Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders

Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders

We’ve assembled a list of the Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders to be used during, before or after the worship service. These mobile apps help worship leaders plan, perform and execute their tasks with excellence. Whether you use iPhone or Android devices, the smartphone has become a powerful tool for people today—especially for worship leaders and their teams. What, until recently, could only be accomplished on a tablet or PC now resides in the palm of your hand. You can plan worship, practice your set list, work on your musical skills, and even compose new songs with something that fits in your pocket.

How were these apps for worship leaders chosen? I surveyed worship leaders from all over the country about what Android or iOS apps for worship leaders they currently use and recommend, asking them to share the mobile apps that are most helpful to them. The list you find below is a result of the best practices of actual worship leaders. I am sure this list will change, and we will update it as new apps for worship leaders are discovered and put to use. In this ever-changing world of technology, we hope this is a place you can find the best smartphone apps for worship leaders curated for your mobile device.

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Why Martin Luther Would Live Stream His Church Service

Martin Luther - Live Stream Church

Martin Luther
Thesis #93

“Blessed be all those prophets who say to the people of Christ, ‘Cross, cross,’ and there is no cross!”

Though I love candy as much as the next guy, I’m most looking forward to October 31st because it marks the 499th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On that date nearly 500 years ago, a man named Martin Luther changed the world with a hammer, a nail, and a really long piece of paper.

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A Top Church Website Template – Elevation Church Theme

Elevation Church Website Template

Say hello to our new church website template entitled “Elevation”, featuring amazing design, layout and awesome church website features. Elevation theme is the latest release in our regular lineup of top church website templates giving church ministries, non-profits, youth groups and worship leaders the easiest and most affordable tool to create and design their own church website in minutes. No joke! When using the Elevation church website template, you simply replace the placeholder content with your own. If you stick with the beautiful black and white imagery and stay within the designed confines of this beautiful church website template, you will have a 5-star church website theme in no-time. Let’s look at all the beautiful features this church website template comes with:

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Heart-driven vs Task-driven: How to Lead Worship from the Heart

Worship From The Heart

Whether you are leading worship from the heart or leading out of obligation, it gets exhausting! Yes, it is tough, but every week we as worship leaders need to evaluate where are hearts are in leading worship before leading our congregation.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, NKJV)

There are 52 weekends to lead worship, plus additional services and events. For a worship leader, this means that your work—whether you are even in town or not—is framed with at least 52 projects a year. It is like a train that works as a slave to the clock. Any church has seasonal spikes and maybe a lull here and there. But, the train keeps coming to each of its 52 or more stops. This can become a daunting task. If you are more on the creative side, this makes for stress in trying to make each whistle stop while staying enthused throughout the seasons and even the years. Many burn out while others learn simply to manage the task. All that being said, our churches and leaders need inspired and passionate leadership from us. We need to lead worship from the heart, not the task.

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Church Branding: 3 Reasons to Brand Using Merch

Merch and more - Church Branding

 
In today’s culture it seems everyone and everything is so focused on branding. Sports fans have everything from clothing, license plate covers, phone cases, lawn chairs, throw blankets, BBQ equipment and more. When you go to a concert, you see tons of branding material as well. The same goes with their favorite coffee shop/brand. So how come the church has been behind the curve on this? Megachurches have started to do this, but how can your church start branding? What are some reasons behind church branding? We asked Bryan from GOA Merch to write more on the subject of church branding.

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How to Take the Error and Effort Out of Your Video Ministry

Video Ministry - Sharefaith

Your video ministry has the potential to reach a much bigger audience than your regular service. Technology has become a very helpful resource for ministries around the world. This article addresses how you can take the error and effort out of your video ministry and have it work for you instead of the other way around. In the world of airline travel, there is nothing more important than safety. It’s why the world’s largest airline manufacturers have invested countless resources to ensure that their planes are as safe as possible. A recent Boeing study determined that 80% of plane crashes were caused by human error. The most dangerous planes were those that required large amounts of manual effort; the safest were those that left little room for a pilot’s mistakes. And so, to improve the safety of their jetliners, manufacturers have worked to take the human effort out of their flights. Though the consequences pale in comparison, the same can be said for the world of online ministry. To remove error from video streaming, we must take human effort out of the equation.

