Worship Blog

First 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ... Last 
How To Be Excellent (Without The Performance Mindset)

How To Be Excellent (Without The Performance Mindset)

By Jon Nicol   |  October 17, 2013

One of my blog readers, Jonathan, asks, "How do I cultivate an attitude of excellence without making it a performance in the mind of our team?"

The

The "Worship" Expressions That Can Kill Your Worship

By Jon Nicol   |  October 15, 2013

What do you do when your worship team is as exciting as a bowl of oatmeal?

How Do I Make Rehearsal More Spiritual?

How Do I Make Rehearsal More Spiritual?

By Jon Nicol   |  October 8, 2013

I tackle the question, "How do you incorporate a Bible study time into an already filled worship rehearsal?" The answer might surprise you...

Going Under the Knife (aka my

Going Under the Knife (aka my "Neck-fil-a")

By Jon Nicol   |  September 30, 2013

I just wanted to write a brief post letting you know that I will be out of commission for awhile...

One Big Question Every Worship Leader Should Ask...

One Big Question Every Worship Leader Should Ask...

By Jon Nicol   |  September 24, 2013

Answer 1 question and get a FREE worship ministry assessment tool...

Seven Ministry Do-Overs I Wish I Could Have

Seven Ministry Do-Overs I Wish I Could Have

By Jon Nicol   |  September 18, 2013

If I could do it over, here's seven things I'd change...

The 8 Rules for Talking While Leading Worship

The 8 Rules for Talking While Leading Worship

By Jon Nicol   |  September 16, 2013

Let's face it: we worship leaders aren't the most eloquent bunch. So we need to have some rules when it comes to opening our yappers on Sunday morning....

What Holds Back Worship At Your Church?

What Holds Back Worship At Your Church?

By Jon Nicol   |  September 12, 2013

Every worship team has barriers that block great worship. Here's something to help your team see these barriers so they can start tearing them down...

People Get Dumber at 4-Way Stops

People Get Dumber at 4-Way Stops

By Jon Nicol   |  September 3, 2013

Allow me a brief rant: I'm convinced people's IQs drop at four-way stops...

The Secret Sauce of Worship...

The Secret Sauce of Worship...

By Jon Nicol   |  August 27, 2013

Want to know what the secret sauce of worship is? You know, that one ingredient that, if you could only find it and mix it in, would take your worship far beyond where it is...

A Must-Have, Killer New Worship Tool (For Less Than $30)

A Must-Have, Killer New Worship Tool (For Less Than $30)

By Jon Nicol   |  August 20, 2013

Finally, ambiance without needing to add a keyboard player...

How to Start On Time (And Get People to Show Up On Time), Part 1

How to Start On Time (And Get People to Show Up On Time), Part 1

By Jon Nicol   |  August 14, 2013

Starting on time is tough. Getting your people to show up on time just might be a unicorn flying through a double rainbow. Even though it seems impossible, there is hope...

A Deluge of Leadership Wisdom

A Deluge of Leadership Wisdom

By Jon Nicol   |  August 9, 2013

How I got to the Global Leadership Summit and a few things I've learned so far...

Do You Need to Recover the Hunger to Worship?

Do You Need to Recover the Hunger to Worship?

By Jon Nicol   |  August 6, 2013

Worship leaders are so often forced to focus on the mechanics and the practical. If you're like me, your soul is hungry for the WHY once again.

The Top 3 Things To Do When Guest Leading At Retreats

The Top 3 Things To Do When Guest Leading At Retreats

By Jon Nicol   |  July 8, 2013

How to be a successful guest worship leader at retreats, camps and conferences...

What Myths of Worship Do You See?

What Myths of Worship Do You See?

By Jon Nicol   |  July 2, 2013

What are some wrong beliefs surrounding worship that you see in our churches?

Seven Tips for Leading Worship with Smaller Groups

Seven Tips for Leading Worship with Smaller Groups

By Jon Nicol   |  June 26, 2013

What's required to lead worship in smaller settings like retreats, prayer gatherings or home groups?

Seven Problems With Your Song List

Seven Problems With Your Song List

By Jon Nicol   |  June 24, 2013

These seven problems are a contributing factor to the congregation that doesn't engage well in worship...

Get My New Book Before Amazon (and for FREE)

Get My New Book Before Amazon (and for FREE)

By Jon Nicol   |  June 21, 2013

Get the new book, "The SongCycle: How to Simplify Worship Planning and Re-Engage Your Church" for free.

Exaggerating God?

Exaggerating God?

By Jon Nicol   |  June 19, 2013

His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can't contain Him...

Do You Lead Worship in an Awkward-Sized Church?

Do You Lead Worship in an Awkward-Sized Church?

By Jon Nicol   |  June 17, 2013

Four ways to embrace the awkwardness...

Two Toxic Issues On Your Team (and What to Do About It)

Two Toxic Issues On Your Team (and What to Do About It)

By Jon Nicol   |  June 12, 2013

Of all the "people" issues, there are two that are prevalent on the worship team. When they come together, you'll want to run for cover...

When Worship Leaders Lead for Validation

When Worship Leaders Lead for Validation

By Jon Nicol   |  June 10, 2013

Leading worship for validation is like eating a large bowl of ice cream to feel good about yourself...

The Best Worship Album of the Year Released This Week

The Best Worship Album of the Year Released This Week

By Jon Nicol   |  June 7, 2013

Tim Timmon's new worship album, Cast My Cares, landed this week...

Embrace Your Ineptness

Embrace Your Ineptness

By Jon Nicol   |  June 5, 2013

Where's the edge of your comfort zone--the place where your ineptness shows?

Stop Striving for Unity In Worship

Stop Striving for Unity In Worship

By Jon Nicol   |  June 3, 2013

Does your church ever struggle with being unity-conscious?

Why Not Play the Song Like the CD?

Why Not Play the Song Like the CD?

By Jon Nicol   |  May 31, 2013

I came across an article this week that I thought was great, so I tweeted it. But after I chewed on it for awhile, I decided it needed to go further than my few (but super-awesome) Twitter followers.

The article is 5 Reasons NOT to play it like the CD on WorshipLeader.com written by Steven Reed.

Here are some of my favorite points Steve makes:

Most worship teams do not have four electric guitar players, two keyboard players, and two vocalists like there is on the recording. Most teams have one of each instrument and many vocalists, yet that’s not how CD’s are put together.

 

First 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ... Last 

 

 


 

 


Featured Articles


Popular Articles

Archive By Date

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest