What’s in Your Top 5?

I’m not talking about your Top 5 80’s love songs (though I do love power ballads). No – I have something a little more important in mind.

Here’s what I mean: If I were to ask you to write down on a sheet of paper the TOP 5 MOST CRUCIAL activities that you do as a leader in your church, could you name them?

This is a question we asked in a Journey staff meeting years ago and one that I oftentimes ask to the Worship Leaders in my coaching networks.

The question is simple on the surface, but powerfully clarifying when you take time to answer. Read more

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Overcoming the Seven Challenges of a Worship Pastor

Overcoming the Seven Challenges of a Worship Leader

Every worship pastor, regardless of church size, worship style, denomination, or demographic faces SEVEN MAJOR CHALLENGES that, without the systems to overcome them, can keep you from becoming all that God has called you to be as a worship pastor in your church.

Jason Hatley’s Overcoming the Seven Challenges of a Worship Pastor E-Book provides an overview to these challenges and will help you determine the current health of your worship ministry systems and the practical steps you can take to lead your worship ministry to greater health and effectiveness.

In this 20-page PDF E-Book, you will:

  • The 7 major challenges that every worship leader faces (and the vital role that healthy systems play in overcoming each challenge)
  • The #1 challenge that likely keeping you from overcoming all the others (*hint – It’s not what you think!)
  • How well designed systems save you stress, time, energy and money
  • The importance of developing a healthy Pastor / Worship Pastor Relationship
  • How you can honor God by striving for excellence in your worship planning
  • And much more!

Please send me my FREE Seven Challenges of a Worshp Pastor E-Book.


Jason Hatley

Jason Hatley In 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 is the author of Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services and Revolve: A New Way to See Worship as well as over a dozen worship leader personal and ministry growth resources.

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.


3 Questions to Wrap up 2012

With the end of 2012 just days away, many pastors and worship leaders are already turning the calendar in their minds to 2013. Good idea, right?


Let me explain . . . There’s nothing wrong with looking ahead, but the problem is that many may be forgetting one of the most important year-end rituals — wrapping up this year before you move on to the next. That’s right . . . like any good worship service it’s not over until it’s been properly evaluated and debriefed.

One of the things that I do each year is a year-end review. It’s an incredibly powerful process and I want to share part of it with you today.

You see there is a leadership principle that far too many people practice these days — the Principle of Reflection.

John Maxwell says that, “The greatest enemy of good thinking is busyness.” That’s certainly true this time of year. We become so busy moving on that we neglect to take time to think, reflect, and evaluate how things went this year, and what can learn from that to make next year better.

So as we head down the homestretch of 2012, I want to share with you a few of the questions that I use to reflect on this year.

There are about 16 questions in all, and in my coaching networks this week I’ll walk through each of them to help those worship leaders successfully wrap up 2012.

I don’t have time to do that here, so over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to share with you the top three questions to get you started.

But first, let me tell you why this is important to you specifically.

First of all, it will remind you of what God has done in your life this year. Like the Israelites, you and I need to be reminded of all that God has done for us so we can be grateful and remain faithful.

It will also give you a clear picture of where you are and how far you’ve come in the last year. How did you do at overcoming your biggest challenges this past year, and how is God growing you?

One of the great tragedies of life would be to reach the end of a year, look back and realize you are the same person today that you were a year ago. A year wasted, fighting the same battles, dealing with the same struggles. Like Sisyphus, the king from Greek mythology who was punished by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll down again, and to repeat this for eternity.

That’s not what you want, not what I want, and certainly not what God wants.

So, before this year is over, let’s see what we can learn from it. Here’s the first question . . .

#1 – What are my current responsibilities at the church at the end of this year? (Be as specific as possible)

At first glance, this may look like either an unimportant question, or one that you already know the answer to, but stick with me a minute here.

If you had 10 minutes right now, could you write down on paper everything that you do to serve your church and lead your ministry? Not “broad job titles” but detailed specifics. Most of us haven’t thought about this since we were first hired and given a job description.

