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3 Tips to Successful Worship Leading

By on October 3rd, 2017
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I’ve been leading worship at the house of prayer here in Tallahassee since 2008. We’ve had many great times of worship, but also plenty of awkward sets where we felt we really missed the mark. Whenever we feel as a worship team that we had a bad set, it brings to question what makes a time of worship good? What makes it successful?

These tips are by no means exhaustive. But I’ve found them to be very helpful to keep in mind as a worship team.

Worship with a sincere heart

First and foremost, worship is a matter of the heart. When a life is surrendered to Christ, worship is always the overflow. A worship set is always personally successful when your heart is sincerely worshipping the Lord.

“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure (sincere) heart(Ps. 24:3–4, emphasis and parenthesis mine)


Are Worship Leaders Being Suffocated?

By on December 6th, 2016
Posted in Articles
This post was originally published here and has been republished with permission.

I’ve heard a common statement recently. It goes something like this, “That worship leader is too self-centered” or “That worship leader is doing nothing but putting on a show.”

I agree with the premise that we need to get the focus off of ourselves and onto God. However, I’m worried about the response this causes from pastors and the congregation.

A few requests I’ve heard are:

  1. Sing songs in a key that the whole congregation can sing
  2. Sing your original songs very sparingly
  3. Don’t do songs that only hype people up
  4. If I pay you, you’ll only look at this as a job
  5. Just sing the songs like the CD. We don’t need your extra artistic flair
  6. (Insert your own churches preferences on what worship leading should look like)

While there are helpful tools in all of these suggestions, they can become more like rules.


Why you should sing at Church

By on July 16th, 2015
Posted in Articles

I grew up going to church. Every Sunday I would walk into church with my family, climb the stairs to the balcony, and sing a combination of worship songs with the congregation. Some of the congregation could sing, some couldn’t. But still, we sang our songs—waving our flags, clapping our hands (on and off-beat) and tapping our well-meaning, clumsy feet to the strums of the guitar and the beat of the drums. I loved it.

But did you ever wonder why we sing in church? Why do we attempt to reach those unattainable notes with our morning voices? Why do we repeat the words to well-known songs over and over again, week after week?


How Marketplace People Can Be Involved in the Prayer Room

By on December 12th, 2012
Posted in Articles
This blog is to encourage people in the marketplace that they are a valued & vital part of this house of prayer. If you’re in the marketplace, God has a call on your life and you can engage with Him every day in worship & prayer.
“ …I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (emphasis mine) ~Matthew 16:18-19

I love this passage of scripture! It is a constant reminder of the power of the unity though prayer that we have as the Church, in the name of Jesus.

At the Missions Base, we value each believer’s place as a “living stone” that can be set as a watchman over our city regardless of your individual calling. Scripture is clear that when we agree together in prayer through Jesus Christ we have power.


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