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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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Apr 20, 2017

Another solo show. Lots of banter. Airport voice mail. Pontifications on the duality inside worship leading.

Music drops - "Rango" by Vulfpeck and "Everyone's Looking For Home" by Sam Outlaw.

Apr 12, 2017

MONOLOGUE EPISODE! MONOLOGUE EPISODE!

What can we learn from the recent Gungor Twitter controversy? For me...A LOT! BTW - don't forget to hit up bethelsongs.com.

#musicdrops - "Sunset" by The Midnight

Mar 29, 2017

Full episode this week:

  1. Anthony went to California
  2. Todd's in a remodel but got some songs signed
  3. JALAPENOS
  4. Anthony doesn't like the new Elevation record but Todd does
  5. They talked about it
  6. Todd goes way long on "production value"
  7. Todd officially begins turning the show into a conspiracy theory podcast

Audio Drops:

  1. U2 - Elevation
  2. Alex Jones (via YouTube)
  3. Will Todd Hate This Theme Song (Wofford/Wright)
  4. Elevation Worship - "He Is Lord"
  5. Conspiracy Theory (1997) trailer
Mar 19, 2017

Music drops...

 

T-BONE - "Ride With Me"

CARMAN, COMMISSIONED & CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR - "Celebrate Jesus"

MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES - "Mojave"

Mar 14, 2017

Amazing story of God's faithfulness in the worst of times.

Mar 6, 2017

The secret sauce of singability! So important in writing for your congregation.

Mar 1, 2017

We're back! Well, Todd is back. Anthony was off doing something dumb. Vlogging, probably. Two parts to this episode: first, we hear from listeners about IEMs and then we listen to Todd's keynote talk from a worship training night at Anthony's church.

(Anthony also put together a video of the talk that we'll be sharing at the AEWL Facebook page. If you'd rather look at Todd than just listen. LOOK I GET IT I AM VERY HANDSOME.)

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.

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