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The Table

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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129 Andy Chrisman

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Andy Chrisman and they chat purpose. Andy is husband, father, and grandfather as well as a founding member of the group 4Him, worship leader at Church on the Move in Oklahoma, radio show host, and coach for worship leaders. Jason talks with Andy about why he does what he does and he shares when he knew music would be his career path.

128 TJ Marshall

Join Jason Squires and TJ Marshall as they talk about purpose. TJ is the Worship Director at Midtown Church in Sacramento, CA. In this episode TJ shares his story and how it led him from pursuing a career in the music industry to leading worship in the local church. Be prepared to laugh and have a great time as these guys talk about purpose.

127 Andrea Olson

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Andrea Olsen from Overflow Worship. In this episode Jason and Andrea talk about Andrea’s why. From that conversation you will hear some great tips on how to be a healthy team. Signup to participate in a virtual retreat that Andrea is hosting CLICK HERE.

126 Mentor Chat

Join the Mentor Team as we take a break from monthly topics and chat about the why. Why do you do what you do? Where do you find the passion to keep going? Join Jason Squires, Amber Peairs, Jason Harris, Grant Norsworthy, and Tim Tibbles as they share what gives them purpose.

125 Christian Nuckels

Jason Squires sits down with Christian Nuckels to talk about finding your sound as a local church. Christian is on staff at Battle Creek Church in Tulsa, OK. Join these guys as they talk about the importance of finding your sound and being true to who you are as a congregation.

124 Brian Doerksen

Buckle up and enjoy a conversation with Jason Squires and Brian Doerksen. Brian is a lover of songwriters and is on a quest to help the local church write more songs for the local church. These guys have a great conversation centered around worship, songwriting, and the local church.

123 Matt McCoy

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Matt McCoy, the Founder and CEO of Loop Community. These guys continue our month topic on finding your sound as a church. Come hear from the guy who makes a living selling tracks about his heart for the church and why tracks might not be the solution for everyone.

122 Chad Gentry

We are excited for this month’s topic as we dive into how to create your sound as a church. In this episode join Jason Squires as he sits down with Chad Gentry. Chad is the creator of Ninties Worship Night. Ninties Worship Night consists of a 10 part docuseries, a record label called NWN Records partnered with Integrity, and hosts live events around the country. Join these guys as they chat about how to choose music that fits your congregation. 

121 Greg Squires

This week on The Table Jason Squires is joined by his brother Greg Squires. Greg is the President & CEO of The Parable Group and Co-Founder of StoryLabs. This month we are talking about identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Join these guys as they talk about how when you have the verbiage for your strengths, you know how to apply what you are good at doing and run in it. They also share some funny childhood stories. Check out the Echo Prayer App at www.echoprayer.com.

120 Zach Loomis

Join Jason Squires at The Table as he sits down with Zach Loomis. Zach is the Worship Pastor at Grace Assembly in Greenwood, IN. Zach is a Husband, Dad, Worship Leader, and a Songwriter. In this episode of The Table Jason and Zach continue this month’s conversation on strengths and weakness. They talk about welcome feedback even when it’s not fun to hear.

119 JD Pearring

JD Pearring is the Director of the Excel Leadership Network and the author of his new book “Expecting the Unexpected: What to Anticipate as a Leader”. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with JD to talk about identifying your strengths and weaknesses in leadership. They talk about how to handle failures as well as how to handle success when it goes unnoticed.

118 Roger O'Neel

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Roger O’Neel. Roger launched the Worship Arts program at Cedarville University in 2008. We are in a new month and that means a new topic. We are talking about how to identify strengths and weakness. Join these guys as they kick off this month talking about how to run in your strength and grow in your weakness.

117 Tim Tibbles

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with a familiar voice, Tim Tibbles. Tim is the Creative Arts Minister at First Church in Owasso, OK. Tim and Jason talk continue this month’s conversation on time management including how to balance expectations and time.

116 Blaine & Skye Reedy

This month we are talking about managing your time. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Blaine & Skye Reedy. Blaine & Skye are on the road full time doing ministry around the country. Sometimes they are together and sometimes they are a part. Join this conversation to hear how they balance time together and time away.

115 John Cassetto

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with John Cassetto. John is the Worship Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. John oversees worship at the 21 Saddleback locations worldwide. Join these guys as they talk about how important managing your time is by choosing what lands on your schedule.

