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It is easy for worship leaders to feel alone. There is tremendous pressure on us each week to perform, to lead, and to help direct an amazing experience of worship and connection to God. But, it’s so overwhelming! There’s no place to go to talk through the unique challenges worship leaders face.
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Episode 048

Coming 11.30.2022

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In this month’s Mentor Chat you are joined by Jason Squires, Grant Norsworthy, Michael Bahn, and Joe Horness. These guys continue our month long dialogue on expectations. Join them as they breakdown what the word expectation means as well as how to decipher the difference between common sense and what needs to be communicated.

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Join us at The Table with Jason Squires and Chris Clayton as we continue this month’s topic on team expectations. Chris is the Worship Pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, TN. In this conversation, Jason and Chris talk about what expectations look like on a church staff. Chris shares about his relationship with his Lead Pastor Charlie Weir and how they have developed a relationship of trust to help navigate the mission of the church.

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This week Jason Squires got to sit down with Alex Enfiedjian from Worship Ministry Training to continue the discussion on setting expectations for your team. It takes work to maintain clarity but as the leader, our job is to make sure the team knows what to expect. Nobody thrives with unspoken expectations. Join Jason and Alex at the table as they have this discussion. 

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A new month means a new topic! We are talking about setting the expectations for your team. Join Jason Squires and Jason Harris as they start the month off by tackling this topic. Jason Harris is a friend of the podcast. You have heard him on many of the Mentor Chat episodes. He is the Senior Director of Worship and Production at Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, NY. Join these guys as they talk through what it means to clearly communicate what you expect from your team.

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As we wrap up the month talking about holidays join Jason Squires, Grant Norsworthy, Michael Bahn, Joe Horness, & Jason Harris as they talk about holiday prep in the church. This can be a hard season for worship leaders. Our goal this month is to help ease that burden and give you some ideas to help make your season amazing! Join these guys at The Table.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Erik Smallwood to chat about holidays in the church. Erik is the Worship Pastor at Cornerstone Family Church in St. Cloud, FL. In this episode Erik and Jason talk about how to create genuine worship experiences in a season that is known for tradition. Writing holiday set lists can be full of expectations. Join these guys as they dialogue about strategies to help make it an authentic process.

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This whole month we are talking about Christmas and how to prepare for the holidays. In this episode Jason Squires sits down with Cody Cannon. Cody is the Lead Pastor of Life Pointe Church in Woodland, CA. Cody launched a program at his church called Giving Christmas Away. In a month where we are often thinking about receiving, these guys encourage giving. You aren’t going to want to miss this episode as Cody and Jason talk about how you can Give Christmas away at your church. You can find more about Life Pointe and follow their journey at www.wearelifepointe.com and on Instagram at @Lifepointe.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you look! It is a new month which means a new topic. This month we are talking about the holidays and the prep work that is involved. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Kevin Huntsinger from Family Life Christian Church in Kalispell, MT. Jason and Kevin talk about how Family Life keeps the holidays looking like the rest of the year. Often times we make a huge deal about the holidays and it involves a lot of extra time and energy. Check out how Family Life does it. They don’t stress at all.

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We love the mentor team! This month we are joined by Jason Squires, Joe Horness, Grant Norsworthy, Crystal Yates, and Jason Harris to talk set lists. Join this conversation as they talk strategies for bringing new songs to the church and how to filter what songs you lead.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brett Perkins from Journey Worship Co out of Lebanon, TN. Brett is a husband, a dad, and a worship pastor. In this episode Jason and Brett talk about the process of writing a set list. Worship Leaders write set lists every week. Sometimes more than once a week. Join these guys as they talk about intentionality and making each moment count.

