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New Podcast Episode with Carlos Whittaker

Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. Carlos fearlessly confronts tough topics and encourages a culture of healthy communication, giving the people who engage with his content the opportunity to focus on helping and serving one another, and looking past each other’s differences.

On our final episode of 2021, Carlos and Kristian lean into the wisdom from his book, Kill the Spider: Getting Rid of What's Really Holding You Back (2017). Carlos unpacks his own personal “cobwebs” and defines “killing the spider” as breaking the agreements we’ve made, either knowingly or subconsciously, with lies that are typically sown in childhood. He urges us to confess, reject and replace these lies by immersing ourselves in scripture, and declaring who we are as sons and daughters in Christ.

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NEW Podcast Episode with Zach Neese

Zach Neese has been a worship pastor and teacher for more than 20 years. In addition to serving as the Pastor of Worship Development at Gateway Church for 14 years, he also directed the Christ for the Nations School of Worship and helped launch and teach the Worship Leadership programs at The King’s University. Zach has a Kingdom culture perspective of biblical worship ministry that transcends denominational and international lines, and he has trained worship leaders from all over the world.

Zach is a seasoned songwriter (“Living Water,” “The More I Seek You,” “Faithful God,” “Alabaster Jar”) as well as an accomplished author. His book, How to Worship a King, is used by worshipping churches and schools around the world to prepare their people, their students, and their worship teams to minister to God and to the world He loves.

Our Gospel Brand Manager and Grammy-award winning producer Chris Baker sat down with Zach to speak on the effect his compelling book has had on worship teams across the world. Zach encourages us to not prioritize engagement over transformation when leading our congregations and declares that: "Worship isn’t something we do — it’s who we are."

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NEW Podcast Episode with Darlene Zschech

On today's episode, Darlene Zschech, globally-acclaimed composer, worship leader, pastor, author and speaker, spoke with fellow worship leader, and our Secuencias.com Brand Manager, Christy Colmenares. They speak on Empowering Women in Ministry and what anchoring your identity in Christ through cultivating a culture of encouragement looks like. 

She shared with us how leading worship as a woman looked different in certain parts of the world, but that whatever obstacles she faced, she always reminded herself that she was ultimately there to serve and praise. She declares: “There’s nothing about inequality that pleases the heart of God” and that the Church has a long way to go, but we’re on the move.

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NEW Podcast Episode: Finding Purpose in the Process with Joel Houston

Joel Houston, world-renowned songwriter and worship leader of Hillsong UNITED, reminds us that our purpose is “in the dig” and “in the search” of the creative process in Episode 2 of our new season of The Worship & Technology Podcast.

Joel speaks to his hope of reaching the person who’s lost faith with the songs God has blessed him with, how success can be an enemy to art, the missional aspects of all the projects under Hillsong, and more. We hope this conversation reminds you of the purpose we find in both the creative process and in the sanctification of the faith journey. Listen now

NEW Podcast Episode: Do We Love Music More Than Jesus?

We are so excited to kick off Season 3 of The Worship & Technology Podcast with this conversation on why Music is Great, but Jesus is Greater with Bob Kauflin! Author of Worship Matters and True Worshipers, and pastor at Sovereign Grace Ministries since 1985, Bob reminds us to live in the good of what we’re singing about; to intuit what is happening in the souls of one’s congregation.

Rather than focusing on the technical nuances of worship, he encourages us to focus on what we can do to encourage the clear vision of the work and the words of Christ. We think you'll find this conversation that Kristian coins "a master class" very convicting. Listen everywhere!

Apple Music: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-worship-technology-podcast/id1508383303?i=1000536003427

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5QR0YoqULalAnI6l6iqOMw?si=268f72f2731945c0

NEW Podcast Episode with David Ware (Hillsong Worship)

In our Season 2 finale we sit down with David Ware of Hillsong Worship! We learn about his “God adventure,” the evolving mission of Hillsong Worship to be “a global church for the local expression,” and the beautiful behind-the-scenes story of how Fresh Wind came to be. "We can often complicate creativity. God’s truth is simple."

David also speaks on authentic worship leading and that Hillsong is a byproduct of the real success story: that Jesus is going to build His church where He says He’s going to build it. 

NEW Podcast Episode with CeCe Winans

We are so excited to have CeCe Winans on our podcast today. God has trusted CeCe with success and her notoriety has only brought her closer to Him. She shares how her “why” hasn’t changed despite being named the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, and she reminds worship artists that you have to want God more than anything. “Good success means you’re still hidden in Him.”

She also talks about the process behind “Believe For It” - the transcending title track from her new live album. Chris Baker states the simple, powerful truth about CeCe: “There is something that is synonymous with CeCe Winans and that is the presence of God.” Worship leading resources for the entire Believe For It project are now available!

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NEW Podcast Episode with Aodhan King (Hillsong Y&F)

Today we hear from Aodhan King of Hillsong Young & Free! He talks about how he loves the vehicle of song as a non-confrontational way to evangelize, the start of Young & Free, and how his worship and mission have always been intrinsically linked. 

He also speaks on their latest album All Of My Best Friends (Acoustic) — in particular "As I Am" and how it’s meant to express the inclusivity of God’s love. Young & Free is marked by a youthful and wild energy, but Aodhan reminds us that you don’t have to be young to connect with their music. All you need is a youthful spirit that God says we all have through Him.

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