As we come to the close of 2014, it’s fun to look back at our articles and see which gathered the most engagement.
It’s our goal to be a place for worship leaders, worship teams, and worshipers to come and connect while learning and growing in their art, craft and passion to use music to lead God’s people in worship.
Here are our top articles of 2014:
Are you a young keyboard playing worship leader? Are you a veteran piano player with years of lessons, but trying to transition into more of a contemporary/improvisational style? Are you a mentor and coach helping others learn to lead and play worship from the keyboard? We’ve put together 8 simple tips that will make you and your students better worship leaders from the keyboard!
In 1761, John Wesley penned these iconic guidelines for corporate singing for church congregations who would be singing out of the Select Hymns with Tunes Annext hymn book.
Believe it or not, in the 18th century it was fairly cutting edge to sing the hymns that we know and love today. So, with a heart towards helping people express their worship through song, Wesley added these directions to the beginning of this hymnal. As a worship leader (and a worshiper) these rules seem a little archaic, but if you really look at them, there is a lot to be gleaned from them.
Use this simple chart to help your young guitarists, those who are still learning to play more than basic chords, or those who just like to play in G, transpose chords quickly and easily. The Bible encourages us to “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts” in Psalm 33:3. Sometimes all it takes is adding a capo to our young and inexperienced guitar players’ toolbox to get them into a more confident place.
Sing All – see that you join the congregation as frequently as you can. Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you. If it is a cross to you, take it up and you will find a blessing. Encourage your congregation to sing. Let them know it’s ok to join in! Invite them!
Over the years I have led worship for many small groups. I love it! Almost every small group I have led worship for has been grateful for the music as if they had a deep hunger to worship together in their intimate setting. One thing I have found in common with vibrant Small Groups is that they worship together. These groups find a way to sit together during most weekend worship services, attend Nights Of Worship, talk about worship, include worship in their group time and more. However many groups, sadly, have yet to discover or incorporate this missing jewel.
Tips for learning and leading worship.