But if your ministry is anything like mine, your role has changed. In fact it’s constantly changing. Responsibilities you once had have been given to someone else. You have new responsibilities and projects to lead.

If you don’t take (at least) an annual account of exactly what you do . . . and I mean exactly . . . then you will never be able to:

  • Raise up other leaders to take over your least important tasks so you can do what’s most crucial and only you can do.
  • Know exactly what you’re responsible for.
  • Be able to have accountability in your ministry, either between you and your pastor, or you and your volunteer leaders and staff.

The list I made when I did my year-end review last week was 2 pages long. I bet yours is, too. So . . . just exactly what is it that you’re on staff at your church to do . . . and are you doing it?

Make a list and consider that question. By doing so you will start 2013 with more clarity and understanding of how to make the biggest contribution to the kingdom, and not just float through another year.

Next week we’ll cover the second question. Until then . . . you’ve got work to do 🙂

Your partner in ministry,



PS – You heard me mention above how I lead my coaching network through each aspect of this review earlier this week? That’s exactly the one-on-one coaching that I would love to give to you and your ministry in 2012.

My new coaching network begins in April, and it will fill up. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to take yourself and your worship ministry to the next level in 2013, I would ask you to prayerfully consider this network. Now is the perfect time to apply because the Super Early Bird deadline is coming up quick (January 15).

Right now you can receive the Super Early Bird rate of $197 per month (a savings of $600 of the normal monthly investment), PLUS over $772.00 in additional bonus resources (that’s over $1,372.00 in savings and bonuses between now and January 15, 2013) that you receive when you’re accepted:

  • The Successful Worship Leader workshop (a $499.00 value)
  • Autographed copies of my new books, Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services and Revolve: A New Way to See Worship (a $23.95 value)
  • A $100 VISA gift card from me for you and your spouse to use as you wish
  • Free Dinner for you and your spouse with me and the WLI team on the night before the exclusive Tele-Coaching 2012 live event in sunny south Florida ($150 Value)


Here’s a powerful question for you: What could you do over the next year that would dramatically impact the development of your worship ministry and your personal growth as a leader more than this network?

Imagine for a moment, what if …

  • Your worship team could double over the next year and so could your personal effectiveness?
  • You could consistently get everything done at the office, manage your staff and volunteers well, see consistent growth in excellence and still get home on time for dinner and family fun each night?
  • You could develop personal leadership growth habits that help you lead yourself and your team at an optimum level?
  • You could achieve greater clarity and a stronger working relationship with your pastor?
  • You were able to work with your pastor to plan your services months in advance, and create more impactful services than ever before, while reducing the stress of Sunday?

What would your life and church look like one year from now if your worship team and effectiveness grew by 50%?

I can’t promise these results but I can say that they are typical of results I’ve seen in the over 200 worship pastors who have completed my coaching process over the last 5 years.

I’m not teaching you theory or stuff that I’ve only read about. I’m coaching you as a fellow worship pastor and practitioner who is in the trenches day after day leading a growing worship ministry. In addition, the coaching process that I will lead you through is a proven process that has been effective with nearly 200 churches who have been through this coaching process, and hundreds more who have taken part in my one-day seminars.

** If you are ready to apply now, click here to read more and apply online: https://worshipleaderinsights.com/coaching


Instead of you flying to our office in New York City for an ‘in person’ coaching network, you will participate in this coaching network via your telephone and your computer.


Think about it, you will experience the same network experience that others have experienced while SAVING THOUSANDS of dollars in travel costs and SAVING DOZENS OF HOURS on cross-country flights.


The short answer . . . I will share every worship ministry and personal development principle I know and give you every resource I’ve developed to help you implement each principle.


Don’t worry, it will not be overwhelming . . . everything will be delivered in a manageable bits over the course of the year.


