7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders | Part 4

This post is part of a series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders. Click Here to read Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.


7 Habits - Part 4


So far, we’ve talked about 5 of the 7 Habits we can cultivate in our lives to be more effective Worship Leaders. This includes Reading Your Bible, Planning Ahead & Staying Ahead, Continue Getting to Know Your Team, Praying for Your Church & Your Team, & Learning to Build Sustainable Systems.

Today, we’ll finish our conversation with the final two habits, which have to do music charts & what we say on stage.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders | Part 3

This post is part of a series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders. Click Here to read Part 1 & Part 2.


7 Habits - Part 3


So far, we’ve talked about 3 of the 7 Habits we can cultivate in our lives to be more effective Worship Leaders. This includes Reading Your Bible, Planning Ahead & Staying Ahead, & Continue Getting to Know Your Team.

Today, we’ll continue with the next two habits, which have to do with prayer & creating systems.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders | Part 2

This post is part of a series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders. Click Here to read Part 1.


7 Habits - Part 2


In the last post, we set up this conversation we’re having about how to be truly effective Worship Leaders and these 7 Habits we can cultivate in our lives to be that kind of leaders. We introduced the first habit, which is Reading Your Bible.

Today, we’ll continue with the next two habits, which have to do with planning & how we view & treat our teams.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders | Part 1

7 Habits - Part 1

This post is part of a series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Worship Leaders.


Yea, I know it’s a catchy title. And yea, I know this has got to have been talked about before, but I thought it would be a good exercise for us to try here.

I think that anyone who wants to be a Worship Leader wants to be effective. However, I believe that an “effective” Worship Leader is pretty subjective. Meaning, I think one thing, and you likely think another.

Moving from Spectators to Participants

Moving from Specs to Parts

We’ve all had that awkward moment. That moment where you know you’ve put in the work, you prepared yourself and your team well, you were prayed up and the Holy Spirit moved in your time together as a church, and you walk off the stage. Then, someone walks up to you and says, “Great worship, man,” or “I really liked that,” referring to the worship they just experienced.

While these people (and there are likely people like this on our teams) are well-meaning and simply want to encourage us, this is a dangerous thing to encourage or cultivate in our church families.

Character vs. Competency

Character vs Competency

Whether you’ve been a Worship Leader for years or are just starting out, you’ve felt/seen the tension between these two things. This is true for anything we do in life, but Character & Competency are the two core aspects that we need to be successful & faithful in ministry.

You can’t do what you do with one and not the other, and we have to cultivate both in our lives if we want to become better at what we do. I contemplated calling this post “How to Not Ruin Your Life In Ministry,” because that’s how important it is to understand this topic personally and for your team. I know first hand.

5 Game Changing Resolutions for Worship Leaders

5 Game Changing Resolutions for Worship Leaders

With the start of a New Year comes everyone’s favorite guilt-filled tradition: Resolutions. Every year we make these decisions to see change in our lives, and it seems like most of us can’t get the traction to see that change come to fruition.

However, I believe that resolutions can be great tools, if we put a structure in place to measure our progress with the resolutions! There are tons of great systems that you can use to keep track of and measure your resolutions, and I would suggest reading up on S.M.A.R.T. goals to get you started.