Overseers Adam Diehl & Jon Paul Robles

Rehearsal Prep Checklist

Posted on January 10th, 2014 by adamdiehl

One of the most un-talked about issues in Worship Leading, in my view, is how to prepare for rehearsal.

I mean if you’re able to say, “Let’s do this like Matt Redman’s second recording,” and everyone knows what you’re saying – more power to ya.

But for the rest of us — those who lead teams that don’t play together every week, who desire to be open to new people serving with the team (versus being an exclusive clique), there needs to be rehearsal preparation for the rehearsal to be clear (and timely).

So here are four questions to which I think every worship leader should have an answer before going into rehearsals:

What’s the Roadmap?

By “roadmap” I mean the flow of the song. For example… Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus, Chorus.

Refusal to establish a roadmap, in my view, is kinda selfish for a leader if you think about it. If you want others to be able to participate in worship leading with you, they need to know where you’re going — or at least what you’re thinking.

This is all about clarity and serving the team. They need to know what you’re thinking, leader. Do you really think you can go off on some new and random chord progression and other people can follow along? (If they can . . . well, that’s awesome and we all are jealous). It doesn’t have to limit you in a box – if you want to leave things uncertain, that’s okay! Just plan for some spontaneity so others can be spontaneous WITH YOU. Serve the team by telling them what’s in your head — however structured or loose that may be. Wouldn’t you appreciate that clarity from the leader if you were following?

For example, you might say, “We’ll do Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus – and then if I start praying we’ll play [designated chord progression] to leave some space for people to worship in their hearts, and I’m not sure what we’ll do after that.”

As a sidenote, for what its worth, my roadmaps are usually notated like this:
V1 C
V2 CC
BC
BCC

I use separate lines because it gives me little “chunks” to glance at and remember a “little chunk” at a time.

Uncertainty and Spontaneity is okay (and good) in my book. But not communicating what that means for those following you only because you didn’t plan ahead – that’s not okay.

How will the song start?

Again, this is all about serving others you’re leading. Don’t expect them to read your mind or understand the way Chris Tomlin did it in his obscure remix.

What does the band play? Is there a specific introduction?
Is it musically connected to the previous song in a medley?
What will the leader do? (Prayer? Spoken Challenge?)

How will the song end?

This usually just entails what chord the band needs to end on. But see the questions above regarding the song’s start as well!

Are there any specific “mid-route” details?

This is about communicating cut-outs, builds, diminishes, quiets, louds, etc.

For example, “When we do the bridge four times, we’ll start soft and build each one and be really big by the chorus.”

The only thing worth adding here is that I think this question needs to be explained to the team AFTER they know the road map.

For example – I would never say, “Hey we’re going to Seattle by car. We’ll head west and then somewhere halfway through we’ll be able to drive as fast as we want and then after that we need to turn right.” No No. I’d give specific directions and THEN add commentary. Like, “We’re going to get on I-90 and head west all the way to Seattle. When we hit Montana, we can drive as fast as we want, and be watchful in Seattle because we’ll need to head North on I-5 to get downtown.”

In the same way, we aren’t clear when we give instructions like, “We’ll get big towards the end” unless the team knows when “the end” actually occurs (hence, the need for the roadmap FIRST).

 

In summary, the worship leader (or at least the music rehearsal leader, if that’s a different person) must have thought through each of these four questions before rehearsal starts. Regardless of how thorough or cursory his answers are, taking a moment to provide clarity to others on the team is always valuable.

Transitioning Smoothly.

Posted on October 24th, 2011 by adamdiehl

This tip comes from Jamie Brown of www.worthilymagnify.com. He discusses some very practical ways to include transitions in our worship sets. If you’re reading this in an RSS reader or email, you will need to click on the blog title, “Transitioning Smoothly” above to view this video in the cmiworship.com website.

Some Thoughts on Special Music.

Posted on August 15th, 2011 by adamdiehl

To the right of this post (only viewable on cmiworship.com site – not RSS), you can see a link for asking a question. One such question was asked about policies regarding Special Music, and this post is written to answer that question – but hopefully it will help many of us.

The Use of Special Music

Special music (outside of choir and regular worship songs) can be a valuable part of the service. It could also be a massive distraction. The difference is good planning and leadership.

