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The Exceptional Worship Podcast is a show designed to equip, encourage and train worship leaders. Practical tools and relevant teaching will help worship leaders lead their teams, engage their congregations and grow their ministries. We'll cover topics ranging from leadership and team development issues to the nitty gritty aspects of planning songs, setlists and whole worship services. We'll also dig into music and musicianship issues to help you lead your band and vocal team.

The Exceptional Worship Podcas‪t‬ WorshipTeamCoach.com's Jon Nicol Delivers Practical Training, Useful Tools and Free Resources to Worship Leaders and Musicians Each Week

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The Exceptional Worship Podcast is a show designed to equip, encourage and train worship leaders. Practical tools and relevant teaching will help worship leaders lead their teams, engage their congregations and grow their ministries. We'll cover topics ranging from leadership and team development issues to the nitty gritty aspects of planning songs, setlists and whole worship services. We'll also dig into music and musicianship issues to help you lead your band and vocal team.

    028: Authority Issues Might Be Killing Your Ministry

    028: Authority Issues Might Be Killing Your Ministry

    Developing Your Worship Team, Part 3
    Submission to authority is NOT a fun topic. But if you want a healthy worship ministry—you’ve got to deal with this issue head on. Because if you have team members who won’t submit to your authority or the church’s authority, your ministry will suffer.  
    In this training today, we are diving into the first 2 lessons from the Worship Workshop class, Healthy 201: Understanding Authority, Submission, Conflict And Confrontation.
    Now, that's a big pile of "loaded topics" we stacked into one class. But all these hot button issues all related. And they can all destroy our teams if we aren't dealing with them appropriately.
    In these first two lessons of Healthy Team 201, we get into what authority looks like on the team and what happens when we rebel against authority.
    You can get these two audio lessons + slides to train your team down below at Tools And Resources.
     
     
    TOOLS AND DOWNLOADS
    To download the WorshipWorkshop.com training audios and slides for this episode, go here.
     
    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 
    The Beginners Guide To Using Pads in Worship
    Click here to watch the training for free (no sign-up required).
    Want to learn more about Coresound pads? Go here.
    Use promo code COACH to get an additional 10% off your purchase.
     
    BIG THANKS... 
    Big thanks to Mike Graff and Coresoundmusic.com for the music on the podcast today. Check them out for all your video soundtrack and other royalty-free music needs.
    And also huge thanks to Chris Skelnick for editing the podcast.  
     
    WRITE A REVIEW?
    If you want leave a review for us on iTunes, we’d LOVE that. Please do that here.

    • 28 min
    027: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 2

    027: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 2

    Do your team members REALLY know how to fulfill their role as lead worshiper on the platform? And do they know how to prepare for that? And do you techs know that they ALSO play a role as lead worshipers.
     
    This episode is going to give you some practical training to help develop your team members as lead worshipers.
     
    SHOW NOTES:
    Today’s training comes from the first three lessons of the WorshipWorkshop.com class, Lead Worshiper 101:
    Lesson 0: The Introduction Lesson 1: Our Roles as Lead Worshipers Lesson 2: How To Prepare to Lead Worship  Tools and Downloads
    To download the WorshipWorkshop.com training audios and slides for this episode, go here: https://worshipworkshop.com/episode-27-free-content/
     
    Additional Resources: 
    The Beginners Guide To Using Pads in Worship
    Click here to watch the training for free (no sign-up required).
    Want to learn more about Coresound pads? Go here.
     
    Big Thanks... 
    Big thanks to Mike Graff and Coresoundmusic.com for the music on the podcast today. Check them out for all your video soundtrack and other royalty-free music needs.
    And also huge thanks to Chris Skelnick for editing the podcast.  
     
    Write a review?
    If you want leave a review for us on iTunes, we’d LOVE that. Please do that here.

    • 28 min
    026: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 1

    026: Developing Your Worship Team, Part 1

    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Today’s training comes from the first three lessons of the WorshipWorkshop.com class, How To Be An Ideal Team Member. 
     
    We look at the three virtues of an ideal team member. (Comes from the book, The Ideal Team Player, by Pat Lencioni
     
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    To download the training audios and slides for this episode, go here:
     
    Signup page: https://worshipworkshop.com/episode-26-free-content/
     
     
    Additional Resources: 
    The Beginners Guide To Using Pads in Worship:
    worshipteamcoach.com/pads  
     
    Coresound Pads (https://gumroad.com/a/361837683)
     
    If you want leave a review for us on iTunes, we’d LOVE that. Please do that here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-exceptional-worship-podcast/id955460994?mt=2

    • 33 min
    025: The Vocalist Episode -with Gateway's Anna Byrd and Jill Brewer

    025: The Vocalist Episode -with Gateway's Anna Byrd and Jill Brewer

    Show Notes:
    In this episode, we interview Gateway vocalists/worship leaders Jill Brewer and Anna Byrd. We get into topics like:
     
    - Pop vocal technique
    - lead vocal teams
    - vocal health
    - fears and insecurities vocalists face 
     
     
    Gateway Vocal Chart Samples (put in one pdf)
     
    About Jill Brewer:
    Jill and her husband, Robb, both serve on staff at Gateway church. Robb is an Executive Pastor at the Southlake Campus, and Jill is the Associate Director in Worship Development over vocal development.
     
