Churchfront Podcast

By Churchfront with Jake Gosselin

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An audio experience to help you grow yourself and grow your church.

Episode Date
Should worship leaders use automation in weekend gatherings?

In this session, Jake explores the pros and cons of automating production elements in worship.

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Jun 22, 2018
The person and story behind the largest Youtube channel for worship leaders - Brian Wahl

Worship Tutorials is one of my favorite online resources for worship leaders. In this session of the podcast, I have a candid conversation with its founder Brian Wahl.

Head on over to Youtube to subscribe to the Worship Tutorials channel and check out to learn more about the products and resources they have for your ministry.

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Jun 20, 2018
Ableton Live vs. Prime

In this session, I compare the differences between Ableton Live and Prime, two great pieces of software for worship ministries.

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Jun 15, 2018
How to build a healthy team culture - William Vanderbloemen

In this session, William Vanderbloemen shares tips for worship leaders wanting to build a healthy team culture.

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Jun 13, 2018
Every worship leader should read this book

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Jun 08, 2018
What it means to be a worship PASTOR - Zac Hicks

In this video, I interview the author of one of my favorite books, The Worship Pastor.

Zac shares a ton of insight on how all worship leaders have a pastoral role and he gives practical tips for being more intentional with this responsibility.

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Jun 06, 2018
The best digital mixer for church sound












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Jun 01, 2018
Tips for finding and applying for a worship position - Alex Purtell

In this interview, Alex Purtell with Froot Group shares tips for finding and applying the right worship leading position for you. Learn more about Froot Group at

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May 30, 2018
How to find worship leader jobs

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May 25, 2018
Worship Leader Live Q&A

Here's audio from a live q&a I did last week on Youtube. I answer a bunch of questions from the Churchfront Community on worship ministry and tech.

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May 23, 2018
10 tips for a beginner worship leader

I wish someone told me these tips a long time ago.

May 18, 2018
Lead Worship with Ableton Strategy Session

Listen in on a phone call with one of my Lead Worship with Ableton students.

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May 16, 2018
Affordable worship keyboard setup that sounds amazing
May 11, 2018
6 ways to develop your worship drummer

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May 09, 2018
10 reasons why you should lead worship with Ableton Live

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May 01, 2018
Does using a click and tracks eliminate spontaneity in worship?

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Apr 27, 2018
3 tips for equipping and empowering the next generation of worship leaders - Cody Bray

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Apr 25, 2018
How to lead worship with Ableton Live (FREE TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT)


Apr 23, 2018
Should I learn how to use Ableton Live in worship?

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Apr 20, 2018
4 reasons why you should use hymns in worship - Nathan Drake

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Apr 18, 2018
Why your band needs tracks and how to save money buying them

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Apr 14, 2018
How to achieve a better mix for your worship band - Kade Young

In this session, Kade Young with Collaborate Worship shares a ton of practical tips for achieving a better sound in worship.

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Apr 11, 2018
How to eliminate lyric slide mistakes in worship

Here are 5 tips for perfect lyric slides in worship.

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Apr 06, 2018
6 steps for a church stage redesign - Chad Buckland

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Apr 04, 2018
My favorite new podcast

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Today's episode is a little out the norm for the Churchfront Podcast, but I am pumped about this new project my friends Ryan and Keith just launched.

If you love the Bible and hearing the narrative of scripture told in a fresh way, you need to subscribe to this podcast.

Mar 30, 2018
Tips for developing your team and yourself - Jenni McGrew

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Mar 28, 2018
Every solo worship leader needs this

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Mar 23, 2018
Tips for improving your church website - Brady Shearer

I am PUMPED to have Brady Shearer of ProChurch Tools on the Churchfront Podcast.

This session is all about the church website and tips for making your website more effective.

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Mar 21, 2018
10 ambient pads every worship band needs

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Mar 20, 2018
What lighting controller should I use for worship? | Ask Churchfront

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Mar 16, 2018
The ultimate guide to church lighting design - Mark Wray

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In this podcast session, you'll learn everything you need to know about church lighting design.

Mar 14, 2018
How do I balance my time? | Ask Churchfront

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Mar 09, 2018
The best place to find community and support online - Tandy Adams

In this session, I interview Tandy Adams, one of the admins of Worship Leaders +, one of the largest Facebook Groups for worship leaders with over 10,000 members.

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Mar 07, 2018
What books do you recommend for team devotionals? | Ask Churchfront

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Mar 02, 2018
5 tips for leading worship at a small church - Spencer Cormany

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Feb 28, 2018
What lighting gear do you use? - Ask Churchfront

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Feb 23, 2018
6 ways to invest your time wisely - Adam Beranek

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Feb 21, 2018
3 ways to learn Ableton Live for worship

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Feb 16, 2018
How to setup a click and tracks for worship - coaching call

Listen in on my coaching call with Lucas, a worship leader in Pennsylvania. I walk him through how to get going with a click and tracks in worship.

