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The EWT Coaching Course-July 2016 enrollment

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Moving from typical to exceptional
(or, how my team stopped being a hot mess) 

A Hot Mess

When I came to my current church several years ago...

  • There weren’t enough musicians or techs
  • There was no rehearsal
  • People didn't prepare
  • They showed up late (or not at all)
  • And they all looked like a bunch of zombies as they stared at the music stands

It was a hot mess.

The Transformation

Fast-forward to today: 

  • My team is committed to rehearsals
  • They show up prepared and on time
  • They engage the congregation visually and musically
  • AND I have enough musicians and leaders to give them (and me) at least one Sunday off a month.

This didn't happen by accident or good luck. You can take the same intentional steps I took to transform your team.

 

Don't Learn The Hard Way

The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course walks you through what I did to transform my team. But with the help of this course, you'll be able to do in LESS TIME and make FAR FEWER MISTAKES than I did.

This course will help you avoid "learning the hard way" like I did.

Jon Nicol, Worship Pastor & Founder of WorshipTeamCoach.com 

The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course Is for...

  • The worship leader who is ready to build a strong worship team that lead exceptional, engaging worship. Since it's on-demand, it works for everyone's schedule: full-time, part-time or volunteer worship leaders.
  • The senior pastor looking to mentor their worship leader and give them the tools to reach a new level of excellence.
  • Worship pastor who already has a solid ministry, but wants to train other leaders towards a higher level within the ministry.

 It's Not For...

  • Anyone looking for a magic formula to grow their team the easy way. This course will help you avoid some painful trial and error and save you time. But it still is going to take hard work and intentional leadership.
  • Non-leaders who don’t have the authority to make changes to their worship team. Team members would certainly learn a ton in this course that will help them. But it's designed FOR LEADERS. Team members without the authority to lead the transformation will get frustrated.

What People Are Saying About It

Jon and his team are committed to actually helping worship leaders in every area of their ministry, and they are very approachable when it comes to answering questions and sharing advice.  Our team has grown in every aspect and our congregation is way more engaged in worship after only a few months of using techniques from this course. I endorse The Exceptional Worship Team whole-heartedly!

Jack Daniels
Musical Director for David Phelps & Worship Leader at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, Arkansas

 

I was a part of a coaching group with Jon over the last year, and as a result, I am much further along in regard to systems and administration in my ministry.

I've also been using Jon's SongCycle system (that you'll learn in this course) for a while now. Having an intentional way to choose what songs you sing, how often you sing them, and even how to effectively introduce new songs is HUGE in helping your church engage with the songs you're leading.

You'll find Jon's thoughts helpful−I guarantee it.

Jesse Land
Worship Pastor | The Summit Church | Lee's Summit, MO

This has been a huge encouragement to me and what I do as a worship leader. I had become discouraged, feeling like I was just spinning my tires in the mud.

Jon inspires, encourages and empowers me to do better where I can and to not give up when I have am ready to!

Through this course, I have begun working on a six-month to one-year strategic plan to take the team/band to a new level, as a group and as individuals, both musically and spiritually!

Julie Fair
Worship Leader | Epworth UMC | Rehoboth Beach, DE

I have been participating in an online coaching for several months now and have been so blessed by the opportunity to meet Jon Nicol.

These courses offer biblical, practical and critical principles for improving the methods we use and the heart attitude with which we use them.

I could go on and on, so I'll just say get The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course!

Jay Bishop, Jr.
Worship Leader | Westwood Baptist Church | Easley, SC

What Are Challenges This Course will Help You Overcome?

 

Get more (and better) Musicians

Is creating the musician schedule one of your least activities?

Or, have you ever been excited to introduce a great new worship song, only to have it fall flat because you didn’t have enough musicians to get the sound you wanted.

Or worse yet, your musicians aren't skilled enough to even play a simple arrangement of the song.

I've been there. But I learned that, even while serving in small & medium-sized churches, growing my team numerically and musically wasn't something that "just happened." I could help make it happen.

During the very first session, I'll walk you through a step-by-step process to attract, qualify, and develop new musicians.

And it's not just about getting bigger, but getting better. And that will happen when you develop your musicians, which this course will also help you do.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

 

Get Your Team to Value Preparation

I still remember the frustration when my team members would show up unprepared. Some hadn't even listened to the songs. 

And some didn't even bother attending to rehearsal. 

I'd go home exhausted. And then I dreaded the stress of Sunday morning when I'd try to pull it all back together again.

But fast-forward a few years. My team isn't perfect, but now they show up knowing their parts and ready to rehearse them together.

How did I get my team there? I changed the culture. And I'll walk you through the strategies and tactics I used so you can change the culture of your team.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

 

Get Your church to engage in Worship

Do you ever get down about the number of people in your church who won’t sing out, or sing at all? There are several reasons for this, but one HUGE reason is your songs.

