Worship Leading – Re:Read

This post is a reflection of many of the observations I’ve had over the past few months. It is a post about judgements, reading people, and leading worship. Reading People Each time I get up to worship lead I’m trying to get a gauge for where Gods people are at. Are they busting to stand […]

Worship: Leading People Vocally

There’s been many a battle cry, leading people forward in confidence and braving the fight and struggle that lies ahead. I find that the same needs to be applied when you lead people in worship. But what is vocally leading? Simply put, it’s where you say out loud the next part of the song that […]

Guitar: Large Worship Team

Introduction Earlier I wrote a post looking at how to play guitar in a small worship team. But what if there are many other musicians to fit in with, usually as a part of a larger church. For this scenario we will assume that there is a keyboardist, a pianist, a drummer, bass player, and […]

Guitar: Small Worship Team

Introduction So you’re in a small worship team. There may be a keyboardist, a drummer and of course, you on guitar. What is your role? What is theirs? These questions well answer and give you a few ideas on things you can try next time you play. What is Your Role? In a small team, […]

Playing By Ear – Part 2

There are many benefits for playing by ear in a worship team, just as there are benefits for having music in front of you. I must say, that when I lead the congregation in worship, I like to have the music in front of me as a fail safe, although there have been times where […]

How to play by ear

One of the most valuable skills I have learned over the years is the ability to play worship by ear. The benefits are endless, least of all because you no longer need to flick through music folders or have a music stand in front of you. The fact of the matter is, that with music […]

Choose to Worship

So you’ve come to church, again. Things havent been going well for you. The latest deadline at work passed on Friday and the project wasnt complete. Your dad’s just been diagnosed with cancer, and your mate was just over at your place telling you that things are over with his 6 year marriage. You enter […]

Worship: It’s not just the music

A trap that church-goers can fall into is thinking that Worship is music, and that the only possible way to worship is to sing a song or bask in the ambience created by talented musicians. The fact is that music is just a tool to a means. If the means is to worship God, then […]