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The Worship Leader Toolbox

88 EpisodesProduced by HarvestWebsite

The Worship Leader Toolbox was created to equip today's worship leaders with the tools, knowledge, and strategies to grow their ministries.

88 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

#87 Focus On Leading And Good Performance Will Follow

March 16th, 2023


Place your focus on edifying the church, helping the congregation connect with God, and pointing toward Jesus in all you do and sing. As we do this, we will be focused on leading the church in worship. And you know …

#86 - The Revolutionary Question For Great Worship Flow

March 2nd, 2023


The question is for a great worship flow is, "What's Next?"

Today we talk about how to instill this question:

1. Write out the order with details

2. Teach them to ask the question

3. Remind them to ask the question

#85 - Teach The Church To Worship

February 16th, 2023


In this episode we want to help you teach why it’s important for your church to learn to worship. Adding some training to the worship flow will open the doors to your congregation responding in new ways. 

We're using …

#84 - How To Help Your People Grow In Skill

February 2nd, 2023


Part of the role of the worship leader is to help develop the church to grow in their ministry skills! Each of these ideas will help you as the …

#83 - Ten Simple Tools We Use

January 19th, 2023


In this episode we'll be discussing ten simple tools we use for worship leading each weekend:

1. Guitar

2. Capo and Tuner

3. Bible

4. Phone

5. …

#82 - The Benefits Of Sharing Dreams For The Ministry

December 22nd, 2022


Sharing dreams and visions with your worship team is important, and here are some benefits:

1. Builds A Culture Of Vision

2. Allows Other People To …

#81 - Five Things Great Worship Team Members Do

December 8th, 2022


Tim and Dave talk about five things great team members do!

#80 - The Big Three For Worship Team Leadership

November 27th, 2022


Tim & Dave talk about the big three that every worship leader needs to be involved in: 

-- Relationships 

-- Communication

-- Organization 

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#79 - The Hard Work of Worship Leading

November 10th, 2022


Tim Price and Dave Jahn talk about four aspects of worship that require some work if we want them to consistently appear in our corporate worship …

#78 - Don't Put Your Worship Planning And Leadership On Autopilot

October 27th, 2022


Tim Price and Dave Jahn (Welcome Dave to the show!) talk about six ways take your worship ministry leadership and planning off autopilot - for a more …

#77 - Stop Comparing Yourself To Other Worship Leaders

October 13th, 2022


Tim shares from Phil 1:6 and gives four thoughts to help stop playing the comparison game in worship ministry. 

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#76 - Nine Practical Hurdles Worship Leaders Must Overcome

October 6th, 2022


Tim shares these nine hurdles for worship leaders and you can read the blog post here for more resources and links! 

#75 - Three Barriers To Asking People To Help You In Ministry

September 29th, 2022


Tim Price shares three reasons why we hesitate to ask people within the church to join us in ministry. 

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#74 - Help Your Team Succeed By Staying Calm When Things Go Crazy

September 15th, 2022


Surprise, snags and situations are always a reality when you have so many moving parts in your worship ministry. How you handle the chaos will help your team move on! 

#73 - Trust The Holy Spirit To Lead Your Worshippers

September 1st, 2022


Worship Leaders should be actively praying for these six things. Without the leadership of the Holy Spirit, there will be no power or depth in your …

#71 - Four Ways To Trust Your Team More

July 21st, 2022


Tim shares four ways to trust your team members more. It's the best way to grow leadership in your team members. 

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#70 - 7 Ways To Help Kids Proclaim God's Glory In Worship

July 7th, 2022


In this episode, Tim shares thoughts about getting kids involved in proclaiming God's glory in worship. It makes a difference in the life of the next …

#69 - Six Foundational Components For Healthy Congregational Worship

June 23rd, 2022


Tim shares six foundational components for congregational worship.... every worship leader and every church can implement these. …

#68 - Eight Ways You Can Become More Of A Sacrificial Worship Team

June 9th, 2022


The idea of being a sacrificial worship team means that we are humble investing our gifts, using up our time and talent, serving in the unnoticed ways so that the church can grow closer to Christ through worship. Here …

#63 — Preparation Precedes Presentation — Five Ways to Maximize Your Prep

March 17th, 2022


In this episode Tim Price shares five practical preparation idea to help make the Sunday presentation much better. 

