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WorshipGod08 Seminars Now Available - Worship Matters
Over at the Sovereign Grace website, we’ve finally posted 29 WorshipGod08 seminars for you to listen to or download for free. . . . Here’s the list: Band on the Run (Bob Kauflin) Building Bridges: Pastors and Worship Leaders (Bob Kauflin) Caring for Your Sound System (Darryl Wenger) Copyright Law and Church Music: The Eight Keys (Paul Herman) Drumming for Worshipers (Jordan Kauflin) Electric Guitar Workshop (Dave Campbell) Foundations for Bass Players (Don Nalle) Foundations for Keyboardists (Jon Payne) Growing Your Team for the Glory of God (Jon Payne) In-Ear Monitors (Doug Gould) Leading and Caring for Your Tech Team (Dave Wilcox) Leading Worship in a Small Church (Pat Sczebel) Maintaining Priorities in and around the Worship Team (Julie Kauflin) Pastors and Artist Musicians Working Together (Andy Farmer) Planning for Sundays (Jim Donohue and Joseph Stigora) Praying with the Psalmist (Donald Whitney) Psalm 131: A Calm and Humble Heart (David Powlison) Pursuing and Enjoying Spontaneity in Worship (Craig Cabaniss and Pat Sczebel) Recording Your Song from Start to Finish, Part 1 (Sal Oliveri) Recording Your Song from Start to Finish, Part 2 (Sal Oliveri) Running an Effective and Peaceful Sunday Morning Rehearsal (Dave Wilcox and Ken Boer) The Solo Instrument in Worship (Gary Bowers and Tommy Hill) The Task of a Worship Leader (Bob Kauflin) Training the Next Generation of Musicians (Ben & Nancy Chouinard) Vocal Blending and Arranging, Part 1 (Todd Twining, Shelley Reinhart) Vocal Blending and Arranging, Part 2 (Todd Twining Shelley Reinhart) What the Psalms Teach Us about Songwriting (Mark Altrogge, Steve & Vikki Cook) When Leading Worship Is Your Second Job (Matthew Williams) Worship Team Checkup (Matt Mason) Writing Songs People Will Want to Sing (Craig Dunnagan) All of the seminars, as well as the main sessions, are available here. Although I’d recommend all of them for you or your team, here are a few highlights: Praying with the Psalmist (Donald Whitney) While this doesn’t deal directly with leading congregational worship, I heard many people comment on how helpful this seminar was. Here’s one response: “His focus on the Psalms and how to use them to pray gave a way to get off of the downward spiral of unproductive introspection, and move on to fresh and engaging times in prayer.” Maintaining Priorities in and around the Worship Team (Julie Kauflin) My wife taught this one, joined by my daughter, Megan, and my daughter-in-law, Tali. I’ve watched Julie serve faithfully at home while also serving at various times as a vocalist, front-of-house engineer, and support to me. One woman wrote, “This teaching was gold to me. To be able to learn from Julie (and her daughters) wisdom, years of experience, that was just a huge privilege.” Another said, “I took feverish notes, feeling there was so much helpful insight given. I also felt the whole time that the wives of the men on our team should also have been there! Helpful to me as a worship team member, and felt it would be very helpful for the wives of the other team members so we can all have better understanding with each other.” Psalm 131: A Calm and Humble Heart (David Powlison) Every musician who struggles with pride, envy, or insecurity should listen to this one (I think that means all of us). One attendee commented, “Powlison was awesome. I must re-listen. Even though he is not a “musician” he has a grasp on what we all (sinners) struggle with!” Another wrote, “Mr. Powlison must have had a spy inside my head in describing the sinful process that takes place–the thought patterns–the “noise machine”. Most helpful was the process of how to get to the godly goal of being devoid of pride, humbly coming before the Lord and then gently helping others to do what you have learned.” Leading Worship in a Small Church (Pat Sczebel) Pat has exhibited faith and joy for years as a worship …