Insecure does not want anyone else to lead the Songs. 4- A Sin...
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20 Ways to Pray for Worship Leaders

I love this article. 20 ways you can pray for worship leaders in your local assembly or elsewhere. Pray that they never sacrifice their family for ministry since their family is ministry. Pray for them to prepare for Sunday by focusing on worship as primary and music as secondary. Pray that they will help us focus more on the creator and less on their creativity. Pray that Scripture and Prayer instead of song selections frame their worship preparation. Pray for healthier ministry staff relationships. Pray that their days off and vacations provide rest that is free from ...
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The Myth of “Cool Church”

Lovely article I came across on Hillsong’s worship blog… More and more there are churches being labeled as a “cool church”. What does that really mean? For some it is said in a positive light and by others as a criticism. However perhaps there is more substance, depth, authenticity and thoughtfulness than meets the eye at first glance. The reality is, you can’t build church on what the world says is “cool”. Trends change all the time. Different styles and different fashions go in and out all the time. And there’s no universal definition of what “cool” actually is – what’s cool in New ...
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​The Holy Spirit, Church and Music

Have you seen a live performance of the legendary Michael Jackson? Have you seen the crowd? The RAGE OF EMOTIONS? Women falling down in awe of ‘his glory’? Women CRYING profusely? Men and women tearing their shirts in the OUTBURST OF THE EMOTIONS? As their SOULS WAS IMMERSED IN THE PASSION OF THE ATMOSPHERE? Did you see the STAMPEDES? Did you noticed how many FAINT as they behold the GLOMOUR of ‘HIS GLORY’? That’s MUSIC! MUSIC IS POWERFUL! MUSIC OPENS OUR SOULS UNTO AN ENVIRONMENT. Music RELEASE THE FLUIDS OF OUR EMOTIONS BEYOND BOUNDARIES. WE ARE DRENCHED IN ITS POWER! MUSIC I...
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17 Differences Between A Stage and An Altar

This was written by an anonymous person, but it is worth reading for worship leaders, worship teams, choristers, church musicians, pastors, and ministers. 1. A stage is for performance; an altar is for worship. 2. A stage is for competition; an altar is for completion. 3. A stage is for personal applause; an altar is for God’s glory. 4. A stage is for wooing the frantic crowd; an altar is for serenading the King of kings. 5. A stage is for dishing out popular sentiments; an altar is for delivering heaven’s edicts. 6. A stage is for selfish ambition; an altar is for selfless...
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Why Do We Lift Our Hands in Worship?

This is going to be of great insight and blessing to every worshipper, worship leader, music minister and everyone in a choir or praise/worship team. I trust this knowledge and understanding will help in your personal life and ministry. Some biblical and spiritual significance in raising your hands when worshipping or praying. Kathy DeGraw All through the Bible you see scriptures of people bowing down or lying prostrate, yet some of us have had experiences where we were hesitant to lift our hands in worship. When we feel that gentle tug inside; it is the Holy Spirit within us. We ...
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A Typical Nigerian Perception of Worship Leaders & Music Ministry

The person who sings in church services, just because he/she can afford the time. Maybe ’cause he/she is job-seeking or maybe admission-seeking or an undergraduate who has nothing more important to do. And when he/she finally has something more ‘purposeful’ and ‘gainful’ to do, like a bank or telecom or oil & gas or medical job, then he/she leaves the church singing to little children or adolescents, because they don’t have that ‘spare time’ anymore to do such things. Well, that’s how a lot folks here in Nigeria see Worship Leaders & their Music Ministry responsibilities. In ...
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Worship Leaders Master Class

I’ve had this for some time now. I was at the Worship Leaders Master Class with Wale Adenuga in Nov. 2014, and here are a few points he talked about and a few things I wrote down in addition at the seminar. I expanded on each point as I gained understanding. I have a feeling posting it here would help some other worship leaders and worship teams. Points: Every generation has a different worship language. The worship language of the 1940s, 1960s, 1990s and 2000s are all different from each other, and they spread across genres and the use of musical instruments. There were times when th...
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Music Ministry & Money (Heart-to-Heart Talk)

Hello, If you are reading this, you are either a worship leader/music minister or someone interested in the music ministry. I have thought of writing about this a few times, but reading this article on facebook by Nathaniel Bassey just made it for me, and I believe it’ll help you see things better. I hope all worship leaders, music ministers, Christian musicians, church leaders and pastors, event organisers, et al, who read this will do so with an open mind, and let the Holy Spirit inspire them to help make things better for all concerned. ——————- MUSIC MINISTRY & MONEY ...
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