About our work

We started The Worship Collaborative in 2015 for the purpose of raising up leadership in the area of worship, and to help worship leaders do their vital work for the Kingdom of God with excellence and with joy. 

 

Our work is founded on three pillars - coaching, encouragement and prayer

 

We know from our long experience as worship leaders ourselves that those called to  this area of ministry are often subject to discouragement, fatigue, and feelings of not being good enough.  We believe that spiritual warfare is constantly being waged against worship leaders, because they labor on the spiritual front lines, ushering congregations into the presence of God.  

Here are some examples of what we have to offer if you would like us to come and work with your worship leader or team.  If there's an area of need you don't see covered here, feel free to ask us about it.

 

Coaching

                 

Vocals

       Harmony - 

            Learning how to hear harmony parts

            Learning how to teach harmony parts and arrange vocals  (for the leader)

       Blend - 

            Listening to one another and adjusting voices for a more cohesive sound

      Individual Voice Lessons - 

            Achieving vocal freedom through proven techniques (In person or online)

 

Instrumentals

           Playing together rhythmically and musically

           Providing solid backing for vocals

           Transitioning from music reading to chord charts (for keyboard players)

 

 Presentation (whole team)

            Expressiveness - 

                  Leading by example with a joyful countenance

            Stage arrangement - 

                  Adjusting the placement of team members on stage to better facilitate their ability to see

                  one another, communicate non-verbally, and enjoy one another's presence

 

 Sound

            Ear Training -       

                  Learning to listen to what's happening on stage, respond and adjust the sound 

            Tech Training - 

                  Technical aspects of running sound

                

Encouragement

 

Biblical Teaching -

            Training from the Bible concerning the foundations of worship

 

Team Building -

            Helping worship teams grow closer as they work for a common purpose

 

Listening (for the leader)  -

            Sometimes the most helpful thing we can offer is a listening ear.  We are not professional

                  counselors, but we understand where musicians are coming from, and we are good listeners

                  and encouragers. 

 

Pastor/Worship Leader Relations -

             If a pastor and a worship leader are having trouble seeing eye to eye, we can facilitate

                  discussion about how to mesh their different personalities and ministry styles.

 

Visitor Experience-

             If you would like an objective viewpoint of what it's like to attend a service at your church from                       the point of view of an outsider, we are happy to carefully observe and then give you our

                   impressions.  This applies to your worship ministry, and any other aspect of your service

                   (parking, greeters, seating, communication, atmosphere, technical, etc.).

 

Prayer

 

            Finally, we are called to pray for worship leaders.  A few examples of how God has worked

            through prayer in our ministry include - 

                  - Teams that struggled to get along found new unity

                  -  Pastors and worship leaders who weren't communicating well learned to see their situation

                        from each other's point of view 

                  - Worship leaders who lacked confidence found freedom and joy in their work

                  - Worship leaders who were overwhelmed by difficult circumstances came to understand

                        that they weren't alone 

            We will always pray for your team during every visit.  

It is our greatest joy to help these musicians and technicians catch a vision of just how important their ministry is, and to help them do it with excellence and peace. 

 

We cater this work to the individual needs of each local church that we are invited to.