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Join us as we take an encouraging and in-depth look at how to lead people to Worship while maintaining our sanity.
||CleanThe Air Force Academy Bookstore||How much time should you spend in Worship? Maybe this story of a visit to the Air Force Academy will help you ask a better question. Join us today as Steven Reed shares a funny story and some great insights into how to do more with what you have.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound: A Technical Art||Running a soundboard demands both technical and artistic skills. While there are people who have both, most people have more of one than the other. Join us today as we discuss why getting both of these skills into the sound booth is essential,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVocalist Audition/Evaluation: Part 2||Today we are continuing our conversation about the benefits of an audition/eval. This episode focuses on why some singers though they struggle on stage might actually have an environment problem and how to develop muscle memory to sing on pitch every t.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVocalist Audition/Evaluation: part 1||We are often asked, “How do I help my vocalists?” Today we are going to run through some of the basic steps of an audition/evaluation so you can know how they are doing. By breaking down singing into simple skills that build upon each other you can||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Expression||It’s hard to sing with all your heart what your head doesn’t understand. Join us today as our host Steven Reed shares a recent story of how this was true for one of his own songs. We also discuss some common methods people use to try and solve this||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Tips for Better Sound Through Arrangement||Everybody wants it to sound good, but how does that happen? Today we are talking about how to fix sound problems at their source by finding the right part to play. Join us as we discuss what kind of leadership to provide and how to avoid the most commo.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife on the Road||Join us today as Steve + Shawn (founders of Music & Ministry) talk about life on the road and what it can show you about life and church. Hear their funny stories from their latest trip and what they have learned along the way. Lot’s of laughs.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDifferent Purposes for Music in Church||There are a lot of reasons to use music in our modern church services but if you don’t know the differences, or the reasons why, there is a good chance you will be frustrated by the results. Join us today as we talk about how to know your purpose and||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Your Songs||We often talk a big game, but are we actually doing the things we are saying when we worship? Join us today as Steven Reed talks about writing the song, More Than I Can Say and how when he couldn’t figure out what the last verse should be he felt the||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits of Making a Recording||More than just being the trendy thing to do, undertaking a recording project can have a lot of benefits. Join us today as Steve shares with us why it can be worth the investment and also gives a few things to look out for.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorship Leading Fails||For all the times that leading worship has gone amazing, there has also been times when it has not gone well. Today Shawn joins the podcast as we are sharing with you some of our top worship leader fails, so make sure to listen in for a fun filled epis.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping You Play Music Live||Recording music is not the same as playing live. As we have been busily preparing for the album launch of Steve + Shawn, our Music & Ministry founders, we have a few principles to share that have been in use heavily over the past few weeks.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing The World Through Your Gifting||The gifts of God in your life are a big part of what makes you awesome. It also can blind you to why other people’s giftings are awesome too. Join us today as we talk about how to embrace what God has destined for you while honoring those he’s cal||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPurpose and Preference||Without purpose you’re left with preferences. Who then gets to choose? The strong, the complainers, or would a better choice be to have the leaders decide? Join us today as we talk about knowing the purpose of what you’re doing so you can effectivel||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping People||The key to finding the people you need is not another bulletin ad or just hoping the perfect people show up, it’s in learning how to develop people. To find those people that are already with you and help them unlock the God given potential within t||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRehearsal Strategies||Making the most of your practice and rehearsal times is important for your sanity and the wellbeing of your team. Join us today as our guest, Shawn Reed, talks about strategies that have worked for her in the past and how to have clear expectations for.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSongwriting: What You Say Matters||Often the only differences between Christian and secular music are the lyrics, so what you have to say matters. Today we are sharing a few tips with you on how to get the right people in the co-writing room and how to refine the inspiration to get the .||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Tips For Transitioning The Song & The People||Join us as we take a practical look at how to transition between songs with lots of audio examples to help you hear the difference.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Journey from Self-ish to Self-less||One of the major journeys we take in the course of our lives in ministry is going from being carnal to being spiritual. To go from being selfish to selfless, not only in what we are doing but also in why we are doing them.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Want To Hear That Acoustic Guitar||Today’s episode is filled with a lot of audio examples that will you through the common reasons you can’t hear the acoustic in the mix and what to do about it. It’s a lot easier than you might think and it has nothing to do with volume.