You’ll find plenty of free resources by instrument in the indexes listed to the right here, however, this is a list of useful free stuff for worship teams, worship leaders as well as other miscellaneous articles on the topic of worship.
Advice for worship training and musicianship
Developing a sense of timing in your worship team
What are the biggest issues facing worship teams right now?
Being one of the chosen few (or how to get to play at Christian conferences)
Dynamics; It’s a lot more than just loud or soft
Preparing spontaneity in worship
Five ways to work on your timing as a worship musician
Two things you can work on to improve your worship team’s sound
From 0 to worship band in 5 minutes
Ideas to improve band communication – video clip
Playing with emotion – video clip
How to maintain a flow of worship
What to do if there is no musical space for you
Tips for working with a band – video clip
Creating space in a worship arrangement
Empowering young people into worship – part 1, part 2 and part 3
Video clip from Q&A at live worship seminar
Practical ideas on chord charts and notation
Nick Langley on Nashville Numbering – part 1 and part 2
The loudness war
7 questions to help you get more out of your worship team rehearsals
How to run a worship jam session
8 tips for training younger worship musicians
Rehearsing tips for worship musicians – video clip
Nick Langley: Me, Worship and Jesus
Gabba Gabba Hey- Nick Langley on worship band rehearsals
Practical help for band rehearsals – part 1 , part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 and part 6
10 musicians’ practice tips
Why and how to play to a click – a practical guide for worship teams
How to transition from traditional to contemporary worship
18 common worship leading mistakes and how to avoid them
I don’t need a microphone do I?
9 tips for organists: Leading worship in a traditional setting
Dealing with stage fright as a worship musician
Segueing worship songs: a list of songs that work well together in a melody
How to move seamlessly between songs
How to be excellent (without the performance mindset)
The worship leader’s prayer
Transitioning and flowing between worship songs
Worship for small groups
Advice on leading small group worship
Homegroup worship – a lifeless fire waiting to go out?
What happens when the songs are too high
A salute to the average worship leader
10 things I wish I’d known when I started leading worship – Vicky Beeching
The worship leader’s prayer – Dave Bilbrough
Ask the expert – what to say when leading worship
Sunday’s Coming – funny video clip on worship leading cliches
So you’re going to be a worship leader
How to introduce a new song
How to maintain the flow of worship 1
How to maintain the flow of worship 2
What to say when leading worship – What type are you?
Graham Kendrick on worship leading
The Ideal Worship Leader (and other myths you should stop believing)
Graham Kendrick on the leadership role of musicians other than the worship leader
Tongue tied worship leaders
Performance vs Worship: Why it matters for your church
Does worship leader = musician or can others lead worship?
Worship leaders – what do people think I do? (funny)
17 common worship leading mistakes and how to avoid them
Graham Kendrick on worship leaders and creative freedom
Leading worship or prostituting worship
Choosing Songs and Picking Keys
Preparing your worship set – a practical guide
How inclusive are the worship songs we choose and the music we make?
Is it OK for a female worship leader to ask for a lower key if that messes with the lead guitarist’s sound?
Worship songs are a bit rubbish at serving the local church
Recommended songs and hymns for a wedding
Is there science behind what makes a great worship song?
Free Lead Sheet and Piano Score: Graham Kendrick- Give me this Mountain
Congregationally friendly keys for worship songs
Master song list for small churches
Why your song list might be getting in the way of your worship
Worship song cull
The lifecycle of a worship song and why it matters for your church
Top 10 signs it’s time to cut a song
Stuart Townend, Vicky Beeching, Noel Richards and Starfield on the use of hymns in worship – video clip
Is it just me or are a lot of worship songs mediocre?
Matt Redman says he’s never heard a bad worship song. this writer would disagree
Harmonizing with the sermon – set list choices
Choosing keys for women worship leaders and small congregations
Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts: Worship Leaders
Vocal range – practical guidance for churches (part 1) and (part 2)
Graham Kendrick on lyrics, the impact of the pop song in worship and choosing songs by theme
Getting out of song selection ruts
Suitable worship songs for a funeral
Our pastor wants more hymns supported by scripture, less choruses, masculine music, no impromptu songs – what should we do?
Ask the Expert: Warring musicians and choice of keys for worship songs
Ask the Expert: Is there a master list of worship songs?
The feminisation of worship songs
The Mandy Test – romantic lyrics in worship songs
Secrets of the Pop Song: The Ballad
Secrets of the Pop Song: The Breakthrough Single
How to discern a good worship song – 3 things to consider
What makes a good worship song?
