What’s the Big Deal About Worship Leading? Leading worship is a joy and a privilege. Period. But within a church community, it’s also a position with lots of moving parts. It can get complicated. For starters, to be a church worship leader is to be a singer, musician,...read more
Whether you’re a volunteer or employee, leading small services or managing multiple large teams, as a worship leader you occupy a strategic spiritual position in the life of the church. God has hand-picked you, placed you geographically and relationally right where he...read more
For weeks (or longer) you’ve been planning special services and extra Christmas events, rehearsing, coordinating with your leadership and other departments while your personal life pace ramps up along with the rest of Christian civilization. Keeping peace within...read more
That first spark of inspiration for the song "O Sifuni Mungu" hit me during a 1987 Grammy show performance. First Call had received a Grammy nomination that year and we were attending the awards show in Los Angeles. When Paul Simon entered the stage to perform a song...read more
...While Letting God Take the Spotlight. Worship leaders may stand center-stage before the congregation, but they have one essential mission: to turn the spotlight fully on God. To do that takes planning, self-awareness and practice. It also requires knowledge of...read more
Since your last service, you’ve been working hard to prepare for the next weekend worship services. Your planning is complete and you’re headed to sound check where it’ll all come together. Your clear vision and great plans are about to materialize! Or will they...read more
Starting the Songs When I had my first opportunity to lead worship in my twenties, I remember some older relatives asking, “Did you know that your great-grand-uncle was a song starter?” My reply, “No, what’s a song starter?” “He led the singing in the services — he...read more
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