All that said, here’s the ‘official list’ of all that you receive:

  • Monthly hands-on coaching from me.
  • A proven coaching process that leads to growth and health.
  • Over $1419.00 in FREE resources from Worship Leader Insights.
  • Unlimited email access to me and the WLI team.
  • A monthly coaching environment where everyone is focused on a Kingdom agenda.
  • MP3s of each session for your review. NOTE: Even if you miss the exact date, you can listen to the network at your leisure.
  • 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.
  • NEW – a private weekend training event (in sunny South Florida) exclusively for Tele-Coaching members, complete with a behind-the-scenes look at The Journey on a Sunday morning ($1500 value)
  • The opportunity to grow and take your church to the next level.

Plus much, much more . . .

As you can see, just the tangible benefits you will receive as part of this network will far out-weigh your monthly financial investment.


** If you are ready to apply now, click here to read more and apply online: https://worshipleaderinsights.com/coaching


Each phone call is 90-minutes long and we will meet monthly for one year. This is a big commitment but I want to make sure that we fully cover all 7 of the Worship Leader Challenges and I’ve outlined in my resources.


You will complete the network with a personal library worth of worship ministry leadership materials and personal development insights.


I have a degree in Sacred Music, and I can guarantee you that what you will learn in this network is the ‘practical, will work tomorrow’ stuff they don’t teach in college or seminary!



We will cover each of my Seven Challenges of a Worship Pastor plus issues related to personal development, time management and more. As a reminder, the seven challenges are:

* The Personal Challenge – How to develop personal leadership growth habits that help you lead yourself and your team at an optimum level

* The Pastor Challenge – How to achieve clarity and a develop a strong working relationship with your pastor

* The Planning Challenge – How to plan your services months in advance, and create more impactful services than ever before.

* The People Challenge – How to double your Worship Team volunteers and strengthen their commitment to the church through a proven audition system that leads to growth and health.

* The Provision Challenge – How to invest wisely the resources spent on the Sunday service for now and the future, especially in a troubled economy

* The Professionalism Challenge – How to create a culture of excellence that brings the very best out of you and your volunteers

* The Production Challenge – How to ensure that every Sunday service is successfully planned for and executed, with nothing left to chance


Each Tele-Coaching call will be from 11:00am – 12:30pm Eastern Time. Literally, you could call in to the network from anywhere in the world. Cool, huh?

All the calls are on Fridays, which I’ve found to be the best day for most worship pastors, but I also understand that you may have to adjust your schedule..


Remember, each call is only two hours so even if you have to step out of a meeting or call in from home, it will not consume your entire day. Here are the dates:

  • April 12, 2013
  • May 10, 2013
  • June 14, 2013
  • July 12, 2013
  • August 9, 2013
  • September 13, 2013
  • October11, 2013
  • November 8, 2013
  • December 13, 2013
  • January 10, 2014
  • February 7, 2014
  • March 7, 2014


I strongly encourage you to make every date a priority but I also know that ministry is messy and uncertain so I will record every session and you will receive the complete MP3’s of each session within a day or two of meeting. If you attend, the MP3 is for your library and for your review. If you are unable to attend, you will still be able to gain the full experience.


As I mentioned earlier, this network is not for everyone but if you choose to apply and you are accepted, I would like to offer you a no-hassle, no questions asked guarantee.

Here it is: I’m so confident that you will find this Network beneficial that any time prior to the fourth monthly meeting (June 14, 2013) you can call my office and tell me that this network isn’t benefiting your church or your leadership ability and I will refund everything you have invested, including any long distance costs you might have incurred. Plus, you can keep any of the resources, MP3s or seminar materials that you have received to date.

In other words, I want to remove any fear you might have in joining this network. You can try it for four months with absolutely NO RISK!


I have tried to keep the monthly investment in this network as low as possible. But remember, you are receiving thousands of dollars of resources, free passes to my seminars, email support and private consulting. At the same time, you are saving thousands of dollars in hotel, flight costs, rental car expenses, gas, etc.