114 Meredith Andrews

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Dove Award winning artist and songwriter Meredith Andrews. Meredith was a worship leader with Vertical Worship at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago before moving to Nashville in 2016. She has written songs such as Lamb of God and Open up the Heavens. Join Jason and Meredith as they talk about managing time while wearing a lot of different hats.

113 Rory Noland

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Rory Noland. Rory is the Director of the Heart of the Artist. Rory was the Music Director at Willow Creek in Chicago and on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel. In this episode Jason and Rory talk about the importance of building an inner circle and how it will benefit your ministry as well as the effects of not having an inner circle.

112 Dan Navarra

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Dan Navarra. Dan was a pastor for 15 years and now serves as the Northern California Area Director for the National Christian Foundation. Jason and Dan continue this month’s topic on developing and defining your inner circle as a leader.

111 Brandi Wilson

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brandi Wilson. Brandi is an author, coach, and speaker who has been in leadership at Leading and Loving it, a non-profit created to empower women to love life and ministry. Join this conversation to hear how having an inner circle helped Brandi through a very hard season in her life.

110 Jesse Frohling

It’s a new month which means a new topic. This month we are talking about developing your inner circle. Who are the people in your life you can confide in and that can equally call you out on stuff? Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jesse Frohling. Jesse recently moved to the United States from South Africa. He has some crazy stories about how God put people in his path that are now his closest friends. One of which became Mrs. Frohling.

109 Mentor Chat

Starting in Season 3 the Mentor Chats are moving to the 5th Wednesdays of the month, so 4 times a year. Join the team as they unpack the phrase “You’re too old to lead worship.” There comes a time in a worship leader’s life where you start thinking “Am I too old for this?” or “What happens next?”. This group of leaders unpacks it and also talks about a very important snack that you won’t want to miss.

108 Chandler Letner

In this episode of The Table Jason Squires sits down with Chandler Letner to discuss balancing identity as a creative when you wear a lot of different hats. Chandler is a husband and father as well as a worship leader, artist, and songwriter. Chandler as a new single out that you don’t want to miss. Check that here on SPOTIFY.

107 Jason Harris

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with a familiar voice Jason Harris. Jason is a regular voice on the podcast in other episodes including the Mentor Chats. In this episode the guys talk about identity. Both of these guys have recently gone through a job shift that required a deep look at themselves to process who am I and what am I made to do. Join them as they elaborate on the process and discuss ways to navigate it.

106 Heather Penny

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Dr. Heather Penny. Heather is a leadership coach, trusted advisor, and the author of multiple books. In this conversation Jason and Heather dive into how to create spaces in your team that allow people to flourish. Pickup a copy of her new book Grace Space on Amazon or by visiting www.heatherpenny.com.

105 Brian Taylor

Welcome to Season 3 of The Table! This month we are talking about a pretty big topic. We are talking about identity. How do you separate your output from who you are? Creating music is part of what you do but shouldn’t define you. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brian Taylor from Slingshot Group. Join these guys as they talk about separating your art from your identity and ways to strengthen who you are.

104 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up Season 2 of The Table join the mentor team for the monthly mentor chat. Jason Squires, Joe Horness, Jason Harris, Michael Bahn, and Tim Tibbles sit down and talk about how to end a year and start a new one. This episode is shorter than normal to allow you a place to stop and rest in the week between Christmas and New Years.

103 Brian Tabor

Jason Squires sits down with Brian Tabor from Worship Probs. It is the week of Christmas and our hope is that in this episode we can provide a place of rest for you amongst a busy week. Join these guys as they look at how to handle the feeling of being overwhelmed alongside sharing the wonder and awe of the Christmas story.

102 Andrea Olson

In the month of December we have shorter episodes because we know you have a lot going on. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Andrea Olson from Overflow Worship. Andrea is worship leader, songwriter, and coach. Andrea has a heart for new and young worship leaders.  In this episode Jason and Andrea talk about balancing family and the extra work responsibilities in the month of December.

101 Rich Kirkpatrick

Welcome to December! As we enter the Christmas season we are shortening the episodes because you have a lot going on. Our goal this month is to give you a pause in your week and encouragement to finish this year strong. Join Jason Squires and Rich Kirkpatrick as they talk about maintaining creativity this season and what to do after a big creative output. Rich is the author of the book Mindblown: Unlock Your Creative Genius by Bridging Science and Magic. Check it out wherever you buy or listen to books as well as www.rkblog.com.

