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Worshiping A Huge God In A Small Church 2013 share

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http://robstill.com/inspire Slide deck form Inspire Worship Conference workshop by Rob Still. The majority of churches around the world are less than 500 people.
Worship ministry in smaller congregations presents unique challenges and opportunities.
Sometimes small represents limits of personnel, budget and facility; but it should never diminish the size of our response to a great and all powerful God.
Discover how and why “less is more” and smaller can be the new “relevant” in this interactive seminar.
Veteran worship pastor and missions instructor Rob Still (robstill.com) leads the discussion exploring practical ideas to lead your small congregation into a greater expression of worship.

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Worshiping A Huge God In A Small Church 2013 share

  1. 1. WORSHIPING OURHUGE GODIN A SMALL CHURCH
  2. 2. robstill.comHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  3. 3. robstill.com/inspire
  4. 4. IcebreakerHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  5. 5. Top Ten SignsI Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministryby Jon NicolWorship Team Coach.com
  6. 6. 10.If I replaced my guitar strings, I’d blow my budget.For the year.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  7. 7. 9.The congregation follows the loudest singer in theroom. Unfortunately, she’s not on the team. Nor agreat singer.10.If I replaced my guitar strings, I’d blow my budget.For the year.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  8. 8. 8. I entered a three-month depression after attendinga national worship leader’s conference.9.The congregation follows the loudest singer in theroom. Unfortunately, she’s not on the team. Nor agreat singer.10.If I replaced my guitar strings, I’d blow my budget.For the year.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  9. 9. 7. The senior pastor is also the worship leader. Andyouth pastor. And custodian….8. I entered a three-month depression after attendinga national worship leader’s conference.9.The congregation follows the loudest singer in theroom. Unfortunately, she’s not on the team. Nor agreat singer.10.If I replaced my guitar strings, I’d blow my budget.For the year.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  10. 10. 6. The room is too small to handle acoustic drums.The budget’s too small for electronic drums. But thisonly matters when we have a drummer 5 times a year.7. The senior pastor is also the worship leader. Andyouth pastor. And custodian….8. I entered a three-month depression after attendinga national worship leader’s conference.9.The congregation follows the loudest singer in theroom. Unfortunately, she’s not on the team. Nor agreat singer.10.If I replaced my guitar strings, I’d blow my budget.For the year.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  11. 11. 5. My most knowledgeable sound techs only trainingwas DJ’ing weddings when he was in college.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  12. 12. 4. During worship, the average time between songs isproportionate to the number of music pages thepianist has to shuffle before she gives me the “shouldI go ahead and start the intro now?” look.5. My most knowledgeable sound techs only trainingwas DJ’ing weddings when he was in college.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  13. 13. 3. My musician schedule contains only three words:PLEASE SHOW UP.4. During worship, the average time between songs isproportionate to the number of music pages thepianist has to shuffle before she gives me the “shouldI go ahead and start the intro now?” look.5. My most knowledgeable sound techs only trainingwas DJ’ing weddings when he was in college.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  14. 14. 2. When a new musician to begins attending ourchurch, the average time it takes for him/her to beinvited, auditioned and assimilated onto the team isabout 4.7 minutes.3. My musician schedule contains only three words:PLEASE SHOW UP.4. During worship, the average time between songs isproportionate to the number of music pages thepianist has to shuffle before she gives me the “shouldI go ahead and start the intro now?” look.5. My most knowledgeable sound techs only trainingwas DJ’ing weddings when he was in college.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  15. 15. 1. Worship Team? I am the team.2. When a new musician to begins attending ourchurch, the average time it takes for him/her to beinvited, auditioned and assimilated onto the team isabout 4.7 minutes.3. My musician schedule contains only three words:PLEASE SHOW UP.4. During worship, the average time between songs isproportionate to the number of music pages thepianist has to shuffle before she gives me the “shouldI go ahead and start the intro now?” look.5. My most knowledgeable sound techs only trainingwas DJ’ing weddings when he was in college.Top Ten Signs I Lead a Smaller Church Worship Ministry
  16. 16. Goal of this seminar is thatyou would leave:Encouraged (Head)Inspired (Heart)Equipped (Hands)HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  17. 17. Keep itrealHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  18. 18. Can wetalk?HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  19. 19. CHALLENGESHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHWhat are theof worship in a smaller context ?
  20. 20. Limited resources:MoneyTalentEnergyHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  21. 21. BLESSINGSHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHWhat are theof worship in a smaller context ?
  22. 22. CHALLENGESHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  23. 23. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHPERSPECTIVESTRATEGIES PRACTICALIDEAS
  24. 24. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMINDSETMINISTRYSYSTEMSART & CRAFTOF WORSHIPLEADING
  25. 25. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMINDSETMINISTRYSYSTEMSART & CRAFTOF WORSHIPLEADINGPERSPECTIVESTRATEGIES PRACTICAL IDEAS
  26. 26. * MINDSETHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  27. 27. MINDSETHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHTheologyMinistry Philosophy Relationships
