How To Run Efficient Better Worship Rehearsals

All worship leaders have to run rehearsals, but not all worship leaders run rehearsals well. Wasted time, sloppy arrangements, and frustrated band members all stem from a lack of leadership. As worship leaders, we owe it to our teams to make our rehearsal times as fun, efficient and productive as possible. The goal is that everyone leaves rehearsal feeling excited, engaged, energized and expectant for what God will do in the upcoming service. This month’s episode is a recording of a live workshop I taught on how to run efficient worship rehearsals for your team. I hope you are helped by the content. If so, please pass it on to a friend.

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Alex Enfiedjian 00:11 Hello, and welcome back to another episode of the worship ministry training podcast. My name is Alex Enfiedjian, your host, so thankful that you are taking time out of your busy schedule to listen and learn and continue growing and developing in this craft and calling the God has placed upon your life. It is a crazy wild adventure, being a worship leader and I love being on this ride with you guys. So thanks for listening. If you are a newer listener, I want to encourage you to dig through the episode archive, and check out previously published episodes and see what topics might be helpful to you. So dig through that list. See what topics will be applicable to you in this season of your ministry and click download and enjoy and hopefully be edified by them. Also, if you don’t already, please follow us on social media on Facebook, we our worship ministry training, Instagram also worship ministry training, and Twitter is at W mt podcast. So come follow us and say hello, it would be great to connect with you guys. Today we are going to be talking about running efficient worship rehearsals. And I have been a part of many poorly run rehearsals and you probably have as well. And I’ve also been a part of some very well run worship rehearsals and rehearsals are such a big part of what we do that it’s important that we strive to have very effective rehearsals where our team members walk out feeling confident, encouraged, things are sounding great. And we’re ready to rock the worship set for Jesus. So we’re going to spend some time thinking about that. The reason I call it running efficient worship rehearsals is because sometimes worship leaders stretch things out way too long. And they don’t actually get to finish running through all the songs. And at my new church, I guess like it’s not really new anymore. It’s been a year and three months. So I should probably stop saying that. But at my newer church, we have a Thursday night service. And we have an hour window to rehearse before that service. And so sometimes, because of technical difficulties, or team members coming from work and being late, we actually only have 45 minutes to run through five songs two times because we run through the set twice. And you’ll hear about that in this episode. And so I’ve had to learn how to be super fast and efficient and keep everybody on the ball and make sure that the communication is clear. And everybody knows what to play and what to do. And to do it as fast as possible. And so, in this episode, you’ll get kind of a minute by minute rundown of how to run an efficient worship rehearsal and to make sure that everybody is walking away feeling prepared. One thing I will say before we get into the episode is that the key to leading an efficient worship rehearsal is good leadership, and clear communication. So great worship rehearsals come from great leadership and great communication. So if you don’t want to listen to the rest of the episode, you can turn it off. Now, just kidding. This episode was recorded live at a worship leader workshop that we did at our church, we do quarterly workshops for all of our worship volunteers. And this is a session I taught there. So the audio quality is literally just from my phone. So forgive the quality. But I think you’ll be really helped by the content. So hopefully, you are and before we jump into the content, I want to let you know that this episode is sponsored by Planning Center, which is super amazing software for planning and scheduling your bands, your songs, sending them mp3, sending them chord charts, and giving them everything they need to prepare and show up to rehearsal and rocket. And that is a big part of having an efficient rehearsal is good preparation. So check out Planning Center, it’s free to try for 30 days. And it’s $14 A month after that for the small team size and the prices go up from there, you can learn all of that at planning dot Center planning dot center. Okay, so let’s jump into the live workshop recording of how to run efficient worship rehearsals.