For example, a good use of special music uses the song to help the flow of the service. Special Music should never be a time filler – it should be purposeful. If the song is worshipful and helps people focus on God – maybe use it as a call to worship. If its about serving or giving, maybe use it during offering. If the song is a challenge to live a specific way, consider using it to introduce or close out a Sermon (if the message is coordinated with the special song). For example, if the Pastor preached on taking Christ out to the people around us, maybe the special song could be Casting Crown’s “If We Are The Body” (Why aren’t His arms reaching…). That would tie everything together.

Most Pastors are great at connecting to our minds – but its the artistic touch (i.e. special music) that touches our hearts. Touch the mind and heart for the fullest influence – it can create a transformational moment in lives. To coordinate special music with the sermon – that does require active planning! I can’t figure out why so many churches have opposition to the notion of planning. This concept is expected for Christmas and Easter – but for some reason some get offended when artists suggest we continue planning efforts to make every service special. (I’m suggesting we ask God what he wants, and head in that direction until God prompts us otherwise; I’m not suggesting we plan the Holy Spirit’s direction out of our service).

Planning ahead is a challenge for many busy pastors that struggle to perfect their notes until Saturday night, but if they understand all we need is a general theme (i.e. “Love your neighbor” or “Being devoted to God”) rather than their entire manuscript, they may have an easier time giving artists the fuel they need to serve. I encourage all artists to consistently ask their pastor for service direction ahead of time. I took the liberty of writing a letter to your pastor already that might be helpful. Click here to read it.

Now the bad use of Special Music is very common as well. Two things can make special music really bad. First, if its just done really poorly. If someone wants to sing on a stage, they need to be gifted at singing. That’s what the Bible says anyhow. (There’s room for some grace – I’ll get to that, keep reading…). Secondly, bad use of special music is if it causes disjoint in the service. Imagine a special song placed right before the sermon. The special song is about sharing Christ with others – great theme, great song. As soon as the powerful song is finished, and everyone is moved emotionally about sharing Christ with others, the Pastor takes the pulpit and says, “This morning, I want to share 5 ways we can hear God’s voice more clearly.” … WHAT?! … At the very least the pastor should have prayed for the congregation to have boldness to be evangelistic before transitioning to his message on a different topic. At the very least each “service element” needs to pass the baton from one idea to the next — but personally I think its better to keep all elements along the same vein. There are a million systems we can use to carry this out.

Special Music Systems (Structure)

I believe that the system used to do special music isn’t nearly as important as the attitude behind it. It’s easy to create a good system for Special Music (SO MANY have merit and could be considered “good” in the right setting). It’s also very very very easy to get a wrong/bad attitude about Special Music. What I’m saying is that all the systems we come up with must be about and focused on RELATIONSHIP. Systems are an institutional construct, but the biblical understanding of Church isn’t an institution – it’s PEOPLE (the gathering of those who are “called out”). The institutional constructs (systems) should serve and respond to the needs of the Church (people), not the other way around. The people’s needs should dictate the leader’s systems and structures. (That does NOT mean that the people dictate the leader). That perspective pervades all the following answers to the asker’s specific issues:

Auditions. I absolutely believe in doing auditions, but I’ve never asked anyone to audition for me – ever. At least I never used the word “Audition.” I think that word — at least in my setting — has a lot of bad connotation with it. It just makes things sound stuffy, impersonal, and rather institutionalized. I don’t think Jesus ever meant for that stigma, so I tend to avoid it. If someone who I’m not familiar with asks if they can sing on a stage, I don’t say, “I need you to do an audition.” But I will say, “Can we meet up after church so I can hear you sing?” This vocabulary will shape an arts department.

Schedules. There’s a million ways to schedule special music – and I’m pretty sure I’ve used most of them. I don’t think any of them are wrong, figure out what helps you with your goals. Set goals and vision first.

Rehearsing the special song in front of a review team for constructive criticism? Great question. I think this one just depends. Unless your inbox is overflowing with people begging to sing special songs, I don’t think this needs to be a policy. A leader must be more focused on the people he’s leading than the institutional constructs (policies) that help him lead. If you have a veteran vocalist that sings fantastic and has great stage presence – I wouldn’t suggest you worry too much about a review team. If you have a newbie, I would invite them to come in a week ahead for some feedback and maybe to have a try with the Sound System (I’ve found “feedback” is a much more welcomed term than “constructive criticism.” The latter just makes people feel insecure). I think the healthiest review process revolves around discipleship principles and interpersonal relationships.