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Loop Community: Tracks in Worship

tracks in worship - loop community

It’s not uncommon these days to see a computer onstage during worship. If you look closely, you’ll probably even see an iPad or iPhone. Many worship leaders are using these devices to read chord charts, process guitar effects and run backing tracks – sometimes all from the same device! A friend in Nashville once told me that your mobile device has more power than the computer that put a man on the moon! Technology has made leading worship easier on so many levels, but slightly more complicated as well. The days of rolling in last minute with just an acoustic guitar, bongo and overhead transparencies are rare, if not over. There is more to prepare for ahead of time. Using tracks in worship has been one of the greatest advancements in cultivating the modern worship sound. It has made complicated song arrangements and modern sounds much more attainable for worship ministries of all sizes and talent levels. I’ve been using tracks in worship for over 10 years and have spent the past 5 years running a company that creates track products for churches. Here are some common concerns worship leaders have before they take the plunge into the world of tracks.

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Kids Bible Videos from the Book of Genesis

Kids Bible Videos Genesis

The book of Genesis contains some of the most beloved kids Bible stories of all time. Filled with drama, adventure, and life, it’s little wonder these kids Bible stories are a staple in every Sunday School, homeschool, Bible study and VBS. Now these timeless accounts have been brought to life like never before in the Kids Bible Videos of Sharefaith Kids. Perfect for today’s technology-driven world, these Kids Bible Videos are a must-see classroom resource!

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Top 20 Waterfall Backgrounds for Worship

Waterfall Backgrounds- Waterfall Video Loops

Sharefaith has been the go-to provider for sermon and worship media for years, including worship video backgrounds and worship video loops! Recently, we sent a team across Southern Oregon to capture the beauty of God’s creation and create a massive waterfall video and motion background collection! These waterfall backgrounds are simply breathtaking! Don’t just take our word for it, we have included all 20 of these UHD 4K waterfall backgrounds below. So take a few minutes and be wowed by God’s majestic creation of such waterfalls like Toketee Falls, Watson Falls and many more waterfalls located throughout the beautiful state of Oregon!

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10 Students Every Sunday School Teacher Will Recognize

emojititle-1 - Sunday School

Let’s be honest, the best part of Sunday School is the kids. Well, serving God and the kids. There is nothing quite like being around children; their laughter, questions, blunt statements and refreshing honesty – it’s the best! But the more time you spend around kids, the more you begin to discover that Sunday School children fall into some identifiable categories.

angel-1 - Sunday SchoolExhibit A – The Little Angel. This vibrant child is one of the many reasons you LOVE serving in Sunday School. Like a sponge, they soak up every bit of your lesson and then with wide-eyes, tell you “Thanks!” They love your teaching and you love them for loving your teaching. But be careful, these teacher’s pets often struggle with trying to be perfect. It’s important to let them know that we all, their favorite teacher included, make mistakes.

 

cryer-1 - Sunday SchoolOf course, we can’t forget – The Cryer. With a heart so tender, it constantly teeters on the verge of a full-blown, tear-shedding, class-engulfing meltdown, this precious one always has your FULL attention. It’s a scary thing to be dropped off in a room full of strangers, so can you really blame the tender-hearted for getting a little emotional? Make your room a welcoming, safe place and you’ll get to experience one of life’s great joys: watching the Cryer get dropped off with a smile on their face – excited to see you, their new best friend!

Admit it. You’ve encountered these two, and are now curious about the rest of our list! Read 10 students every Sunday School teacher will recognize, and discover that, as Sunday School teachers, we have a lot in common!

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