Category Archives: Music

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, a time to reflect and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. I want to say a special thanks to God for the journey so far. I want to thank Him for how … Continue reading

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Going from Song Leading to Worship Leading

Leaders, how do you go from just leading songs to leading worship? How do you get a congregation to get past just singing songs to actually worshiping God? Let me suggest some insights to help you grow as a worship leader. … Continue reading

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Four Behaviors of a Thriving Worship Ministry

Lessons From Churches from 50 and 5000. By Mike O’Brien Over the past 18 months, I have served fifty-plus churches as a worship team trainer and guest worship leader. I’ve noticed some interesting trends in worship ministries that are healthy, growing, and happy. This … Continue reading

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Worship Leading: 4 Keys To Improving

Leading people in worship to the Living God is an awesome privilege and really involves four major areas: music, worship, leadership (people) and your relationship with God. The more you understand and grow in each area, the stronger your worship leading should become. … Continue reading

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Worship Ministry: 12 Keys To Growing

I love to help worship leaders and worship pastors grow and become all that God has called them to be. I hope these 12 keys challenge you like they challenge me. I have been leading worship and pastoring for over … Continue reading

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12 Things That Can Discourage Congregational Singing

I love it when congregations sing so loud that the soundman has trouble hearing the worship band over the people singing around him. Worship leaders – if the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called … Continue reading

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Wise Advice For Everyday Life

Wise Advice For Everyday Life Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing. Expressing yourself through music is therapeutic. Smile. A happy face brings joy. Respect and honour your parents. Learn to keep your friends secrets. Never give up … Continue reading

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Strong Congregational Singing: 12 Things To Avoid

I love it when congregations sing so loud that the soundman has trouble hearing the worship band over the people singing around him. Worship leaders – if the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do. Here are a few things that I’ve learned to avoid in order to encourage the congregation to sing.
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Worship Leaders: 7 Keys To A Successful Life

Worship Leaders: our true success come from spending time with God and His word. God is the source of life, creativity, power and true success. Have you read Colossians 3:16-17 lately?  In this passage, Paul gives 7 keys on how to … Continue reading

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Worship Teams: The Role of A Music Director

For most of my years working with worship teams, I have been both the Worship Leader (WL) and the Music Director (MD) or Band Leader. Many worship leaders prefer having someone else to direct the musicians so they can concentrate … Continue reading

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