Worship ministries often fall into one of two extremes: 

  • They do the same stale songs over and over and over.
  • Or they have such a huge master song list, that the team and congregation have to relearn a song every time it's scheduled.

You'll learn a strategy that will ensure your songs are known by your team and resonate with your congregation.

This course will give you the tools to help your church sing songs from the heart, not from the screen.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

Lead People towards Life-Change

So you can get more musicians. You can get them to practice. And you can plan songs that that your congregation can sing from the heart.

But you still don’t see the transformation in people’s lives.

Here’s the good news, it’s God’s job to transform lives. But we still have a part to play.

If your church is like most churches, within the first seven minutes of your service, your opening song has called people to Jesus, and your announcement person has invited them to a bake sale.

And then there's those awkward pauses and transitions throughout the service.

There's no intentionality. No journey.

Now, if all your church needed was someone to pick songs, they wouldn't need you. What your congregation is dying for is someone who can create and lead people through meaningful journeys of worship.

And that is YOU.

By the end of this course, you'll be planning services that engage your congregation and encourage them to experience God. And that will lead to life-change.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

Find More Time

Do you feel like a slave to Sunday

That is, you don't have time to grow your ministry because, week after week, the urgency of the worship service wins out.

You feel more like a coordinator than a leader.

And it probably feels like you won't leave any lasting legacy beyond a stack of Sunday set lists.

This course will help you develop and implement great ministry systems, so you have the time and focus to be ready for Sunday AND grow your ministry.

Not only will great ministry systems give you more time, but they will help you lock in the right values that you want for your team. (And they might just make people think you're super-organized.)

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

 

Take Your Band to a New Level of awesome

Most worship teams just don't know how to play as a band. They are more like "seven people playing the same song on the same stage in the same key at (nearly) the same time."

This coaching course doesn’t stop at just helping you find musicians and develop them, but it will help you transform those individual musicians into a great sounding band that confidently leads your church in worship.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

 

Overcome The egos and divas

It's so easy for ego and entitlement to creep into a worship team:

  • I deserve to sing lead on that song.
  • I don't need to practice, I've been playing these songs for years.
  • I'M the guitarist on this team. That new guy can sub for me when I'm gone.

Nothing will erode the health of a team like the me-focused attitudes of the members.

This course will teach you how to tackle those issues head-on with grace and truth. Easy? No. But absolutely necessary if you’re going to have a strong team. 

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

  

Teach Your Team to Lead Visually

Leading worship isn’t just about playing music. Effective worship team members lead and model worship.

They let what’s happening on the inside show up on the outside. And they work to engage the congregation visually as well as musically.

This course will give you the tools to teach your team be expressive and engaging as they lead.

There's more information below about what's included in this session.

 

Three Parts To An Exceptional Worship Team

As we help you tackle all of these challenges, we do so inside of a framework. It's the WorshipTeamCoach.com process for building an exceptional worship ministry.

We help you grow an engaged team that is supported by and built on effective ministry systems, and then multiplied by equipped leadership. In every session, the course helps you develop each of these areas in your ministry.

Here's What You Get With The course

 

For each session, you get...

 

The coaching videos

Each session contains an in-depth training video to help you easily grasp the concepts taught in that session. Also, the videos are on-demand, so you can watch anytime it fits into your busy schedule.

 

The Coaching Guidebook

Each session comes with a practical guidebook to help you implement the strategies you're learning.

  

On-the-Go Audio Download

You're busy, and often you need to fit your leadership development and learning in wherever you can. That's audio from each coaching video is available for you to listen to while you drive, mow the lawn, wash the dishes or while you're waiting at the DMV (God help you).

 

Bonus Content

Besides the training video, audio and guidebook, each session is chock full of practical tools, tip sheets, and other bonus content to help you lead your team more effectively.

 

Coaching Emails 

To help encourage you and keep you focused on implementing the training, I'll send you weekly coaching emails during the duration of the course. These emails will give you an extra "shot in the arm" as you work to implement this training.

Here's what each session covers

 

Session 1: Get More (And Better) Musicians

During this first session, we will walk you through a step-by-step process to attract, qualify and develop new musicians.

And it's not just about getting bigger, but getting better. And that will happen when you develop your musicians that you already have.

To get you on your way quickly with this, here are several bonus resources that I've included:

  • "Swipe Copy" of my worship team application−totally customizable for your team.
  • Tips for Conducting a Worship Team Open House
  • Tips for Conducting an Open Audition
  • Catalyst Guide: Questions to ask to Create an Ongoing Training & Development Plan 

Session 2: Make Practice and Rehearsal a (Real) Priority

How did I move my team from one that didn't prepare (or even show up for rehearsals) to one that shows up knowing their parts and ready to rehearse them together?

I changed the culture.