I used to struggle much more with proper structures. I was challenged by my worship leading mentor, “Do you truly love the people you’re leading?” Of course I said yes. But he challenged me, saying that he didn’t love his church for several years. So I kept asking myself the question over and over – “Do I love the people I’m leading?” The more I asked myself that, the more I saw (in practical situations) that I didn’t truly love them. I had no amnosity, and I liked everyone — but I didn’t truly love them. They weren’t my focus. Maintaining my precious structures and systems were my focus. If I don’t truly love the people I’m leading, I’m probably not going to bother considering what would help each individual. <– Reflect on that.

What about guidelines for memorizing music and using cheat sheets? This totally depends. Was the singer asked to sing a song three days ago? For crying out loud them them use some words! Under general circumstances, I think special songs should be memorized – that will of course help them communicate the point more clearly. But there are a million factors that can effect this. Maybe the singer couldn’t memorize because of some family emergency or they had to work overtime the past week . . . I try to show grace because I never know when I’ll need it shown to me! (Quick Tip: My favorite is a cheat sheet that has the first couple words of each line on a paper. I once had to memorize a solo in college in about 30 minutes notice. I was familiar with the words, so I just wrote the first words to each line with a permanent marker and placed the paper on the front of the stage. The solo went on without a hitch!)

What about the regulation of quality of the song selection? This is a fantastic question. I already wrote about how the song selection should flow with what is going on. If you’re worried about people writing their own music and wanting to do that for a special song – THAT is a situation for which I would use a review team. Songwriters must understand that just because they wrote a song doesn’t mean it was for the radio or the church. God gives some songs for our personal expression, others for a group, others for a church, others for a region, and others for radio and beyond. If people in your church are writing music (AWESOME), I would definitely recommend a review team (for support) to analyze its musicality, lyric, and theological soundness.

 

I fear I might be getting up on a soapbox too much with this post, but this particular issue is very important to me and I think it really matters for the integrity of our worship in our churches.

Independence Day is coming up soon (It’s July 4th this year, isn’t it?). Most churches in America will be doing something to honor the holiday. Most often, this is done with artistic elements – songs and videos. I don’t have a problem with this. Using current events to demonstrate spiritual truth is great! Praying for our country and leaders is mandated by scripture. Giving thanks to God for the freedom we have to worship is also great. These examples could be illustrated with this picture. I am a Christian. I am also an American. They are not the same thing.

Allow me to be clear – we should live our Christianity in the context of being an American (if you’re an American). I love that. Both the blue and the red circles above can and do have a place in the church. I have no problem with that.

However, from my perspective I think the American Church has somehow weaved together their Christianity with Patriotism in an unhealthy way. It’s like some churches treat patriotic seasons with equal significance as Easter and Christmas! Some of the videos that are marketed to churches for use on Patriotic holidays make me wonder if we’re here to worship Jesus or worship America! When we do this we’re blending our blue and red circles and it makes church . . . something different.

Think of the words to songs that some churches use in their worship service. “My country, ’tis of thee – the sweet land of liberty – OF THEE I SING” ??? SERIOUSLY?! I thought we were here to sing about Jesus! This song has absolutely no place during a worship set; the title and first line specifically state that it is about a nation (not God)! Similar connotations could be made to other songs which imply God saved our country (and nobody else), or that sing continuously about the attributes of a nation instead of the attributes of God. Anyone who insists of blending the “Star Spangled Banner” or “My Country Tis of Thee” in a worship set needs to develop a Biblical definition of Worship! God must be the focus of our worship – anything else is just music.

Again, allow me to be clear – I’m not anti-America. I love America. I’m not anti-patriotic songs in church. I’m just against weaving them together as if they were the same thing (and unless we are extremely intentional about it, that’s exactly how it will be perceived).

For example – I try to leave out patriotic songs from the worship set but instead we may do an instrumental patriotic song during offering. Or if we show a patriotic video, we may follow it up with a prayer for our country. We’re living out our Christianity in the context of our location.

Worship leaders and Pastors in America – as you prepare for this upcoming Independence Day church services, ask yourself: “If an English speaking Christian foreigner came to my church this weekend, would they be able to worship with us or would they be confused about whether or not they’re in a church?”

