This week we welcome Michael Neale back to the podcast. Michael is an award-winning songwriter and artist with Integrity Music, an author, as well as the new Worship Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church, a 42,000 member congregation in Dallas, Texas.
This is another one of those great conversations where we go behind the scenes of a worship department – how the team is structured, when they rehearse, and some best practices for organizing a team. We also talk about the new Prestonwood album, choirs in worship, and more.
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In this Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- Michael’s transition to a new church and what he did to influence the culture.
- How to lead your family through ministry transition.
- How doing a recording project with your team helps to shape the culture.
- How healthy culture is maintained.
- How to connect with your congregation during worship.
- How Michael’s worship team, vocal team, symphony, and choirs are structured.
- How Prestonwood organizes the team for a 42,000 member church.
- Michael’s vision for the choir and why he things it will have a resurgence.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Chordmatic
- Music: The Songs of the People by Prestonwood Baptist Church
- Website: Michael Neale
- Website: Planning Center
- Website: FileMaker
- Book: Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rockstars by Stephen Miller
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