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AVERAGE EVERYDAY WORSHIP LEADER

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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Feb 21, 2017

In this new episode, we talk about songs we're doing, the kind of prayer God will say yes to and the recent Hillsong movie. 

Feb 18, 2017

Over halfway done! Audio from the Facebook live I did on "how to teach your songs." It actually DOES help to think about how you're going to share the songs you write!

Feb 14, 2017

This is audio taken from a new thing I'm doing on Facebook Live. Over five videos, I'm hoping to encourage worship leaders out there who want to write worship songs but don't know how to get started.

Part 2 is called PARTS! Next time, we'll talk HOW TO TEACH YOUR SONG.

Feb 12, 2017

In this episode, we pull right from the blog over at www.bethelsongs.com and talk about ways you can be sure and lead with excellence when you're NOT the regular worship leader. We also introduce a brand new segment called CONTROVERSIAL THOUGHT!

Feb 10, 2017

This is audio taken from a new thing I'm doing on Facebook Live. Over five videos, I'm hoping to encourage worship leaders out there who want to write worship songs but don't know how to get started.

Part 1 was on OBSTACLES and the next video will be called PARTS.

Feb 6, 2017

This week, Todd gets mad at Anthony for a podcast recommendation then talks about stirring up trouble on Facebook. After that, the guys hit four questions from the mailbag before Todd's story for the week. And of course, we wrap up the show with a little "Will Todd Hate This" regarding patriotic church services!

 

MUSIC - Brad Wofford (soundcloud.com/bradthedesigner)

Jan 30, 2017

Ross King is a good friend and songwriting mentor who just released a brand new album called WE KNOW HOW THIS THING ENDS. And what's the point of having a very successful podcast if you can't help promote your friends??

Jan 23, 2017

In this episode:

  • Todd gripes about his dog.
  • Anthony and Todd answer questions.
  • We debut a new theme song.
  • Todd gets grumpy (again.)

Special thanks to Brad Wofford for our "Will Todd Hate This" theme music. Check out some of Brad's work at www.soundcloud.com/bradthedesigner.

 

Closing music: "Praise God" as recorded by Todd Wright Band. (Russell/Howard/Wright)

Jan 16, 2017

Happy New Year! Season 2 has officially begun. I talk Christmas, my new album, desire vs. value, hats in worship and...welcome our brand new 2017 co-host, Anthony Croff.

Had a blast on this episode, especially our new segment - WILL TODD HATE THIS?

Dec 12, 2016

Here's your chance to hear the whole record. Available for download on December 16.

 

PRAISE GOD (Blake Russell, Sky Howard, Todd Wright)
ONE AND ONLY HOPE (Todd Wright)
CHRIST HAS COME (John Paul & Joseph Allen, Todd Wright)
DRINKING DEEPLY (Ross King, Todd Wright)
TOOK MY CHAINS feat. Ross King (Ross King, Todd Wright)
OUR GOD IS STRONGER (Todd Wright)
LOVE SO TRUE (Britton Wesson, Todd Wright)
FOUNTAIN OF GOD (Todd Wright)

Nov 28, 2016

Worship leaders have access to amazing technology - stuff that lets us speak into the lives of our congregants on a daily basis. But are we using it the right way?

 

MUSIC:

It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Online - Brad Paisley

Nov 21, 2016

Featured music from Charlie Brown and Integrity's Hosanna!

 

Thanks for listening. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 14, 2016

I'm tired of writing things in this part of the podcast. 

Nov 7, 2016

How do YOU plan Christmas? If you struggle with "how" to plan services in December, this podcast might be a help to you! In this episode, we're talking about three specific ways you can plan songs for the holiday season.

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 bethelsongs.com.

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.

 

MUSIC FEATURED:
George Thorogood - "You Talk Too Much:

Aug 22, 2016

Figured I'd take a page from www.bethelsongs.com 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.

SONGS FEATURED:

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.

 

MUSIC CUES:

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!

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