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Win $1,000 of art from Playback Media & a free year of Proclaim

Win $1,000 of art from Playback Media & a free year of Proclaim

We loved being at the National Worship Leader Conference in both Kansas and Pennsylvania. Our booth in Kansas was right around the corner from the great folks at Playback Media, and together we decided to run a giveaway: one full year of Proclaim and $1,000 of media. Enter below for your chance to win!

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  1. Creating an atmosphere of engaging worship.

  2. Chris Callanan says:

    Biggest challenges? Last minute changes, band deciding to change verses or repeat things mid-song, poor lighting for the projection screen….

  3. Biggest Challenges? Last minute changes and coordinating of groups to work together.

  4. Ed Peterson says:

    engaging the worshippers.

  5. Funny you should mention the mid-song audible. We've got a post planned about that very issue. Stay tuned.

  6. Adrian Petre says:

    Probably me, as a hindrance of Holy Spirit's work.

  7. Pat Laeger says:

    Accurately presenting the emotion and mood of a song/text visually as it relates to faith without being overly flashy and just "cool".

  8. Earl Swigert says:

    My biggest challenge is coordinating my team with the music they need to learn while working on a volunteer basis.

  9. Keeping all of the tech in order, so that it goes almost unnoticed, allowing for uninterrupted and wholesome worship.

  10. David Ben B'li says:

    Keeping education above entertainment.

  11. David Ben B'li says:

    Keeping education above entertainment.

  12. Tim Davies says:

    Biggest challenge? Aside from myself – variable timing and sound levels. Would be nice if the audio had an auto-fade when transitioning to the next module.

  13. Backup personnel.

  14. Nic Bancroft says:

    Biggest challenge is instilling the same passion for visual arts as what is required

  15. fear

  16. Sean Lehman says:

    Biggest challenge would be to educate volunteers and dealing with the different opinions on what sounds good. Thank the Lord for volunteers though.

  17. Dirk Human says:

    Keeping the whole worship team on the same page with the greater team responsible for the service. How to convay changes when the program already started.

  18. Biggest challenge – we are so small we don't even have a band! But you have to start somewhere…

  19. Sheryl Johannsen Marshall says:

    Resources, both people and financial.

  20. Chris Negron says:

    Last minute changes are by far the biggest challenge.

  21. Michael Scarlett says:

    Finding music the congregation knows that matches with where we are in the church liturgical calendar/readings for the Revised Common Lectionary.

  22. Mike Hill says:

    Biggest challenge? Tech. Either lack of resources or keeping the tech from being a distraction in the service.

  23. Mike Hill says:

    Biggest challenge? Tech. Either lack of resources or keeping the tech from being a distraction in the service.

  24. Harold Macdougall says:

    Biggest Challenge, having enough highly committed volunteers.

  25. Christi Milligan says:

    Staying continually focused on Christ and not letting the small snags that come along distract me from the bigger picture.

  26. Howard Gold says:

    Expressing the true worship of the music guided by the Holy Spirit.

  27. Timothy Hageland says:

    Honing or craft and taking our creativity, our leadership, and relationship with God to the next level.

  28. Biggest challenge is finding the time to be a proper worship PASTOR in a part time position.

  29. Joe Bell says:

    Having limited staff and resources- like no presentation software!

  30. Last minute changes & engaging the worshipers. Also, allowing for flexibility to follow the Holy Spirit's leading.

  31. Last minute changes & engaging the worshipers. Also, allowing for flexibility to follow the Holy Spirit's leading.

  32. Mike Cunsolo says:

    Biggest? Well…getting the music to the musicians in time to learn it.

  33. Jake Miller says:

    One of the biggest challenges I face as a worship leader is communicating and implementing service items in an organized and timely manner.

  34. Sharon Vollmer says:

    Making the presentations–such as announcements interesting so people will look at them and pay attention to them.

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  37. Getting everyone on the same page

  38. Getting everyone to get their material in by the deadline!!

  39. We are a very small church planting and often have no musicians at all – not even a guitar player – so it's backing tapes, singalong to a DVD, or sadly, me leading the singing unaccompanied. You have to feel sorry for the congregation!

  40. We are a very small church planting and often have no musicians at all – not even a guitar player – so it's backing tapes, singalong to a DVD, or sadly, me leading the singing unaccompanied. You have to feel sorry for the congregation!

