Creating guitar parts for worship: Space and Dynamic [Video]

By admin | October 17, 2018

New electric guitar video series by Matt Isaac Welcoming guitarist Matt Isaac to our team of bloggers with the first of a series of videos exploring ways of creating electric guitar parts in worship. This first video is quite “talky” but those coming up in the future are a lot more hands-on. Space and dynamic […]

Reflections on a week at New Wine (summer festival)

By Niall Blackburn | October 9, 2018

Another guest post from our new team of guest writers. This time the writer is Niall Blackburn, a worship pastor from Woking in the UK. He writes about his experience as someone under 30 at the UK’s largest Christian festival/conference, New Wine. As background New Wine is a family of churches in the UK. It also established […]

Free beginning worship guitar lesson

By admin | October 8, 2018

Here’s a free lesson from Musicademy’s Beginning Worship Guitar Course which is available both on DVD or as downloads. This is quite an early lesson in the course and teaches the chords Cadd9, G and Em7  and how to use these in sequence. The lesson also covers using a pick, bars and counting. This is […]

Re-defining worship so it equals more than music

By Evron Sampson | October 4, 2018

Somewhere along the way we as a culture decided that worship = music In fact, music is just one element of worship. Worship can happen without one single note being played or sung. We’ve also come to the conclusion that since most people do connect to music on some basic level, then surely they must […]

Contemporary vs traditional singing techniques [Video]

By Cat Mayne | September 17, 2018

Church worship bands often have a mix of people: young and old, classically trained, contemporary trained, or those with no training and simply reflecting the cultural norms they grew up with. Blending those styles can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, particularly with vocalists where most worship bands wanting to play contemporary songs will […]

Coaching classical singers to sing in a contemporary style

By Chris Steynor |

A singer in your congregation has a passion for worship, and has approached you about joining your music team. You have a heart to use people’s gifts, and this person is clearly well-trained musically, has a genuine faith, and is keen to serve. But it soon becomes clear that their singing style is very ‘classical’ […]

Separating song from genre

By Simon Timperley | September 10, 2018

Two stories: Christmas carol service, doing “Silent Night”. I had set it on mandolin with a very simple strummed guitar background, very few chords, very gentle and folksy. The keyboard player kept twitching and saying it wasn’t “Christmassy enough” so we had a chat, and he set up a nice big church organ sound, and […]

Preparing your worship set – a practical guide

By Simon Patrick | August 28, 2018

As I’ve grown in experience as a worship leader one of the growing joys of the role is helping to bring others into not just the worship team, but leading worship too. The way we do that at King’s Church is initially through a process of co-leading with them. Planning together, and then sharing the […]