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Worship Leaders —> Get. A. Mentor.

Worship Leaders —> Get. A. Mentor.

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,...

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The WAR of Worship

The WAR of Worship

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...

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O Sifuni Mungu – The Whole Story

O Sifuni Mungu – The Whole Story

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...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence

10 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence

...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...

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Ground Zero: A Sound Check Strategy

Ground Zero: A Sound Check Strategy

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...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

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...

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About Marty McCall

I’m a veteran worship leader, contemporary Christian singer/songwriter, winner of three Gospel Music Association Dove awards and multiple Grammy nominee. I coach and create online resources to help worship leaders in their calling and their job. For more, see my about page.


 

 

 

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