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The Worship Leader Training 201 is designed to help your leaders feel equipped and confident in planning for a service, leading their team, and guiding people into a time of worship.
For each lesson below, explore the listed article and also choose a video topic from the Worship Leader Basics playlist and the Vocalist Basics playlist to explore and discuss with your mentor. Also check out the recommended readings from the book Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin which correspond with each topic.
#1: The Heart of Worship
We can never worship God rightly without a right perspective of who He is and how He asks us to worship Him. In this article, we'll explore the heart of the matter in the central themes of worship.
#2: Good Vs. Bad Worship Leader Habits
As worship leaders, developing healthy habits is key. In this article we'll explore the habits you'll want to lose and the habits you'll want to keep.
#3: How To Pick The Right Key For Your Voice
You might be able to sing a song in any key and make it work (sort of) but refining the ability to find the right fit for your voice makes all the difference when vocally leading a song.
#4: Vocal Clarity In Worship
Singing clearly is a key component to leading your church well in singing worship songs. In this article we'll show you how to do just that.
#5: Practice Vs. Rehearsal
Practice and Rehearsal are two different things and when your team understands the difference, it will make all the difference in the world.
#6: Basic Music Terms
Let's take a step back and make sure we're on the same page with these musical terms. You don't have to be a maestro to lead a worship team but you should be familiar with the basic concepts in music theory to be as effective a leader as possible.
#7: Choosing Songs For Your Church
The songs your church members sing are greatly impacting their relationship with God. How do you decide, therefore, which songs to do and which songs to avoid at your church? Read on to find out.
#8: Transitions In Worship Music
Creating smooth transitions in worship music can be an important part of a distraction-free worship set. Read on to find out what some of the important considerations.
#9: Excellence In Worship
There's a big difference between perfectionism and excellence and knowing the difference will be huge for you and your worship team.
#10: Keeping the Focus in Worship
As we finish out this series, let's remind ourselves why we do what we do and where our focus should continually be as we lead.