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Collaborate Worship Podcast
Helping worship leaders and church sound techs create great sound at church. Hosted by Kade Young and Dillon Young.
6 days ago
Podcast Finale ft. Kade and Dillon Young
While our podcast is going away, we aren't. Keep an eye out for us and we look forward to having you join us in our other videos. Every video we make is created with love, care, and the intention to make what you do on the worship and tech teams easier to manage and understand. Thank you all for sticking with us as we made our podcast. Creating it for you all to enjoy has been a wonderful experience. We have other projects that we are working on to provide you with new skills, and improve your existing ones.
Jun 8, 2021
Microphone Mastery ft. Doug Gould
How important are microphones? Well, if you don’t choose the right microphone and use it correctly, your mixing efforts are going to be like polishing a turd. The output is a reflection of your inputs. Since most inputs start at a microphone, it’s crucial to understand different types, pickup patterns, and how to place them. As part of the Shure Microphones team, Doug Gould has taught at hundreds of conferences. He joins us in this episode to reveal everything we need to know about microphones.
Jun 1, 2021
Better Sound for Phone Live Stream Viewers ft. Chad Kirkpatrick
You've managed to get your live mix sounding fantastic. You checked your livestream audio and it's sounding amazing. Then you get out your phone to interact with the chat and... why does it sound so wrong?! Chad Kirkpatrick is here to help get better sound for phone live stream viewers.
May 25, 2021
EQ Demystified ft. James Wasem
Is EQ really as complicated as it seems? Good news: It doesn't have to be. James Wasem joins us in this episode to help take the mystery away from EQ.
May 18, 2021
Practical Spirituality Leads to Powerful Spirituality ft. Mark Delaney
Too many people living day by day with no drive, no hope, and without purpose. Mark Delaney joins us in this episode to share how to discover purpose and to pursue it in a practical way.
May 11, 2021
Go Beyond Sunday ft. Carl Barnhill
A lot of work goes into a one-hour Sunday service. Most churches lay it all out on Sunday and leave it at that. But what if our Sunday service could be a launching pad for daily online connection the rest of the week? In this episode, Carl Barnhill with Twelve:Thirty Media joins us to share some ways you can take your worship service beyond Sunday.
May 4, 2021
The Key to Leading Life Changing Worship ft. Anthony Washington
It’s a no brainer that we all want to lead worship that’s life changing, but sometimes that feels a little easier said than done. We know that God is the one that does the life changing, but we have an important part in the big picture as well… Spiritual preparation This is a topic near and dear to Anthony's heart and he's excited to share with you what the Lord has taught him about leading life changing worship.
Apr 27, 2021
Connecting with the Church During Worship ft. Dustin Garrett
Ever struggled to connect with the church when leading worship? It’s a challenge for many worship leaders. Singing is easy, but talking and connecting? Not so much. In this episode, Dustin Garret and Dillon Young share their challenges what they've learned along the way.
Apr 20, 2021
Tips for a Better Looking Live Stream ft. Jake Gosselin
When it comes to your church live stream, sound is the most important aspect. But once you get the sound dialed in, it's time to make it look better. Jake Gosselin from Churchfront joins us in this episode bringing his best tips for a better looking live stream.
Apr 13, 2021
How to Ask Volunteers for More Commitment ft. Jordan Weston
Ready to take your team to the next level, but not sure how to ask them for more commitment? Jordan from Church on the Move joined us to share his tips for casting vision to your team and letting them in on the journey that the Lord is leading you to take as a team.
Apr 6, 2021
Becoming an Excellent Musician ft. Tim Bell
Does focusing too much on skill turn worship into a performance? Do we honor God when we do just enough to get by? Tim Bell joins us in this episode to explain the purpose of excellence and how we can honor God by becoming excellent musicians.
Mar 30, 2021
Tips for New Worship Leaders ft. Tim Lucas
When first coming into the world of worship, it's easy to assume that worship is just music and singing. However, being a worship leader means knowing how to worship God in every way and guiding others to do the same. Tim joins us in this episode to share his insights after leading worship for more than 20 years.
Mar 23, 2021
Why You Need a Solid Co-Leader ft. Karen Fleming
It's stressful to lead alone. As a worship leader you need someone you can rely on. Someone to catch your mistakes and correct you. Someone to advise and assist you as you lead. Karen is certainly glad she has her husband to be there to see things from a different perspective and help her as she leads worship in her church.