That said, the monthly investment is $197 per month if your application is received by January 15, 2013 ($247 per month after January 15). Once you are accepted, your credit card will be charged for the first two months.

HOWEVER, with the Tele-Coaching network…

  • You get 12-months of hands on personal training with systems that ACTUALLY work in churches of all shapes and sizes
  • You walk away with $1419.00 of FREE Resources (try doing that at the resource table for your next Worshp Conference)
  • The training doesn’t end after 3 days… in addtion to the 12-monthly session, you get audio MP3’s of each session, meaning you walk away with a library ofover 24 hours of nuts-and-bolts practical systems to build a health and growing worship ministry and share with the key leaders in your church.
  • Personalized Q&A call-in session to have all of your questions answered about what we disucss in each session
  • Plus much more

** If you are ready to apply now, click here to read more and apply online:

In addition to the monthly call, you will be assigned to read or listen to one of my resources plus another book (generally, a business book with clear application to ministry). While the network will stretch you to grow, study and read, it will not be overwhelming. I’ll help you prioritize so you can get the most from the network.

At the same time, there will be opportunities for you to share your ideas and learnings from the network plus you’ll be able to submit prayer requests and ask questions to me and everyone else in the network.


While I certainly can’t guarantee that our network will in any way produce the same fruit as previous networks, I can share what I’ve seen God do in the past! I’ve seen:

  • Worship Leaders who were stuck in their leadership, break through to new levels of personal effectiveness
  • Worship Teams double in a year
  • Worship Leaders become so effective that they never miss a day off again
  • Pastors write me letters thanking me for helping their worship leader

I could keep going but let me allow some of my coaching alumni pastors to share their results:

“Join this network! We all need to be growing in our leadership and there’s no better way to grow than to get into a network. Jason does a great job of identifying seven universal challenges that we all face. Once you are fully aware of these challenges and are armed with the tools that Jason gives you in the network to overcome them, you will begin to soar in your effectiveness as a Worship Pastor.”
– Mike Martindale, Westside Community Church Beaverton, OR

“I did not know what to expect from this network, but all I know is that after the very first session, I was inspired, motivated and mostly importantly, humbled.”
– Jean Sandoval, New Life Church Meriden, CT

“This is an excellent network for learning some great skills in implementing systems in your church. You are worth it; your church is worth it.”
– Archie Jackson, South Bay Church San Jose, CA

“I felt encouraged to grow in my weaker areas of my ministry. I didn’t feel beaten down; instead I was given systems that could help me in areas I have always struggled with in the past. Even my team could tell the difference!”
– Lisa Johnson, Valley Brook Community Church Granby, CT

“It’s worth every penny!”
– Dave Swanson, Calvary Fellowship West Hartford, CT

Visit www.worshipleaderinsights.com/coaching for additional video testimonies from worship leaders just like you!

God has given me a unique opportunity to serve in a church that is not only passionate about reaching and discipling people, but also returning what we have learned back to the kingdom so that other churches can do the same in their cities and towns.

In the last 11 years of my ministry here, I have been able to build systems for developing a thriving worship ministry that have worked not only here, but in churches all over the country. The reason I am doing this network is because I want to see you succeed in fulfilling your mission in the local church, and I believe with all my heart that this network can give you tools, insights, and systems to do exactly that.

In 2002, Jason Hatley helped launch The Journey Church in New York City, directing the programming of their worship services. He served as the Pastor of Worship Arts and has 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.

Currently, Jason and his family live in Boca Raton, FL to serve as the Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey’s newest location in South Florida.

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 (2007-2009), The Purpose Drive Worship Conference (2003-2004), as well as seminars around the country. He has a B.M. in Sacred Music Performance from Appalachian State University.

Jason is the founder of WorshipLeaderInsights.com, the author of nearly a dozen resources on Worship Leadership, including the brand new books Engage: A Guide to Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services and Revolve: A New Way to See Worship.

