The MxU Worship Podcast
Worship teams around the globe struggle with similar issues. In The MxU Worship Podcast, we try to tackle them head-on. Stephen Brewster talks with your favorite Worship Leaders and Artists about their practical experiences in worship environments and leans into how churches of all sizes can improve their worship team’s health. Discover what it looks like to make mistakes and learn from them, how to lead healthy teams, practical tips on songwriting, dealing with pressure, building a team of musicians, communicating with production and pastoral staff, and more.
Stephen has a great conversation with former Radio Disney Star, songwriter and worship leader Anna Golden. She talks about her journey and her role at Shoreline City Church in Dallas. She has great advice for any leader trying to lead up (and out!), along with some thoughts on “church hurt,” and how to deal with it. We know you’ll love hearing from her. Enjoy!
Stephen sits down with Blake Wiggins from the band Housefires. You’ll hear all about Blake’s journey from small-town Georgia to leading worship at Grace Midtown in Atlanta.It’s a great conversation about the importance of leading well in a smaller church environment, and how that posture informs his writing and leading in a larger context.
Get your notepad ready! Stephen sits down for a great conversation with Wade Joye, longtime worship pastor at Elevation Church, to talk about his story and what it was like to transition into a new season. For anyone in leadership, grab your whole team and have a listen. We know you’ll get a lot out of it. You may also want to go through Wade’s new book together, This Dream Is Not For You: https://www.amazon.com/This-Dream-Not-You-Letting/dp/1546004793/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Z1K8PFT959Z5&keywords=Wade+Joye&qid=1698774023&sprefix=wade+joye%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-1
We know you’ll love hearing from Kory Miller and Tyler Roberts from Red Rocks Worship as they talk to Stephen about their new worship record. You’ll hear about their writing process, and each of their favorite songs from the album. They also share how they’ve dealt with seasons of discouragement and doubt, and give great advice for how to get re-aligned with God’s purposes in worship during those times.
Stephen has a great conversation with Ryan Dahl, Founder of Praise Charts. He’s been providing resources for worship teams for 25 years, and has a lot to say about how to engage your worship team in really effective ways. From engaging your church in multi-generational worship through hymns, to integrating young instrumentalists on your stage, Ryan has a lot of great advice. You can check out all they have to offer at praisecharts.com. Enjoy!
Stephen sits down with Blake Goss from Newspring Church for a great conversation. You’ll hear how Blake went from being a non-musician athlete to leading a large team at a church of over 20,000. He has great advice on navigating difficult seasons and how to make sure that Scripture is at the heart of your ministry.