    They have 4 kids ranging from 21-14 years old, and all 4 kids are involved in worship teams across the different Gateway campuses.
     
    While studying Music Education at Texas Christian University, Jill started teaching voice and piano privately, and has now been doing so for 25 years. The last 8 years or so have been devoted to learning and teaching the Pop-Style vocal technique that she learned while studying with Brian Schexnayder.  This technique is what all of Gateways vocalists are using, and what is also being taught in Gateway’s Worship Team Academy, a training ground for developing the next generation of worshippers.
     
    jill.a.brewer@gmail.com
     
    Anna Byrd is a singer/songwriter and Worship Leader at Gateway Church. You can learn more about her at http://annabyrdmusic.com/
     
    Twitter: @annabyrd
    Instagram: @annabyrdmusic
     
     
    Gateway Vocal Chart Samples: http://www.worshipteamcoach.com/upload/documents/download_content/podcast_material/gateway_vocal_charts_samples.pdf
     
    Free Team Training Series: How To Be a Healthy Team Member
     
    You can get a FREE training class (7 lessons) for your team members, How To Be A Healthy Team Member, PLUS the companion team member assessment tool. 
     
    You can get download all these lessons immediately and start to get your team ready to grow and develop. 
     
    Plus, by signing up for that free training, you’ll be a part of the WorshipWorkshop Insiders—a group of people who get free stuff and give valuable input to us as we develop the resource. And have a chance to get in on the ground floor of worship workshop.com with huge savings for life.
    Go to https://worshipworkshop.com/ to sign up.
     
    Music is by Coresound Music https://coresoundmusic.com/
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Why Discontentment Will Ruin Your Ministry and Your Family

    Why Discontentment Will Ruin Your Ministry and Your Family

    Show Notes:
     
    Today’s interview is with Mike Harland of LifeWay Worship. We discuss the crucial topic of discontent. It’s a slippery slope that will lead to the ruin of both your ministry and your family.
     
    Here’s more about Mike:
    Mike Harland grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Delta State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has led churches in worship leadership roles for most of his life. Since 2005, Mike has served as the Director of LifeWay Worship Resources, the worship and music arm of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a published author, Dove Award winning songwriter, and a worship leader who sings and speaks nationally and internationally.  His blog and podcast, “WorshipLife” is followed by worship leaders and church musicians from across a wide spectrum of churches.
     
    Mike and his wife Teresa serve in the children’s, discipleship, and worship ministries of Brentwood Baptist Church and live in Franklin, Tennessee.  They have three grown children – Lee, Elizabeth, and John.
     
    Links: 
    Mike Podcast:
    http://worshiplife.com/
     
    LifeWay Worship
    http://www.lifewayworship.com/
     
    Twitter - @mikeharlandLW
    https://twitter.com/mikeharlandLW
     
    Want to learn more about the Blueprint?
    worshipteamcoach.com/blueprint
     
    Our music on the podcast today was by Mike Graff
    CoreSoundsMusic.com
     
    Write a review for The Exceptional Worship Podcast on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-exceptional-worship-podcast/id955460994?mt=2
     

    • 37 min
    023: Diminish The Drama

    023: Diminish The Drama

    Show Notes:
    Today’s main training comes from our Director of Coaching, Jerimae Yoder. Besides being a full-time worship leader, Jerimae is an accomplished coach. He gives us some amazing insight on how to deal with tough situations that, frankly, would be easy for us blow up and make worse.
    You can connect with Jerimae at jerimae {at} worshipteamcoach [.] com.
    If you want to experience the kind of coaching that Jerimae talks about, the best (and most affordable) way to do that is through our Blueprint Session. Here’s more information: http://www.worshipteamcoach.com/blueprint
    Free PDF guide for this training is available at worshipteamcoach.com/023
    Here are the other links we talk about:
    FREE WorshipWorkshop.com Training for Your Team
    Get a FREE training class (7 lessons) for your team members, How To Be A Healthy Team, PLUS the companion team member assessment tool. You can start using this tool NOW to get your team ready to grow and develop.
    Plus, you’ll be a part of the WorshipWorkshop Insiders—a group of people who get free stuff and give valuable input to us as we develop the resource. And have a chance to get in on the ground floor of worship workshop.com with huge savings for life.
    Go to https://worshipworkshop.com/ to sign up.
    Our music today is from Mike Graff at CoreSoundMusic.com. Go to CoreSound to get some free sample of pads to use in worship. I use these at my church and they are tasty. Check them out: CoreSoundMusic.com

    • 49 min

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