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This month we are chatting about creating set lists. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jason Kichline from Onsong and they talk about how the Onsong App can help you streamline things on Sunday mornings. Onsong is a great tool to help you manage your chord charts and have them accessible for viewing on an iPad on Sunday mornings. They also talk about how Onsong can help run tracks, loops, and click as well. Its built in such a way that you can use it all or just a small piece. We highly recommend it! You can check out Onsong at http://onsongapp.com

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It is a new month which means we have a new topic. This month we are talking about creating set lists. This is something every worship leader does on a regular basis. We are going to look at it from many different angles this month. This episode we are looking at the legality of playing music on a Sunday morning. This is not a fun topic as it involves money and licensing but something that is necessary to talk about so we can honor those that spend their lives writing music for the church. We are joined by Nate Scott who is a vice-president with CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing Incorporated). Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Nate and they talk about how to make sure you are covered with the proper licensing for what you are doing on Sundays.

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Last week we had the Mentor Team together for a podcast about team time outside of Sunday morning. This group of leaders has so many great things to share! It was hard to fit it all into one episode. This week we have the bonus track that is a continuation of last weeks podcast. Join the mentors as they talk about how to combine this idea of education and community.

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Every month we get the mentor team together to talk about our monthly topic. This month we are joined by Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Crystal Yates, and Grant Norsworthy. Come and sit down at The Table with them as they talk through some ideas around team time outside of Sunday Morning.

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As we continue this month’s topic on team time outside of Sunday morning, join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jared Anderson to talk about songwriting together as a team. Jared is a songwriter and worship leader. He has written songs such as “Great I Am” and “Amazed”. Jared is on staff at The Ascent Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Check out www.cowritecommunity.com for more about his writing events.

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This week we continue our conversation on team time outside of Sunday morning. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Manuel Luz. Manuel is the Creative Arts Pastor at Oak Hills Church in Folsom, CA. He is also a lover of creatives and the inventor of the Walkabout Drum. Join the conversation at The Table as they talk about why Creatives need each other to thrive.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brandon Bee. Brandon is a husband, father, worship leader, pastor, producer, and a creative. In this podcast Jason and Brandon talk about why creatives need community. It’s important to get your teams together outside of the rehearsals and Sunday morning to build community.

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Join the mentor team as they tackle this month’s topic of doing things properly in order to not have negative effects later on in life. In this podcast Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Andy Baker, Joe Horness, and Grant Norsworthy talk about things like what they wish they knew when they first started playing music and how to maintain energy for a full Sunday morning of music.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brandon Yip and they talk about how good posture while playing guitar will help you in the long run. Brandon is the Pastor of Worship Ministry Development at Bayside Church in Northern California. He spends his time helping the teams grow and be better at what they do across all of their campuses.

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Join Jason Squires and Jeff Sandstrom as they talk about sound and its effect on people in your church. Jeff is the co-founder of MXU. (www.getmxu.com) Jeff was the FOH sound engineer for Chris Tomlin for 10 years. He was on staff at Northpointe Church in Atlanta, GA and he is currently the sound engineer on tour with Dude Perfect. In this episode, Jeff gives some great tools to help you make the sound experience in your church better for everyone. He also breaks down some strategies for in-ear monitors and gives ways to help protect your hearing for the long haul.

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A new month means a new topic! This month on The Table we are talking about the long term effects playing music has on your body if you don’t take care of yourself and do things correctly. This week’s podcast we are focusing on your voice. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with the mother and daughter coaching duo, Sheri Gould and Karinne Patel. In the podcast you will learn about ways to take care of your voice and prepare appropriately for leading worship.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with his good friend, Dr. Heather Penny. Heather is a leadership coach, trusted advisor, and author. In this podcast they talk about her new book called The Life You’re Made For. Jason and Heather also talk about what 3 C living means and how it will apply to your ministry. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss! What does restorative rest mean? You can get more from Heather as well as purchase a copy of her book at www.heatherpenny.com.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jason Harris, Grant Norsworthy, Michael Bahn, and Crystal Yates. This month we are talking about planning to be gone for a weekend and in this podcast the mentor team talks through more strategies. Join the team as they tackle questions regarding making sure you are prepared to step away when you need too.