  41. Paul Hoe says:

    my BIGGEST Challenge as a Tech guy as far as worship goes is usually just trying go get the slides perfect enough

  42. Richard Stein says:

    To find unity in the different worship styles… Consistently

  43. Leading worship through graphics, my biggest challenge is creating designs that are faithful to the message in Scripture without any stumbling blocks of style that may distract people from that message.

  44. Greg Simpson says:

    Being a minister in a small church in a small town, time management is my biggest challenge. There are plenty of times when worship planning and preparation takes a back seat to serving the people, and the Sunday service suffers because of it. Being able to work on the service with Proclaim from wherever I am does help a lot!

  45. Having no help setting everything up!

  46. We use ours for Youth Ministry. Or biggest issue is 2 fold: The proclaim remote isn't specific and always says the same person is in control… When their not. 2, there is a brief pause between when a loop starts. I wish that transition could be smoother.

  47. And the ability to add mp3s over looping vids would be awesome!

  48. Joel Yeoh says:

    My biggest challenge would be making sure the tech (sound&visual) run smoothly while worship leading.

  49. Margaret Reinhardt says:

    Biggest challenges? Making last minute changes!

  50. Doug Pettit says:

    My biggest challenge is learning new music while improving old music

  51. Esther Irish says:

    getting the materials ready for powerpoint

  52. Mark Mahoney says:

    Biggest challenge is finding the right images to help promote the theme and expository realm of the message.

  53. Biggest challenge would be how to properly balanve the different styles of music in one gathering. We have celtic, scottish, kitchen party, rock, etc can all flow together. But its a fun challenge.

  54. Josh Edwards says:

    Biggest challenge? Keeping an attitude of worship and not performance. We all want to be great singers, great musicians, and great leaders… however, we can have all that and not be worshipping. God wants our hearts!

  55. My biggest challenge right now is assembling a worship team to help coordinate and plan our worship gatherings.

  56. Glen Carter says:

    my biggest challenge is building services that are theologically sound, encouraging and Spirit filled /Led.

  57. Carrie Edwards says:

    Living and working in a country other than my passport country, trying to lead people in worship in not only my mother tongue but in a second or third language, with people who are trying to worship in a language other than their first language, leading a group of people with varying backgrounds, ethnicities, belief systems, language, culture, etc., etc. It's challenging!

  58. Amanda Van Halteren says:

    Biggest challenge: to know when to let the words of the song stand for themselves rather than using the music to emotionally stimulate

  59. Maintaining and keeping up to date ministerial responsibilities without detouring from the fundamental spiritual aspects of the relationship with God through Christ.

  60. Mark Pruitt says:

    Managing personalities within the team.

  61. Updating and coordinating everyone and last min changes.

  62. John Dobbs says:

    Getting leaders to submit song selections on time.

  63. Biggest challenge is getting the congregation to be participators and not spectators.

  64. Charlie Nason says:

    Getting the focus off the expereince and on the truths of Christ. The expereince is great and necassarily follows the great truths of Christ. But keeping people focused on Christ and not the expereince of worship is the biggest challenge.

  65. Erik Coon says:

    Biggest challenge as a youth/creative pastor is coordinating volunteer involvement for our creative arts ministry (i.e. in service media, photography, videography, web design, sound, etc.).

  66. Jaysen Branch says:

    Being able to engage the audience with new songs, and getting more community support.

  67. Try planning center online. They actually have a completely free version. You just have to scroll down to the bottom of the plans page.. It's in tiny font..lol. but it is completely free (not the trial version).

  68. Mike Skeith says:

    Unity

  69. Anonymous says:

    I think the biggest challenge is getting people to volunteer to help with the service and be worship leader. When people are asked, they do say yes but they don't readily volunteer and we have a sign-up sheet too.

  70. Yes keeping the whole worship team on the same page is a challenge!

  71. A general, popular misunderstanding of the Biblical meaning of the word worship.

  72. Biggest challenge – keeping it authentic and focused on God

  73. Lisa Hawkins Tammy Goss says:

    My biggest challenge is the lack of music and instruments

  74. Jeff Jaekley says:

    Planning two different services each week.

  75. Chris Cornette says:

    Last minute changes or additions are a weekly challenge…

  76. Tracey Conner says:

    my biggest challenge in tech ministry is feeling like i'm valued because of what i can do and skills that i have over who i am.