100 Brenton Brown

EPISODE 100! We can’t believe the journey of The Table has brought us to episode 100. We are so excited to welcome the one and only Brenton Brown to join us as we celebrate. In our conversation with Brenton we learn more about his life leading up to becoming a songwriter and worship leader as well as the story behind one song that might surprise you. Join us for episode 100 and as we chat with the guy behind the songs such as Everlasting God, All Who are Thirsty, Hosanna (Praise is Rising), and Our God Saves.

099 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up another month on The Table we join the team in the monthly Mentor Chat. Join Jason Squires, Amber Peairs, Grant Norsworthy, and Tim Tibbles as they talk about the importance of the worship and tech team relationship. You won’t want to miss what is said while answering “Why is a sound check protocol important?

098 Kent Morris

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Kent Morris. Kent is the Live Sound Marketing Manager at Sweetwater, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mobile, and he is on staff at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. Kent wears a lot of different hats but one thing is for sure; he is sound tech at heart and by trade. Kent serves worship leaders and teams sharing the wisdom he has gained over the course of his ministry. You aren’t going to want to miss this episode as they talk about the worship leader and tech team relationship.

097 David Pfaltzgraff

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with David Pfaltzgraff from Sunday Sounds and they continue this month’s topic of the worship leader and tech team relationship. David and Jason talk about why it is important to have team cohesion. We are all working towards the same goal to point people to Jesus and get out of the way. Learn more about Sunday Sounds at www.sundaysounds.com.

096 Matt Kees

This month on The Table we are talking about the worship leader and tech team relationship. On this episode Jason Squires sits down with Matt Kees. Matt is the Minister of Media at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma, WA as well as leads the Christian Musician Summit conference every year in the Northwest. Join these guys as they talk about how to handle the tech team structure and the creativity of the worship leader when it brings up issues.

095 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up this month on The Table join Jason Squires, Brian Taylor, Grant Norsworthy, and Darnisha Taylor as they talk about conflict. What’s the difference between a blowup and a melt down? Before you respond to conflict how are you prepared to address it? We always end the podcast with a food question. Speaking of conflict, stick around to the end to find out what Jason said to make Brian dry heave a little. Welcome to The Table!

094 Molly Smith

This week on the Table Jason Squires is joined by his good friend Molly Smith. Molly is an experienced leader who has studied leadership. She has worked in higher education leading teams of admission counselors at universities. In this episode Jason and Molly break down conflict between people, the themes that arise, and how to navigate it. Molly is a self proclaimed perpetual learner always wanting to better understand the people around her.

093 Red Letter Society

This month on The Table we are talking about conflict and how to manage it. Red Letter Society is a group of worship leaders from Virginia who write songs together. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with them to talk about conflict in the creative process. CLICK HERE to learn more about Red Letter Society.

092 Tyler Richardson

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Tyler Richardson! Tyler is a worship leader, artist, and songwriter. He has traveled leading worship for the past 20 years and now resides in Redding, CA with his wife Kennedy. They are involved with the Bethel School of Worship. Jason and Tyler talk about conflict. It’s not a glamorous topic but having the tools to handle it is very important. Join these guys as they talk about how to create an atmosphere where people feel value and respect.

091 Mentor Chat

Join the Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Joe Horness, and Grant Norsworthy as they wrap up another month of discussions. This month we are talking about leading worship in different types of places and the preparation it takes to be ready for it. Join these guys as they share some interesting places they have led worship.

090 Amber Peairs

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Amber Peairs. Amber runs an organization called The Worship Life. She recently stepped down from Gateway Church in Dallas, TX to travel the world to breathe life into worship leaders and teams. In this episode Jason and Amber talk about how to prepare to lead worship in different cultures. You can find out more about her at http://www.theworshiplife.com/.

089 Jonas Woods

Jason Squires sits down with worship leader & songwriter Jonas Woods. Jonas has been on the road leading worship and performing a venues all across this US for the past 20 years. In this episode Jason and Jonas talk about how he prepares to lead worship for a group of people he has never met. What are some things you should consider as you walk on stage?

088 Yancy

This month we are talking about leading worship in different types of venues and places. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Yancy Wideman Richmond. Yancy is a worship leader, songwriter and producer of hundreds of songs that make Jesus loud. Yancy authored the book “Sweet Sound: The Power of Discipling Kids in Worship.” In this episode Jason and Yancy talk about leading worship with kids.

