Worship Planning & Leading

31 Summer Worship Ideas

31 Summer Worship Ideas To Level-Up Your Ministry

By Jon Nicol

June + July + August x Worship Ministry = 🙁 Leading a worship ministry in the summer is like driving a car with only three wheels. Or trying to win a 100-yard dash wearing wingtips (or high heel pumps). Or trying to FaceTime someone with dial-up internet. When it comes to summer worship ministry, you’re…

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Seven Summer Worship Leading Tips

Seven Summer Tips For Worship Leaders

By Jon Nicol

Summer worship leading is tough. Here’s how to embrace the new routines and make the most of the summer months for you and your worship team.

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How to Arrangement Hack

How to ‘Arrangement-Hack’ a Worship Song

By Jon Nicol

Getting your band to create a great sound isn’t hard. Use these three easy-to-remember concepts to create new arrangements or replicate existing ones.

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Five (Fixable) Things That Keep Your Team From Practicing

By Jon Nicol

Here are five ways that us worship leaders encourage poor preparation. The bright side is that each of these things is also fixable by us, too.

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13 Rules For Frustrating Your Worship Team

By Jon Nicol

Pulling from my years of experience as a worship leader, I compiled a list of “rules” to frustrate my team members. Hopefully, you can avoid these rules.

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Five Tips For A More Spontaneous Worship Team

By Jon Nicol

Want your worship team be more spontaneous in worship? You’ll learn five practical ways to help your musicians become freer and more confident as they lead.

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The Six Must-Have Elements of a Team Scheduling System

By Jon Nicol

You need a fantastic scheduling process. In fact, you can raise the commitment level of your team members with these six must-have elements.

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Why I Didn't Lead Worship On Easter Sunday

Why I Didn’t Lead Worship On Easter Sunday

By Jon Nicol

If we’re serious about Ephesians 4:11-12—being leaders who are equipping the body of Christ to do the work of ministry—we have to make some bold changes.

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5 Ways To Plan Transitions In Worship (Without Killing The Flow)

By Jon Nicol

Planning transitions in worship are about the worship leader and team helping people stay focused on worshipping God. Bad transitions distract people.

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The Proper Care And Handling Of A Worship Team Utility Player

By Jon Nicol

When you have a worship team member who can fill multiple roles on the team, you’ve got take great care of them. If not, they’ll feel burned out and used.

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