I've been heavily involved with music in the churches I've attended over the years. These are some of the resources I've written to train and equip musicians and worship leaders in the church. There's practical and spiritual handouts on a variety of subjects. Feel free to use any of them personally or with your worship teams.
CONGREGATION SONGWRITING GUIDE
This should take you through some core ideas about how to write songs effectively for congregational worship. There's advice on the whole process, from start to finish.
ACOUSTIC VS ELECTRIC
The differences between an acoustic set up and one with a full band when it comes to worship. How you approach playing together, song structure, and your own individual parts differently.
It's often tricky to know how to practise, or even what to practise. This handout should hopefully give you some ideas for introducing a little bit of structure into your practise time at home.
MISTAKES AND ERRORS
How to handle mistakes and errors in your practise at home, playing together at mid-week rehearsals, and on stage in a service. Is there a difference? How do we grow as musicians through this process?
TARGETS AND GOALS
Setting yourself targets and goals is very tricky as a musician, especially looking back and reflecting on what you've already achieved. This guide will hopefully be able to help you set more meaningful targets for your own development.
WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH
What does Jesus mean in John 4:23 when he talks about worshipping in spirit and truth? This handout tries to unpack that particular verse and what it means to us as worship musicians serving in church.
INVESTING OUR GIFTS
A bible study looking at Matthew 25 and the parable of the talents. As worship musicians, how do we invest the gifts that God has given us and maximise our impact in ministry?