Where Does the Music Stand Go?

Posted on June 9th, 2011 by adamdiehl

This tip comes from Jaime Brown of www.worthilymagnify.com.

Ideally, you’re prepared enough you don’t even need a music stand. But if it makes you feel comfortable to have it there “just in case” – do it reasonably. Like this video explains:

Another tip that might help is simply to keep your music stand flatter rather than aimed at your face. This also limits the visual barrier between you and the congregation.

We need to Be a LEADING Team.

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by adamdiehl

One of the most consistently ignored factors of worship leading is leading. If we ONLY worship God on the stage, we’ve failed at our mission. We have to take other people with us as we worship. Here are a few tips for leadership in worship.

Worship Leaders – Talk. If you’re going to say something between songs, make sure its something worth saying. But by all means, TALK. (But don’t preach; you should be able to transition sufficiently in two or three sentences. If you need to go longer, be sure its okay with your Pastor). If you’re going to talk (and you should), be sure to CRAFT meaningful comments. Work on it and practice it if you need to – don’t ramble. If I sense God is speaking something new and spontaneous and I decide I should say something that I hadn’t planned on saying, I quickly review my thought process a couple times in my head before I open my mouth and ramble. God deserves my best.

Singers (and Worship Leaders) – Keep your eyes open. Make eye contact. Never turn away from the congregation. -Whenever you can. It’s a little hard to do because it’s much easier (and more intuitive) to just shut everything out and focus ONLY on Jesus. That creates a great worshipful moment for you (which you should be having Monday – Saturday), but Sunday’s Levitical ministry for us means we need to lead other people towards God. The idea for this one is to never do anything that relinquishes our leadership (and connection) with the people we’re leading. Additionally, I find that I can craft my meaningful comments much more effectively when my eyes are open. How will you know if anyone is “with you” on the spiritual journey you’re leading unless you look at them? (I will be the first to admit that I really suck at keeping my eyes open. But I believe it and have been advised to go this direction by more worship leading teachers than I can count, so it’s going on the list).

BandDavid played an instrument like a harp, and he led an evil Spirit away from Saul. When we play with dynamics, builds, and expressiveness, we become absolutely essential in the spiritual journey and lead them through tensions and releases through the art of music. Plan your builds,  plan your cuts, and for crying-out-loud plan your transitions. The larger your band, the more you need to plan (because the more things that are likely to go wrong) and the less you can wing-it.

Lyric Projection Operator – Next to the main worship leader, this is the next-to-most important part of the worship team. I’m not just saying that to “pump up” a behind-the-scenes person that a lot of people forget about — I’m saying that because I really believe it. It will only take one service of the projector shutting down due to an electrical problem before you’ll believe it to. Open your eyes – I think you’ll see how important the projector is to your worship leadership. What are the congregation’s eyes focused on — looking at the environment on stage is the PERIPHERAL! People stare at the screen, and it helps them worship. The screen is where its at. To help lead people, the lyric projection operator should change slides slightly AHEAD of time so people have a moment to look at the lyrics before singing them. If at all possible, get a “road map” of what the team is hoping to do (Verse, Chorus, Verse 2, etc…) so you can be right with it. This person needs to be at rehearsal. When you consider the part they play in leading the congregation, the projectionist is truly a co-worship leader.

Sound Guy – David Lanning of CTI Music Ministries once said, “If you want your band to sound better, take your best musician on the stage and put them behind the sound board.” The sound man is the most important member of a band. This person needs to be at rehearsal (at least the “final” rehearsal) to know where things are happening. Leadership of the worship leading voice must be reflected in the sound mix. It’s horrible if the worship leader tries to give meaningful comments between the songs, or even during a transitory portion of a song, and nobody can hear it. Here’s a good rule of thumb: the worship leading voice needs to be loud enough so that at any moment, if they decide to speak words, like “Let’s make this our prayer,” everyone in the room would hear it – there should be no question as to what was just spoken. This is the job of one voice at a time.

