worship pastor

What Senior Pastors Really Want from their Worship Leaders

The relationship between Senior Pastors and Worship Leaders can be one of the most difficult to manage.   Though they are both called to shepherd the sheep, they have very little overlap in their function. Of course, some senior pastors were previously worship pastors, but very few worship pastors have been the lead pastor of …

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit the Worship Team (& How to Tell Your Leader)

Leaving the worship team is a big deal and not an easy decision!   As a leader, it’s one of the saddest things for me to be told because I truly love the people on my teams and I love getting to serve alongside them. BUT transition is an inevitable, and sometimes a completely necessary …

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How to Deny Someone that Auditioned for the Worship Team Without Hurting Their Feelings

I often use the phrase “the non-sexy side of leadership” when referring to the things we have to do as leaders that are not fun and sometimes painful to do. This was a phrase I adopted from my senior pastor, Matt. When it comes to hard conversations, Matt is the absolute king! Here’s a story …

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“Worship Leader” or “Worship Pastor”? Our Language Tells on Us

A number of years ago, in a moment of profound revelation, one of my friends was arguing that the “worship leader” wasn’t a legitimate role in the church because it wasn’t listed in Ephesians 4! These typically-silly ministry debates generally didn’t concern me, but this time my interest was piqued. Can you believe that the …

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5 Things Worship Pastors Do that Annoy Volunteers

Okay Worship Pastors, brace yourselves because it’s your turn! You might need to grab your journal, your Passion translation of the Bible, your favorite Bethel instrumental album, and a comforting cup of coffee before you read these because they pack a punch! Okay, seriously though, I hope you know we’re joking. This list is honestly …

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