  77. Being relevant and spiritually in tune with what the Spirit is doing during worship.

  78. Balancing fresh and tradition

  79. Balancing fresh and tradition

  80. Ted Wheeler says:

    Involvement

  81. Biggest challenges – keeping it fresh, unique, inspiring every week

  82. Scott Wagner says:

    excellence

  83. Howard Fisher says:

    I have to ask. What is a worship leader conference? It is interesting that I have no idea what that is outside of a certain theology.

  84. The biggest challenge we have faced is having the healthy balance between spirituality and excellence in professionalism. Too much of both could drain a team, but a healthy balance (which only comes from the Holy Spirit) will lead your team into new levels (all around) with Christ.

  85. Scott Wagner says:

    Well as the title might indicate it's a conference for worship leaders. I've been to a couple. They do everything from giving writers a place to present new worship music, promote new technologies, teach leadership skills, lots of "how to" classes for beginners to seasoned veterans. There are usually learning tracks for piano players, guitarists, drummers, Audio/Video techs etc… Often there are teachers presenting Biblical views on worship. It's also a good place for worship leaders to go and worship without having to lead or have responsibilities as they would on Sundays. That about sums it up.

  86. Anonymous says:

    Opportunity within my own church

  87. Matt Gleason says:

    Introducing new songs

  88. Rick Baskett says:

    Same as Chris, last minute changes, band singing a little different lyrics to a song than what I could find on the net. Different OS platform than the church computer.. lots of fun stuff :)

  89. pride…

  90. Tye Riter says:

    Getting everyone on the same page and getting it all done.

  91. Davin Guest says:

    Biggest challenge as a worship leader? It's not the last minute changes or the technical glitches; it's not the musicians who don't practice and learn their songs or worship sets that get interfered with. It is creating space in your life to meet with God in the secret place. This is the challenge and the secret to leading worship.

  92. Ditto to pretty much all I am reading! Last minute music, changes mid-service, multiple OS, transitions between media, ability for pastor to advance slides himself. We have a member who would be great at running our media, but he has a wheelchair and our system is on an inaccessible platform, so ability to operate remotely would be great.

  93. Ditto to pretty much all I am reading! Last minute music, changes mid-service, multiple OS, transitions between media, ability for pastor to advance slides himself. We have a member who would be great at running our media, but he has a wheelchair and our system is on an inaccessible platform, so ability to operate remotely would be great.

  94. Denise Frechette Friesen says:

    Getting the congregation to a place of worship that isn't just lip service, but where they actually realize that their worship is an inscence rising to God.

  95. Denise Frechette Friesen says:

    FYI: the question was what is a song leader's biggest challenge when leading worship.

  96. Nick Scarantino says:

    For me the biggest challenge of being a worship leader is trying to bring a stubborn congregation into the presence of God.

  97. Volunteers.

  98. The biggest challenge is getting myself in the proper spiritual place. If I'm not ready then I cannot properly lead properly. Beyond that is all the technical things that happen and working with outdated equipment.

  99. Biggest challenge as a worship leader? Integrity to do what you had said to people. And also special request to make a little or quite big change at the last minute.

  100. Tom Sersen says:

    Need proclaim to have a worship team presentation exclusive to the team to display band music and create changes on the fly

  101. Aaron Phillips says:

    Biggest Challenge is the sudden last minute changes of songs or how they are singing the songs

  102. Bryant Taylor says:

    Enough people to fill all the needed roles

  103. Time

  104. Chris Ukoha says:

    Biggest challenge as a worship Leader in the church is our electronic band a time fails us when we are at the mid of our services. And this has been a challenge to the entire team in the church when we are in worship.

  105. Rob Harrison says:

    I generally agree with Davin Guest, except that I think the last-minute stuff (not just changes, but other things that pop up) is a major part of that; it's terribly easy to get caught up in the moment and lose any focus on worship just as the worship is about to begin–having to start over from scratch spiritually and emotionally.

  106. Kyle Wisdom says:

    Following the Holy Spirit's lead and helping the congregation understand His leadership in worship as well.

  107. David Wilson says:

    Prep time/practice time. In a smaller church in a hard working community – getting enough time with the team before Sunday is difficult. When we do get together for practice/prayer/fellowship… there is a marked improvement in our times of worship/music.

  108. Brett Cox says:

    Biggest challenge? Casting new vision & a new philosophy of worship in an established church.

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