Blog Post: For Great …

#62 — The Higher the Predictability, the Lower the Impact

March 3rd, 2022


In worship planning, the higher the predictability, the lower the impact. Tim shares ten worship components that you could consider changing up so …

#61 — Ideas For Introducing New Music

February 17th, 2022


In this episode, Tim shares seven ideas for introducing new music.


#60 - Worship Leaders: Plan Your Service With An Outward Focus In Mind (Here Are Five Ways You Can)

February 3rd, 2022


During this podcast, Tim talks about five ways for worship leaders to help bring about an outward focus in your church.


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#58 - Don't Miss Out On The Joy Of Serving!

December 16th, 2021


Tim shares that when we ask people to serve it isn't about filling slots, it's about inviting people to experience the joy that comes from serving.

#57 - Five Ways Worship Leaders Can Honor Humbly And Make A Major Impact

December 2nd, 2021


Tim talks about five areas worship leaders need to show honor in their ministry.


#56 - There May Not Be A Formula For Authentic Worship, But There Are Ingredients

November 18th, 2021


There's no formula for authentic worship, but Tim and Elizabeth spend some time talking about the ingredients.

#55 - How To Rekindle Your Passion For Leading Worship

November 4th, 2021


There are times when we don't feel like leading worship -- everyone has a down day now and then!  But what if you're in a season of a slump? What are some ways to rekindle the passion for worship... Tim and Clint talk …

#54 - Small Improvements Over Time Will Stack Up To Amazing Results

October 28th, 2021


Tim Price talks about how too often we think we need a major overhaul to become effective. That rarely happens. What's more likely is to have several …

#53 - One of the Best Ways to Prepare for Worship

October 21st, 2021


Tim and Clint talk briefly about preparing for worship through prayer… then spend a few minutes praying for worship leaders.

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#52 - Alignment With Your Pastor Will Prevent These Three Things

October 7th, 2021


Tim shares why it's important for worship leaders to be aligned with their senior pastors and some ideas for improving alignment.

Worship Leader …

#51 - Worship Leaders Must Become Like Great Tour Guides

September 23rd, 2021


We spoke with Tia Turnipseed from Restore Church about how the worship leader is like a tour guide. It was a great conversation! 

#50 - Nine Basic Training Topics For Worship Leaders In Your Church

September 2nd, 2021


This has been an outline we've been working on to use for training worship leaders in our church - especially some of the younger ones. This podcast episode is an overview of these nine aspects of becoming a great …

#49 - Five Aspects To Selecting The Right Songs For Worship

July 15th, 2021


Tim shares five practical aspects to choosing the right songs for your worship services... 

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#48 - Five D's of Worship Ministry Leadership (To help bring about great delivery as you lead your church in worship)

July 1st, 2021


In this podcast, Tim and Clint talk about the five D's of worship ministry leadership:  Dedication– Development – Direction– Delivery – Debriefing

They all work together to bring about great delivery each time you lead …

#47 - Ideas For Growing A Dynamic Student Ministry Worship Band

June 17th, 2021


Great to have Lonnie Trembly join us to talk about growing effective student worship bands! Some awesome insights into student ministry worship teams and amazing fruit from his local church student ministry! 

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#46 - Don't Miss These Two Obvious Opportunities To Enhance On Stage Connection

June 3rd, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about five aspects to the connections worship leaders and teams have with the congregation. 

#45 - Seven More Ideas To Help Change The Culture In Your Worship Ministry Team

May 27th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about seven more ideas for changing the culture in your ministry. If you haven't already, you can go back and listen to the …

#44 - The Worship Team As Prompters

May 13th, 2021


The old theater analogy for worship is well known, that the worship team helps the congregation perform, in a sense, for the audience of one, God. In …

#43 - Scheduling, Charts & Rehearsals: Three Practical Basics For Worship Leaders

April 15th, 2021


On this episode, Tim Price, Clint Benesh and Drew Allsman talk about some practical ideas for accomplishing these three basics in worship ministry... investing 20% of your time in these things will produce 80% of the …

#42 Creating Powerful Moments In Worship (Three Simple, But Big Ideas)

April 1st, 2021


Tim and Clint talk through three ways to create powerful moments in worship. 