Alex Enfiedjian 04:05 I have seen many worship leaders run a rehearsal. Some of them are very efficient and effective in communicating what they want from the team and some of them or not. And those two types of people can both learn how to become a clear communicator and an efficient leader. Because I don’t know if you’ve ever worked with a worship leader like this, but you might have like an hour rehearsal and you get there and things don’t get started until 20 minutes late. And he kind of me or she kind of meanders into the songs and it’s like okay, like he please give some direction and then all of a sudden that whole hour is eaten up and you feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know how to do it. I don’t even know how this circus is gonna go. And you and you’re feeling really frustrated or your band is going to diversity that happened to be leading. But then there’s another type of worship leader who they walk, everybody from start to finish they get started on time or close on Time, they’re checking in with people throughout, they’re giving clear directions throughout. And the band leaves that one hour rehearsal, feeling excited, feeling ready. And with, you know, no confusion, it’s the same amount of time, but two very different results, right. And so what I did is I kind of outlined what I feel like is the way to get about the result of the second type of worship leader, the one who actually leads the team well, so starting on the first page, it says, before you start setting yourself up for success. And what do I mean by that, I mean, that before you even get to rehearsal, spend about 30 minutes at some point during your week thinking through the song set, this is separate from picking the songs, that’s a whole other process that we’ve talked about before this is that you’ve already picked the songs, but now you’re about to go to rehearsal. So you’re going to spend 30 minutes beforehand, thinking through the songs, and thinking through the set flow, and the arrangements of the songs and the different musical parts that you’re going to want played. And even, like, the general theme of the service that you’re going to want conveyed through the songs, is there a theme are the songs in your prayers going to kind of follow that theme. So really, kind of getting a cohesive look at this is what I want it to be like, in my head. And that takes time. And that takes thought because even when you look at your songs, like sometimes what I’ll do is I’ll look at my songs, I’ll think through how did these songs glued together. And I’ll be like, you know, if I ended this song, and we play the instrumental riff, this song as a thought, and this song has a thought. But that instrumental riff on the end of this song is going to kind of interrupt that funk. So I might even like, think about cutting that whole instrumental riff at the end of the song and just ending for example, like, you know, Jesus, Lord, Jesus thought of our Lord

Alex Enfiedjian 06:56 Jesus or heaven. second song. So it’s like, I could have played the instrumental riff of that ending sound, but it’s going to separate those two songs, and then that thoughts not going to be as clear, you know what I mean? And so that’s the kind of stuff I’m talking about to think through how do these songs flow together? How does this, how did the themes flow together. And that way, when you get to rehearsal, you’ve already got a vision in mind for what you want to accomplish. Because if you don’t have a vision in mind, you’re not gonna be able to communicate any clear direction to anybody, because you’re not really sure how it’s going to go. But you’re the leader. So you need to be sure of what you want. So that’s what I mean, by set yourself up for success. That also means, like I said earlier today, getting this band The songs in advance, if at all possible, like, Don’t pick your songs the day, you know, when they’re coming in, and you’re like, digging through your song folder, try to give them the songs, get in the habit of picking your songs a week in advance. And then as soon as you pick them text, the team, Hey, guys, hear the songs, you know, check out the YouTube versions of the songs, get familiar with them get familiar with the different riffs and the harmonies and stuff like that. And you do that a week in advance that actually gives your band time to prepare and come ready, and that that’ll make the rehearsal smoother, too. And then even beyond just texting them the songs like if you have specific things, like some things that I’ll do is like if I have a piano part that I want somebody to play, or like a drum group that might be new, I’ll actually text the drummer and say, Hey, guys, a whenever Jesse learned this drum group, or Hey, solemate, learn this keyboard part for this song. This is before you even have in rehearsal. And that’s what I mean, set yourself up for success. And that’s just clear communication. Even before you’re arriving at the venue for rehearsal, the next step would be okay, you’ve thought through the set, you get to rehearsal, I said, Get to the venue before your band and set up the stage. Now, some of you might have people who help with sound like I think Chris helps with women’s ministry, right, and if they are in charge of setting up and text them ahead of time, what you need. But even better, get there early and help them set up, checked all the microphones before your band arrives. Test test one, two, guitar TEST TEST bass, touch the plug, make sure it’s active. Because the last thing you want to do is let’s say you have an hour of rehearsal time, it’s like it starts at six minutes, and seven or whatever 530 to 630, whatever it is, if you don’t check everything before and then all of a sudden, everybody shows up five minutes late, of course, and something’s not working and you have to go on a rabbit trail to try to chase down why the monitors aren’t turning on. That’s gonna be 10 minutes of your rehearsal. So now your original, even shorter, and then you’re gonna rush through, you’re gonna feel stressed and not ready. So that’s why I say, Get there early and test everything technically before your band arrives. Because what you want is, of course, they’re going to be five minutes late. That’s just the way people work. But what you want is when they do arrive five minutes late, they plug in and it’s all working and you’re ready to go. Okay, so that’s another important part. writing an effective rehearsal that even means things like putting the music’s on their stands for them even putting a pin on their stands for them so they can take notes. So that’s that’s it so far. That’s before the band is even arrive. Okay, so then the band arrives. What should you do? What do you guys think you should do when the band arrives? First thing you should do? Pray? Yeah, total. Hi, probably. Hi. Thanks for coming by to be here. Good to see ya. Thanks, man. Thanks, man. No, yeah. But say hi. And pray. You want to pray? You want to start with prayer? And I think, why should we start with prayer?