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This month we are chatting about how to plan for time off. In this episode of the Table join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jonas Woods. Jonas is a guest worship leader, songwriter, and artist. He travels around leading worship at churches when Worship Pastors need to be gone for a weekend. Jason and Jonas talk about how to find guest leaders, build relationships with them, and know that someone is there when you need to be gone for a weekend.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Matt Skinner. Matt is on staff at Solano Valley Church in Fairfield, CA. Matt had an unexpected health issue come into his life in 2020 which left him unable to lead worship for 8 months. In this podcast they talk about how he felt as he handed the reins over for the season and ways to prepare in case you find yourself in that scenario. They also talk about how to prepare to be gone for one Sunday and why rest is so important to maintaining longevity in ministry.

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Its a new month which also means a new topic! This month we are talking about planning for time off. Why is it important and what should I be thinking about to make sure I am ready for it?Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Allen Gallaway and Justin Miller. Allen and Justin are on staff at First Christian Church in Napa, CA. Allen is the Lead Pastor and has incorporated a solitude day into the monthly work flow. Building a culture of rest isn’t something that is easy to do. Our hope is that this conversation starts you thinking about it.

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Join Jason Squires, Joe Horness, Grant Norsworthy, and Jason Harris as they sit down and talk about developing a vision and purpose for your ministry. In this podcast they talk about developing your purpose, why’s it’s important, and how it pertains to things like song choice and arrangements. These guys are a part of the mentor team for Worship Leader and would love to help you take steps forward and process ministry. Check out www.worshipleader.com for all the information and to find out how to sign up to be mentored.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Chris Sonksen. Chris is the founding Pastor of SouthHills Church in Southern California. He also leads an organization called Church Boom. Church Boom exists to coach pastors and rescue churches. In this podcast, Jason and Chris talk about how the lead pastors relationship with the worship leader is vital and how it’s important in developing the purpose of why the ministry exists.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Joe Horness to continue this month’s conversation on developing why we do what we do. In this podcast we talk about purpose of the worship ministry. Joe is a veteran worship leader. He has worked at large churches as well as helping churches from Day 1. Now Joe spends his days developing Worship Leaders. He also serves on the mentor team for Worship Leader.

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It is a new month which means a new topic! This month we are exploring vision and purpose behind your ministry. Join Jason Squires as he down with Tommy Walker and chats about finding your vision as you navigate ministry. Tommy has been on staff Christian Assembly in Southern California since 1990. Some of Walker’s most well-known songs are “Only A God Like You,” “No Greater Love,” “Mourning Into Dancing,” “He Knows My Name,” and “That’s Why We Praise Him.”

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Join the mentor team from Worship Leader as they talk about this idea of shepherding your team. Many worship leaders are thrown into the role of leading worship only to quickly realize there are many hats to wear. Musical skill, administration of details, and leading people. Join the team as they chat through some strategies to help as you navigate leading people. If you are interested in one on one coaching from someone on this team, checkout www.worshipleader.com and click on mentorship.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jenni Mcgrew. Jenni wears a lot of hats. Among those hats, she is the leader of the online community, Worship Leaders Collective. Jenni has a heart for worship leaders and shares that in this podcast. Jason and Jenni continue the month’s conversation about shepherding your team. This weeks they take a step back and talk about making sure your own heart is prepared to lead people.

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In this week’s podcast we are joined by one of the mentors on our team, Michael Bahn. Michael is the Worship Pastor at River Valley Church in Grants Pass, OR. He oversees a network of 5 campuses. This whole month we are talking about shepherding the people on your team. Join Jason Squires and Michael Bahn as they sit down and talk about why leading worship needs to start with the heart.

