Pastor / Worship Leader Relationships – Worship Leader Magazine Interview with Paul Baloche
What makes for a healthy relationship between pastor and worship leader?
I’ve been at my church for twenty-three years and we’ve had four senior pastors in that time. Each one has had different temperament, strengths and challenges and with each of them I felt one of my primary roles was to be someone a pastor could bounce ideas off of, vent negative emotions or doubts and process their own feelings.
Worship Leader: Thou Shalt Get Over Thyself – Stephen Miller
“I worship God best when I’m singing on the stage.”
Every worship leader has probably heard this at one point or another from someone in the congregation who wants to serve on the worship team. Depending on our personality and leadership style, we may be outwardly smiling at them, while inwardly the little worship leader in our head is rolling its eyes in disgust.
I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found. – Dave Carlton
For many people, listening to music elicits such an emotional response that the idea of dredging it for statistics and structure can seem odd or even misguided. But knowing these patterns can give one a deeper more fundamental sense for how music works; for me this makes listening to music a lot more interesting. Of course, if you play an instrument or want to write songs, being aware of these things is obviously of great practical importance.
Interview with Matt McCoy from Loop Community – Barry Westman
Matt McCoy is a worship leader and songwriter from Chicago, IL. He is also the founder of LoopCommunity.com, a resource for churches and worship leaders who create and use click tracks/loops/multi-tracks for worship. Barry Westman, from the All About Worship team recently had the opportunity to chat with Matt about Loop Community and using loops in general.