Unknown Speaker 10:36 Because as worship leaders, we’re already like, caught up with, like, all the technicality, but it’s important to like, just focus that we’re worshiping first and foremost for the Lord. So it’s just so easy to get caught up in the technicality of what’s off and what’s not.

Alex Enfiedjian 10:53 Yes, totally. Yeah, it’s a really important time to recenter your heart and your team’s heart. Because we’ve all gotten we’ve had a busy day, we, you know, whatever, had a fight with somebody or whatever came from work, or, you know, our bosses mean, or, but it’s like, Okay, wait, timeout. Let’s recenter let’s refocus. And it’s good for your team as well, you know, to refocus their heart as well. So pray is good. So what should you pray for? I put down a list of things that you could potentially pray for during that time. These are not like you have to pray for all of them every time it’s just Hey, here are some ideas, to pray at the top of your rehearsal. How about this, pray for people who are coming to your service that evening, pray for their hearts, that their hearts would be ready to meet with the Lord. Maybe pray for yourself for forgiveness for ways that you failed to honor the Lord that day, pray for the band, and thank God that they’re there. But honestly, that’s that’s an important thing is like, a lot of times I’ll just publicly pray like God, thank you so much for these wonderful servants who have given their time, their energy, their preparation, or, you know, skill and they’ve come prepared, like, Thank you, Lord, for these people, as we couldn’t do without them. And that two things, it’s truly thanking the Lord, but it’s also making them feel like oh, my work, my worship leader actually, is thankful for all the work I put in, pray for

Alex Enfiedjian 12:15 the team to be in tune with the Holy Spirit and with each other, pray for the technology to work, amen. Because that’s like, often like such a big as you pray against the enemy and even pray for the person teaching the message. Those are some things that you could pray for in that kind of opening prayer. So okay, it’s six o’clock, your man supposed to be there at 605? They’re plugged in, you’ve prayed at six or seven. So now, what should you do any thoughts? What should you do next? Oh, yes, you’re right. Okay. Yeah, yeah. So a lot of times, we want to jump right into the song, right? Before you do that, it’s really important to make sure that you’re the sound guy has a chance to set the game levels correctly. Because if he doesn’t, and and then he sets your monitor. How many of you guys are playing with monitors, most of you, right, have a monitor, if he doesn’t set the gala correctly. And then you say your monitor makes but then he realizes it’s wrong. And he turns you up or down because the game was wrong on the game. If he turns you up or down using the game, you’re going to lose that in your wedge. So the first thing you want to do is make sure the whole band gets a good solid game check or a line check. You can do this in about one minute. So you just if you’re the worship leader, you say Alright, hey, sound guy. Are you ready to set game levels? I’m gonna start so okay, saying play. Are you going with me? Okay, cool. Let’s go to electric guitar play about as long as you’re going to play and it’s important that you do it as loud as you’re going to play during the service because you want to give them a clear level of what what it’s going to be like when you’re actually doing the service and everybody does it. So you kick bass drums. Alright, he’s Okay, everybody good. Alright, we’re going to jump into our first song. So now you’ve got your gain structure set correctly, the levels won’t change in your monitor because they’re pretty close. And then you jump into the first song or you do some small adjustments to your monitor and you start the first song right away so 607 you spend seven minutes and you’re already into your first song that’s pretty efficient hopefully. Because I don’t know have you guys ever been a part of like a worship thing that doesn’t start till like 620 by 20 minutes after I have drives me nuts especially like if I’m on the junk and I’m waiting for the worship leader or like electric guitar players like taking their sweet time yakin or whatever. You know, it’s it’s a balancing act, right? Because you want to leave time for fellowship and friendship and you want to make sure that doesn’t feel like cold and like to structure but you also need to get started. It’s better to do all the yakking after rehearsal, a little banter here and there in the beginning is fine few seconds minutes, but don’t let the stretch in 25 minutes now your rehearsals down to 40 or 35. So jump into the very first song and if your monitors are a total mess or doing monitors are telling us stop about after the first chorus say okay, we played through anyway you need to make Just their monitors. He was your sound guy. Can you turn this? Up, down? Okay, everybody good. You’re the leader, you want to make sure your band is happy. So check you good. Are you good? Are you good? Okay, levels are good. All right, now let’s start the set. And here’s what I like to do for my rehearsals. Okay, I like to view my rehearsals in two parts. One part, his first part is going through the songs as an individual unit and working out the specific parts or breaks or instrumental stuff that we need to work on that first half of the rehearsal is dedicated to the song as a unit. And the second half of the rehearsal, we go through the songs as a whole flowing set, so that we so that my band knows exactly what it’s going to feel like during the service, there’s no guessing. I mean, obviously, we can make small changes, like we repeat a chorus, but they know the transitions, they know where I’m praying, they know this, who’s leading what song, the second half of rehearsal is for that, almost like a dress rehearsal run through of the set where you’re not really stopping at all if, if possible. So let’s talk about that first half of rehearsal. Your your job now is to tell the band how you want them to play each song. So what I like to do is at the beginning of the song, I take about 20 seconds, and I say, okay, Grace, Grace, it’s gonna start like this. What I actually like to say is, okay, you guys have all listen to the recording and you prepare, you know how to, you know how it goes, right? And that’s kind of my little hint, hint, like, I hope you’re varying every time schedule. But then I say, okay, so drums start, guitar riffs on top, come in, nice, strong, we’re down on the verse base doesn’t come in till second verse piano, coming on the chorus, drums on the ride on the first quiet core is coming on the ride. And then we’re kind of in with the group for the rest of the song. I tell people when they’re coming in. Specifically, if I if someone has a specific riff they need to play, that’s the time upfront, take 20 seconds upfront, tell them what you want, where they’re coming in what this was to play, and then try it. Alright, let’s go ready, clicks into the more. So you’re going get through the song, during the actual song after you’ve given that instruction. If there are like minor issues, just ignore them make a mental note. And when you get to the end of the song, then go back and address those issues. If it’s just not working, stop, it’s better to stop and be like, Hey, guys, stop that bridge. It’s not working. So if you have to stop, stop it and say, Hey, bent drum part that’s not working, right? They’re like, Can we do something like this instead? Or even? Hey, is, is everybody hitting the E on on this part here? Listen to me play. Let me play. And then of course, you know, somebody, when you’re talking somebody like,

