EVERY TEAM NEEDS LIVE TRAINING
There are some amazing online tools for worship team and leader development, but nothing compares to gathering your team with a hands-on inspirational leader. Bringing in an outside voice is one of the best ways to inspire your worship ministry.
My heart is to awaken the “creative,” from the worship leader to the teenage drummer to the retired sound man, so we can all work together to inspire a monumental response to God! I want to help musicians REMOVE obstacles to Jesus, rather than unintentionally being one.
Contact me to talk about how we can raise the bar through virtual or on-site training for your worship ministry.
Mike leads and teaches with gentleness, nuance, and authenticity. He has a gift for giving nitty-gritty practical help alongside soul-and-spirit level encouragement and advice and sharing his wealth of experience and vision. You will be so glad you brought him and his team in for a training event. – Fran, Worship Leader – Austin TX
UPGRADING YOUR WORSHIP MINISTRY
The sky’s the limit in planning your worship training weekend. If your teams need practical help, based on technical music skill training, we can focus more on the stage. If the heart is the place of greatest need, we can spend the majority of our time in soul care and development. Many churches want a mixture of both. It’s very customizable. We can plan a one-time 3-hour session for your team all way up to a full Weekend.
Below is a sample of some of the most popular requested material we can draw on.
- Make Music Like a Producer (Diamonds are a band’s best friend)
- 10 Tips for More Effective Rehearsals
- Worship Leader Master Class
- Sound Team Master Class
- Making Set Lists, Making Disciples
- The $200 Vocal Lesson (good for non-singers as well)
- Multiplying Worship Leaders
- The Most Important Instrument (the gathered churches role in worship)
- Selfie Worship, Shame, and Congregational Praise
- The Formational Power of Songs
- Your Next Set Matters: Becoming the Worship Team of God’s Dreams
- Four on the Floor: Kingdom Worship Values in Practice
- Developing a Green Space for Worship Leaders (quiet time, journaling, etc.)
- Overcoming Performance Shame
- Developing Worship Teams that arrive to serve vs. being entitled
- 10 Ways to Ruin Your Worship Ministry
- Soul Care Weekend (with Susan O’Brien)
- Acapella Techno (group creative exercise)
- Songwriting for the Local Church
- Songwriting Circles
- Worship Circles
Contact me anytime to discuss a future training session (virtual or on-site) for your worship ministry.
Mike is an absolute boss when it comes to explaining and teaching music. I honestly felt that, as far as applicable knowledge goes, I learned more about how to put music together as a whole Saturday than I have with every other training/teaching I’ve utilized over the entire past year. – Worship Leader, Birmingham AL
MORE ABOUT MY APPROACH TO WORSHIP TRAINING
Many coaches will train you using THEIR SYSTEM or VISION, but I prefer to come alongside the local church leadership to understand the vision for the church. We then, together, develop the worship team with that vision in view. In the practical realm of stages, drum kits, and sound systems, etc… we look at and talk through tools that help and not hinder our worship, using everything from the placement of guitar amps to suggestions for new microphone stands. We cover the most practical nuts and bolts of the stage, as well as the heart of the musician.
Churches are not one-style fits all. And, worship teams must reflect that. After my visit and consultation, you can expect a detailed follow-up and a list of practical things you can purchase to aid your church, as resources become available. Since I am in Atlanta, my air travel costs are usually very low and most of the time I can be anywhere in the country in 5 hours. Tell me what your needs are and we can talk about a plan to strengthen your team.
From Our Post Event Surveys
Incredibly valuable. Mike’s authenticity was refreshing and broke down the “mystique” element that often rears it’s head around the worship community… great work communicating “doin’ the stuff” as a worship team… not just doing music. Great balance of practical and philosophical – the both/and of our kingdom life. – Worship Team Member, Nashville TN. tweet
Mike is an absolute boss when it comes to explaining and teaching music. I honestly felt that, as far as applicable knowledge goes, I learned more about how to put music together as a whole Saturday than I have with every other training/teaching I’ve utilized over the entire past year. – Worship Leader, Birmingham AL tweet
“The ‘Making Muisc Like a Producer’ class was some of the best, practical instruction I have ever heard. – Worship Team Member, Houston TX tweet
I liked the practical training on how to run a rehearsal. How to understand the different instruments and how to communicate with fellow team members. – Worship Team Member, Los Angeles CA tweet
The connection between the heart/relationships and worship is so IMPORTANT and presented so clearly and in such a gentle exhortation. Mike didn’t “preach” at us but still conveyed God’s expectations of us in worship. Worship Leader, Ann Arbor MI tweet
What Worship Leaders Are Saying
“We had an incredible worship team training weekend with Mike O. If your team is a hot mess of loudness and they need a little truth in love, you should really consider having him come to your church. If you are like us and think you’ve probably got it all figured out, you should really really consider having him come to your church. The best part of it was hearing the side conversations afterward from team members who have been doing the drill for years and were stirred up about playing better for the church. This guy is a gift to our movement.” – Caleb Neff, Worship Pastor Cape Coral Vineyard FL tweet
“For anyone considering whether to invest in your church and/or your worship team, you will never regret saying yes and inviting Mike O’ to come join you. Through God using Mike, we have a defined path that we are headed towards. We had a team meeting about a month after the conference, and every single person said that they wanted to raise the bar with our worship on an individual level, as well as for our church. It is so encouraging as the worship pastor at VCC to see that developing amongst our team. Without Mike, it would have taken us years to find the path that was laid out in a two day period of time.” – Anna Shulte, Worship Leader, Saint Louis, MO tweet
Contact me today to discuss doing a Worship Weekend at your church.