What Are You Returning to the Kingdom?

Several years ago a producer friend of mine from Nashville asked me to write and record a worship album for his label.  (No – this is not a joke – ha!)

I was honored – he is a Grammy-nominated producer, has big distribution channels, and frankly he’s a good friend so I really wanted to do it.

I had a choice to make . . . I could do the album OR I could start WorshipLeaderInsights.com and train worship leaders. I simply didn’t have time for both (and working full time at The Journey).

To keep this brief . . . I don’t have a worship album in Walmart. 🙂

Those who know me well have asked me why I chose to pass on the album and focus on training Worship Leaders.

My reason: Both were great options, but training worship leaders (for me) gave me the greatest opportunity to serve the church and make a difference for the Kingdom of God.

You see . . . there are TWO very important principles that I live by.

#1. “Whatever God teaches you, return that to the kingdom.”

In other words, whatever God gives to me (knowledge, experiences (success and failure), skill, ability, leadership, etc) I want to share that with other worship leaders. I want to help them avoid some of my mistakes and experience some of my successes.

How about you . . . what has God entrusted to you that you could share with a worship leader down the street over coffee one morning?

#2. Remain ACTIVELY teachable.

That is, make learning and growth part of your everyday life.

What challenge are you struggling with that, if you had someone to talk to about it, you could find some new initiative / ideas / systems to overcome it?

Remember – there are two ways to learn:

a) Through your own successes and failures


b) Through the successes and failures of others

The latter is usually faster and less painful :-).

That’s exactly why I do what I do here at WorshipLeaderInsights.com.

I don’t have all the answers, but I am a learner and I am a teacher.

I have developed systems (personal growth, worship planning, building teams, leadership, managing time, etc.) that maximize my team, my efficiency and my effectiveness . . . and do the same for many other worship leaders (just ask my coaching alumni).

Whether it’s coaching, resources, emails, free podcasts, free reports . . . I want to always be sharing what I am constantly learning.

So . . . two questions for you . . .

1) Who are you learning from?

2) What are you returning to the kingdom?

Your partner in ministry,

PS – If you don’t have a mentor in your life that you are learning from, why not let me come alongside and coach you?

I want to invite you to join with a group of other top-notch worship leaders for an accelerated course in personal and ministry growth in my new Tele-Coaching Network starting in just a two weeks on Friday, April 8.

In the coaching network I will teach you the systems that we have developed here at The Journey Church to help you overcome:

# The Personal Challenge – How to develop personal leadership growth habits that help you lead at an optimum level
# The Pastor Challenge – How to give the Lead Pastor exactly what he needs from the Worship Pastor
# The Planning Challenge – How to plan farther ahead than ever before, and create more impactful services than ever before.
# The People Challenge – How to maximize the number of people serving on your worship arts team
# The Provision Challenge – How to make the most of the resources spent on the Sunday service for now and the future
# The Professionalism Challenge – How to create an atmosphere of excellence for yourself and your volunteers
# The Production Challenge – How to ensure that every Sunday service is successfully planned for and executed

I walk along side of you for a FULL YEAR helping you implement these systems and grow in your leadership. It’s all Step-by-step, and very nuts and bolts.

The Coaching Network is NOT about information . . . it’s about IMPLEMENTATION. We’re on the phone together, and you receive personalized input from me and others on how to create and lead these systems.

There is a monthly investment involved. But it’s less than what you would invest in taking a few key team members with you to a major conference this year.

And here’s the difference…

* In the Coaching Network you receive a FULL YEAR of hands on ministry training, not 3 days of crash course ideas with no path for implementation

* In the Coaching Network you receive over $1419 in free ministry and personal growth resources FREE. Try walking out of the resource center at the next big conference with that and see what they say.

* In the network you receive an mp3 of every session, so even if you miss one, you have all of the content.

You also receive:

* A proven coaching process that leads to growth and health
* Unlimited email access to Jason Hatley and the Worship Leader insights (WLI) team
* A monthly small group environment where everyone is focused on a Kingdom agenda
* Free attendance at all WLI training events during your network
* Private “call-in” times with me to have your specific questions answered in more detail.
* The chance to grow and take your worship ministry to the next level
* A private weekend meeting in sunny south Florida in November, exclusively for tele-coaching participants complete with training and a behind the scenes look at a Journey service – a $1500 value!
* Plus much, much more!

The network begins in two weeks, so you MUST apply quickly.

In these networks which I’ve done for 5 years now, I’ve seen worship leaders
* more than double their worship teams over the course of the network
* dramatically increase their personal effectiveness,
* get more done in less time (i.e. go home to spend more time with family and friends)
* plan their worship services months even a year in advance
* overcome a major obstacle that was paralyzing them
* get on the same page with the pastor, plan worship together and get rid of the nagging tension that was under the surface of their working relationship

I can’t promise that all of these things will happen for you – it really depends on you and how seriously you take the network.

But if you are willing to do the work of personal and ministry growth this year, I want you to apply.

But I need you to apply quickly. Learn more and Apply online RIGHT NOW at www.worshipleaderinsights.com/coaching.

Or complete the attached application and either email or fax it back.

It’s that simple. I hope you will allow me the opportunity to coach you this year!

Jason Hatley
Pastor of Worship Arts
The Journey Church

Founder: WorshipLeaderInsights.com

TUESDAY MORNING INSIGHTS is Jason Hatley’s free weekly training resource specifically designed to provide you as a worship leader with proven principles, tips and practices to help you lead a healthy and thriving Worship Arts Team.

About Jason Hatley and Worship Leader Insights

Jason HatleyIn 2002, Jason Hatley helped launch The Journey Church in New York City, directing the programming of their worship services. He serves as the Pastor of Worship Arts and built from scratch The Journey’s worship arts team, a group of over 200 artists and technicians who develop and implement the creative and technical elements at weekly Sunday services. The Journey has been recognized as one of Outreach Magazines fastest growing and most creative churches.

Jason has been a worship leader since 1996. He invests in Worship Pastors around the country through interactive coaching networks and worship planning resources. He has been a featured break-out speaker at the Willow Creek Arts Conference, The Purpose Drive Worship Conference, as well as seminars around the country. He has a B.M. in Sacred Music Performance from Appalachian State University.

Jason and his family currently live in Boca Raton, FL where he serves as the Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey’s newest campus in South Florida.