Category: Podcast

Team Building and Training

Building and training your team is an essential part of the growth and development of any ministry. This week we take a look at 4 specific ways you can provide quality team-building experiences that will both enhance and strengthen any ministry team at your church.

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Optimize Your A/V System

Every church has a sound system, lights, maybe projection and even cameras. Getting the most out of this very large financial investment makes good fiscal and stewardship sense. Before you run out an buy a bunch of new things, take the time to learn how to maximize what you have. You may be very pleasantly surprised.

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God Be In My Head (Series on Spiritual Focus)

In part 2 of this series on a spiritual focus in worship, I talk about spirit led planning. Preparing and planning worship should be an invitation for God’s spirit to be present in that work. Here are steps that any worship planner can follow to build worship that is invitational to the presence of God, rather than asking God to be present in spite of our plan.

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Where’s Jesus?

In the focus of developing the craft of worship, we can lose sight of the heart. Listen to part 1 of a 3 part series on remembering the center of our worship.

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Getting a Worship Education

When a worship leader or pastor begins to feel the call to a better understanding of what we do in the ministry called worship, then the next step is usually study. But where? This week we look at the various options for getting a great education in the area of worship, from school to informal classes, to Do-it-Yourself.

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A View from the Visitor:

Hearing and Using Feedback from Visitors You have spent time contacting visitors and getting their feedback about your big day. Time to organize, evaluate, and process that feedback into positive actions for your church.

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Hearing from your Music Team

Your music team, be it choir, band, etc. have good insights and feedback. Listening to them is important for many reasons. This week we talk about the why’s and how’s of getting feedback from the group that works hard each week for the worship in your church.

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Receiving, Processing, and Acting on Feedback from the Staff

After a really big Sunday, everyone wants to talk about how things went. Feedback from those who made the plans is critical to making improvements in the coming years. Finding the best ways to get this vital information in healthy ways and then knowing what to do with it when you get it is crucial. In this episode, Dr. Gilbert lays out a proven process for encouraging quality comments and ...

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Handling Feedback from the Congregation

Feedback and commentary come in all the time, but especially after a big Sunday. Your congregation members are the front line in providing you with feedback and insight into how the worship of your church is going. What you do with that feedback, both positive and negative, is critical. This week we talk about how to handle that feedback in healthy and productive ways.

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People Need People: The Vital Role of Greeters and Ushers

You have worked hard to get your physical building, parking lot and signs ready to welcome visitors. But, it’s the people who will make the difference. Selecting, preparing, training and empowering your greeters and ushers is a crucial part of how everyone gets prepared for worship. In this podcast, we deal with some hard truths and some positive actions for improving your initial impact on visitors.

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