By Steve Young   Every January, over 60,000 people make their annual pilgrimage to Anaheim, California to attend The NAMM Show.  The National Association of Music Merchants was founded in 1901 as a retail association to serve music-related retailers, but has grown to an international organization that includes manufacturers, distributors, industry marketing firms and other affiliates.  Each year, […]


Effective Rehearsals Part 3 of 3 In the world of professional music there are only 3 reasons why you would take a gig: It pays a lot of money It furthers your career and network It is FUN! While #1-2 don’t apply to most churches, the experience is a huge part of attracting and retaining […]


The Importance of Structure In part 1 of our 3-part series on leading effective rehearsals, we examined the importance of time as it relates to our rehearsals. No matter how long we’ve been in leadership, we always need to refer back to the value of people’s time. Always! Now, the real meat of the matter is, […]


  Effective Rehearsals. Part 1: TIME   As church leaders, the weekend is always approaching.  For some of us, we walk onto the platform every six days. For others, it’s every seven. Some of us even have mid-week service experiences.  Each of us spends a good deal of time in meetings each week, prepping music for the various services, making changes […]

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Part of what makes up WALI’s identity are three core areas that we embrace, champion and nurture.  These are our 3 Cores.  This post is designed to give a brief overview of the 2nd core area: Ministry Leadership and goes along with our other posts on core 1 & 3. In our church body (LCMS), the value of core 1 (worship theology) is […]