And I'll walk you through the strategies and tactics I used so you can change the culture of your team. 

To help you make preparation a priority in your ministry, here are some bonus resources to help:

  • Team Member Tip Sheet: How to Practice Effectively
  • Team Member Tip Sheet: How to Memorize Your Music
  • The Guide to Exceptional Rehearsals

session 3: Create A Life-Giving SongList

This session will give you a step-by-step process to build a healthy songlist.

  • Your team won't have to relearn a song each time it's scheduled.
  • Your congregation will know the songs better so they can sing from the heart, not the screen.
  • You'll have an effective approach for introducing new songs to make sure they catch on.
  • You'll also have a plan for getting rid of older songs that no longer resonate with your congregation.

There are a few BIG extras with this one:

  • You get the SongCycle Workbook, from the book I wrote on this subject. It contains the "quick start" guide - which is essentially Cliffs Notes to the whole book. It also contains all the worksheets and guides to help you implement it.
  • You'll also get "Getting Ahead: How Effectively Plan Songs a Month at a Time." This bonus chapter from The SongCycle will help you streamline your worship planning process. 

 

Session 4: Design Worship Gatherings That Lead People Towards Transformation

If all your church needed was someone to pick songs, they wouldn't need you.

What your congregation is dying for is someone who can create and lead people through meaningful journeys of worship. And that is you.

By the end of this session, you'll be planning services that engage your congregation and encourage them to worship God. 

To help you out with this, I've included a mammoth resource in this session called "Worship Flow: 28 Ways to Create Great Segues." This helps you through just about any transition you may have to make in your worship service.

session 5: Systems−Find More Time, Lock In The Right Values, and Look Like An Administrative Superstar

Do you feel like you can't lead beyond THIS Sunday? Week after week, the urgency of the worship service wins out.

Session 5 is all about building great systems into your ministry so you have the time and focus to be ready for this Sunday AND grow your ministry.

The bonus resource for this session is a massive assessment tool to help you see the health of your systems. The Systems Self-Evaluation Tool will help you clarify which ministry area needs your focus and energy the most.

Session 6: Turn Your Team INto A Band (Without The Ego & Entitlement) 

Most worship teams just don't know how to play as a band.

Unfortunately, many of our team members know how to ACT like a band. It's so easy for ego and entitlement to creep in.  

And if the ego and entitlement aren't enough to deal with, every time you look at your singers and instrumentalists, they look like a bunch of zombies staring at their music stands.

Session 6 deals with each of these:

  • You'll learn how to lead your team to play tight and together, creating a great sound to support the worship.
  • You'll also be given the tools to help your team be expressive and engaging as they lead.
  • And you'll learn how to deal directly with issues of ego and entitlement.

This session also contains a couple of killer bonuses to help you develop musicianship and deal with ego issues:

  • Heart Check - Five Team Devotionals to Deal With Issues of Ego & Entitlement
  • How to Develop a Great Sense of Time On Your Team

AND...

Besides six sessions, coaching videos, guidebook, on-the-go audios, bonus content and the coaching emails, The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course also comes with...

An Exclusive Facebook Group

This closed and private Facebook group is ONLY for people who have enrolled in the coaching course. You not only get to interact with other worship leaders who get it, but you get access to me and the other coaches inside of this group.

 

 

Lifetime Access and Free Sharing

With so much incredible content, you'll want to revisit this course over time as your ministry grows and changes. That's why we give you ongoing and unlimited access to this course.

Also, you can share this content with anyone inside of your local church. You can use it train other leaders or teach these concepts to your team members.

MORE Exclusive Bonus Content 

Besides all the bonus resources in each session, during this enrollment, you'll get a HUGE bonus:

The Exceptional Preparation Package Bonus 
This enrollment bonus will help you end unpreparedness on your team. The package contains two killer resources to help you develop a team culture that values practice and rehearsals. It's a 1-2 punch to help you knockout unpreparedness on your team.

The first part of the package is: 

All In: Preparation Workshop

This on-demand workshop is Session 2 on steroids. It goes even deeper into what it takes to change the culture of preparation on your team. This workshop essentially lays out a step-by-step process for moving your team from "semi-committed to all-in" when it comes to preparation. 

Your team's practice time and their commitment to rehearsals will increase as you implement this 9-step process.

 The second part of the package is:

 

Practice Matters: Team Member TRaining

A big part of this culture shift is training. Your team needs to know HOW to practice effectively, WHAT to practice, and most importantly WHY they should be practicing.

So I’m releasing a brand new resource this fall called Practice Matters.* It’s a series of trainings for your team members. Each of these nine sessions is

  • Short enough to show during rehearsal WITHOUT eating up a ton of time.
  • Include a leaders guide with thought-provoking quesitons.
  • Include a team handout that helps them apply what they're learning.
This is a done-for-you training, so you can focus on the important leadership aspects of changing your culture that ALL IN: teaches you.