Vocal range – engaging your community
Where to go to find new worship songs
The best of 2012′s new worship songs from the summer festivals
Has worship music lost its soul?
“Christians don’t tell lies – they just go to church and sing them”
The story behind the new Graham Kendrick song – Sailor’s Song
When playing just the hits is the right thing to do
Song Selection: Facedown vs Dancing Generation
Graham Kendrick on co-writing worship songs
Worship song selection
Psalms – the missing jewel of the worshipping church? Guest post by Graham Kendrick
Administration and service planning
28 Do’s and Dont’s of Christmas service planning
Can we change or make a new arrangement to someone else’s song? Guest post from CCLI
Ask the Expert: How does CCLI work when musicians use tablets for chord charts rather than paper versions?
Ask the Expert-Is it OK to record sung vocals for practice purposes under the CCLI Copyright License?
Ask the Expert: What are the copyright implications of adapting secular songs for worship?
The worship rota – how to organise musicians
Ask the Expert: Should musicians get paid for playing at weddings?
Ask the expert – is it OK to make a worship song our own or should we follow the original recording?
Differences between playing in a performance band and a worship band
I am the vicar I am
Pastoral and worship team issues
Too much too young? The issue of age in modern worship
Ask the expert: Is it possible to receive too much direction from your church leadership?
Tips to improve your worship team
How do you give kind but honest feedback to musicians who just aren’t up to the job?
Ask the Expert: Our song leader has trouble with counting and rhythm
Worship team auditions – loads of helpful material
Don’t believe your own hype
Six ideas for developing character in your worship team and encouraging their work
Six ideas for working with your team outside of Sunday mornings
Building and pastoring our worship teams – Aaron Keyes
Pastoring a worship team
Are you expected to deliver 52 home runs a year?
How to transform your worship team’s musicianship
Forget excellence in worship
5 practical ideas for working with your youth band
From train wreck to nervous wreck
How do you evaluate a worship service?
5 lessons younger worship musicians can learn from older members
Why are we posting “negative” questions about worship musicians?
Andy’s thoughts on the critical feedback of musicians debate
How to offer artists criticism without being a jerk
What would a “professional worship consultant” make of your services?
In defense of the role of the professional worship consultant – the curse of the calling
Building for God’s glory – constructing worship ministry that lasts
Transitioning your church’s corporate worship
Should people going through a divorce should be allowed on a worship team?
Reflections on worship
Re-defining worship so it equals more than music
Separating song from genre
Does your worship prepare people to die?
A letter to the worship music patriarchs
Why we worship – guest post by Dave Bilbrough (writer of Abba Father)
Musicianship – is it right to try to hone our craft as worship musicians?
The idolatry of youth culture in worship – video clip
Is the heart all that matters? Reconnecting our worship
True worship (and it’s nothing to do with music!)
What is worship? A Catholic perspective part 1 and part 2
Is modern worship sort of like a cocaine rush?
Turn up the turmeric – Is worship the latest thing to be globalized?
Imported vs Indigenous worship
Andy Flanagan on worship music culture
The difference between hymns and choruses – funny
Bono on gospel music, the blues and the Lord’s Prayer
Food for thought – Andy Flanagan on contemporary worship culture
Will the future be more about musical style and less about lyrical content?
Interview on worship with Graham Kendrick
BBC Radio 1 DJ talks up church
Brian McLaren on worship songs
What is worship?
Bored with contemporary worship?
A seasonal review of our spiritual lives
Inward looking or inside out?
A theology of worship – stumbling toward mystery
Graham Kendrick on modern worship
Free chapter from new book on Luke – perfect for home groups and personal devotionals
Free Easter themed fractal images
Parkour worship – video clip
The Ultimate Worship Resource Guide
Free MP3 and Powerpoint for intercession
Free resource: a meditation to help us “enter in” and release our worries to God
Worship resource: Names of God
Free MP3 – Angel Wave ambient instrumental track
Free worship backgrounds
Free discussion resource for housegroups from Seth Godin
Walking Bible video clip – explore the Bible with the help of music
Walking Bible video clip
Baby steps: Making changes to worship (guest post by Dan Macaulay)
Broken table and wounded eucharistic prayer – Worship Ideas
Communion by numbers – worship idea
Parkour worship – great Audio/Video clip with testimony
EasyProjector – free musicians chord chart software
Christmas and Easter resources
Free Advent Meditation Resource
Free Christmas worship resources
Worship Backing Band Easter Songs List
New Christmas Song and Video: Greg Jong- Who Needs a Saviour for Christmas
TV and film themed Christmas service ideas
Free worship resource – Advent Meditation
Beautiful Christmas images – free
Creative idea for an Easter service
The prodigal confectioner – children’s talk using chocolate brands
Chocolate Christmas – nativity talk
Looking for Christmas Songs?
