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?
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)
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?
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Online - Brad Paisley
Featured music from Charlie Brown and Integrity's Hosanna!
Thanks for listening. Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm tired of writing things in this part of the podcast.
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.
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.
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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!
Continuing our discussion from the previous episode about leading "intuitively." This post is also based on the most recent post over at bethelsongs.com.
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.
What can worship leaders learn from the greatest cookie ever created? LOTS.
Does a "song" culture contribute to a diminished focus on personal integrity? It might.
George Thorogood - "You Talk Too Much:
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.
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
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
Nobody really deep down wants to be the center of attention when leading worship. But it can be hard to stay humble. And invisible.
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!
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.
The way you think about God's presence makes a huge impact on how you lead worship.
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!
What can we learn from churches who opted to pay tribute to the iconic songwriter and performer?
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?
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.