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Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Martha Garmon

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Martha Garmon

By Martha Garmon   |  March 14, 2014

Martha Garmon gives a song-by-song review of Rend Collective's "The Art of Celebration"

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Michael Sooy

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Michael Sooy

By Michael W. Sooy   |  March 14, 2014

Mike on Rend Collective's new one: I’m pretty sure my computer speakers even found Jesus...

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by David Perry

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by David Perry

By David Perry   |  March 14, 2014

David on Rend Collective's album: "You will probably drool over this album. I did."

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Dotty Young

Music Review: Rend Collective's The Art Of Celebration by Dotty Young

By Dotty Young   |  March 14, 2014

Dotty Young, long-time Rend fan, gives us her take on "The Art of Celebration"

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Martha Garmon

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Martha Garmon

By Martha Garmon   |  March 10, 2014

Martha Garmon review's Planetshakers' Endless Praise

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Dotty Young

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Dotty Young

By Dotty Young   |  March 10, 2014

Reviewer Dotty Young gives the pros and cons of Planetshakers' Endless Praise

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Matthew Fridg

Music Review: Planetshakers' Endless Praise by Matthew Fridg

By Matthew Fridg   |  March 10, 2014

Matthew Fridg reviews Planetshakers' Endless Praise album...

Music Review: Planetshakers'

Music Review: Planetshakers' "Endless Praise"

By Jon Nicol   |  March 10, 2014

Three of WorshipTeamCoach.com’s reviewers tackled Planetshakers' new album, Endless Praise. Here are some of the highlights...

5 Ways to Raise the Quality of Worship in a Smaller Church

5 Ways to Raise the Quality of Worship in a Smaller Church

By Jon Nicol   |  March 6, 2014

What I learned when I tried to make a Hillsong out of a molehill...

12 Tips for Using a Click

12 Tips for Using a Click

By Jon Nicol   |  March 4, 2014

Or, how my team survived aural water-boarding...

Why Won't This New Song Catch On?

Why Won't This New Song Catch On?

By Jon Nicol   |  February 24, 2014

A worship leader shares his struggle, "It seems to me as of late that any new song we introduce never catches on..."

What Pixar Taught Me About Worship Leading

What Pixar Taught Me About Worship Leading

By Jon Nicol   |  February 17, 2014

What John Lasseter said that is also true about great worship leading...

The Two Million Dollar Mistake...

The Two Million Dollar Mistake...

By Jon Nicol   |  February 10, 2014

If the ministry falls apart without me, how good a leader am I really?

My Most Loved (and Hated) Worship Team Member

My Most Loved (and Hated) Worship Team Member

By Jon Nicol   |  January 27, 2014

Meet a player with no ego, but has the tendency to damage the egos around him...

8 Ways to Make Your Announcements Actually Matter

8 Ways to Make Your Announcements Actually Matter

By Jon Nicol   |  January 17, 2014

What if we could actually make announcements better, and maybe even an effective part of our worship service?

Should You Have a Non-Christian Worship Team Member?

Should You Have a Non-Christian Worship Team Member?

By Jon Nicol   |  January 13, 2014

Can you have worship team members who are still seeking spiritually?

My Son...The Ninja...

My Son...The Ninja...

By Jon Nicol   |  January 6, 2014

My 8-year old son has just come "on staff" with me. He's my packing ninja...

How to Survive a Train Wreck

How to Survive a Train Wreck

By Jon Nicol   |  January 2, 2014

What happens when your worship service grinds to a halt? Here are three steps to redeem the wreck...

Why You Need to Say Yes Less

Why You Need to Say Yes Less

By Jon Nicol   |  December 10, 2013

There is a high cost to saying yes...

The Messiness of Christmas: A Worship Team Devotional

The Messiness of Christmas: A Worship Team Devotional

By Jon Nicol   |  December 4, 2013

We like the Christmas story...but why?

The Hidden Cost of A New Song

The Hidden Cost of A New Song

By Jon Nicol   |  December 2, 2013

Ever had this happen? You hear a great new song and you think to yourself, "I have to do this song!" You snag the chord chart and mp3 and slap it in to the next available worship service. 

At times, it works: your team learns it and loves it, the congregation engages in it, and several people come up to you after church and ask you, "Who sings that song? Where can I get it?" The only thing that could have made it better was if white doves had been released during the final chorus. 

But let's face it, most of the time it's something less: the team struggles through it, glued to their music stand; the congregation stares at the screen, occasionally moving their lips; and the momentum of the worship service stops as you lead people through the soggy ground of this new song. 

After too many trips slogging through the new song swamp, I started to realize something: there’s more to pay for a new song than the $1.29 iTunes cost... [Read all at AllAboutWorship]

10 Ways to Organize Your Worship Ministry with Evernote

10 Ways to Organize Your Worship Ministry with Evernote

By Kent Sanders   |  November 27, 2013

Hey friends, let me introduce you to Kent Sanders. He's a worship professor, blogger/podcaster and a power-user of Evernote. I started using Evernote a couple years ago, and have continued to love learning more about to how it can make my life simpler (and less cluttered). If you're someone who needs to get organized, make sure you check out Episode 26 of his podcast, The Artist's Suitcase. Over to Kent...

6 Words to a More Prepared Team This December

6 Words to a More Prepared Team This December

By Jon Nicol   |  November 19, 2013

How do you get through the Christmas season without marathon rehearsals and frazzled musicians?

Why You Should Play By the Rules (Until You Can Break Them)

Why You Should Play By the Rules (Until You Can Break Them)

By Jon Nicol   |  November 14, 2013

When the system is broken, but you have to keep playing by its rules...

Tidings of Discomfort and Freaking Out...

Tidings of Discomfort and Freaking Out...

By Jon Nicol   |  November 12, 2013

If you're ready to punch every blow-up Santa in the face that you walk past between December 2nd and Christmas Eve, you might be a "worship leader."

How to Handle Late Team Members

How to Handle Late Team Members

By Jon Nicol   |  October 24, 2013

Latecomers, slackers, tardy worship team members...whatever word we use for them, they haven’t arrived yet to hear it...

7 Great Reasons to Grow Your Team (and 1 That's Just OK)

7 Great Reasons to Grow Your Team (and 1 That's Just OK)

By Jon Nicol   |  October 22, 2013

Have you ever thought about WHY we as leaders want to grow our worship teams?

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