Please complete the application and return it to my office ASAP. I am reviewing applications right now and will try to review your application and let you know within two weeks, but please bear with me. We are receiving greater response to this network than any other network I’ve offered.

** If you are ready to apply now, click here to read more and apply online:

Let me know if you have any questions . . . just reply to this email.

Jason Hatley
Pastor of Worship Arts
The Journey Church


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.

Avoid these Top 3 Worship Planning Mistakes

I’ll shoot straight with you . . . I don’t like it when someone tells me that I’m making a mistake.

Call it foolish pride I suppose. Can you relate?

After all, no one’s perfect and I know I make mistakes (just ask my wife and she’ll tell you all about it :-).

But, usually after I get over my bruised ego and damaged pride and I realize that the person telling me about a mistake I’m making really has my best interest at heart, my grumblings are replaced with gratitude. After all, I’ve been in ministry long enough to know that I don’t know it all and I need people to help along the way.

What if I told you that you are making a BIG mistake in your worship planning that was keeping you from: Read more

Ready for the storm?

With all of the news about Hurricane Isaac the last few days (and a close call here in South Florida) it seems that everywhere I turn I hear people saying, “You need to have a plan.”

I agree . . . after 10 years of living in NYC and now living in South Florida, my family and I are big believers in having an emergency plan. 🙂

And that started me thinking . . . The best way to ride out the storms of life (and ministry) is to have a plan for how to deal with them BEFORE they come.

Chances are you are in a storm right now. I dare say that many worship leaders are in the midst of a hurricane of their own.
Read more

Points of Entry: This Principle Can Grow Your Team this Week!

I know that the title of this article sounds a little far-fetched, but go with me for a moment here. . .

There is one principle that I see missing in almost every church I coach or visit that could radically change the number of volunteers serving on their Worship Team and most of them could incorporate this strategy this week.

But first a little background.

There are two things that most of us either aren’t aware of or refuse to believe when it comes to the growth of our Worship Teams. With your permission I’m going to be a little direct – ha!

#1 – The average person in your church (and mine) doesn’t know that they CAN join the worship team.

I know . . . I know . . . it’s not popular to say that, but it’s true! Most of us don’t do a great job telling the people in our church (regularly) that there are opportunities to serve on the Worship Arts Team. As a result, our teams stay small, the same people serve over and again, and the average person looks at our team and thinks, “Oh – that must be the Worship Team. Guess they have it covered and don’t need me.”

Ready for #2?

#2 – Even if the average person in your church (and mine) knew they could join the Worship Arts Team, they don’t know HOW.

Is there an audition? Should I check a box, visit a table, call the church, stalk the Worship Pastor, mention it in my prayer request?

It’s not clear HOW people can tell you they want to join the team, so (believe it or not) many of them keep to themselves and don’t.

But – it doesn’t have to be that way. And that’s why this principle I want to share with you is so powerful.

It’s the Principle of “Points of Entry”.

A point of entry is the way that a person in your church let’s you know that they are interested in joining your worship team. Having surveyed hundreds of worship leaders in the last five years on this, I’ve found that the average church only has 1-2 of these important points. It’s kind of like fishing though . . . the more hooks you have in the water, the more fish you’ll catch.

Let me give you an example of one point of entry. At The Journey on the back of our Connection Card we have a box that says, “Send me more info about . . . ” and it lists a number of items. Years ago I asked if we could include “Worship Arts Team” in that section. Seems simple enough, but do you know what happens every week?

In New York City, between 5-10 people check that box on their connection card every week. Here at our new location in Boca Raton, between 3-5 check it every week.

Over the course of the year (you’re already doing the math) anywhere between 100 and 250 people will tell us they are interested in learning more about the Worship Arts Team. Simple, but powerful!

Now for full disclosure, not everyone of those will end up joining the team — some people just like checking boxes. But, I can tell you with utmost certainty if that box weren’t there, that we would have a SERIOUS gap in our new Worship Arts Team audition numbers.

