Worship Planning & Leading

Worship Planning: Should All Songs Point to the Pulpit?

By Jon Nicol

Some senior pastors require all songs to fit the message theme. This actually hinders preparation and affects the quality of the music and flow of the set.

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Episode 19: Is the Digital Age Damaging The Church?

By Jon Nicol

In this episode, we’re interviewing author and pastor, Jay Kim, who sheds light on how technology and the pursuit of relevance is damaging the church.

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Episode 17: How to Use the Fourfold Pattern of Worship in a Modern Church, Part 2

By Jon Nicol

We’re explorating how to use the ancient fourfold pattern of worship in a modern church setting. With author/worship leader Rob Still.

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Episode 16: How to Use the Fourfold Pattern of Worship in a Modern Church, Part 1

By Jon Nicol

We’re exploring how to use the ancient fourfold pattern of worship in a modern church setting. With author/worship leader Rob Still.

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31 Summer Worship Ideas

31 Summer Worship Ideas To Level-Up Your Ministry

By Jon Nicol

Leading a worship ministry in the summer can be challenging for so many reasons. Here are 31 ideas to make the most of your summer worship planning.

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Episode 15: Writing Songs for Your Church with Krissy Nordhoff

By Jon Nicol

Krissy Nordhoff joins us in this episode to talk about writing worship songs, building a songwriting community, and using original songs in your church.

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Episode 14: Engaging Your Church—What Songs To Sing (And How Often)

By Jon Nicol

How you choose and rotate songs could mean the difference between a church that barely engages in worship and a church that sings from the heart each week.

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Episode 13: Where Modern Worship Comes From (And Why It Matters)

By Jon Nicol

In an interview with Dr. Lester Ruth, we explore the history of modern worship and discuss why the fourfold order of worship is still relevant today.

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He is risen

My 13 Rules For Planning Easter

By Jon Nicol

Easter can be a meat-grinder that chews up the worship staff and volunteers. Here are my Easter planning rules to stay sane and still lead a great service.

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Episode 12: How to Develop the Platform Presence of Your Worship Team

By Jon Nicol

Would you love to see your worship team get better at expressing their worship with more freely, and engaging the congregation with more confidence?

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