Tag Archives: music ministry

Song Choice

by Pauline P. Cauton Way before American Idol got us talking about good and bad song choices, worship leaders have been trying to come up with the formula for choosing the perfect song lineup. Do we go by the classics … Continue reading

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Presence And Absence

by Ciel Tagaza Worship leading is a ministry of presence.  First of all, it is a service that requires being there physically.  Unlike other ministries where one can fulfil one’s duties from the comforts of the home, or through electronic means of … Continue reading

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Humility

by Pauline Cauton Years ago, a friend was sharing about how meeting Jesus changed his life. He said he had reached a point where he felt so little, so worthless. And then he encountered God in worship and realized…that he … Continue reading

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Timing

by Ciel Tagaza As worship leaders, we must learn to read the congregation and know when to speak, when to sing, when to pause, when to repeat a part of the song or extend an instrumental section.  Timing is very important.  The … Continue reading

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Clarity of Purpose

by Pauline Cauton Whom do you serve? As a worship leader, there are so many things one needs to remember: accessibility of the songs (both in content and musicality), flow of ideas, voice dynamics, instrumentation. The congregation needs to understand … Continue reading

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Worship and More

by Ciel Tagaza In our Worship Ministry recollection 3 weeks ago, our spiritual director helped define our ministry identity, much like a job-description. When we lead worship, we not only point the congregation to God the best way we know … Continue reading

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Know Your Identity

by Pauline P. Cauton Don Moen. Darlene Zschech. Chris Tomlin. Matt Redman. They all have different styles and strengths when it comes to leading worship. We may be able to pick a favorite when it comes to one song, or … Continue reading

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The Unique Ministry of Leading Worship

by Ciel Tagaza Last weekend, our worship ministry, David Ministry, attended a recollection given by our spiritual director. She started with this question, “What makes your ministry unique?” After that recollection and further reflection, I realize that what makes the … Continue reading

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Communication

by Ciel Tagaza Communal worship is bringing our love and relationship with God in the presence of God and the congregation.  As worship leaders, we must remind the congregation of God’s love, take their mind off their circumstances and focus on … Continue reading

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Writing Worship Songs (part 2 of 2)

People to Praise A Guide to Leading Charismatic Worship Part IV. Writing Worship Songs (part 2 of 2) Make it true. See to it that what your song proclaims doesn’t go against His Word. Turn to Scripture for ideas or … Continue reading

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Leading Worship (part 2 of 2)

People to Praise A Guide to Leading Charismatic Worship Part III. Leading Worship (part 2 of 2) Get Physical. Lead them to clap, sway, dance, jump, raise their hands; show them that it’s okay to express the joy you feel! … Continue reading

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