Feb 14, 2018
The 15 most frequently asked questions about Ableton Live

You've got questions about Ableton Live. I've got answers! Make sure you visit to download the free guide and keep up to date with my new training.

Feb 13, 2018
How to build a worship song library

I'm building a worship song library from scratch. Here's how I'll do it.

Feb 09, 2018
Why your band needs a music director - Shalon Palmer

In this session, I interview Shalon Palmer, founder of He shares a TON of practical advice about the role of a worship music director and why your band needs one.

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Feb 07, 2018
My favorite worship songs

Here are the songs I'll be leading with at a new church plant.

Feb 02, 2018
10 things I wish I knew when I started in worship ministry (part 2) - Dave Dolphin

In this session, I share part 2 of my 2-part interview with Dave Dolphin of Practical Worship. Make sure you listen to part 1 if you missed it!

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Jan 31, 2018
How to use pads in worship

Pads are the secret sauce to achieving a full sound in worship. Learn everything you need to know to get started here.

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Jan 26, 2018
10 things I wish I knew when I started in worship ministry (part 1) - Dave Dolphin

This is part 1 of my 2-part interview with Dave Dolphin of "Practical Worship." He shares great ministry advice for worship leaders.

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Jan 24, 2018
The 3 benefits of speaking or praying in worship

Here's why worship leaders should make it a regular habit to speak or pray in worship. Sign up for the complete training at

Jan 19, 2018
How to plan worship right - Weston Williamson

This session is all about that important stuff we should be doing as worship leaders to ensure we don't get burnt out and still love our jobs!

Jan 17, 2018
The #1 most terrifying thing about leading worship

In this special bonus session, I share the #1 most terrifying thing about leading worship and three tips for addressing this issue.

Jan 16, 2018
7 steps for speaking or praying in worship

Here's how to get started with speaking or praying in worship with confidence and ease.

Jan 12, 2018
Tools for the broke worship leader - Nathan Drake

Ever feel like your vision for ministry is bigger than your budget? This podcast session is for you. Nathan Drake from Mina Studio shares his favorite tools for the worship leader on a tight budget.

Jan 10, 2018
7 ways to pastor your worship band

Practical tips for pastoring your worship band.

Jan 05, 2018
5 mistakes worship drummers make - Ben Blount

Are your drummers making these 5 mistakes?

Jan 03, 2018
How to inspire your team toward excellence

Quick tips for leading a worship team toward excellence.

Dec 29, 2017
Coaching Session - How do I grow my band and service attendance?

In this session, I talk with Shawn, a worship leader from Pennsylvania about growing his team and attendance at his church.

Dec 27, 2017
The 5 levels of worship leading

Here's how to up your leadership game. Based on John Maxwell's "5 Levels of Leadership."

Dec 22, 2017
Billy Lloyd - Advice for young worship leaders

This session is packed with advice for the young worship leader.

Dec 20, 2017
How to do kick-butt worship prep so your team will love you

Prepping for the weekend is vital to setup your team for success. Here are some practical tips.

Dec 15, 2017
Luke Jackson - Building a team from scratch and preparing for Christmas

In this session, I interview Luke Jackson, Worship Pastor at Fathom Church in Littleton, Colorado. He tells us how he build his team from scratch and how he is preparing for Christmas worship.

Dec 13, 2017
How to communicate effectively with your team

Communication is key to building a committed worship team. Here are some helpful tips.

Dec 08, 2017
Scott Piz - How to build and lead a church production team

In this session, I interview Scott Piz, Production Team Lead at Red Rocks Church in Littleton, CO. He gives us a look behind the scenes at how Red Rocks does church production. This session is packed with helpful content for building and leading a production team.

Dec 06, 2017
The worship leader's guide to Advent and Christmas

Things you should know before planning your Advent and Christmas services. Download the song guide at

Dec 01, 2017
Matt McCoy - How to get started with a click and backing tracks in worship

In this session of the podcast, I interview Matt McCoy, one of the founders at He walks us through all the steps to get started with using a click and backing tracks in worship. It's easier than you think!

Nov 29, 2017
How to strengthen your team's relationships

Here are four ways you can help foster meaningful relationships with your band members to encourage their commitment to worship ministry.

Nov 25, 2017
Dustin Reed - Secular music in church and other worship leading tips

Dustin Reed is one of the campus worship leaders at Flatirons Community Church in Denver, CO. He shares his story, why Flatirons uses seculars songs in worship, and a bunch of other tips for leading worship.

