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5 Tips For Being A Great Mentor

If you’re involved in music ministry (or any ministry for that matter), you should be mentoring someone!

In this Friday 5 In Five video, I share 5 tips for being a great mentor.

One of the goals of our church is that everyone involved in anyway at the Refuge has someone they’re mentoring. If you’re heading out on a missions trip, taking a maternity leave, or shifting your ministry focus, someone should be able to step into your shoes and carry on seamlessly.

I think this is especially important in music ministry! Worship leaders should be mentoring up and coming worship leaders! Musician, vocalists, and even ministry leaders should be mentoring, too!

What we’re doing in the Kingdom of God is so much bigger than ourselves! We have a responsibility to pass on what we’ve learned and sow into the success of others. Continue Reading

Development and Training

2016 Music Conferences

February 18-20 – OneVoice Music Conference | Pensacola, FL

February 26-27 – Ignite Worship Conference | Springfield, OR

March 3-5 – Higher Ground | Lufkin, TX

April 1-2 – Minnesota Music Conference | Saint Paul, MN

April 6-8 – IBC Music Fest | Indianapolis, IN

April 20-23 – Heart of Worship | Goodlettsville, TN

May 5-6 – Synergy | Sebastopol, MS

October 13-15 – Zion Music Conference | Katy, TX

Mark Condon’s Power Worship Conference | Multiple Dates & Locations


5 Weeks to an Organized Music Department 2

Development and Training, Songwriting

How To Develop A Songwriting Team

Finding new songs, especially fast ones, that really minister to your congregation and are Biblically sound can be a bit challenging.

I don’t know about you, but I have spent hours pouring through new releases on iTunes, worship leaders forums, YouTube, and other Christian music resources only to come away with a handful of songs that were great for worship and our church.

Churches go through seasons, our pastors all have their own unique visions for certain times, and each church has its own special style based on the make-up of the local congregation.

So, who better than you and your church to write songs for your worship service and choir? Continue Reading