Worship Fertilizer from Ad Lib Music
By Dave Helmuth
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This is the Ad Lib Music podcast. Have you been looking for someone to walk alongside you in your leadership journey? We love worship leaders! Ad Lib Music is an organization of worship coaches that is deeply committed to eradicate isolation and burnout so that you bear much fruit. Part of our mission is to give you resources, and THIS is the Worship Fertilizer from Ad Lib Music. http://AdLibMusic.com
||Clean174 Sound Janitor||Do you have a Sound Janitor at your church? You know, he shows up, flips switches, replaces batteries, starts the recording, and goes to get a donut. ;) https://adlibmusic.com/i-need/audio-training https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/174 Produced by Dave Gerhart||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean173 Practicing Is A Discipline That Sets You Free||You can't make music if you are focusing only on your instrument. You have to listen and respond to the rest of the band for it to be music. https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/173 http://www.worshipteamcoach.com/blog/2016/09/08/whats-the-difference-between-practice-and-rehearsal-6-things-your-team-should-know https://youtu.be/EpqSbKYxd9Y https://youtu.be/-jkMnq2Hfzo https://youtu.be/v4HQ14g5Nwk https://planning.center/services/ https://youtu.be/dpAHUZ_9qRQ https://transposr.com/ https://listentoyoutube.online https://www.8notes.com/metronome/ https://www.google.com/search?q=metronome http://loopcommunity.com/prime Produced by Dave Gerhart||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean172 Questions Worship Leaders Need To Ask Their Sound Techs||The worship leader - sound tech relationship is usually either pretty great or pretty not. The reality is that each week, our sound techs serve heroically to bring our musical offerings to life. They often lack training, affirmation, and proper equipment. It’s super hard work. And usually thankless. https://adlibmusic.com/i-need/audio-training https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/172||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean171 How Long Should the Music Be?||https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/171 A friend asked me how long the music in church typically is. I answered with this: There are two basic streams in the church: Non-Denominational churches built their services on two elements: the Worship and the Word. So there’s usually a chunk of one followed by a chunk of the other. Denominational churches have liturgy and sacraments woven into their orders of worship. They may have similar total times of music, but they are spread throughout the service. This is clearly a gross oversimplification and generalization, but it gives us a little picture. But that’s not the question my friend was asking. What she really meant was “Why does the music go so long sometimes? Can’t they tell we’re not into it?” Produced by Dave Gerhart Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-light-the-heat/869453893 https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/invention/1336179313||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean170 Vending Machine Worship||https://adlibmusic.com/170 https://adlibmusic.com/contact I felt like the team was impersonating a vending machine. We were free to worship, but there was no leadership, no serving. It was help yourself. And I did that morning. I distinctly remember having the thought “Well, I can get bent out of shape because they aren’t leading us, or I can just choose to press E-4 and worship.” That’s fine. I get it. We all lead that way sometimes. But our congregations need more from us. They might not know that they have change in their pockets. Or what buttons to press. And their nutrition might get snagged by…songs they don’t like, volume that they don’t prefer, or their own lives shouting at them. They need us to lead them with kindness, clarity, authority, and sensitivity. Produced by Dave Gerhart Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-light-the-heat/869453893 https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/invention/1336179313||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean164 If You do All the Work Yourself, You’ve Missed the Point||https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/164 https://myworshipleadingcoach.com (promo code adlibmusic gives you 10% off!) Produced by Dave Gerhart Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-light-the-heat/869453893||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean163 Your Future Self is Smarter than your Present Self||https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/163 Produced by Dave Gerhart||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean162 Put it on your Calendar||https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/162 Produced by Dave Gerhart||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean161 What are your Terms of Engagement?||https://adlibmusic.com/contact https://adlibmusic.com/161 Three great resources to help you grow in this skill: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0310351804/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_r8WACb96GBA2A Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson https://www.amazon.com/dp/0071771328/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_N-WACb5F84VBQ Dare To Lead by Brené Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/0399592520/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_s.WACb9PHRNMA Produced by Dave Gerhart||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Super Practical And Helpful
I’m so grateful for the podcast version of a newsletter I’ve come to anticipate Wednesday mornings in my inbox!
I just got done listening to the podcast, “Practicing is a Discipline That Sets You Free” And I was challenged again to think more about what I do in personal practice vs rehearsal with my team. As a new worship pastor leading a team at a new church plant, I have been painfully aware of my need to know my music thoroughly, and to understand the flow. But lately I think I have tended to slack when I have delegated the leading of a particular song to another, and I find I don’t practice that song as much. Then at rehearsal I’m not harmonizing well or I’m awkward in my lead ins.
This episode reminded me gently but practically, that time spent practicing isn’t only about me but about my team too. If it’s possible to practice daily as a musician/vocalist, then it’s possible to do the same as a Worship Pastor/vocalist.
Thanks Dave! My team will listen to this at our next rehearsal!