Nov 22, 2017
Planned Worship vs. Spontaneous Worship

In this session, Jake discusses the tension between planned worship and spontaneous worship.

Nov 17, 2017
Trina Harger - Administrative Hacks for Worship Leaders

In this session, I interview Trina Harger, worship leader at Harmony Church in St. Louis, MO. She shares a ton of practical tips for planning weekly worship with free apps your band members are already using.

Nov 15, 2017
How is your worship diet?

Does your church’s worship gatherings consist of primarily joyful, happy, praise music? Obviously, that is an essential part of how Christians should be worshipping. There is a lot to be joyful about because of the Gospel. The problem occurs when this type of worship makes up 100% of our worship gatherings.

Nov 10, 2017
Eric Olson - 10 Tips for Better Church Sound

In this session, Eric Olson, audio engineer at Red Rocks Church, gives 10 tips for better church sound.

Nov 08, 2017
Worship Leader vs. Worship Pastor

In this session, I discuss the difference between a worship leader and worship pastor. Do the titles really matter?

Nov 03, 2017
Sally Morgenthaler - How to get hired as a worship leader

Sally Morgenthaler is a worship and staffing consultant for churches. She has overseen the hiring of hundreds of worship leaders. This session is packed full of practical advice for applying for worship positions.

Nov 01, 2017
3 ways to improve your worship team's musicianship

Here are three tips for improving the musicianship of your band members.

Oct 27, 2017
Chris Martin - Worship leader turned church planter

In this session, I interview Chris Martin, lead pastor at Fathom Church. He shares practical tips for worship leaders as well as insight into church planting.

Oct 25, 2017
Why men don't sing in church

Have you noticed that a lot of men do not sing in church? Here's why.

Oct 20, 2017
Dave Anderson - How to increase congregational engagement in worship

In this session, I interview Dave Anderson of Red Rocks Worship. He shares his story and gives us a peak of what goes on behind the scenes at a large, multi-campus worship ministry.

Oct 17, 2017
10 tips for leading worship band rehearsals

Here are 10 ways to improve the effectiveness of your worship band rehearsals.

Oct 13, 2017
Aaron Bjorklund - How to lead change in the church

In this conversation, Aaron and I talk about how he and the team at South Fellowship church lead change in an established church.

Oct 11, 2017
How to audition new worship band members

In this session, you'll learn Jake's four-step audition process for worship bands.

Oct 06, 2017
Joshua Shaw - Church production gear on a budget

In this session, I have a conversation with Joshua Shaw, lead pastor at Lighthouse Church in Lakewood, Colorado. We talk about planting a church, shaping a worship service, and building a production system on a low budget.

Oct 04, 2017
How to engage and reach Generation Z
Sep 29, 2017
Danny Oertli - A conversation on leading worship and leading others

In this session, I interview Danny Oertli, Weekend Experience Pastor at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO.

Sep 27, 2017
How to find new worship team members

Four strategies for finding new worship team members.

Sep 22, 2017
Jake Espy - How to write worship songs

In this session, I interview Jake Espy of Red Rocks Worship. We talk about his journey into worship ministry and his worship songwriting process.

Sep 20, 2017
10 ingredients of an effective church website

Here are 10 tips for building an amazing church website.

Sep 15, 2017
Spencer Trefzger - Leadership lessons for youth ministry

In this session, I interview Spencer Trefzger, youth pastor at South Suburban Christian Church in Littleton, CO. We discuss leadership lessons from his first two years in youth ministry and how to build a youth worship team.

Sep 13, 2017
5 Things to Say in Between Songs as a Worship Leader

Have you ever struggled with what to say in between songs as a worship leader? I do not think worship leaders need to say much, but sharing brief thoughts in between songs can significantly help your congregation connect the dots in worship and encourage them to engage. I usually have one or two places in the worship song set list where I will share a thought or lead the congregation in prayer. Planning and leading songs is an important pastoral role of a worship leader. For me, that’s the easy part. Lately, I have been pushing myself to pastor my congregation in between songs, and I want to help you do the same. Here are five things you can say in between songs as a worship leader.

Sep 08, 2017
MJ Younkers - Video production basics for churches

In this session, Jake interviews MJ Millard. MJ is a Filmmaker on the Creative Team at Red Rocks Church in Denver, Colorado.

Aug 28, 2017
Glenn Packiam - Theological reflections on worship

In this session, Jake interviews Glenn Packiam. Glenn is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church. 

Aug 28, 2017
Tyler Roberts - How to lead your team toward excellence

In this session, Jake interviews Tyler Roberts of Red Rocks Worship. Tyler shares his story, the growth journey of Red Rocks Worship, and tips on how to inspire excellence from your team.

Aug 28, 2017