 

*As soon as the beta version of this resource releases you'll get access to it, as well as all subsequent versions.

Your Investment In The Course

So how much does it cost to invest in your development as a leader and your growth as a worship team?

Not as much as you think.

We want to keep this affordable for the average church. So during this enrollment session, you can invest in The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course for only $347 (if you choose the Full Access option) or six monthly payments of $67

 

The Value of the Course>>

Piece-by-piece?
Just the video training piece by piece, along with the bonuses would be well over $1100.

One-on-One Coaching?
If you were to invest in a coach to get ALL this same training and content, you'd be paying $2000 - $3000. And when it's done, it's done. You can't go back to over and over like you can with this coaching course.

Other Worship Leader Courses?
There are other worship leader courses available that charge upwards of $90 a month for an entire year (and only give you 20 minutes of training a month). So that course would cost you 3x as much for about the same amount of content, maybe even less.

Invest in a Worship Conference Instead? 
You could purchase a ticket for worship conference for around that amount, but then you'd have hotel, travel and meal expenses. And while you're going to learn a ton and be inspired, you can't keep going back to it over and over. And you definitely can't take your up and coming leaders through it.

Free?
Trying to get all this training for free through blog posts, webinars, and books would take so much longer (and really, so much more work), and you don't get the step-by-step systems that this course gives you. 

So The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course really is an investment that will pay big returns for several years.

There are two ways to enroll in the coaching course:

 

Monthly Sessions:  Payment Plan

If you’d prefer to work through the course methodically, session-by-session, or you just need to make payments, this is a great option.

Each month, a new session opens up for you. It allows you to soak in that session's topic and begin implementing it before the next month’s session opens up.

Once all six sessions are open, you will have full and unlimited lifetime access to the course. 

And don’t worry, if you change your mind and want full access after 14-day trial, you have the option of switching to full access during the first month.

6 Monthly Payments of $67

Full Access 

If you’re a Type-A, "give-it-to-me-now" kind of leader, you’ll want this option.

Full Access means FULL ACCESS. As soon as you enroll, every session and all the bonus content is available immediately.

But the great thing is, you’ll still get the coaching emails over the next six months. So if you end up binge watching this whole course like it’s Breaking Bad on Netflix, the coaching emails will help you refocus on one topic each month.

And remember, you get lifetime access to this course. So you can go back to as your ministry grows and changes.

 One-Time Payment of $347

 

"What If I Hate It?!"

OK, so I think you’re going to find that the course is an incredible resource at a crazy good price. But just in case you find it's not a good fit for you and your church, what can you do? 

I want this course to be a blessing for you and your church, so we're going to take great care of you.

So, to answer your question about it not being a good fit, I have two different answers, depending on which payment option you choose. 

 

Monthly Payments: 14-Day Free Trial

When you choose the payment plan, you have 14 days to try out the Coaching Course for absolutely free. You won’t be charged during that time.

Once the free trial is done, you’ll start the payment plan. But anytime during that free trial, you can click a link inside the course like it’s your own personal ejector seat, complete with a parachute.

Full Access: 14-day full refund

When you choose the full access/one-time payment option, you'll make your payment right away.

But no worries, you still get 14-days with no risk to check out the course.

If, during those first two weeks, you find it’s not a good fit, just email me and we’ll get a full refund.

I want this course to be the best thing for your and your church. If, for some reason it isn’t, I want to free you up to invest elsewhere.

Ready to Enroll? 

 

Payment Plan

6 Monthly Payments of $67

Pay-In-Full

One-time payment of $347

 

Help With Funding This Course

For some worship leaders, The Exceptional Worship Team Coaching Course is easily covered by their regular budget. And for other worship leaders, investing in this course might require approval by the senior pastor or governing board.

Convince My Board

So to help you with that, we created the "Convince My Board Cheat Sheet." Abd, just so we're clear: the only cheating that's happening here is that we've done the work for you. All you need to do is print this document and give to your board or pastor to help you get the approval. 

Your leadership will appreciate that you're prepared with the details. And we even made it so you can modify the document if you need to.

You can download that document here:

[Download the "Convince My Board Cheat Sheet"]*

*It comes as a zip file since it contains both a PDF and modifiable Word doc.

 

If you find that your leadership can't (or won't) approve the funds for this course, we've got another resource for you. 

Creative Funding Ideas

If you need fund this from outside the church budget, here's some help with that. We've put together a list of eight creative ways to help fund this Coaching Course.

Even if none of these eight ideas are quite right for you, they'll probably get your creative juices flowing and inspire the solution for your situation.

You can download that document here:

[Download the "Creative Funding Ideas" document]  

Ready to Enroll? 

 

Payment Plan

6 Monthly Payments of $67

Pay-In-Full

One-time payment of $347