We have a dozen or so Points of Entry at The Journey and this past Friday I just finished walking my Coaching Network through each one of them and how to use them to maximize the number of people on their Worship Arts Teams.

If you’re interested in joining us for the next Coaching call click this link to learn how to apply: www.worshipleaderinsights.com/coaching.

This principle can radically increase the number of people who start the process of joining your team.

So here are the questions you need to answer to get started:

#1 – How many Points of Entry do I have at my church?

#2 – What is 1 NEW Point of Entry I could integrate this week? Steal mine from above if you like.

#3 – What are 5 NEW Points of Entry I could integrate in the next 3 months.

I’d love to hear what you come up with and how this little strategy benefits your team, so be sure to email and let me know what you develop and how it goes!

Your partner in ministry,


Free Easter Planning Webinar with Jason Hatley

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You’re invited to join Jason Hatley on Tuesday, February 28 OR Wednesday, February 29, for this “first of its kind” webinar, where you’ll learn 10 practical techniques that you can apply to help you plan Powerful Easter Services!

This 75-minute, nuts-and-bolts webinar will be packed with next steps that you can implement to make this the most impactful Easter yet at your church.

This webinar is for Worship Pastors who are interested in increasing their Kingdom impact this Easter and especially those who are considering Jason Hatley’s upcoming Tele-Coaching Network for Worship Pastors. The call itself is FREE, but it’s a long distance call, so you may want to pick up a cheap calling card if necessary.

Once registered, you will simply need a phone and a computer with internet access to participate. This is a great opportunity to train your entire staff with this webinar.

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Are you ready to take your worship ministry to the next level?
Are you a worship pastor looking for a proven process for personal and worship team growth?

If so, then you are invited to apply for Jason Hatley’s next round of Tele-Coaching for Worship Pastors.

Apply by March 1 and receive over $273.00 in bonus resource

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Each Jason Hatley Coaching Network will follow the outline of the Seven Challenges of a Worship Pastor as taught in Jason’s workshops, and will be customized according to the specific needs of those accepted.

When You’re Not Growing, Your Ministry Is Not Growing!

Nothing can accelerate your growth or the growth of your worship ministry like being in a coaching network! Think of the impact of facing your specific challenges along with a group of like-minded leaders.

Whether your greatest challenge is doubling the size and health of your worship team, planning powerful worship services months in advance, maximizing your ministry budget, or strengthening your relationship with your Lead Pastor, Jason’s network can help you overcome the challenge!

This Network Will Help You To:

  • Break the week-to-week worship planning cycle
  • Develop healthy worship ministry systems
  • Recognize God’s next step for your worship team
  • Force you to read in different and more effective ways
  • Stay on the cutting edge of worship leadership in the church
  • Be accountable for the next steps God wants you to take in your church
  • Maximize the ministry opportunities in your team
“I would not be exaggerating to say that in my case this network has been life/ministry transforming. In this past year the Worship arts Department has grown more than in the last 7 years combined. This network really helped to de-stress my life and increase my effectiveness as the Worship Pastor.” – Bode Abodunde, World Harvest Christian Center, Pennsauken, NJ

“This network blew my mind! I wish I could have attended this network before our church exploded in growth. I would have implemented everything I learned right from the beginning. There is such much I have learned from this network. I never knew how much potential my worship ministry could have before attending this network.” – Jeff Craig, CrossPointe Church, Yorba Linda, CA

“We have been implementing many changes in our Sunday Service System. The result has been less stress on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, an increase in attendance and retention of new attendees, better communication between myself and the other staff and volunteers, and an easier rehearsal time.” – Josiah Herried, CenterPoint Christian Fellowship, Tacoma, WA

Apply by March 1 and receive over $273.00 in bonus resource

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Are your volunteers ready to quit?

Happy Valentines Day!

I’m sure you have something special planned for your spouse today, but can I ask you a candid question: 

Does your Worship Team know that you love them?

Let me explain.

The people in your life will know that you love them not just by what you SAY, but more importantly by what you DO and by who you are BECOMING!

And when worship team members don’t feel loved, they leave!

After coaching over 200 worship leaders in the last 6 years, here’s what I’ve found . . .

Most volunteers leave their worship teams because they feel:

  • Under-challenged
  • Under-communicated with
  • Under-led

One of the BEST ways to show your worship team you love and appreciate them is to LEAD them well.

The truth is… if you don’t do your best to challenge, communicate with and lead your team at the highest level, you’re actually keeping them from becoming all that God has called them to be in your ministry.

My personal experience – along with my interaction with thousands of worship leaders in the Worship Leader Insights family over the years – has given me a unique perspective on how these three missing leadership qualities can take its toll… on you, your volunteers and your church!

I want to help you lead your team at the highest level – for their effectiveness in ministry, as well as yours!

So TODAY ONLY, I’d like to offer you a special Valentine’s Day copy of one of my most helpful resources, LEADING WITH AUTHORITY IN REHEARSAL (a $99.95 Value), for ONLY $49.95!

Click the link below to secure your copy immediately:

Leading with Authority in Rehearsal – $49.95 (Today Only)

Hurry – This opportunity is available TODAY ONLY!

In this 3-HOUR downloadable resource, I will teach you:

  • How to bring the best out of the musicians on your team
  • Where your authority comes from in rehearsal, and how to use it to create a
    culture of excellence
  • How to develop your vision for the worship set and inspire your team to
    embrace it
  • The 4-Step process that will radically transform the culture of your team, create
    accountability and ensure everyone lives up to your team expectations
  • How to invest personally into the lives of your Worship Team members at rehearsal and the weekend service
  • The Journey’s Nine Core Values for Music Planning and how to begin writing your own
  • How to lead a music planning meeting, and the Five Questions you need to be asking every week to get ready for rehearsal!
  • How to build momentum, remove distractions and lead your church into powerful worship this Sunday!
  • How to cut your rehearsal time in half and create more time for personal investment and vision casting
  • How to turn “difficult” team members into your biggest allies
  • How to guarantee that every team member arrives on-time, prepared and knowing their parts
  • Plus much more!

In addition to three hours of audio training, this resource includes dozens of ministry-building
resources like a FREE download of me teaching values and expectations to The Journey Worship Arts Team, and more!

Download your copy today to learn how you can maximize your leadership and communication with your Worship Team!

Click the link below to secure your copy immediately:

Leading with Authority in Rehearsal – $49.95 (Today Only)

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Your partner in ministry,


P.S. Remember, this $49 download of my Leading with Authority in Rehearsal resource is available TODAY ONLY, and only at this link:

Leading with Authority in Rehearsal – $49.95 (Today Only)

Don’t wait though – link expires at Midnight TONIGHT!

Jason Hatley
Pastor of Worship Arts, The Journey Church
Founder, Worship Leader Insights

The Top 3 Worship Leader Goals for 2012

As the New Year has begun have you started writing your goals for 2012? I hope so!

You see – I believe that God is honored when we take time to set goals for oursevles, our families and our ministries. Clear, God-honoring goals will help you and I both make a greater Kingdom impact in 2012.

In fact, I believe that the pastors and worship leaders who are making the greatest impact are the ones who are clear about what God has called them to, and are continuing to dream new dreams for Him.

So what dreams do you have for this New Year? What do you hope to see God do in you and through you?

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FREE Planning Your 2012 Preaching Calendar Webinars – This Week Only

I just found out that my Lead Pastor, Nelson Searcy, is leading four FREE webinars this week to help you and your pastor plan your 2012 Preaching Calendar.

Recently you received my article about the importance that planning the preaching in your church (whether you are a pastor or worship leader) has on relieving the stress of week-to-week worship planning. It’s foundational!

And now – you can plan your 2012 Preaching Calendar with Nelson in one of four FREE 75-minute webinars this week.

Here’s the official invitation from Nelson himself as well as the details for how to register . . .


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