087 Jim Daneker

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jim Daneker to chat about creativity and running after your dreams. Jim was on the road with Michael W. Smith for 27 years. Recently Jim stepped off the road to pursue a dream he has had. In this episode Jason and Jim talk about what it looks like to jump from one thing to pursue something you are dreaming up. To learn more about Arcade Orchestra, visit https://www.arcadeorchestra.com

086 Mentor Chat

Join the mentor team at The Table as they wrap up this month’s topic on stage presence. This month Jason Squires, Michael Bahn, Tim Tibbles, Joe Horness, and Jason Harris sit around the table and share stories of times something went wrong on stage. Some stories are funny and some are life changing!

085 Brian Tabor

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brian Tabor. You will know Brian as the founder of Worship Probs. Worship Probs seeks to entertain, equip, and encourage worship leaders around the world. In this episode Jason and Brian continue this month’s topic on stage presence and transitions. What do you say when you are on stage and how do you prepare for it? Join these guys as they laugh about a stage story, talk about ministry, and dream about food.

084 Alex Enfiedjian

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Alex Enfiedjian from Worship Ministry Training to continue this month’s topic on stage presence and transitions. In this episode they talk about what to do when your mind goes blank and how to prepare what you will be saying on stage. You won’t want to miss this episode. CLICK HERE for free resources available here

083 Randy Sherwood

It is a new month which means a new topic! Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Randy Sherwood to talk about stage transitions. Randy is the Lead Pastor of SouthHills Church in Eagle, ID. Randy and Jason talk about why it is important to be intentional with church.

082 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up another month, join the mentor team as then dialogue about training and identifying future leaders. This month Jason Squires, Darnisha Taylor, Joe Horness, Jason Harris, and Andy Baker sit down and focus on the why and the how. Why is it important to train future leaders and how do I create space for them to rise up?

081 Andrea Olson

This week as we continue our topic on identifying and training future leaders. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Andrea Olson from Overflow Worship. Andrea is worship leader, songwriter, and coach. She has dedicated her life to help train leaders to be better. Join Jason and Andrea as they talk about how you as a leader should equip yourself so you can train others.

080 John Chilcote

This month we are talking about identifying and training up future leaders. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with John Chilcote. John is a Worship Professor at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. John has devoted his life to training the next generation of worship leaders as they enter into college. You won’t want to miss this chat as these two talk about why it is important to help young worship leaders grow.

079 Savannah Crabbe

Welcome to a new month! We are following up our conversation about onboarding volunteers with a conversation about identifying and training future leaders. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Savannah Crabbe to chat about what it means to train up the next generation of worship leaders. Savannah works in a prosthetics office by day and is a songwriter and worship leader by night. This conversation is bound to make you laugh, think, and ponder what it means to lead.

078 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up another month join the Mentor Team at The Table as they talk about volunteers. Taking care of people, onboarding them well, and supporting them is harder than it sounds. Join Jason Squires, Amber Peairs, Grant Norsworthy, Andy Baker, Joe Horness, and Michael Bahn as they discuss ways to help this process. This is a bit of a longer episode but the conversation has so much in it! Take notes and join us as we chat through loving your people well.

077 Jason Harris

On this week’s episode of The Table we get to hear from a familiar voice. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jason Harris to continue this month’s discussion about volunteers in the church. How do you onboard new volunteers? How do you care for your leaders so they want to stay? Why is in important to raise the bar of excellence? Jason is the Senior Director of Worship and Production at Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, NY.

076 Peter Neumann

We welcome back a guest from Season 1 on this episode. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with his good friend Peter Neumann. Peter is the Worship Pastor at Creekside Church in Elk Grove, CA which is a suburb of Sacramento. Jason sits down with Peter to talk about volunteers, the onboarding process, and how to create an atmosphere that people want to serve in.

075 Tiffany Johnson

Welcome to a new month at The Table! This month we are talking about the onboarding process of volunteers. What are some things you need to think about as you bring people into serving on worship team? It is our job as worship leaders to filter who is involved. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Tiffany Johnson to talk about her process. Tiffany is the Executive Director of Worship at University Covenant Church in Davis, CA.

074 Mentor Chat Bonus

Join the Mentor Chat as they continue last weeks conversation about maintaining creativity in your ministry. Sit down with Jason Squires, Jason Harris, Grant Norsworthy, and Tim Tibbles as they discuss building worship sets and knowing why you are choosing certain songs.

073 Mentor Chat

Welcome to the May Mentor Chat episode. Join Jason Squires, Grant Norsworthy, Tim Tibbles, and Joe Horness as they talk about creativity in ministry. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and just check the box that we did church. Join us in the episode as these guys talk about how to not let that happen. It is a longer episode. The conversation was so full that it was too good to edit down. Come join us for an extended conversation!

