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Understanding Growth: Training a Team

Hello, leader. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about that person on your team with the permanent bad attitude? Or maybe the person who keeps making a mess of their life? Well, do I know just the thing for...

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Creating and Evaluating Growth

Creating a desire for growth within the church can be tricky. It is often resisted and mislabeled as “performance” by those who do not understand the heart behind it. However, as worshipers, we should always seek to b...

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"Have It All" Song Tutorial with Brian Johnson

In this tutorial, Brian Johnson walks you through an easy way to play his song “Have It All” from Bethel Music’s new live album, Have It All.He goes chord by chord with an acoustic guitar to explain how to play the so...

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Itinerant Worship Leading

The world of itinerant ministry is a multi-faceted entity. The possibility of traveling around the world leading worship and (hopefully) getting paid for it is appealing to most musicians and singers. While this seems...

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Technology in the Church

The world today has become virtual. Life and movement (and sometimes it feels like breath itself) happen digitally. People no longer push their friends into swimming pools due to the risk of destroying a phone. Many w...

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Leading and Correcting Friends

When you’re in leadership, it’s inevitable that you will run into some awkward situations and conversations. This is particularly true when you are leading friends and peers. A problem many leaders find themselves fac...

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Recommendations For Mics, Mixing, and Working Together As A Sound Team - Clint Aull

Clint Aull is the sound director at Bethel Church and will be an instructor at this year’s WorshipU On Campus. Recently, Clint joined us for an “Ask Me Anything” session with students on the WorshipU Discussion Board...

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Knowing Your Instrument Empowers You To Be More Creative - Joe Volk

Joe Volk is a disciplined drummer that currently tours with Bethel Music and is on the live album, “We Will Not Be Shaken“. His passion for the church as well as pursuit for excellence in his craft speaks volumes to ...

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Keys to Building Your Church Audio & Visual Team

Managing the audio and visual elements of a small church can be quite challenging. Most, if not all, of the team are usually volunteers, there isn’t a lot of feedback unless something is going wrong, and the team ofte...

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"Jesus We Love You" - Keyboard Tutorial

Playing keyboard in worship can have great advantages when the parts and sounds are planned well. WorshipU offers a collection of Song Tutorials (free trial here) where professional worship musicians teach private le...

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How to Grow a Team of Volunteers

Building and managing a team is simultaneously the most rewarding and challenging endeavor that a worship leader can undertake. Many leaders who are entrusted with overseeing volunteers find themselves navigating unfa...

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"Ever Be" Electric Guitar Tutorial

Bobby Strand is a producer, songwriter, and guitarist on the latest Bethel Music album, “We Will Not Be Shaken”. Bobby recently filmed the song tutorials for guitar on WorshipU and we had a chance to sit down with h...

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Running Efficient Auditions

As the culture of worship develops and grows in your local church, no doubt you will find yourselves looking to expand your team. Here at Bethel Church, we have found that the most helpful way to add to our worship te...

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So You Want to Join the Worship Team?

If you’ve been leading worship for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly had to grapple with the following question: What do you do with people who honestly desire to serve the church and join the worship team, ...

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Songwriting: Overcoming Writer's Block

It’s the perfect time. The right feeling is in the air. Your heart feels pregnant with something to write – a concept, a poem, a song, perhaps? So you sit down to write and… nothing. You’re stuck.

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Lead, Direct, Trust: A Roadmap to Empowering Your Team

“Empowerment” has become a fancy buzzword in both church and secular culture these days. It appears on the covers of business books, in the rhetoric of political campaigns, and the titles of Sunday sermons.

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Building A Team of Excellence in a Small Church

If you are a worship leader trying to keep up with today’s modern worship sound, you have probably realized that it’s pretty difficult to recreate the epic orchestral, mesmerizing folk or powerful ‘wall-of-sound’ qual...

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Brave Communication for Worship Teams

As leaders or members of a worship team, we should constantly be learning how to communicate more effectively. This can be challenging when there are diverse personalities, backgrounds, attitudes, and communication st...

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Christmas Worship Setlist

It’s here again, sneaking up on worship leaders just like it did last year… it’s Christmas, which means that it’s time for us to pull out all of those Christmas songs that everyone wants to hear at church.

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WorshipU Chats: Brian Johnson and Matt Redman

Join Brian and Matt as they talk about family life, the importance of the local church, songwriting, and hunting.

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7 Keys for Songwriting Inspiration

Whether in the stillness of the morning, the busyness of life, or in the midst of high praise, most worshipers have at least tasted of heavenly inspiration. In these moments we often find ourselves grasping for a pen ...

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Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - Song Review

Whether by dynamic sonic builds, or creative and bold declarations, Oceans (alternatively titled Where Feet May Fail), is decisively finding its way into the hearts of worshipers all around the world.

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Bridging the Gap: Pastors and Sound Techs

There is an age-old struggle that has been happening within the church - one that anyone who has gone behind the scenes will be able to recollect. It is the struggle between church leadership and the sound team.

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Songwriter Must Haves: 5 Tools of the Trade

Dear Songwriter, we know writing songs can be a difficult, scary, and frustrating process. Sometimes, it can be all three at once. It’s difficult to know if what you’re doing is right or wrong, inspired or insipid.

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Tips and Tricks for Vocal Health

From front and center stage to the floors of our bedrooms, as worshippers we are constantly using our voices to love and honor our King. To sing our heart out at max capacity, we must learn how to take care of the ins...

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The Worshipper’s Guide to Rehearsals

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A Balanced Setlist: From Invitation to Encounter

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10,000 Reasons - Song Review

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Easter Weekend Worship Set List

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