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We are in a new month which means a new topic! This month we are talking about shepherding your team. Join Jason Squires as he sits down and chats with Daryl Black. Daryl is the Worship Pastor at Bear Creek Community Church in Lodi, CA. Jason and Daryl talk about the need for creating a safe community and why that’s an important part in taking care of people.

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Four months a year there is a 5th week. Each of those weeks we will be releasing a bonus podcast. It is outside of our normal topic rhythm. This podcast our host, Jason Squires, is joined by his wife Kacee Squires. In this podcast they talk about how to be married to a creative. Creatives beat to a different drum and see life through different lenses. What are the joys and challenges that can bring to a marriage? Our hope is that this podcast gives you tools to help support that creative spouse or significant other in your life. All the work doesn’t fall on the shoulders of the spouse. Jason gives tips from the creatives perspective as well.

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As we wrap up another month, the Mentor Team sits down and dialogues about putting out fires on Sunday morning. How do you handle the problems when they arise? 

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Darnisha Taylor and David Prince from Bay Life Church in Brandon, FL. Darnisha is on the mentor team for Worship Leader Magazine as well as a Worship Pastor. David is the Tech Director. In this podcast they talk about why it is important to do ministry as a team. When problems arise on a Sunday morning, it is important that more than one person knows how to fix it.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down and chats with the Ryan Dahl, the founder of PraiseCharts. Jason and Ryan continue this month’s discussion on putting out fires on Sunday morning. To learn more about Praise Charts, visit www.praisecharts.com.

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Its a new month which means a new topic! This month we are talking about putting out fires on Sunday morning. We’ve all been there when it feels like everything around us is going wrong and the service is just a few minutes away. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Aaron Stewart from Planning Center. In this conversation they focus on why communication is so important. Being on the same page with your team can help mitigate potential issues and help diffuse issues that arise on a Sunday morning.

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Join Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Joe Horeness, and Mary Kolsrud as they chat about taking what you have and making it awesome. It is really easy to get caught up with trying to sound like a certain band and when that sound isn’t achieved, it feels like failure. The mentor team talks about finding your sound and making that sound the most important thing.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Peter Neumann! Peter has worn many hats over the years from artist to worship leader to professor to pastor and everything in between. He is currently on staff at a church just outside of Sacramento, CA. Peter has a passion for excellence in worship and is gifted to help draw it out of whomever he is working with. Jason and Peter talk about a church that Peter worked at where he helped get the church from church plant to releasing a worship album. Join them as they chat through the strategies to get from point A to point B.

Check out more from Peter at http://PeterNeumannMusic.com

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Andy Chrisman and chats through why it’s important to always be working on and honing your craft. Andy was one of the founding members of 4Him and now is at Church on the Move in Oklahoma.

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Join us today as we welcome Matt McCoy to the podcast. Matt is the founder of Loop Community. Jason Squires sits down with him and chats about taking what you have as a band and making it awesome. You might lead by yourself on guitar, you might only lead vocally and rely on other musicians, or you may have a full team of volunteers. Wherever you are on the spectrum, Matt and Jason talk about making that amazing and not striving for something that you are not.

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Join Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Tim Feder, Magen Thurman, Joe Horeness, and Darnisha Taylor as they chat about leading a ministry while making sure self care is a priority. In this podcast they talk about not only why its important for yourself but also why you need to make sure your team is as well.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with artist, songwriter, and worship leader Mark Harris. Mark was one of the founding members of 4Him and is now on staff at Gateway Church in Texas. The conversation centers around the need for Sabbath and why taking time off is an essential part of maintaining longevity in ministry.

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Join us for Episode 002 as Jason Squires sits down with veteran worship leader and pastor, Doug Holck. Doug was on staff for 46 years at People’s Church in Fresno, CA. Jason talks to him about self care and how it applies to longevity in ministry.

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Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Rory Noland for a great discussion on self care in ministry. Rory is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. Rory served as the music director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, for twenty years and as Pastor of Worship for Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. For fifteen years, Rory led worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders.