It was 2 years ago that I started Leaders In Worship with the vision to equip, connect and develop leaders in worship ministry. During that time, we have had thousands of downloads in over 50 countries.
I was recently talking with my friend Wisdom Moon, who is the founder of All About Worship.com. Their site is one of the leading worship resources on the web today. In fact, they received 2013 Editor’s Pick and Reader’s Choice award by Worship Leader Magazine. We talked about how we have a similar vision and goal in resourcing the local church and assisting worship pastors around the globe. That conversation led to this announcement today.
I am excited to partner with All About Worship and will be joining Wisdom in regularly hosting their podcast and contributing to the site. I will host about one podcast per month. I’m thankful for the many loyal listeners of the Leaders In Worship Podcast and ask that you will join me in supporting All About Worship and take advantage of the great resources that is provided on the website at allaboutworship.com. There, you can subscribe to the podcast, enjoy great articles, reviews and more. We will also make you aware of upcoming conferences, seminars and more.
So you might ask, what is going to happen to the Leaders In Worship Podcast…in the next couple of weeks, you will be directed to all about worship.com. Select interviews and content will be available on the site in the near future.
I have connected with many of you over the past couple of years and you can continue to reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and would love to assist you in any way possible.
Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.
Interview with Pastor Greg Surratt, Seacoast Church
Understanding the artist mentality.
An artist/worship leader is not the same as the business manager.
Whatever you need; the answer is in the house!
Culture of Seacoast: We can’t afford to pay people to do the work of the ministry; we can only afford to pay people who will equip others to do the work of the ministry…that includes the worship pastor.
We must understand it’s about releasing other people into their gifts. Recruiting/training/multiplying
The size of the room dictates the talent level that’s necessary.
As you’re recruiting people, you start them out in a smaller room. Some rooms only need a singer and a guitar.
5 Strategies for Equipping Leaders
Let them know you believe in them
They may not be able to see the gift in them
Let them in on how and why you do what you do
Have times of planned and informal instruction
Find a safe envirionment for them to experiment
Give them room to succeed and fail
Give them feedback on how they did
Look for progress, not perfection!
Yep…I know….it’s #1 and #5!
Whether they succeeded or struggled, let them know that you still believe in them!
Adam began music ministry in his home church at age 16, as part of the worship team. At the age of 19 Adam felt a tug in his heart for full-time music ministry, and with that stepped out on faith with the pursuit of God in mind. Adam has said, “If I can help raise the bar of worship in a church, by encouraging/mentoring their team, I know it will produce fruit in the congregation which will lead to the community. Where there are God encounters, there are life changing moments”.