Worship Planning

Elements of a musical worship set and a framework to help you plan one.

ABCs of Planning Worship

Seth Irby and Rasool Berry discuss how to get started in planning a musical worship set.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What is your particular audience like?
  3. What type of song does your band do well? What type does it find challenging?
  4. How might knowing the context help you plan?
  5. Is there anything new you want to implement from this video?

Components of Worship: Reasons to Sing

Seth Irby and Lindsay Boccardo explore themes you can address in worship to help prepare hearts to connect with God.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Which component(s) do you use the most?
  3. Which component(s) do you use the least?
  4. In light of this, what might you change about how you plan worship sets?

Getting From Song to Song

How do you move effectively between songs in a worship time? Lindsay Boccardo describes failures she has seen and Seth Irby offers practical ideas to succeed.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. How might well-planned transitions shepherd people through the worship experience, keep them focused on God, and add more meaning to the songs?
  3. Which of the transition ideas will you implement in your next worship plan?

Shaping Your Worship Set

Seth Irby explains how to design worship that will guide people's hearts and follow God's leading.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Did this change how you think about planning your worship set?
  3. What might you do differently this week in light of this?

Planning Worship: Part 1

You’ve done your ABCs, so now what? Seth Irby walks us through the next steps in the worship planning process. Part 1 of 2.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Was anything new to you?
  3. Why do you think it might be helpful to plan your worship set around the theme of the meeting?

Planning Worship: Part 2

Seth Irby finishes his step-by-step guide of how to plan musical worship. Part 2 of 2.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Was anything new to you?
  3. Why do you think it helps your planning to know what happens after the music set?

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