Jason Hatley here – Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey and Founder of Worship Leader Insights. Yesterday, we started a 3-part series on Leadership Lessons that I think every Pastor and Worship Leader can learn from one of the world’s most unique leadership laboratories — Disney. After being invited to take part in a special “behind-the-scenes” tour of Walt Disney … Read More
3 Lessons Your Church Can Learn from Disney, Part 1
Jason Hatley here – Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey and Founder of Worship Leader Insights. Recently, I was asked to speak to a group of pastors in Orlando and while I was there, I was invited to go on a “behind-the-scenes” tour of Walt Disney World. Needless to say… I was excited! Sure it was going to be … Read More
Avoid these Top 3 Worship Planning Mistakes
Jason Hatley here – Worship Arts Pastor at The Journey Church and Founder of Worship Leader Insights… I’ll shoot straight with you . . . I don’t like it when someone tells me that I’m making a mistake. Call it foolish pride I suppose. Can you relate? After all, no one’s perfect and I know I make mistakes (just ask … Read More
Why Thursday Deadlines Make for Better Sundays at Your Church
Christianity Today recently ran an excerpt from my worship planning book, Engage, on its website, and I wanted to share it with you today: Why Thursday Deadlines Make for Better Sundays at Church Deciding details early coordinates efforts and avoids last-minute problems. The first church I pastored was a small Baptist church in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was a 21-year-old kid. … Read More
Have you said these Five Dangerous Words?
Jason Hatley here . . . Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey and Founder of www.WorshipLeaderInsights.com with a word of CAUTION! Uttering these five words is certain to bring disaster to your services and your team. It will create unnecessary stress, and without a doubt lead to confusion and missed opportunities. It may even be bad for the environment and … Read More
How is your worship team “really” doing?
When is the last time you got on the balcony? No – not the balcony at your church building or even the hotel from your last vacation. It’s Jason Hatley here (Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey Church) with a quick (but important) leadership principle that every pastor and worship leader needs to practice… Getting on the Balcony. Getting on … Read More
Three Questions to Help You Wrap Up 2011
With the end of 2011 just days away, many pastors and worship leaders are already turning the calendar in their minds to 2012. Good idea, right? Wrong! Let me explain . . . There’s nothing wrong with looking ahead, but the problem is that many may be forgetting one of the most important year-end rituals — wrapping up this year … Read More
How to Thank Your Worship Team Volunteers this Christmas
Jason Hatley here – Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey and founder of WorshipLeaderInsights.com – with some holiday thoughts for you today. Thanksgiving has come and gone (except for the leftover turkey of course), but “giving thanks” is always in season. Especially when it comes to thanking your worship arts team members. I don’t have to tell you how … Read More
What Your Church can Learn from a Broadway Show
Have you ever been to a Broadway show? It’s Jason Hatley here, Pastor of Worship Arts at The Journey. Our Journey office in New York City is right in the heart of Times Square. Literally, whenever I walk down “the great white way” to go to our office I pass three of the big shows that are currently playing. If … Read More
Should You Make September 11 A “Big Day” at Your Church?
With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about whether or not you should try to make it a “Big Day” and I wanted to address that today. I don’t like making it a Big Day for a few reasons: 1) It’s not the best time to kick off a new series for most people. … Read More