Planner - Help lead the congregation behind-the-scenes by choosing songs that the congregation CAN sing. Consider vocal range – the average voice has a vocal range of a perfect fifth! That’s completely unpractical, but I try to do songs that don’t go very far outside of a perfect octave – I’ll go up to a major tenth at most. Consider the singability – sometimes I give a “test run” of a song with a few people before I ever choose to do it with the team. I’ll sing it a couple times – and if they can’t join in on the chorus at all by the third time through it’s probably not a good choice. Also consider the people you’re working with. What style will speak their language. Do hymns resonate with your church? Does the hip/hop style? How about bluegrass country? Choose song styles accordingly. This is an important part of leadership.

Pastors – Give us vision and direction. Pete Sanchez, Jr. said, “The artists’ prophetic gifts get spurred when there is vision.” I wrote much more about this here.

    Can Worship Songs Be Too Theological?

    Posted on April 11th, 2011 by adamdiehl

    In a word – no. I do not think a worship song can be TOO theological.

    However – I DO believe a song can be so theological that it is completely unclear and vague — when not in balance. Or to be put more simply, a worship song can be more theological for its own good (if placed incorrectly). Remember – I believe leading worship is leading people through an experience with God – a journey. If you go on a theological journey with no regard for the congregation, you may have worshiped but you have not led.

    For example, what on earth does it mean to raise our Ebenezer to God? The verse in the Hymn, Come Thou Fount reads, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come.” It’s deeply theological but for most of us its entirely useless — information without knowledge usually is. If you don’t know what ‘raising your Ebenezer’ means – then you probably shouldn’t keep singing it. And more pertinent for leaders — if your congregation doesn’t know what it means, you shouldn’t be leading them through it. (By the way, this explains it).

    Another example is the modern song from Misty Edwards, Relent. The first portion of this song is a quotation from the end of Song of Solomon: “I’ll set You as a seal upon my heart; As a seal upon my arm.” It goes on with further quotation from the book. Talk about theological! I’ve heard argument on who is the speaker at this passage. And is the passage speaking of the church and Christ or solely a man and a woman? This is intensely theological, and for most of our churches, it would also be a useless lyric (if we don’t know what we’re singing). Furthermore – your church/pastor might not agree with its’ interpretation!

    The point I’m trying to make is that “theologically thick and accurate” will not always yield a good worship song (however a good worship song will always be theologically thick and accurate). A good worship song will help your congregation worship God. This is impossible if its over their heads and they “know not what they do.”

    Solutions

    Adjust it. Changing scripture is a no-no. But worship songs are not scripture (even hymns!). If adjusting a word or phrase of a song will help people worship, do it! (I strongly urge you to talk to your pastor first!). Gateway Worship decided to replace the original “Ebenezer” verse of Come Thou Fount with a completely new lyric about how Christ has “came and rescued me.”

    Teach It. Sometimes a theological idea or word can be taught during a worship set between songs, enabling the next song to be understood. Other times it needs to come from the pastor during his message (especially if it will take a long time to explain). Misty Edwards wrote her song, Relent at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. If you’ve ever been there, you know that they have a strong emphasis on studying Song of Solomon. The preachers speak about it frequently. It’s a big deal to her group. When she leads this song with her group – they get it. Her group knows that her lyric comes from Song of Solomon, Chapter 8; and they all know exactly what that passage means to them. It’s great there – but it’s probably not going to be great in your church unless your congregation has a united theological understanding of Song of Solomon.

    The Bottom Line: This is not a cookie cutter situation. Some songs are “too theological” to be clear in different situations, and in different groups. The bottom line is that I think we need to pay attention to what we’re singing and who we’re leading. What do you think?

    Stupidest Mistakes I’ve Made. Part 3 of 3.

    Posted on April 1st, 2011 by adamdiehl

    The other two parts of this series are available here and here.

    Everyone makes some unintentional mistakes in ministry. I happen to be particularly good at it and could probably build a whole graduate degree program around my vast experience with this rather embarrassing subject. I’m happy to say that nobody died and no buildings collapsed as a result of these errors, but, as folks often say, “I wish I had known then what I know now.”

    #3 Mistake: I used to describe worship as a fixed entity—something that had a lot of absolutes and I—well, I knew exactly what they were!

    Reality: Every worshipper and every designer of worship is in a learning mode. People who think they have an absolute corner on what worship should be are (and I’m being extremely kind here) self-deceived. That’s why people who define worship by style need to unbury their heads. They barely have a clue, let alone a corner! There are things we do know, but there is much we don’t.