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much Should Worship Leaders Talk||It’s really awkward when people say too much or too little in a worship service. In todays episode we cover a few of the reasons why you should even be talking in the first place and then, more importantly,||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Get Quality People On Your Team||Finding, recruiting, and training people to help you is vital to a worship ministry and is also a big part of what the Bible calls ‘Discipleship’. Today we are going to talk about some practical ways to help you get the right people in place that wi||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSongwriting: The Melody Person||In the world of songwriting there are three main jobs: the lyrics, the production, and the melody. Today we are taking a look at what a melody person does and even give you a chance to practice. It might sound a bit strange at the beginning but this is.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorship: First Mention||There are a lot of opinions on what worship is but the only one that matters is God’s. The better we get at knowing what God calls worship, the better we can be at leading it. Join us as our host, Steven Reed,||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is The Goal?||If all of the goals in life were as clearly defined as they are in sports, it would be a lot easier to tell if we were heading in the right direction or even are on the same team. Join us as our host, Steven Reed,||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusical Languages: Lost In Translation||Just like there are many different spoken languages in the world there are also many different musical languages. Today we discuss how even simple tasks can be quite difficult when you don’t understand and the funny ways we try to communicate that can||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSongwriting: The Track Person||There are usually three kinds of people in the room for a co-write. The lyricist, a melody person, and the track person. Today we take a quick look at how having someone adding sounds to the sonic landscape can inspire a melody and direct lyrics in wa||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinistry Opportunities We Can’t Always See||Sometimes ministry opportunities are all around us but we can’t see them because we have our eyes fixed on ourselves. Today our host, Steven Reed, talks about how he almost cut off his finger and what he learned in process.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPractical Differences In Traditional & Contemporary Services||There are some simple but powerful differences in style and approach between traditional and contemporary services. Today we get down to the practical root differences when it comes to music & worship.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStewarding Creativity for Songwriting||How to make inspiration happen more often and what to with it. Join us as we talk about creating a culture of creativity for songwriting.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne of the Most Important Things I Can Tell You||This is a must listen for all pastors, worship leaders, and musicians of all kinds as we use the illustration of drums to discuss the real reason musicians do what they do, why they are the way they are. It’s some of the most important information||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Musical Children||Join us as our special guest, Shawn Reed of Steve + Shawn gives us some fun examples of practical ways to help develop the musical gifts in your children and how that applies to your worship team as well.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor The Church By The Church with Jess Cates||Our first guest is a big one as Jess Cates, from jesscatesmusic.com joins us to share lessons he’s learned from being a professional songwriter for his entire adult life. He’s written many #1 pop songs for artists such as the Backstreet Boys and Nic||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilling and Able: Getting Your Church To Worship Part 2||Whether or not people will follow your leadership comes down to two questions. “Are they willing?” and “Are they able?” Join us as we continue our discussion of how to get your church to worship.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Your Church To Worship: Part 1||The job of a worship leader is to lead people to worship, but that’s not always easily done. Join us as our host, Steven Reed, tells us stories about youth skiing trips to illustrate how our approach to leadership will changed based on knowing who w||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAvoiding Common Arrangement Mistakes||Today we take an in depth look at some common mistakes we all make when it comes to playing music together complete with audio demonstrations and solutions.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorship Songwriting = Expressing Your Heart||Not everyone is a worship songwriter but we all will lead songs to help people worship. Join Steven Reed as he talks about the core requirement to writing effective worship songs – Your Heart!||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorship Leading: I Think I Know What You Mean||When you say worship leading are you talking about what I call worship leading? It turns out, that often, it’s not. Join our host Steven Reed as he talks about how just a few words of clarity can get people together on the same page.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dumbest Advice That Was Pure Genius||We have officially begun our brand new podcast. A weekly offering of encouragement and advise for anyone involved in Music or Ministry. Join our host, Steven Reed, as he talks about the dumbest advise that turned out to be genius.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Relevant and witty!
This is some of the best content looking into the music and worship aspect of being a worship leader and how to engage more with your music team. Thanks for providing a great channel for learning more about worship and music in a fun way!
Love This Podcast!!
One of my favorite Podcast! Love that I can liten to a whole episode durning my break. Keep the awesome content coming!!