How to Develop a Welcoming Worship Ministry

Episode #413
March 9, 2018
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Podcast Episode #413

The Worship Guru, Mike Harland, joins us again today to discuss how you can use your worship ministry to help become a more welcoming church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The reason we have such a shortage of worship pastors is because the role has changed so much.
  • Your worship ministry can shut down the guest experience and make guests feel like outsiders by only singing original music.
  • When you’re planning a worship service do so through the lens of what a newcomer will experience.
  • Worship ministry can sometimes aim at everything and hit none of it.
  • Excellence in worship is more important than variety.
  • Choir should be more than a worship style—it should be a discipleship strategy.

The four ways you can develop a welcoming worship ministry are:

  1. Avoid “Insider Trading”
  2. Nobody likes Worship Casserole
  3. Tick Tock, the Game is Locked
  4. To Thine Own Self Be true

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