039 – Adam Ranney | Worship Leading, Songwriting & Relationships

Adam began music ministry in his home church at age 16, as part of the worship team. At the age of 19 Adam felt a tug in his heart for full-time music ministry, and with that stepped out on faith with the pursuit of God in mind.  Adam has said, “If I can help raise the bar of worship in a church, by encouraging/mentoring their team, I know it will produce fruit in the congregation which will lead to the community.  Where there are God encounters, there are life changing moments”.

Adam Ranney

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A Few Notable Songs Adam has been a part of writing

  • Light The Way (feat. Israel Houghton) – James Fortune’s CD “Live Through it”
  • A Thousand Miles (feat. Adam Ranney) – Free Chapel’s “Power of the Cross” CD

 

1. Questions We Ask Ourselves:

  • a. Am I being effective?
  • b. Am I passionate about this (ministry)?

Find what feeds you and then quit starving yourself!

2. Songwriting

  • a. Don’t try and force creativity
  • b. Keep a memo recorder with you always
  • c. Take the time you have available
  • d. Collaborate
  • e. Our Pastors are some of our greatest sources of inspiration.

3. Pastor Relationships

  • a. Do you know his heart (what “floats his boat”)?
  • b. He will reveal his heart in his messages
  • c. Ask the question, “Explain to me what the perfect worship service is to you”.

Adam Ranney

Connect with Adam:

Website:  www.adamranney.org

Twitter: @adamranney
Facebook: facebook.com/adamranney

 

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037 – Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars – Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller serves as worship leader at The Journey in St Louis, MO.  He recently wrote the book, “Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars.  In this book, Miller exhorts his fellow worship leaders to make Jesus the center of all their efforts. He teaches how to do this with scripture, teaching, prayer, story, and song.

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“Often the motives are mixed. You find yourself wanting to point people to Jesus but also feeling a desire to be noticed and praised, to make yourself the center of attention.”

 

Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars

“Many people have abandon pastoral ministry for the sake of cool music.”

1. What is our foundational identity?
a. We are worshippers first and foremost.

2. What is the functional role of a worship pastor?

 

Your Meaningless Ministry

 

Link to Stephen’s article

1. Dangers of comparison

Comparing yourself with others in ministry is not the way to serve God’s people!

2. You can’t measure fruit of ministry by the world’s standard

 

  • Work Hard
  • Be Faithful
  • Trust God With the Results

 

Connect with Stephen:

Website:  www.stephen-miller.com

@stephenmiller |  Instagram:  stephenmiller

Facebook:  StephenMillerMusic

 

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