Power Of Moments Book - By Chip and Dan Heath

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#41 - Would You Say Your Worship Team Has A Fixed Mindset Or A Growth Mindset?

March 18th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about the Fixed Mindset vs. the Growth Mindset for your worship teams! 

#40 - Change Your Worship Team Culture With These Simple Steps

March 4th, 2021


Vision is really important, but if your team culture doesn't support it, you won't get very far. Tim and Clint talk about some simple and practical …

#39 - Here Are Ten Tips When You Are Looking For A Part-Time Worship Leader To Serve In Your Church

February 18th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about ten ideas as a starting point for finding a part-time worship leader for your church.

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Basic Reminders For Our Church Worship Teams

February 4th, 2021


Since we haven't been able to gather with our team in a leadership meeting format, we took this podcast episode opportunity to share some reminders for our worship band and tech team as we venture back to in person …

#37 - Personality And Worship Ministry - A Few Thoughts With Ava

January 21st, 2021


Tim and Ava talk about some differences between extroverted and introverted worship leaders, about talking on stage and off, about poise and confidence and about authentic leadership for local churches. 

WLT #2.1 - Christmas Wrap-Up Highlights

January 7th, 2021


As we kick off our second season, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the reflections from Christmas Eve Services at our church in Troy, IL. On this episode, we hear short clips from Clint, Andy, Emily, …

WLT #35 - Three Gifts You Can Give To Your Team As We Wind Down The Year

December 17th, 2020


Tim Price shares three gifts we can give our teams as we wind down the year. 

WLT #34 - Three Things Worship Leaders Should Not Do During The Christmas Season

December 3rd, 2020


There is so much worship leaders and worship teams have to do during the Christmas Season, but on today's short podcast episode, I wanted to share …

Thankfulness Is So Important For Worship Leaders!

November 26th, 2020


Tim and Clint talk about a few ways thankfulness plays a role in worship ministry and in the lives of worship leaders.

Practical Tips For Song Selection During "Online Only" Seasons Of Worship In Your Church

November 19th, 2020


Tim Price shares four thoughts for choosing songs for the music portion of worship when your congregation is only attending online and no one is in the building with you. 

Five Areas Where Worship Leaders Are Pastors And Shepherds

November 5th, 2020


Tim Price shares five areas where worship leaders take on a pastoral role. 

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WLT #29: The Seven Basics Of Leading Worship In A Local Church

October 29th, 2020


Tim & Clint discuss the seven basics of local church worship leading. 

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Worship Leaders With Side Jobs

October 22nd, 2020


There seems to be a large percentage of church worship leader staff team members who also have other irons in the fire using their creative skills. Tim and Clint talk about three possible reasons for this. 

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WLT 27: Five Ways Attending A Conference Will Strengthen You And Your Ministry

October 8th, 2020


Attending a conference helps a ministry staff person stay fresh, stay sharp, stay connected, stay faithful, and stay grounded. 

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The Importance Of Internships In Ministry (Ryan Froidcoeur)

October 1st, 2020


Tim and Ryan talk a bit about ministry internships, why they matter for young adults, why they are important for leaders and how both can benefit. 

Motivation For Less Worship Hindrances

September 24th, 2020


The perfect church service would be one we are almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God.  – CS Lewis

We all want excellence in …

Ten Habits For Your Worship Team

September 17th, 2020


Tim and Clint talk about worship team habits for which any team can be proud! 

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Interview With Matt Vollmar (The Great Romance): Insights on contentment, local church ministry, relationships, building teams and more!

September 10th, 2020


Tim Price interviews Matt Vollmar who is a Worship Leader and Youth Pastor at St. Matthew in Belleville, IL. Matt also leads The Great Romance. 

JEFF NAIL Interview: On raising up worship leaders, the handing off roles, ministry struggles and our main role as worship leaders.

