Episode 09: The Six Mistakes That Keep Your Church From Singing


Welcome to the WorshipWorkshop Podcast where we help you grow a stronger team that leads engaging worship.

In today’s episode, we’re looking at the common things that keeps our churches from singing.

As worship leaders and team members, we can’t make someone sing out and worship.

We’re just there trying to create an environment that encourages people to participate in this musical worship that we lead.

But here’s the problem: since we’re able to encourage participation, it stands to reason that we can also discourage it.

So here are  the six mistakes that we make that might be keep our church from singing:

  1. You have “Stand Zombies”
  2. Your songs are too high.
  3. Your songs are too complicated.
  4. You have too many new or unfamiliar songs.
  5. Worship sets are too long.
  6. Music volume is too loud or too soft.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

PSA: Don’t Get Audited (But Don’t Give the Government Too Much Money Either)

We talk to my accountant and former federal auditor Eric Bisignano (CPA) about clergy tax laws, what you can write off and what you can’t, and keeping yourself on the IRS’s good side.

Eric’s company is called Charitax and he has a heart for pastors and churches. You can get a free call with Eric Bisignano by going to clergytaxninja.com.

The Worship Workshop Learning Community (Facebook Group)

Don’t know what our Worship Workshop Learning Community is?

Our new Worship Workshop Facebook Group isn’t another place to swap setlists and post pictures of your new stage design. This is about helping you transform your team members through…

  • training…
  • community…
  • encouragement…
  • and challenge.

And, it’s free to join. Each week, there will be new training lessons for you and/or your team members. And each month, there’ll be a limited-time premium class that’s geared to grow your team musically, relationally, or spiritually.

Again, it’s all free.

The Worship Workshop Learning Community Facebook Group will give you a “training space” where you can challenge your team, celebrate their wins, and give them quick, bite-size training to help them grow and mature.

Go here to learn more.

Become the Patron Saint of Worship Workshop

The free content on this podcast and inside the Worship Workshop Facebook group is actually not free. I mean, it is for you. But you know that this sort of stuff takes money to create and share.

And we know that the worship leaders who have been a part of our WorshipTeamCoach.com and WorshipWorkshop.com community would love a way to support what we’re doing, besides just buying a few products.

Now you can. We’ve partnered with Patreon to allow you to financially support the podcast and the facebook group for as little as $2 a month. And the two bucks makes a difference. Because you’re not the only person partnering with us.

Become a Patron!

Now, to jumpstart our Patreon participation, we’ve got a HUGE bonus for the first 20 people who support us at the $10 or more a month level. You get to choose one of five packages (each priced over $100) for FREE.

Discover what the training packages are here.

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Jon Nicol