This is a podcast for the worship leader serving the local church - not the famous guy or girl with a record deal. Not the person with a paid band and a budget comparable to a small country. This is for the regular guys and gals who consider themselves "average." And hopefully, listening to this show will help you get better at what you do.
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Oct 31, 2016

I can't think of a better tip than "think small" when it comes to writing songs for your people. In this episode, I break down three ways to hone in on songwriting that I believe will immediately improve your songwriting.

If you have questions or comments, don't forget to hit me up @toddwrightband on Twitter. (Always love it when you recommend ideas for topics!) Also, if you'd like updates on the forthcoming EP, SIGN UP HERE.

Oct 24, 2016

A little self-reflection and brutal honesty go a long way. Reminding myself to spend time on stuff that will stand the test of time!

Oct 18, 2016

Thoughts on Mark 5.

Sep 19, 2016

Continuing our discussion from the previous episode about leading "intuitively." This post is also based on the most recent post over at

Sep 12, 2016

Once again looking at Bethel Redding, home of some of the most popular worship songs being sung these days, and what we can learn from the style and technique of their worship leaders. This is the first of a two-part series. In our next episode, we'll talk more about leading "intuitively" in worship.

Sep 5, 2016

What can worship leaders learn from the greatest cookie ever created? LOTS.

Aug 28, 2016

Does a "song" culture contribute to a diminished focus on personal integrity? It might.


George Thorogood - "You Talk Too Much:

Aug 22, 2016

Figured I'd take a page from and share some of the songs I'm enjoying - either from a personal perspective or as potential additions to the catalog of songs we sing at my church.


Vince Gill & Time Jumpers - Bartender's Blues
Snarky Puppy - Lingus
Tommy Walker - Sing It Over Me
Christian City Church/Steve Deal - Letting Go
Zach Williams - Chainbreaker
Casey Corum - Who Is Like Our God
Vertical Church Band - Your Mercy

Aug 5, 2016

The debate about "paying players" will probably always be a a part of worship leading culture. In this episode, we're talking about something a bit loftier than that - instead of worrying about hired guns who can bring excellence to the music, why not work for professionalism regardless of volunteer or "pro" status?

This episode features three things that pro bands do and how your team can add those skills to your worship each week.



The Louvin Brother - There's A Higher Power
Larry Groce - Junk Food Junkie
Todd Wright Band - Love So True

Jul 28, 2016

Nobody really deep down wants to be the center of attention when leading worship. But it can be hard to stay humble. And invisible.

Jul 13, 2016

If you've ever wondered how in the heck to go from one song to the other, this is a podcast for you. Simple, practical tips on transitions for the average everyday worship leader!

Jun 29, 2016

Thanks to Facebook for the great question!

Jun 22, 2016

This episode pulls from a "new member" talk I usually give at our church. I've found these words help people to approach worship rightly, no matter how they're feeling.


P.S. - Trying a new setup this go 'round, so bear with me on volume issues.

Jun 16, 2016

The way you think about God's presence makes a huge impact on how you lead worship.

Jun 1, 2016

For this episode, we look at how easy it is to lead from a place of "personality" or persona. Knowing your strengths (and weaknesses) allows you to dial in just the right amount of who you are to lead your people effectively!

May 23, 2016

What can we learn from churches who opted to pay tribute to the iconic songwriter and performer?

May 4, 2016

How can we fight the frustration that so easily seeps into ministry? What can we do to correct our bad attitudes about the people and places we're serving?

Apr 23, 2016

In this episode, we talk about those things we've set aside. Those early lessons and skills developed when we first started leading worship. They may seem silly, but you never know if God may want to use some of your earliest abilities to bring Him glory!

BONUS: Listen to the very end to hear a very embarrassing live recording of a song I wrote in my 20's.

Apr 2, 2016

How can you cope if you happen to work under a pastor who's a narcissist? Here's PART 1 of how you can deal!

Mar 20, 2016

Should we "pick or pass" on songs based on who makes them? Or does the song stand alone? How much time should we invest in the theology of the creators of these songs we use in church?

In this episode, I tell you what I think about this issue, but more importantly, I hope you'll take this podcast as an encouragement to think seriously about these issues. You don't have to think like me, but you do have to THINK. Period.

If you've got comments or topic ideas, send them via twitter @toddwrightband or on Facebook!

Mar 7, 2016

"What makes a good melody" is an argument songwriters have been having for years. And so we're probably not gonna' solve that long-running riddle on our little podcast. But we can answer your questions!

The idea for this show came from one of our listeners who asked, "What if we're not good at melody? How do we get better?" It's a great question and if you're wondering the same thing, I hope this episode will encourage you.

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Feb 22, 2016

This week's episode is brief, but hopefully it will encourage you to think about what your ministry actually is. Are you a singer? Are you a set-maker? And is it possible that real value of your job is more than just the stuff you do on a Sunday morning?

Feb 8, 2016

Last in our series (for now) about writing songs for congregational singing. Enjoy!

Feb 5, 2016

Three very practical tips to build singability. (Okay...the first two are good, but the third tip is a little hard to get a handle on.) But don't give up! You can write songs that your congregation will WANT to sing!

Feb 5, 2016

First in a three-part series on writing songs that are easily learned and sung by your congregation. This episode focuses on some general concepts when it comes to songwriting for the local church.

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