New Christmas song and video
Merry Xmas – Are we really taking the Christ out of Christmas?
A magi-cal approach to worship- a reflection for epiphany
The Must-Haves Devotional Series:
Advent Worship Team Devotional 1: The reality of the Nativity
Advent Worship Team Devotional 2: Messy People/Messy Faith
Advent Worship Team Devotional 3: An Unsafe God
Advent Worship Team Devotional 4: God entered our mess
No Musicians? No Problem! New Split track video backing tracks
Three truths about small church worship
Top 10 signs you lead a smaller church worship ministry
Dealing with the challenges of leading worship in a small church
Under resourced, under staffed and playing songs that looked dated 15 years ago
The good (and bad) news about small church worship ministry
Homegroup worship -a lifeless fire about to go out?
All Age / Spontaneous / Alternative Worship
How to do ‘All Age’ worship really well
Free Book download: Dan Wilt-Worship White Noise
15 ideas for Worship without a Band
How to move a church from traditional to contemporary worship styles
Graham Kendrick’s guide to Psalm surfing
Graham Kendrick on spontaneous worship: Part 2-Praises from the belly of a whale
Advice from Graham Kendrick on spontaneous improvisation in worship
Alternatives to guitar led contemporary worship
Developing creative worship – just how interactive are we?
Embracing worship 2.0 – a culture of participation
Jonny Baker on the renewal of worship – free podcast
Reflections on liturgy, the emerging church and charismatic worship
Graham Kendrick on Psalm Surfing – Audio/Video and his how-to guide
Read the lyrics first
The gathering of believers vs Open mic night
What on earth is contemporary worship anyway?
Has modern worship become corrupt? Guest post by Kim Gentes
Let the church lead worship, not worship leaders
How would Jesus lead worship?
Hey man slow down! A creative journey with worship
Instead of leading worship from the front, start from along side your congregation
Arrangements, charts and other admin
A practical, how-to guide to arranging a song
Adding notation to song charts
Developing a worship arrangement
The ultimate worship song arrangement – funny
Five ways in which a schedule helps develop your worship team
How the digital age is changing our minds – what does this mean for worship?
Backgrounds behind song words – yes or no?
Opinions and reflections on worship
The Worship Wars Series – our most popular series of the year
Ask the Expert: Starting a worship band from scratch
Why honesty is a vital part of creativity in Worship
Anatomy of songs: a contemporary worship version- Funny
Oceans:Lyrics for the persecuted Church
40 years of church music resources – great infographic and free download
A history of worship music from old Testament to rock n roll
Wedding function bands – can you really pull it off?
How to get a publisher to listen to your demo
Harnessing creativity with a little help from Bob Dylan
Keeping it simple
Mosques, churches and sacred spaces
How are music lessons approached in your church? Is the building used to teach?
Nick Langley’s discovery of Jesus, worship and more – part 1, part 2, part 3 – helpful tips here for worship teams
How can the older generation attract the younger generation to church?
X-Factor worship? Honour thy mentor.
Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts: Congregations
Lyrics and story telling – guest post by Hillsong’s Mia Fieldes
Worship and NLP – why we are drawn back to the familiar
Why men hate going to church
Musicademy Worship Instructional & Backing Track DVDs
What do all the song section abbreviations mean in Worship Backing Band?
Worship Backing band 4- New DVD now Available
Worship Backing Band – Musicians Practice Tracks – new DVD launched
Worship Backing Band for Churches & Small Groups – new DVD launched
Worship Backing Band DVD Volume 3 Now Available
Bundle Pack Discounts for Worship Backing Band DVDs
Free Backing Track to Everlasting God – from the Musicians Practice Tracks DVD
What’s the difference between the two backing track DVDs?
Worship Backing Band: Video Worship Split Track Backing Tracks- New Downloads
Worship Backing Band: New Video Worship Split Track Backing Tracks
Musicademy Worship Backing Band MultiTrack
13 new Worship Backing Band MultiTracks and Super Chord Charts
The story behind the new MultiTrack backing tracks
Under the Hood: Our recent arrangements on Worship Backing Band
The Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player
Why Worship Backing Band Multitrack is mono rather than stereo
Using foot pedals with the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player
Are you missing musicians in worship? Here’s the solution