    Conclusion: I love to talk with people who feel as dumb as I do and, in the process of that interaction, discover I’m not as dumb as I thought. Worship is largely a grand experiment in meaningful discourse with God. It is not prescribed for us in Scripture in great detail and it is not even well defined in the endless books the subject seems to generate. We should all be involved in stimulating the worship conversation—not spouting endless quasi-definitions of it.

    This post was written by Doug Lawrence, internationally recognized speaker, author, and advisor. He helps churches assess and improve their skillfulness in creating engaging worship experiences by utilizing his more than 35 years of “deep trench” worship leadership in prominent mainline churches. You may reach him at dlawrenceconsult@mac.com. Or, if you wish, call 650.207.8240 for assessment information and scheduling. Doug now teams with the slingshotgroup.net to place extraordinary worship leaders in extraordinary churches. His blog can be found here.

    Stupidest Mistakes I’ve Made. Part 2 of 3.

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 by adamdiehl

    The other two parts of this series will be available here and here.

    Everyone makes some unintentional mistakes in ministry. I happen to be particularly good at it and could probably build a whole graduate degree program around my vast experience with this rather embarrassing subject. I’m happy to say that nobody died and no buildings collapsed as a result of these errors, but, as folks often say, “I wish I had known then what I know now.”

    #2

    Mistake: I used to “sell” my point of view about worship endlessly. I believed that it was my responsibility to inform, enlighten, and change people’s views about sound worship practices. Certainly (I thought), I knew more about worship than they!

    Reality: People assume that you know a lot about your job, but they also want to know that you are willing to learn. They want to teach you, but they may not be as articulate as you in describing what they mean, believe, and have experienced in their worship history. So, let them sell YOU. BTW, their history is as valuable to them as yours is to you.

    Conclusion: I finally learned that the best strategy for dealing with this situation was to enlist your fellow sojourner instead of trying to win them over! I would research a couple of churches where that person’s perspective on worship might be a closer fit and invite them to look in on a service at that church, then communicate to me and our worship committee about their observations about what worked and didn’t work. Incidentally, their take is very often that they prefer their own church to the one they visited and usually end up affirming what they’ve already got! Enlist…don’t annoy!

    This post was written by Doug Lawrence, internationally recognized speaker, author, and advisor. He helps churches assess and improve their skillfulness in creating engaging worship experiences by utilizing his more than 35 years of “deep trench” worship leadership in prominent mainline churches. You may reach him at dlawrenceconsult@mac.com. Or, if you wish, call 650.207.8240 for assessment information and scheduling. Doug now teams with the slingshotgroup.net to place extraordinary worship leaders in extraordinary churches. His blog can be found here.

    Stupidest Mistakes I’ve Made. Part 1 of 3.

    Posted on March 8th, 2011 by adamdiehl

    This was written by a guest and used on cmiworship.com with permission. The other parts of this series WILL be (but not right now) available here and here.

    Everyone makes some unintentional mistakes in ministry. I happen to be particularly good at it and could probably build a whole graduate degree program around my vast experience with this rather embarrassing subject. I’m happy to say that nobody died and no buildings collapsed as a result of these errors, but, as folks often say, “I wish I had known then what I know now.”

    #1 Mistake: I used to think that I had to solve every problem or complaint about worship directed my way and I prided myself on being willing to do so. After all, good people care about other good people and want to make things right for them—right?

    Reality: The answer is both yes and no. Certainly people want us to address issues that cause frustration. Folks have a right to expect us to at least be concerned and want to help, but, in fact, what they really want is for us to listen to them. Secondly they want us to express our sincere regret that something has impacted them negatively whether it was our fault or not.

    Conclusion: You can’t fix every problem, but you can go a long way in healing the level of frustration someone is experiencing by simply closing your mouth and listening to their complaint. If you can fix it—fix it, but it’s your undivided attention that most people desire, not your defensiveness, or even the “power” of your office to solve the problem.

    This post was written by Doug Lawrence, internationally recognized speaker, author, and advisor. He helps churches assess and improve their skillfulness in creating engaging worship experiences by utilizing his more than 35 years of “deep trench” worship leadership in prominent mainline churches. You may reach him at dlawrenceconsult@mac.com. Or, if you wish, call 650.207.8240 for assessment information and scheduling. Doug now teams with the slingshotgroup.net to place extraordinary worship leaders in extraordinary churches. His blog can be found here.

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