072 Jeff Eberhardt

Join Jason Squires this week as he sits down with Jeff Eberhardt to talk about maintaining creativity while developing this environment around you on Sunday morning. What does the coffee taste like? How do the bulletins feel? Are people entering a space conducive to meeting Jesus? Jeff is the Director of Creative Arts at Bridgeway Church in Roseville, CA.

071 Nate Sabin

This week on The Table Jason Squires sits down with Nate Sabin to talk about how to manage your creativity and why creating is important. Nate is the Music Pastor at Grace Place in St. Paul, MN.

070 Brian Doerksen

Jason Squires had the privilege to sit down with Brian Doerksen to launch a new topic for this month! We are talking about maintaining and building creativity in yourself and your ministry. Brian is a songwriter residing in Abbotsford, BC. He is a worship leader and a mentor with the passion to see other creatives succeed. Brian has launched a new program called Unlocking Your Songs. You can learn more about that at www.unlockingyoursongs.com. You can also learn more about Brian at www.briandoerksen.com.

069 Mentor Chat

As we wrap up this month on The Table we are joined by 2 Jasons and a Michael! Join Jason Squires, Jason Harris, and Michael Bahn as they discuss what it means to be a creative on a staff of non creatives. There is a lot to unpack as they discuss communication and how it is vital as a creative to make sure you are communicating well with your team.

068 Chris Voigt

This week join Jason Squires as he sits down with Chris Voigt. Chris has been on staff at Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, OR since 2000. In 2017 he added Lead Pastor to his title. Join Jason and Chris as they continue our conversation on being a creative surrounded by non creatives. Chris has a unique perspective while wearing both hats. In this episode Jason asks what the conversation would be like Lead Pastor Chris and Worship Pastor Chris could dialogue. You aren’t going to want to miss his answer! Learn more about the Worship Northwest conference at www.worshipnorthwest.com that happens annually at this church.

067 Brian Taylor

We are excited to welcome back a familiar voice to the podcast! This week join Jason Squires as he sits down with Brian Taylor. Brian was with us for episode 48 in Season 1. Brian is the VP of Worship and Creative Arts for Slingshot Group as well as he and his wife Lauren are on staff at Covenant Church in Texas as Worship and Creative Arts Pastors. In this episode Brian breaks down how to be a creative in a room full of non creatives. Join Jason and Brian as they talk about creatives, recliners in the movie theatre, and what it means to steward innovation.

066 Rich Kirkpatrick

It is a new month which means we have a new topic! This month we are talking about being a creative on a staff of non-creatives. How do you have conversations and share ideas with people who don’t understand where you are coming from? Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Rich Kirkpatrick. Rich brings his experience and research about creativity to this conversation. Rich has written two books. He most recently released a book called “MindBlown: Unlocking your Creative Genius by Bridging Science and Magic.”

065 Michael Santucci

It is the first bonus episode of Season 2. Every time there is a 5th week in the month, we bring you a topic that is outside of our regular rhythm. This month we are joined by an Audiologist named Dr. Michael Santucci. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Dr. Santucci and they talk about how prevalent ear injury is in the music industry and what you can do to make sure you can hear the music you are playing for generations to come. Dr. Santucci developed a revolutionary In Ear product that has microphones on the ear buds allowing you to hear the room. Learn more about the 3DME’s at https://asiaudio.com/.

064 Mentor Chat

This month we had a big table full of great people. Join Jason Squires, Grant Norsworthy, Michael Bahn, Jason Harris, Joe Horness, and Tim Tibbles as they talk about making decisions as a leader that are right for your context. There are so many things thrown at you, how do you navigate it all?

063 Christian Nuckels

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Christian Nuckels to talk about making the right decisions to drive the culture at your church. It is hard navigating who has freedom to speak into your life and who its okay to ignore. Join these guys as they talk this at The Table. Christian is the Worship Pastor at Battle Creek Church in Owasso, OK. Battle Creek is a multi-site church around the Tulsa, OK area.

062 Doug Gould

This week we are continuing the discussion on making the right choice for your context. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Doug Gould from WorshipMD. Jason and Doug talk about the questions you should ask when upgrading your sound system. How do you know what is the right system for your context? Do you need the latest thing or is it practical for you?

061 Jason Houtsma

Two Jason’s hanging out at the Table! Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jason Houtsma from Worship Artistry. We are in a new month which means a new topic. This month we are talking about making the right decisions for your context. What is right for you might not be right for someone else. Join these guys as they talk about song choice and band arrangements at church. Check out www.worshipartistry.com to for more information!

