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Resources for Your Worship Team from WorshipGod11: Instruments, General, Children - Worship Matters
Yesterday, I posted some of the workshops from WorshipGod11 for leaders, songwriters, and tech teams. Here are a few more that focus on instrumentalists, leading kids to worship Christ, dealing with burnout, and the leader’s prayer life. Donald Whitney shared on simplifying your spiritual life and using Scripture as a basis for your prayers. There’s also a seminar for women taught by my wife that addresses facing every season of life with faith. Enjoy. Bass, Drums, Guitar Strengthening the Drum/Bass Connection, PT1 – Ryan Foglesong and David Zimmer (outline) The foundation of the worship team is the rhythm section composed of the drummer and bassist. Musical chemistry between these members is worth a great deal of attention and development. In Part 1, David & Ryan look at the history of this chemistry; its conception in jazz to its evolution in funk, rock, and contemporary popular music. They also cover practical tools in the form of basic theory for bass and drums, common groove patterns, and achieving consistency in tempo. Strengthening the Drum/Bass Connection, PT2 – Ryan Foglesong and David Zimmer (outline) In Part 2, David and Ryan apply practical tools as we look at how to serve a worship song: filling in the spaces, and listening and reacting within a band context. Finally, they demonstrate how the drum and bass can build a song from beginning to end. Guitar Conversations – Mike Cosper, Patrick Anderson, Paul Hoover Join the conversation about the best ways to incorporate acoustic and electric guitars in the worship band. Especially for “gear-heads.” Mike, Patrick, and Paul talk about that mythical “perfect tone” that so many electric guitarists pursue, and why worship leaders across the country are slapping capos on their acoustic guitars and playing every song in G. Let’s learn from our experiences and failures as we pursue excellence as guitarists! Chord Voicings and Concepts for Guitar – Patrick Anderson (outline) (packet) Tired of playing the same four chords? Want to be more creative with your guitar parts? Looking to become more expressive in your playing? Patrick takes a deeper look at practical chord voicings for the guitar. Beginners and more seasoned players alike will be challenged as he discusses a variety of concepts that will equip you to be a more creative guitarist and musician. Applicable for both acoustic and electric players. General A Faith for All Season – Julie Kauflin (for women) (outline) A woman’s world is constantly changing. How do we maintain steadfast trust in God through so many different seasons of relationships and responsibilities? In this seminar, Julie Kauflin (my amazing wife) shares from her own experiences how God has helped her remain secure in Him as a vocalist, sound engineer, wife of a worship leader, mother, and grandmother. Redefining Burnout – Jon Payne (outline) How do you know when it’s time to stop serving on your team and when God is calling you to persevere through challenges and even grow through them? How can you tell whether stepping down is wisdom or selfishness? In this seminar, Jon Payne discusses the differences between character, gifting, and faith, and will inspire you to live for God’s agenda rather than our own. Simplify Your Spiritual Life – Don Whitney For many people, simplifying means nothing more than “doing less.” But simplifying is not so much about doing fewer things as it is about doing the right things. This distinction is even more important when it comes to simplifying the spiritual part of life. For even the “ideal” simple spiritual life (whatever that is) will still be a busy one. Like Jesus and the Apostle Paul, anyone devoted to loving God and people will lead a full and active life. But such a life will also be more focused, fruitful, and satisfying because it emphasizes the right priorities. In particular, this session is for those who want hope and help to start simplifying their …