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A monthly podcast for Worship Leaders and worship teams. Practical training to help you and your teams excel musically, theologically and pastorally. For more content for worship leaders, worship pastors, music directors and worship team members visit www.worshipministrytraining.com
 
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Systems, processes, routines, and schedules. Most worship leaders run and cower in fear at the mere mention of such "structured" words. We are creatives. We like our lives to be free and flowing. But the truth is, you can't have a healthy ministry without solid and effective administrative systems and routines. The results you are currently getting…
 
Many churches are lacking (and even losing) young people. But you don’t want that to be your church’s story. You are a leader who cares about reaching and engaging the next generation. You desire to see young adults equipped to be passionate prayer warriors and worship leaders. But how do we reach, disciple, and equip young people to be hungry for …
 
Backing tracks have been a blessing to many worship ministries. But tracks can turn into a curse if we implement them without pastoral wisdom and thoughtfulness. What are some of the ways that backing tracks can inadvertently harm our worship ministries? What are some of the benefits tracks provide? How can we strike a healthy balance? This month I…
 
Worship leaders are called to be worshippers first, leaders second. But sadly many of us have it backward. We perform the duty of being a worship leader, without learning to first be a worshipper. Honestly, how is your personal devotional life with the Lord? How are your private times of worship? Do you have a hard time communing with God when it’s…
 
So many worship leaders are stuck leading worship every single Sunday. They have no one to back them up or fill in for them. This means they never get a break, which leads to exhaustion and burnout. Why do so many worship leaders have such a hard time raising up others to take our place? What should we be looking for in potential new leaders, and h…
 
Singing is a huge part of what we do as worship leaders. Yet most of us never received any formal training on how to properly use our voice. This leads to a lack of range, power, control, and endurance; none of which are good when leading others in song! Thankfully all of these problems can be corrected by some simple training. Charmaine Brown from…
 
We were created to create! We reflect our Creator’s image and imagination by creating and being creative. God allows us to influence His story in the world through what we “output” via our creativity. Art has an impact! As musicians, singers, songwriters, set designers, and “creatives”, it’s vital that we have a Biblical understanding of art and it…
 
Many of our worship sets have become so pre-planned that worship has become an act of simply executing the songs one after another. How do we move deeper into worship and patiently pursue the Holy Spirit's leading during a set? How do we move past performance to actually pursuing God's presence? And practically, how do we do that when we only have …
 
Every week, worship leaders gather in a room filled with people to do something. What is it? Why do we gather? What is corporate worship supposed to look like? What is it supposed to accomplish? Biblically speaking, what should we do while gathered? Which elements should we include in our services? In what order? And what long term outcomes are we …
 
In the final episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker and podcast manager DarleneRaye wrap up the 100th episode of the podcast and talk about highlights of creating the show. This collection of podcasts will be archived on www.rusticsongbird.com as a resource for independent musicians to learn more about the music industry.…
 
In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker interviews Nashville entertainment attorney Shawn Thompson, about registering copyrights for your songs. Learn how to copyright a song online and make sure your original music is protected. Shawn Thompson is an entertainment attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, and contract…
 
Most of us were put in charge of our ministries because we were good at music. Now we have to figure out how to be leaders! What is leadership at its essence? What does a good leader do? What are some common mistakes new leaders make? We talk about all of that and more in this month’s episode! Enjoy! And remember, being a worship leader is more abo…
 
In this solo episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker teaches ways you can make songwriting a habit. While you may agree that being consistent as a writer and getting the practice in will help you get better over time, it’s easier said than done. So Lydia breaks down some small shifts that you can make to add songwriting into your …
 
In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker interviews Emmalee, about her experience auditioning for NBC’s The Voice, what it was like being on the show, and working with Kelly Clarkson as a coach on #TeamKelly. Emmalee shares about her new music coming out, and what she’s learned from singing on national TV.…
 
You have big goals. You have big dreams. You want to accomplish a lot with your life. But you’re busy. There’s not enough time to do all you want to do! Or is there? In this episode, I am going to share with you the things I’ve learned by managing an extremely busy schedule and a lot of responsibilities over the last three years. You’ll learn how t…
 
In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker and podcast assistant DarleneRaye celebrate the end of 2020, and talk about how the show has grown over the last year. They share some behind-the-scenes stories of planning the podcast episodes, and a sneak peek of what to expect going into the new year.…
 
In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker interviews Christa Wells, about ways to cover the costs of recording your music by crowdfunding. They talk about the benefits of using Patreon as a musician, and also some ideas for how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. Learn how to communicate with your audience to build a …
 
In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker interviews Stephanie Ann Bagley, about how to predict the profitability of your music business for 2021. Stephanie is a faith and business coach who teaches money principles with joy and enthusiasm. She specializes in helping creative mompreneurs start and scale their business and ha…
 
Are you confused about the process of publishing your own songs, and wondering how that is supposed to work? In this episode of the Rustic Songbird Podcast, host Lydia Walker interviews TC Courtney, who has years of experience working at one of the top performing rights organizations, BMI, and also works in publishing for Big Machine Records. TC br…
 
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