Alex Enfiedjian 17:47 here’s, here’s a little tip, like, please, like don’t hear the leader. Don’t be afraid to say something nicely, like, hey, Mikey, hold on a second. I’m trying to talk once again, please. That’s okay. It’s okay to say that you’re the leader. So hey, Mike, you belong, please, stop for a second. Otherwise, it’s like, you know what I mean? And then he starts when that guy starts, and then the drummer, they’re, like, Oh, my gosh, it’s already like you just eat five minutes, you know? So you’ve got it’s your responsibility as the leader to keep the ball moving forward. So, alright, Microsoft, hey, is everybody getting an E on this part? Okay, if you’re listening to me play at one time. You hear that? Okay, that’s what we’re making Oh, on your paper, please, with your pen. All right. And then once, if you stop it, and you address something like that, it’s your job, not to just like stand around and be like, now, it’s your job to say, Alright, let’s jump back into the course drummer counter sin chorus, 234 funk, and your back end, where you left off, you’ve addressed the issue, you haven’t wasted a ton of time, and you’ve really kept things moving forward. You when you get to the end of the song, say something like, Great job, that sounded great. That’s exactly what I was wanting or say, Great job. I think we’ll tighten it up a little more on the second run through but drummer, I think we need to change at the end of the song, talk about specifically if there’s something that needs to be addressed one final time. And then you can move into the next song. That clearly that’s how I approached the song, arranging part of rehearsal. And we do that four times or five times depending on how many songs you have seen. Talk at the top, talk in the middle. If you have to stop you can. But here’s a little thing that people don’t realize. You don’t have to stop the song to give direction, like you can play and you’re singing and you’re like keyboard player. I mean, can you play, like just stop singing and talk while you’re playing if you can do that, or like hey guys down chorus or build a building more bigger straighter, straighter, straighter, you know, straight build strength build, you can say those things while you’re still playing. You don’t have to stop the song. So little things, dynamic things you can give direction while you’re playing. And another little thing too, that you can do that I pay long term dividends. If you hear something Really cool. If somebody does, you should say, while you’re playing like, sometimes the drummers will do like a really cool fill that is exactly like my musical taste. And I’m like, Oh, that feels awesome. Jesse, Jesus, I just sing again. But I’ll like stop while I’m singing. And I’ll say it while I’m still playing while the band still plan is a step six. Phil, that’s amazing, you know? Because what that does, is it does two things. One, they’re like, Oh, cool. He liked it. I’ll do it again for the service. Secondly, it’s subconsciously training him what I like, which I want them to play how I like, so. So when when they do something cool. Make sure you praise because like, it’s praise gets repeated. You all know that phrase. So make sure you say something. If somebody does something you like, say it while you’re still playing the song like, Oh, I like that riff or the harmony singers like really like, blending? Well, hey, good blending, whatever, Sally. So give praise during the read through because it is training your people what is good, you know, it’s training them how to think training them how to think musically. Okay, so any questions on that first half of the run through because that was just the song arrangers, any questions or any things you guys are struggling with, in your arrangement times of your band stuff? Oh,

