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Spontaneous Worship - Paul McClure

In this video, Paul McClure discusses a spontaneous moment he led during Bethel Music Worship School with Luke Hendrickson on keys. Paul shares his thought process during the moment when he decided to let Luke lead a moment musically, and how to incorporate everyone on the stage during a spontaneous moment.

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Course Overview

Unit 1
Unit 1 - Brian & Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Josh Baldwin
Unit 2
Unit 2 - Amanda Cook, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco
Unit 3
Unit 3 - Jonathan Helser, Kalley Heiligenthal, The McClures
Unit 4
Unit 4 - Hunter Thompson, Sean Feucht, Steffany Gretzinger


Being Systematic

  • Look at your worship set ahead for potential spontaneous moments.

  • Giving up control as worship leaders and trusting your musicians. 

  • Gaging the crowd during a spontaneous moment to see if people are engaging with where you’re leading them.

  • Finding the “ripe” moment to ask the crowd to sing their own song.


Prep Work

  • Communicating with the soundman on handling spontaneous moments.

  • Giving room for the band members to play prophetically.

  • Creating a culture of honor on stage by giving each other permission and supporting each other.

  • Navigating where to go next during a spontaneous moment.

  • Ending a spontaneous moment by pointing back toward Jesus.