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Author: Worship Ministry Training with Alex Enfiedjian

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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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SIGN UP: www.worshipministrytraining.com/mentor Dear worship leader, your role calls you to be a team leader, a pastor, a music producer, a communicator, a theologian, an event organizer, a counselor and a secretary! But no one ever TRAINED YOU! No wonder so many worship leaders feel overwhelmed, defeated and stuck.  I am launching a 10 week private mentorship for 20 worship leaders who are serious about growing and taking their calling to the next level. You will leave the mentorship knowing exactly what you need to do to take your ministry to the next level.  5 spots have already been filled. 15 spots are left.  Sign ups are from today to June 15th. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3cX3XzG I hope to work with you! Mentorship starts July 1st.  Questions? Visit our FAQ -alex  
We all have various difficulties with our team members? Should we ever give up on some of them? When do we draw the line? Alex answers a coaching call from a new worship leader facing a difficult situation. RESOURCES MENTIONED: WMT 10-Week Mentorship!!!! ----- 13 Ways To Win When Starting At A New Church (Podcast) How To Have Difficult Conversations with Team Members (Podcast) Getting Started At Your New Church (Unreleased Chapter) Creating A Culture of Growth and Development (Unreleased Chapter) Cultivating and Maintaining Healthy Culture (Unreleased Chapter) How To Have Difficult Conversations (Unreleased Chapter)
What are the steps a church needs to take to achieve musical excellence? I stumbled across Celebration Church online and was impressed with their musical excellence, their sincere and passionate worship, and their high production value. Everything flowed so seamlessly, and seemed genuine and natural. In my second “Behind The Scenes” episode, we do a deep dive into their systems, structure, culture, training, and habits, to see what helped them achieve musical excellence without losing the heart. Enjoy the episode and share it with a friend!     I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center    Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Video and Transcript: https://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/use-this-time-wisely More worship training content here: www.worshipministrytraining.com
Ministry has never been about making music. It’s always been about making disciples. Namely, we make disciples THROUGH music (the songs shepherd our congregation), and through making music TOGETHER (doing life week to week with our team). Music is just the tool we use to make disciples. But practically how does this play out on our teams?    Disciple making can feel like a daunting and mysterious process. Thankfully, on this month’s episode, I have discipleship expert Aaron Keyes to discuss how we can use our ministries to better disciple our worship team members. Aaron has been running 10,000 Fathers, a discipleship and training school for worship leaders (and now pastors) for the last decade. He’s got a ton of wisdom and advice to share. Be encouraged as you listen in!   Worship School 10,000 Fathers on Spotify   ALSO SEE: Using Our Worship Services To Shape People’s Souls w/ Zac Hicks   I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Super excited to give you an update on the podcast the future of Worship Ministry Training. Check out the new website at: www.worshipministrytraining.com  Evolution of the brand:  
Every worship leader has a dream of some kind. Your dream might be to release an album, write a book, launch a YouTube channel, or host a conference. Whatever it is, it takes hard work, planning, a lot of wisdom, and God’s favor to get your dream off the ground. Ryan Romeo is the master dreamer. At age 26, he had a dream to launch a national tour featuring the best and most well-known artists in the Christian Worship space. Three years later and he was hitting the road with Hillsong United, Lauren Daigle, Kari Job, and more on the first ever Outcry Tour. It was a big endeavor, to be certain! So how did Ryan get the dream out of his head and into reality (and how can you do the same for your dream)? That’s exactly what we talk about on this month’s episode. Enjoy! Dream big!    RESOURCES MENTIONED:  Outcry Tour Head In The Clouds, Feet On The Ground (Amazon) Ryan on Instagram   I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Coresound Pads Add rich, beautiful ambient sounds to your mix in three simple steps. Coresound Pads are the best sounding worship pads I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried them all! Check out this video demo. Our listeners get an exclusive discount! Enter WMTPODCAST at checkout for 20% off ALL BUNDLES! Not sure? Try out some sample pads for FREE! Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
As leaders in the church, the needs are endless and the stakes are eternal. This can lead many church leaders to throw themselves into their ministries at unhealthy and unsustainable paces. Many ministers burn out. Carey Nieuwhof was one of those ministers.   As the founding and senior pastor of one of Canada’s largest and most influential churches, Carey burned out at age 42. Almost a decade later, Carey is not only recovered from his burnout, but is thriving in life and leadership. Carey is now an influential pastor, speaker, author, blogger, podcaster, and leadership consultant, all while maintaining a healthy pace of life.  In this episode I talk with Carey about what contributed to his burnout, the underlying heart issues that lead to overworking, signs and symptoms to watch out for, how he recovered from his burnout, and how he structures his life to accomplish more with less stress. Enjoy the episode, and please pass it on to anyone you feel might be running at an unhealthy pace.  Carey’s New Book: “Didn’t See It Coming”The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership PodcastCarey’s Instagram The High Impact Leader Course ALSO SEE: Longevity and Fruitfulness In Ministry w/ Paul Baloche    I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
