The Exceptional Worship Podcast
By WorshipTeamCoach.com's Jon Nicol Delivers Practical Training, Useful Tools and Free Resources to Worship Leaders and Musicians Each Week
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The Exceptional Worship Podcast is a show designed to equip, encourage and train worship leaders. Practical tools and relevant teaching will help worship leaders lead their teams, engage their congregations and grow their ministries. We'll cover topics ranging from leadership and team development issues to the nitty gritty aspects of planning songs, setlists and whole worship services. We'll also dig into music and musicianship issues to help you lead your band and vocal team.
||Clean028: Authority Issues Might Be Killing Your Ministry||Developing Your Worship Team, Part 3||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 2||How To Be An Effective Lead Worshiper||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 1||How To Be An Ideal Team Member||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: The Vocalist Episode -with Gateway's Anna Byrd and Jill Brewer||Show Notes: In this episode, we interview Gateway vocalists/worship leaders Jill Brewer and Anna Byrd. We get into topics like: - Pop vocal technique - lead vocal teams - vocal health - fears and insecurities vocalists face ...||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Discontentment Will Ruin Your Ministry and Your Family||Show Notes: Today’s interview is with Mike Harland of LifeWay Worship. We discuss the crucial topic of discontent. It’s a slippery slope that will lead to the ruin of both your ministry and your family. Here’s more about Mike: Mike...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Diminish The Drama||How To Breath Life Into Difficult Situations On Your Team||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing Present In The Moment||Leslie Jordan Talks About The Journey Of Poets & Saints||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Loving God, Loving Your Church, And How Songwriting Fits Into That||An Interview with Andrew Marcus||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: How To Lead Your Team By Asking Great Questions||Show Notes The Interview with Jerimae Yoder (Intro: 3:28 / Interview: 6:12) The Free Tool: The Great Question Cheat Sheet (47:12) Special Podcast Listener Discount for The Blueprint Session (47:27) Plugged In...||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFive Ways To Better Lead Your Vocal Team||In today's episode, we talk about what worship leaders can do better as they lead their vocalists. Show Notes: Top 5 Ways To Better Lead Your Vocal Team: 1. Provide training for your vocalists 2. Take responsibility for Growing...||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Steps To Cultivate Expressive Worship In Your Church||SUMMARY In this episode, we’re looking at 4 practical steps to nurture and cultivate expressive worship in your church. OUTLINE/NOTES: INTRO: Cultivating biblical expression in your church is really about two things: 1) Helping people...||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Tools That I Can't Live Without As A Worship Leader||In today's podcast, I talk to you about the 10 tools (apps and such) that I love, and that make ministry easier/better. 1. EVERNOTE I use Evernote for TONS of stuff....Sign up for Evernote for free Sign up for Evernote for free Evernote -...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Death By Announcements||Why They Are Sucking The Life Out Of Your Worship Services (And What You Can Do About It)||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: The Worship Leader Hiring Process For Churches||How to Hire...Be Hired...and NOT Get Fired||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Six Must-Have Leadership Roles That Your Team Needs||Building a Leadership Team||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: What Your Worship Team Absolutely Needs To Know About Biblical Worship, Part 2||An Interview With Rob Still||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: What Your Worship Team Absolutely Needs To Know About Biblical Worship, Part 1||An Interview With Rob Still||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: How To Lead (And Learn From) Your Sound Tech||An Interview With Kent Morris||4/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: What’s Missing From Your Worship Team?||Why You Need (And How to Develop) a Musical Director||3/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: The 3 Gs of Arranging, Part 2||How to Easily Arrange for Any Size Band||2/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: The 3 Gs of Arranging, Part 1||How to Easily Arrange for Any Size Band||2/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: 5 Tips To Handle Late Team Members||What It Takes to Reverse the "Culture of Latness" On Your Worship Team||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: The Big Traps For Small Church Worship Teams||How to Overcome the Challenges That Keep Small Church Worship Teams from Becoming Healthy Ministries||2/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: How to Move Our Guitarists from Adequate to Exceptional||An Interview With WorshipArtistry's Jason Houtsma||1/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: 10 Tactics To Run Killer Rehearsals||Lead Rehearsals That Make Sundays Great (And Build An Awesome Team In The Process)||1/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: How to Make New Songs Stick||Introducing Songs In A Way That Makes Your Church Want to Sing Them Again||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: How To Schedule Your Way To A More Committed Team||Great Scheduling Practices That Will Strengthen Your Team's Commitment, Help Them Prepare Better, AND Fight Burnout and Entitlement||1/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: The Seven Deadly Sins of the Worship Team||How to Reverse These "Sins" That Hold Back Your Worship Team||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: About The Exceptional Worship Podcast||What You (Might) Need to Know About This Podcast||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
As a worship leader myself, I thought I was fighting a lonely, uphill battle. But after discovering this podcast (albeit late) - I’m so encouraged to find out that a lot of teams out there are going through the same issues. The best part is that they not only identify the problems but also offer extremely insightful approaches to tackling the problems.
It’s awesome to hear different aspects and angles of worship leading from a small and large church perspective. I love this podcast and will certainly share what I’ve learned with my team.
I really hope this isn’t the last I hear of them!
Thank you guys for this podcast!!!
Great insights into area you might not consider in worship ministry. Spoken from a life of experience, high production value, and advice from some great guests.
Education and Encouragement
This fall we are making it a priority to sharpen and freshen our worship ministry. Although it seemed that I "stumbled" on this podcast, I knew after the second podcast that it was a "God thing". I really wanted to go back and listen with something to take notes on many of the podcasts, but right now I am just binge listening to them (up to #13) and even that has made a huge difference in my outlook toward our ministry and also, practical steps to take. I always come away really really encouraged as well as learning something new. Such an amazing resource!
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