One of my favorite worship leader and team trainers is good friend, Mike O’Brien. This guest post from him is fun, helpful, and typical of his practical and detailed style of helping worship teams upgrade. Check out this excerpt, and the full article at his blog.
5 Worship Ministry Hacks You Can Do Now
“After 18 years of leading worship for the same church (14 of those in the same building), I’ve had the privilege of over time adding some helpful tools to our setup that serve the congregation and band in simple ways. Check out these 5 simple Worship Ministry HACKS that you can do now to help your team and church engage with the Living God.
1. Provide Earplugs at the entrance to the sanctuary
As I’ve already covered in Winning the Volume War, most of a church’s volume issues can be handled before sound gets the loudspeakers and ears of the congregants. With that in mind, it’s nice gesture to supply earplugs at the entrance for anyone that might prefer a attenuated experience. I have found that even when the sound is appropriate by any standard of measurement, there are still a small percentage of congregants that would benefit from a set of free ear plugs. We refill this bin only once or twice a year and that’s taking into account that some kids think it’s candy.
2. Buy a Backstage Tea Kettle For Your Singers
Christianity is a SINGING FAITH! Adding a affordable electric hot water kettle a great way to bless the singers of your worship team and encourage good vocal health! As I mention in the $200 Voice Lesson (free if you register to my newsletter), hydrating our bodies with room temperature and lukewarm fluids is crucial for a great vocal.”
These are just two of the ideas Mike brings, and honestly, I had never thought of any of the rest before! Check out the rest of his post at this link to read more:
Recommended Resource: If you need someone to come to your church to help upgrade your entire worship ministry – from the sound of the band, to the quality of the sound equipment, to encouraging your worship leaders – I simply can’t recommend Mike O enough. When I can’t do a team training, I point everyone to him – mainly because he really is the best. You’ll be glad you brought him in, and so will your team.
Details on bringing Mike in to help your worship ministry are here.