September 3rd, 2020


Jeff Nail serves as one of the founding pastors for Heights Church in Collinsville, IL. In this interview, Jeff shares about his family, ministry, …

Random Tips To Make Worship More Fantastic In Your Church

August 27th, 2020


At times, our worship becomes stale. But the God we worship is never uninteresting!  Tim and Clint talk about some random tips for making worship in …

The Dynamic of Leading Worship For Kids

August 6th, 2020


Tim Price, Clint Benesh and Ava Andrews talk about leading kids worship.  We're also joined by Emily Lynn for a few minutes during this episode. 

14 Ideas For Great Transitioning Between Worship Songs

July 30th, 2020


Tim Price and Clint Benesh talk about ideas for great transitions between songs during worship. 

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Six Areas Where You Can Improve Your Worship Ministry This Week

July 23rd, 2020


Tim Price, Clint Benesh and Ava Andrews talk about six areas any worship ministry can improve. 

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Eight Keys For An Effective College Worship Team

July 16th, 2020


Tim Price shares eight keys to an effective college worship band. 

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Keys To Engaging Stage Presence (Ava Andrews)

July 9th, 2020


Tim Price and Ava Andrews talk a little about stage presence and some of the keys to helping the congregation engage. 

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Serve Like You're Serving The Best Church

July 2nd, 2020


You serve the best church!  

"The grass isn't greener on the other side, the grass is greener where you water it." - Pricsilla Shirer

"Give me a place to stand and from there I will move the earth." - Archimedes

Worship Leader Confidence Comes From These Seven Things

June 25th, 2020


Tim Price and Clint Benesh talk about where confidence for worship leaders come from. Here are the seven places... 

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Interview With Jeremiah Cox

June 18th, 2020


We spent some time interviewing Jeremiah Cox, local church worship leader who not only helped plant the church where he serves, but has been on staff 16 years and counting. We spent some time talking about: 

- Workweek …

Innovations Often Come From Obstacles

June 11th, 2020


It's always worth it to take time to innovate. Your systems, processes and tools for ministry won't stay effective forever. In this podcast, we will …

Jason McAtee Interview - Life on the road, ministry in church, transitioning to new worship leader roles.

June 8th, 2020


During this interview with Jason McAtee we talk about transitioning from life on the road back to serving in worship ministry for a local church. We …

Don't Stop Developing Your Worship Ministry

June 4th, 2020


Use this season as a springboard to develop your worship ministry. In this episode, Tim Price shares seven considerations. 

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Worship Leader Hiring Insights

May 28th, 2020


Tim Price and Clint Benesh interview Brad Lewis (First United Methodist Church, O'Fallon, IL) during their search to hire a worship leader for their church. What traits they desire in a worship leader, how they plan to …

Digital Sherherding VS Digital Outreach

May 21st, 2020


Some thoughts about the balance between connecting and engaging your congregation as well as reaching new people in this digital-only worship season.

Seven Ways To Energetically Lead In A Small Setting

May 19th, 2020


Here are seven ideas for leading energetically in a smaller setting. 

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The Concept of Social Loafing And What That Means For Your Team

May 14th, 2020


When each person is fully pulling his weight and the accountability is there to help make it happen, the results are incredible. Just being mindful …

Starting Something New

May 7th, 2020


Tim Price shares four great things that happen when we begin something new in ministry. Starting something new can be a boost to your ministry. 

Listen to four ways it can change your ministry, how to begin something …

Seven Ways Worship Leaders Shape The Church

April 29th, 2020


Join Tim Price and Clint Benesh in this 30-minute conversation around the Seven Ways Worship Leaders help shape the church. By the nature of your …

Worship Teams & Sound Checks

April 14th, 2020


Some say the sound operator is the most important of the band. For sure, it's a team sport and the worship team, including the tech team, works together to accomplish the mission of engaging the church in worship. …

What Your Worship Team Needs In Time Of Crisis

April 6th, 2020


Here are five things a worship leader does that take on a different feel once your church, community or ministry is going though a crisis like the Spring 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Though these five are general ministry …

The Importance Of Advanced Planning In Worship

October 30th, 2019


Planning for your worship services in advance can remove a lot of stress from your weekend services while improving your worship team. Prepared worship leaders are better able to effectively lead their teams, but more …

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