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Video and Transcript: https://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/stewardship More worship training content here: www.worshipministrytraining.com
The bass guitar is such an incredibly important instrument in a worship band context. Bass carries all the energy, and when played properly can really help your church enter in and engage during musical worship. Yet many bass players take the wrong approach to their playing in a worship setting. Worship calls for a specific style of playing. In this episode I share four key concepts to keep in mind when playing bass in a worship band context, and then demonstrate a whole host of techniques that your bassists can begin applying this upcoming Sunday. Consider this a crash course tutorial for your worship bass players. Be sure to send this episode to them, or even better, send them the video version of the episode so they can watch me demonstrate the principles and techniques in action: Worship Bass Tutorial Video  RESOURCES MENTIONED: Episode: Using Vocal Cues To Help Your Church Sing Episode: Utilizing Your Acoustic Guitar To It’s Full Potential Episode: Helping Your Band Beat Busyness and Embrace Musical Simplicity     I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Pads Live App Coresound's amazing sounding pads are now available in an intuitive, easy to use app! Download the app to your phone or tablet, build a setlist, and click play. It's that easy to take your team's sound to the next level! Check out this video demo to see the app in action. The app is free, and more sounds can be unlocked via in-app purchases or at Coresoundpads.com Download the App (FREE!) Our listeners get an exclusive discount on Pad Bundles! Unlock more pad sounds by going to Coresoundpads.com and entering WMTPODCAST at checkout for 20% off ALL BUNDLES! **Discounts are not available in the app, so we highly encourage you to purchase your pad bundles at Coresound's Website. They will automatically unlock within the app after purchase.  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
I get a lot of emails from worship leaders asking for advice and counsel, and I am always happy to help! Some churches require even more help than a simple email response, so I recently started offering coaching services for an affordable rate. If your church needs some guidance or coaching, feel free to email me at alex@worshipministrytraining.com and we can try to get something on the calendar. Here are 16 questions I answered recently while coaching a church, and decided to make available as a podcast episode. The questions are listed below, so feel free to jump to the ones that interest you. Resources mentioned are also listed as well.   QUESTIONS: How large is an ideal volunteer force (let’s say a church of 1500 weekly) and what does the makeup look like? I.e. How many singers (of each type), band elements, and choir? Why don’t modern worship bands and singers use sheet music? It seems sheet music provides specific guidelines and clarity for what to play when, when to rest, what notes to sing, rhythms, cuttoffs, etc. Do you ever find sheet music useful at times? If so, when? How do you recommend on-boarding new members (vocal or band). Do you audition? Once someone is selected, is there a rehearsal process beyond a mid-week rehearsal before their first Sunday? How do you evaluate the sound while also participating in it? Traditionally a music director or choir director is listening to the sound so that they can critique and make changes. This is difficult to do while focusing also on your own sound, in ear mix, blend with other vocalists (to the extent there are any) etc. What are the tell tale signs of a thriving church music ministry? When you visit other churches, what are you looking for that will indicate a healthy program? What is your position on the music ministry raising up children/teens in music? Do you believe in a children’s music program? Children’s choir? If so, with what frequency do you incorporate them in the main auditorium service? Do you do anything like special music in your services? If so, how do you lead the congregation to know not to sing along, but to listen, enjoy, and connect to God silently? What is your ideal worship song selection template? We sometimes follow the upbeat > slow build > ballad > misc/hymn pattern. Would you recommend something different? If you don’t use sheet music, how do you instruct background vocal singers on what to sing and when to sing? Do you plan chords and teach parts to them at each rehearsal? Do you record preview tracks and put in planning center for them to listen to? How do you give specific direction and feedback with the intention of making the sound better, while still shepherding and loving the team well? When someone is failing (i.e. can’t perform up to standards musically) how do you address that if they really aren’t good enough to be on the team? What are the top 2-3 spiritual leadership practices you would recommend implementing in the worship ministry? What do you think is the biggest frustration for worship ministry volunteers? What drives away participation in the music ministry? Do you have any tips for how to transition between songs, especially of different styles like modern songs to traditional songs