Ben Ward Music
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Tag archive: worship-leader [ 3 ]

Play with Passion

I think one of the hardest things to impart to worship teams, especially volunteer teams, is how to play with passion.  So often they are concentrating so hard on playing the right chords at the right time or wondering if the worship leader will repeat the chorus (maybe even do a song not on the list??:) that playing with heart is not even on the radar. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a service and everybody’s […]

In-Ear Monitors and Leading Worship

It took me a long while to get used to playing/singing with in-ear monitors (IEM).  I’m sure part of it was my own slow adapting, but there’s still part of me that goes back and forth on their usefulness.  As a worship leader, I believe one of my jobs is to respond to what is happening among the worshippers I am leading.  The IEMs cut you off from hearing them.  Sure, you can have audience mics, but they’re never going […]