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5 tips for effective rehearsals

Worship Leader Wednesday is a series where we give you quick tips that you can put into practice today to become a better worship leader

Rehearsals are vitally important to achieving excellence on Sunday mornings. In this video, Brian and Brian share five tips to help you create effective rehearsals, plus we walk through our rehearsal schedule in our church

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4 Responses to 5 tips for effective rehearsals

  1. pattismith55 Jan 24, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    Worship leader sends out song list in advance, with keys, links to Youtube, and charts. Meet an hour before service to go over. Pat Smith

  2. judahinc Feb 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    We rehearse on a Wednesday and worship leader does not always have an idea of what songs we are singing. From the songs we rehearse, we may not sing them that following Saturday for service so we don’t know what we are singing until several minutes before service begins. This causes band members to struggle during service because some may not know the song or remember the keys, etc. During our rehearsals, most time is spent with the band members trying to “pluck” out the song or playing by ear with the singers. It’s a mess and a waste of my time, I feel. Part of me feels like the leaders do not want to rehearse too much because they believe it takes away from the move of the Holy Spirit, but I feel like I can focus more on the words that I’m singing and who I am singing about/to if I am not worrying about what key the band is playing in, finding my key, what other team members are singing, etc. We have no structure and when I try to introduce some, it is taken like I am trying to be over perfected. Our worship has changed over the last year, it has become very dull. I believe a part of it has to do with the horrible preparation. There is no dynamic from the band and no dynamic for most of us worship leaders. Now rehearsals have been cancelled at the drop of a dime because of other things that come up in the leaders daily lives and for me that proves to be worrisome. Seems like the desire is gone. Should I quit the worship team? How can we turn this around? Our ministry is struggling.

  3. Infinger2006 Mar 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

    Yes, we do rehearsals.

    Youth group:
    – I have a facebook “group” where I post the songs we will be doing and the music if its not in the online library yet. I also post videos of the songs (unless familiar).
    – 1 hour rehearsal every week before youth group.
    – First time! – tomorrow we will be holding our first monthly Saturday Practice / Teaching time. I expect to spend 3 hours. This will include Worship lessons (Bible teaching/ training), New songs, and review songs we expect to do next month (that feels sop weird to plan that far in advance).

    Adult worship (not lead by me)
    – We typically practice on wednesdays and on Sunday morning. If not, just Sunday morning. Darla (leader) or whoever is planning the week will send out an email with the songs and links (Youtube or tutorials) .

    (Rob I)

  4. Linda Mar 8, 2018 at 9:44 am #

    After church on Sunday, usually 1.5 hours, everybody works and it’s hard to get together. I have the songs picked out, printed chord charts for everybody. Messenger group to post videos, etc.

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