Unknown Speaker 21:21 not wasting time keeping the ball rolling, as any rallies usually says, like, we like talking and stuff. And I realized that a lot of time goes by and then it is like it’s starting, like 20 minutes, 30 minutes later. And then we’re going to do how

Alex Enfiedjian 21:38 are you the leader on those? Yeah. Yeah. So it’s just on you to say, Hey, guys, yeah. Let’s go, Hey, plugin, we’ll talk after this plugin. You guys, as leaders, you can’t be afraid to be direct, you have to be loving, of course. But don’t be afraid to just say what you need, you know, again, if it’s up to them, they’ll just noodle until service time. So your job is to get them going. And by the way, they will be happier. It’s like little children. They need, you know, boundaries and direction. And they’re happy, they will be the team will be like this is cool to be part of something that sounds good. Feels good. We ended early, we know what we’re doing. You know, when when people when bands don’t know what they’re doing. They they feel frustrated, they feel discouraged. They’re like, I don’t want to be part of this is done like, but if they’re like man, like we sound good, we feel good. The church is engaging, because we’re doing a good job leading. They’re happy, they like to be involved. So don’t be afraid to whip those youth into shape. Good. Got any other questions on the arranging slash, song block run through portion of a rehearsal?

Unknown Speaker 22:52 What’s the difference between a minor issue and then like, I think that was only like, just not working. But it was like a minor issue.

Alex Enfiedjian 22:59 Yeah, like if the bass player is hitting like an eight instead of an E. And like, the rest of the band seems to be hitting the right chord, but the bass player is not like, just ignore it. Just like and I’ll address it at the end of the song. I’m not gonna stop everybody, you know, to address one player. So just make a mental note. Isn’t it a lot to be a worship leader? It’s a lot like keeping your head it’s crazy. Um, yeah, that’s a minor minor issue, a major issue would just be like, Oh, my gosh, this feels horrible. Like, this is not working. Like, we have to change the bridge completely. You know what I mean? So that would be where you’re like, ah, stop the car. Like, Hey, guys, you know, let’s talk about this a little bit and then move forward. Oh, another thing that I’ll say too, during that first part is, you know, just like you would ask your band, are you good on your monitors? Are you good? Are you good? Are you good? I would encourage you guys to do that with the arrangements like you get through the songs. Or you get through a song everybody clear? Everybody good. Any questions? Questions? That’s a good phrase to use a lot. Because they’ll usually be like, Oh, yeah, actually, what are we doing here? And then you can so during this first part of the rehearsal, ask you are you good questions? Good. Jesse. Cool. Okay. All right. Let’s go through the set now. Okay, let’s jump in and set and you notice how many directors I’m giving. I’m like being bossy kinda like, hey, let’s Alright guys, let’s jump in and set Let’s start the whole song from the top. Hey, everybody, today, let’s go. You got to do it, or it’s gonna drag all the way and you’re gonna waste your hour. Like when I lead on Thursday nights, we almost always get through every song twice in an hour. We had someone else a guest leading and they only got through one song each in that same amount of time. So if you let the time slip away, it will slip away. So you do have to be clear and efficient with your you do have to be correct if you’re the leader and and it’s for their good. Okay, so now it’s time to play through the halls. Okay, so we try to do this without stopping as if it were the service. Here’s a little trick that we’ve begun doing in the last year that has really helped. I call it a vocal light rehearsal. It’s for two reasons, it’s to save your voice, because you’ve already rehearsed, now you’re going to sing three services or however many services, but it’s also so that the band can really listen to if their parts are selling. So the way that it works is you you just sing enough of a phrase for the band to know where they are on the page. So you go, you know, let’s say great photography is it literally sound like this. Lloyd, hi, you love me.

Alex Enfiedjian 25:38 Greece on top,

Alex Enfiedjian 25:43 more than I have asked for.