  28. 28. THEOLOGYHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  29. 29. GOD ISWORTHYHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  30. 30. Worship is allabout GodHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  31. 31. In any context and in everycircumstance He is mostworthy of the highest praise.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  32. 32. BEFAITHFULHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  33. 33. “Whoever can be trustedwith very little can also betrusted with much ...”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHLuke 16:10
  34. 34. Do not despise thesesmall beginnings, for theLord rejoices to see thework begin ....HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHZechariah 4:10
  35. 35. Be comfortable in yourown skin.No comparison allowed.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  36. 36. “Each of you must examine your ownactions. Then you can be proud ofyour own accomplishments withoutcomparing yourself to others. Assumeyour own responsibility.”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHGalatians 6:4-5
  37. 37. “Lets just go ahead and be what wewere made to be, without enviously orpridefully comparing ourselves witheach other, or trying to be somethingwe arent.”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHRomans 12:6 The Message :
  38. 38. PRIORITIES:Keep the mainthing the main thingHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  39. 39. “Love the Lord your God withall your heart and with all yoursoul and with all your mindand with all your strength.”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMark 12:30
  40. 40. He is not impressedwith what impressespeopleHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  41. 41. Relevant MagazineHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH“I want a church that includes fussy kids, oldliturgy, bad sound, weird congregants  and—brace yourself—painfully amateur “special music”now and then.”Is Your Church Too Cool?
  42. 42.  6 He replied, “Isaiah was right when heprophesied about you hypocrites;as it is written:   “‘These people honor me with their lips,   but their hearts are far from me.7 They worship me in vain;   their teachings are but rulestaught by men”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMark 7:6-7
  43. 43. God evaluates theheartHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  44. 44. “The LORD does not look at thethings man looks at. Man looks atthe outward appearance, but theLORD looks at the heart."HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH1 Samuel 16:7
  45. 45. No matter what your context,lead worship in such a way thatpeople can respondwholeheartedly.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  46. 46. EncourageWholeheartedResponseHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  47. 47. MINISTRYPhilosophyHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  48. 48. Get clear about:IDENTITYWhat makes you“you”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  49. 49. UNIQUECALLINGHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  50. 50. Get clear about:VISIONWhere you are goingHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  51. 51. Identity and Vision defineyour nicheMinistry purposeand goalsHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  52. 52. RELATIONSHIPSHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  53. 53. PASTOR& LEADERSHIPTEAMHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  54. 54. Worship Teamand ministryHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  55. 55. CONGREGATIONHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  56. 56. * MINISTRYSYSTEMSHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  57. 57. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHCONGREGATION:Developing aculture of worshipin your context
  58. 58. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHHEALTHY WORSHIP TEAMMINISTRY
  59. 59. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHEquipping your team
  60. 60. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHEquipping your teamRecruiting
  61. 61. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHEquipping your teamRecruitingScheduling
  62. 62. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHEquipping your teamRecruitingSchedulingMentoring & raising up leaders
  63. 63. Strategy for:HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHSERVICE PRODUCTIONLots of moving partsTechnicalLogistical
  64. 64. * THE ART & CRAFTOF WORSHIP LEADINGHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  65. 65. Practical WorshipLeading TipsFor Smaller ContextsHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  66. 66. WORSHIP PLANNING &SONG SELECTION“Planning worship is a mixture ofpracticing theology, musical artistry,and understanding human dynamics.”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  67. 67. Songs:1. Pick songs people CAN and WILL sing.2. Be intentional about Spiritual Formation.3. Put them in keys they can sing them in.4. Simplify the arrangements and the roadmap.5. Keep growing. Old and new.6. New songs are investments.7. Strategic Rotation.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  68. 68. DynamicsHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHCONGREGATIONAL
  69. 69. DynamicsHUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHBAND /WORSHIP TEAM
  70. 70. Lead from theinside out.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  71. 71. “Leading Worship is acombination of art formsrequiring skill, talent, aptitude,knowledge, understanding,insight, wisdom anddiscernment.”HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  72. 72. 1. Do less, but do it well2. Work with what you have3. Keep the plays simple4. Work on your voice5. Space is your friend6. If it sounds good, it is good.7. Be an army of one.HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
  73. 73. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHPERSPECTIVESTRATEGIES PRACTICALIDEAS
  74. 74. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMINDSETMINISTRYSYSTEMSART & CRAFTOF WORSHIPLEADING
  75. 75. HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCHMINDSETMINISTRYSYSTEMSART & CRAFTOF WORSHIPLEADINGPERSPECTIVESTRATEGIES PRACTICAL IDEAS
  76. 76. QUESTIONS?HUGE GOD/ SMALL CHURCH
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