060 Mentor Chat

Join Jason Squires, Tim Tibbles, Grant Norsworthy, and Jason Harris in this month’s mentor chat! The mentor team is a group of worship leaders that wrap up each month’s topic. This month we are chatting about spiritual health on your team. In this episode, the team talks about keeping yourself in a place spiritually to be able to lead your team.

059 Tim Tibbles

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Tim Tibbles. Tim is the Creative Arts Minister at First Christian Church of Owasso, OK. In this episode Tim and Jason talk about keeping Jesus in the worship planning process, how to know if you’re in a rut, and an important philosophy regarding tacos!

058 Todd Fields

Join Jason Squires this week as he sits down with Todd Fields. Todd was on staff at North Point Church in Atlanta, GA for over 20 years. Now Todd runs a ministry called Worship Circle mentoring worship leaders all over the globe. Join this conversation as Jason and Todd continue this month’s topic on leading your team spiritually. You can find out more about Worship Circle by visiting www.worshipcircle.com.

057 Jenni McGrew

Welcome to a new month at The Table. This month we are talking about how to give your team spiritual direction. This week join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jenni McGrew. Jenni is the leader of the Worship Leader’s Collective as well as she and her husband Jake lead Hope City Church in Abbotsford, BC. 

056 Mentor Chat

Join us for the first mentor chat of Season 2. Sit down with Jason Squires, Joe Horness, Grant Norsworthy, Michael Bahn, and Jason Harris as they talk about worship. This month we are answering the question “What is Worship?”. As always we end our conversations with a food question. What was your first meal of 2023?

055 Jamie Lawerence

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Jamie Lawerence from Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Jamie is the Executive Director of Ministry and Outreach. In this podcast Jason and Jamie talk about this month’s topic “What is Worship?” from the perspective of how college students look at it. Jamie has worked with youth, college, and adults so he brings a great perspective to this conversation.

054 Amber Peairs

This month we are chatting about “What is Worship?”. This week we invite you to you join Jason Squires as he sits down with Amber Rhoads Peairs from Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. In this episode Jason and Amber discuss what it means to foster a heart for worship within yourself and your team. You aren’t going to want to miss how Amber answers the question “What is worship?”

053 Grant Norsworthy

Welcome to Season 2! We are launching into a new season with a familiar voice. We wanted to tackle the question “What is worship?” Join Jason Squires and Grant Norsworthy as they talk about what the word worship means. Grant leads an organization called More than Music Mentor. You can find out more about Grant HERE.

Rory Noland 052

There is nobody quite like Rory Noland. Rory started us off this year with our very first episode and he is helping us wrap up the year with the final episode of Season 1. Join Jason Squires as he sits down with Rory to talk about some strategies in the week between Christmas and New Years to help end 2022 well as well as launch into 2023. We just finished a crazy season and we want to rest and start the next year well.

Mentor Chat 051

Join Jason Squires, Jason Harris, Grant Norsworthy, and Joe Horness as they wrap up the season 1 mentor chat with some encouraging words. In this final mentor chat of 2022, these guys share about what it means to reset into a new year and think about goals for 2023.

Heather Penny 050

Join Jason Squires as he sits down with his good friend Dr. Heather Penny. Heather was on the podcast earlier this year and we wanted to bring her back to help us close out the year. In this episode Jason and Heather talk about things you should be thinking about as you go through December and look to 2023. We know your time is limited in December so we are intentionally running shorter episodes. May this episode be a source of encouragement for you.

Andy Chrisman 045

It’s December and we all know what that means for people in worship ministry. Extra rehearsals, Christmas parties, and planning meetings. Songs have more chords in them and there are expectations as to what the service looks like. This month we want to be a mid week encouragement to you. We have shortened the episodes and brought back guests from the year to simply share some words of encouragement. This week’s episode join Andy Chrisman and Jason Squires as they talk about something really exciting Andy launched with some friends as well as how to help your voice last through the season.

Brian Taylor 048

As we wrap up our month on team expectations, join Jason Squires and Brian Taylor as they talk about how communicating your expectations lines up with advancing your mission and vision for your ministry. Brian is the VP of Experience Staffing and Coaching for Slingshot Group. You can learn more about Slingshot Group at https://slingshotgroup.org.

Mentor Chat 047

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.

Chris Clayton 046

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.

Alex Enfiedjian 045

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. 

Episode 044

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.

Episode 043

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.