or the other way around? What are your favorite ways to train and equip vocalists? What does your worship ministry leadership structure look like? For instance, worship leaders, music/band director, service producer, etc. RESOURCES MENTIONED: FREE E-BOOK on Set Building Transitions – Why They Matter and How To Master Them     I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Ministry can be a very discouraging vocation. The discouragement can be caused by a whole host of issues: criticism from church members, lack of participation in worship, a church that seems stuck or dying, relational conflicts with key leaders, family problems, and even betrayal by ministry allies. So how do we press on in ministry when times get hard? How do we keep going when we feel like giving up? In this episode I give five things to do to battle discouragement in your life and ministry. Forward this episode to any friends who are having a hard time. Let’s soldier on together!     RESOURCES MENTIONED: Navigating Ministry Transitions w/ Mack Brock How To Leave Your Church Well True Worshippers Book (Amazon)     I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
What is a music director in a worship band? What do they do? And how does it differ from the worship leader? Why should you consider creating a music director position? What type of person makes for a good music director? How do you pull it off from a technical standpoint? And what are some of the best practices and pitfalls to avoid in order to be successful at it? Those are the questions we will be addressing in this month’s episode. Hope you enjoy the episode and it helps strengthen your ministry!   RESOURCES MENTIONED: The Ultimate Guide To In Ear Monitors (Episode) Whirlwind Mic Mute PT Pedal (Amazon)    I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Video and Transcript here: http://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/do-you-feel-unworthy-to-serve More resources at: www.worshipministrytraining.com 
Every church has its unique set of problems. But church size definitely plays a role in the types of problems you have (enough so that Dr. Tim Keller wrote a free book about it). Small churches face a unique set of challenges, such as limited personnel, limited talent, limited budget, and more. But how do you overcome these seemingly insurmountable obstacles to create a thriving and excellent ministry? Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as you think. This month I talk to Andrea Olson from Overflow Worship, who regularly coaches small to midsize churches to help improve their worship teams. No matter your church size, there’s a ton of great wisdom in this episode!  RESOURCES MENTIONED: Overflow Worship ConferenceHolding High Standards In Small Churches (Episode) Coresound Pads (Use Promo Code WMTpodcast to save 20%) 5 Tips For Leading Worship With A Small Team (Article)       I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Link to video and transcript: https://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/prepare-before  More content at: www.worshipministrytraining.com 
Ever wonder what worship ministries are like at other churches? In a new format of the podcast, I’m talking to churches that are doing things well to find out what goes on behind the scenes in their worship ministry. First up is Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Crossroads boasts over 35,000 people in attendance in their weekend services. Wow! Let’s find out what their worship ministry looks like and how they train up enough musicians to fill all the needed roles. Enjoy the episode, and if you’re helped, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Check out "God Of The Breakthrough" (at the very end of the episode). Or on Spotify or Apple Music   I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
Link to video and transcript: https://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/lets-celebrate-not-compete  More content at: www.worshipministrytraining.com 
Video and Transcript: https://ccsbworship.weebly.com/blog/play-selflessly-not-selfishly More resources at: www.worshipministrytraining.com
Speaking onstage can be a daunting task (in many polls it’s identified as humanity’s number one fear). And yet a huge part of the worship leader’s role today involves public speaking. The good news is that, just like anything in life, with practice and intention, you can improve your public speaking ability. A skilled orator can lift people’s eyes, imaginations, and hearts to the throne of God, invoking awe, wonder, and worship. In this short episode I give 15 tips to help you grow in your public speaking ability, as well as some real examples of what you can say at the various stages of your worship service. Enjoy the episode, and if you’re helped, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. SEE ALSO: 6 Steps To Crafting Engaging Song Sets Using Our Worship Services To Shape People’s Souls w/ Zac Hicks     I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  EMAIL ME your thoughts on this episode or ASK A QUESTION that you’d like us to answer on a future episode by calling +1-831-607-WLT1 Say hi on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, or FACEBOOK SHARE EMAIL TO A FRIEND TWEET THIS EPISODESHARE THIS EPISODE ON FACEBOOK   Our Sponsor This Month – Planning Center Planning Center is the ultimate tool for scheduling teams, planning worship services, selecting song sets, communicating with team members, hosting chord charts and mp3's and so much more!  Sign up and get 30 days free at planning.center  Enjoy the podcast? Help us out by leaving us a review on iTunes!
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Pow Stephen

Excellent podcast. Thank you for this

Feb 22nd
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