T1: Draw Others to Jesus
- On any worship team, Jesus is the focus. Colossians 1:15-17
- Worship is a response to the God who deserves our praise. Isaiah 25:1
- Cultivating a welcoming environment is a critical component of drawing people to Jesus. John 13:35
- In order to help others pursue God, we should do everything we can to eliminate distractions. 1 Corinthians 14:9
T2: Be an Authentic Worshiper
- Authentic worship begins with recognizing our brokenness apart from God’s grace. Psalm 51:17
- Authentic worship means cultivating a lifestyle of worship, both on and off stage. Hebrews 12:1-2
- Authentic worship is infused with both joy and passion, no matter what’s going on in our lives. Philippians 4:4
- Initial reactions?
- What does authenticity mean to you? How does this relate to being on a worship team?
- In your own words, describe what a worshipper’s heart looks like.
- How might you grow in developing a worshipper’s heart?
- Do you carve out time in your week to spend “leading yourself in worship?” Why or why not?
- What is the most important thing God looks at when we worship him? Why?
- What are some ways we can practically lead on and off the stage?
- What are some things you can do to maximize your positive influence on others while serving on a worship team?
- Read Philippians 4:4. Why is it important to convey joy? How do you convey joy when you aren’t feeling joyful?
- What do you think contributes to passion in your life and walk with God? Why is passion an important part of the Christian life as well as being a worship leader?
- Do you live every day with eternity in mind or mostly focused on the here and now? After going through this training, what, if anything, would you like to change about your eternal focus?
- Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?
T3: Maximize Your Gift
More Worship Team Training
- Simplicity in Worship
- How Worship Team Leadership Roles Work Together
- Worship Internship
- Types of Praise
- What’s Your View Of Jesus?
- The Pathway of Praise and Worship
- Worship Song Mash-ups
- Worship Leading: Speaking From the Stage
- Transitions in Worship Music
- The Heart of a Media Team Member + Best Practices
- The Heart of Worship
- Choosing Songs for Your Church
- Romans 12: Creating a Healthy Worship Ministry
- Healthy Worship Team Communication
- Worship Leader Planning and Preparation Responsibilities
- Why Does God Want Us to Sing?
- Performing vs. Worship Leading
- Leading Yourself in a Life of Worship
- Excellence in Worship
- Building A Worship Set
- Welcome to Worship Ministry
- Worship Team Training #1: Draw Others to Jesus
- Worship Team Training #2: Be an Authentic Worshiper
- Worship Team Training #3: Maximize Your Musical Gift
- Investing In Your Sound Team
- Basic Tips for Lead Singers
- Five Steps for Worship Mentors
- Four Principles for Worship Mentoring
- What Is Worship Team Mentoring?
- Worship Music (Playlist)
- Worship Leading: Writing a Team Email
- Worship Leading: Team Intentionality
- Tips for Soundchecking
- Tips for at-home Practice
- Worship Leading: Encouraging Your Team’s Spiritual Growth
- Basic Music Terms
- Practice vs. Rehearsal
- Worship Leading: Selecting Song Keys
- How to Worship God Outside of Music
- Healthy Worship Team Expectations
- Worship Team Conduct
- Danger of Comparison
- Vocal Clarity in Worship
- Are You Ready to Join a Worship Team?
- How to Pick the Right Key for Your Voice
- Keeping the Focus in Worship
- Good vs. Bad Worship Leader Habits
- Worship Leader Service Responsibilities
- Worship Leader Rehearsal Responsibilities
T4: What Jesus Envisioned
- Jesus envisioned a church full of disciple-makers. Matthew 28:19-20
- Disciple-makers have a heart for people outside the church.
- In a disciple-making church, the leaders are strategic about equipping people to minister. Ephesians 4:11-12
T5: Defining Discipleship
- In a culture of discipleship it’s the norm – not the exception – for people to be making disciples. Ephesians 4:12-13
- A “disciple” is someone who goes “full circle” to trust Jesus, honor God, and make disciples.
- “Disciple-making” happens through a series of conversations, and that’s what our tools empower you to do. Ephesians 4:15
T6: The Environments
- Disciple-making happens in four main environments at church: the family, the small group, the ministry team, and one-on-one.
- Equip your parents to disciple their kids at home. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
- Leverage your small groups for disciple-making.
- Leverage your ministry teams for disciple-making.
- Every believer in your church can go make disciples. Matthew 28:19-20
More Big Picture
- Establish Biblical Foundations
- Why We Should Track Discipleship Milestones
- Strategic Priority for Pastors
- The Difference between Outward-facing and Inward-facing Frameworks
- How to Create a Warm Church That Makes Disciples
- Youth Leaders: Make Disciples Who Make Disciples
- What You Need to Stop Doing to Make More Disciples
- The Flywheel for a Discipleship Culture
- Setting Up Your Church Org Chart
- When the Institution Competes with the Mission
- How to Kick Off Mentoring at Your Church
- Is Your Small Group Really Winning?
- Eliminating Sideways Energy
- Small Group Ground Rules
- Things to Remember as Your Small Group Moves Forward
- 3 Important Points for All Christian Small Groups
- Buying In to the System
- Start Up Disciple-making for Small Churches
- Launching a Mentor-Based Youth Ministry
- Developing People in Small Groups
- How to Run a PG Small Group
- Discipleship Culture: Envisioning a New Kind of Church
- How to Avoid Small Group Leader Burnout
- The Environments for Disciple-making
- Leveraging Ministry Teams for Disciple-making
- Equip Believers to Minister
- Empower Disciples to Make Disciples
- What is Discipleship?
- Five Point Clarity for a PursueGOD Church
- The Church Jesus Envisioned
- People Want a Pastor
- Training Leaders Like Jesus Did
- What Is a Discipleship Culture?
- Other Believers Help Us Honor God
- What Is Team Mentoring?
- From Doer to Equipper
- 4-Corner Leadership at Church
- How to Win “Full Circle” at Church
Q. How does ministry training work?
Training tracks are designed to help you go “full circle” with a group or mentor over the course of 6 or more weeks. Just cover a topic every week with a group or mentor, watching the video ahead of time to prepare for the conversation. Connect in person or on the phone and use the discussion questions provided to learn together. The goal is to help you pursue God “full circle”, which is our picture of discipleship:
Q. What is the structure of a training track?
Training tracks are divided into two sections. First you’ll cover training topics specific to your area of ministry. Feel free to cover additional topics as needed. Then you’ll cover “big picture” topics to learn about how your specific ministry fits in to the overall picture of discipleship at your church.
Q. What if we need more than 6 weeks?
Then take more time! We recommend covering additional topics at the end of any section as needed for your own pursuit of God.