Hello and Welcome! This website is focused on helping worship leaders grow in their musicianship, leadership, and devotion to Christ. I hope you find this content helpful and inspiring. Enjoy! - Brenton
A Thriving Worship Culture is a group of people who:
If a thriving worship culture is a willful and enthusiastic response to who God is and what He has done, we simply need to:
1. Take special care to show who God is and what He has done
2. Give frequent opportunities to respond
i. Psalm 34:3 "Oh magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together"
The role of a worship leader is "To bring the wonder of God into large, vivid focus before the eyes and hearts of our church"
ii. God-Honoring, Christ-Centered, Biblically Rich songs.
iii. Songs that allow us to sing about God, not just about ourselves
iv. Songs that allow us to sing to God. Vertical Worship.
v. Choose songs your church family connects with
vi. Craft moments of simple worship
i. Craft a call to worship
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High" Psalm 91:2
"I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth" Psalm 34:1
"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." Hebrews 10:19-22
ii. To give weight or context to a song
iii. Extended Reading
iv. Corporate Reading
i. We often pray the same 2-3 things from week to week
ii. Pray in your Call to Worship
iii. Pray in response to something sung
iv. Lead people to offer their own prayer
v. Invite people to pray aloud
i. Give an explanation to song lyrics
ii. Share Why we sing
"You worship what you do not know" John 4:22
iii. Both the worship leader and Pastor can share
iv. Pastors, lead by example, worship with your church
i. Psalm 105 says "Make know His deeds among the peoples" and "tell of all His wondrous works"
ii. This could come from a Worship Leader, a team member, a Pastor, or a church member.
iii. Share live, via video, or spontaneously
i. It's possible for the announcements to be the most disengaging, disruptive element of a service.
ii. Keep announcements brief
iii. Major on the "Why", minor of the details (time, registration, location, ect.)
iv. Give inspiration. Don't just share information. Personal stories are a good place to start.
i. Give a thoughtful explanation of what Communion is and why we receive it.
A somber meal. Remembering Christ's death.
A Celebration. Once separated but now connected with God.
A Shadow of what's to come. The wedding supper in heaven.
ii. There are variety of times and ways you can share common
Durning the sung worship time
After the message
Invite people to come forward. Take individually.
Distribute. Take collectively.
i. Baptism give us another chance to celebrate Who God is and what He has done.
ii. Invite people to share what God has done in their life before they are baptized.
iii. Invite everyone to cheer and celebrate