Alex Enfiedjian 25:47 Greece on top up, that’s literally what I do. And what that does is, all of a sudden, the band is not listening. And just playing along with the song, they’re actually listening to each other. And it’s like, oh, wow, that rhythm that I was doing on my acoustic is really not going with the box player or the hyatts. And because they’re not listening to just the vocal anymore, and they’re listening to each other, they’re gonna make the right adjustments to what they were playing, to really like be a solidified, unified whole. And the other thing I’ll do during that run through is all since I’m not singing all the time, I’ll just say like, build bill, chorus, hallelujah. You know, and then I’ll be like, riff there. I’ll just speak like a music director. Like, I’ll just talk the band so that they remember, sometimes, I’ll just be honest, sometimes I wonder, am I giving them a crutch? By telling them what to play during the second run through? Are they going to forget it for the rehearsal? And I don’t know, I don’t have an answer to that question yet. I don’t know if it’s better for me to not talk them exactly through what they’re supposed to play. But that’s what I’ve been doing lately. But so we what we do is we literally go through the whole set doing that vocal, I think we go through the transition. So we end the song, grace on top of the prayer, dude, turn around. And then and then they can listen. And then Marian, right. And we go through all the transitions, including, like, I’ll even say during rehearsal, church, grab, grab a seat at this time or something, something along that line. And then the next song starts, and even my prayers, usually I know which part of the set feels like it needs to be led in a prayer. And I will actually like, well, I’m the song and we’re in between songs and the piano, I’ll tell them like, you know, play the chords for this or whatever, or we’re just hanging on the root note or whatever. And I’ll actually like do little placeholder prayer, like, I’m gonna pray here, that I In Jesus name, amen. Next song. Like, I’ll actually save exactly what I said in Jesus data in Jesus name, amen. And that, you know, let’s the band and the weird people, everybody knows kind of how it’s gonna feel during the service. And then you get to the end of the set and say, Okay, I’m gonna pray here, let’s play these chords. At the end of the set, keyboard player, electric guitar, you guys play that, and operate that we do that and then we set and literally, we didn’t stop at all, we played through the whole thing, and that lets the band know how it’s going to feel for the most part. Obviously, you might add a chorus or something here, if you feel led to it lets the lyric people know exactly how it’s gonna feel. It lets everybody right? So then your guess what time it is. It’s 630. Wherever timers lands, you you’re out of time you got through the whole set twice. We usually what I’ll do is I’ll ask the sound people do you want us to play the beginning of the first song again, because they might have to readjust their levels. And then we’ll be like, Alright guys, that’s it. Any questions? One last time. Any questions? Everybody? Good? Okay. Go ahead, jump, go in the back being on the go get off stage. What are what I do right after that? I go to the sound people and the lyrics, people. They’re going to get any questions or lyrics. Okay. You didn’t mean for me anything weird? noise, everything’s good. Or sometimes? Yeah, you did something here Is this right? And I’ll get to look at it. Or I’ll be like, Hey, can we put a scripture on the screens right here? touch base with your lyrics, people and your sound people? Are you guys good? Okay, cool. Again, it’s your job, you’re in charge of the service loan. So if the lyrics if they’re confused, if you’ve never ever once in your whole life checked in with the lyrics, people, you’re forgiven, it’s okay. But like from this point forward, it would be a wise thing to do to make sure that they’re good, and that they don’t have any questions. And then the last thing I’d say about rehearsal, because that’s the lower so now you’re going to get on stage to lead worship. And last thing I would say is, you know, huddle with your team before service and pray. But before you pray, or after you pray, say, okay, so remember, drums and bass are going to start the service. I’m going to welcome people. So we’re starting like this. Don’t forget this little thing. If there was any trouble issues, that’s a good time to address it right before you get on stage. So you’re huddled up, you’re going to pray before we pray to last minute reminders. This is how we’re doing this and there’s already there’s any questions, okay, pray and get on stage and trust God, and He does the rest. So that’s how I’ve found ourselves to be efficient and effective. So it is your job to use that hour to its full potential and your team will be better. Your team will be happier and the church will be better because sounding great. And there’s interest we better the chicks will be less sounding great.

Alex Enfiedjian 30:32 Alright guys, that’s it for this episode. I hope it was helpful to you. I hope you took something away that you can apply to your ministry right away. Please be sure to check out our sponsor Planning Center at planning dot center, you get 30 days for free. And be sure to follow us on social media as well. All the links will be in the show notes and I will see you guys next month for another

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