Mar 16, 2021
Emotional Awareness as a Worship Leader ft. Jarod Richardson
It’s really easy as a worship leader to get caught up in the technicalities of a worship service. It can even get to a point where you forget to be emotionally present for your team. Jarod learned this the hard way and shares how the Lord helped him better care for the emotional wellbeing of his team.
Mar 9, 2021
Next-Level Live Streaming for Church ft. Brian Blackmore
How do you create the best possible online experience and reach the most people? Since lockdown in 2020, Brian's church has seen a huge increase in reach all around the world, and has some tips on how to take your livestream to the next level.
Mar 2, 2021
Uniting the Worship Team and Tech Team ft. Matt Liley
Miscommunication seems to be pretty common between worship and tech teams. It causes a lot of headaches on Sunday morning for sure. Matt has definitely been there a time or two and has some great tips to share on how to unite your worship and tech team.
Feb 23, 2021
The Secret to Engaging Worship ft. Josh Huseby
Ever looked out at the congregation during worship to see a bunch of blank stares? It's happened to all of us... It can make you feel like you're failing at pointing people to God. Josh has some great tips on how to transform worship at your church from "something I'm here to watch" to "something I'm invited into".
Feb 16, 2021
Maintaining Joy as a Worship Leader ft. John Montana
Ever have those moments as a leader, where you just don't really feel like doing it anymore? Us too... John Montana has been deep in the worship leader slump, and has some great things to share about getting out of it. You can experience JOY about leading worship once again (or any kind of leadership for that matter), and in this episode, we want to show you how you can do that today. Spoiler alert! The answer is in the bible 😱 John is the worship leader at Faith Outreach Center International in San Antonio Texas, alongside his wife.
Feb 9, 2021
Bringing Hymns Back to Life ft. Nathan Drake
Nathan Drake is the creator of Reawaken Hymns and Mina Studio. Reawaken Hymns aims to demonstrate that hymns don’t need to sound "old". It is a free resource to worship leaders and musicians to help incorporate hymns as a natural part of the modern worship service as opposed to an unnatural sounding concession born from conflict. The vast majority of the hymn melodies are kept original, so that all ages can sing together. Just a classic hymn in a modern musical context. Mina Studio is a place for tech tips, cheap tech hacks, worship leading tips, budget gear reviews and comparisons, DIY worship, and other issues for the church with big ambitions and small resources.
Feb 2, 2021
Songwriting Tips for Worship ft. Christian Nuckels
Wanna get started writing worship music but don't know where to begin? Christian Nuckels has been writing songs for years and has a lot of wisdom to offer. One of our biggest takeaways... "You don't need to set out to make the next Oceans. Write songs for your church. God wants us to sing songs to Him."
Jan 26, 2021
The Best Way to Plan for Worship ft. Weston Williamson
Over-planning... Under-planning... Us worship leaders have been guilty of them both at one time or another. Thankfully, Weston has some great tips on how to make planning for worship simple and effective every time. Weston has been a worship leader in the North Florida area for around 15 years. He also works with churchtrac, where he gets to talk with and coach ministry leaders all over the world.
Jan 19, 2021
Hidden Secrets of Planning Center ft. Joshua Riggs
Jan 12, 2021
The Enemy of Great Church Sound ft. James Wasem
Great church sound. It’s what we all want, isn’t it? I suppose that’s why our guest, James Wasem, named his book Great Church Sound. I have a copy of it, and to me, it’s like the manual you’ve always wanted. Everything you need to know about church sound is in there. But unlike most manuals, you can actually understand it. James is passionate about helping you problem solve church sound issues and he does just that in this episode.
Jan 5, 2021
The new and improved podcast!
We've been on a bit of a hiatus, but now that 2021 has begun, we have a fresh vision and drive for the podcast. Find out where we've been and what you can expect on the updated Collaborate Worship Podcast.
Sep 3, 2020
Escaping the COVID Rut
A lot of things got put on hold because of the Coronavirus. Now that we are back open and operating as normal, some things remain on the back burner for no good reason. It's time to find our stride again.
Aug 27, 2020
Bringing on the Wrong Person ft. Alex Enfiedjian
In this episode, we talk about what happens when you bring the wrong person onto the worship team and what you can do to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Aug 20, 2020
Failure to Prepare
Ever failed to properly prepare for a church service? In this episode, Dillon sparks the conversation by sharing about his recent conviction to start implementing a more purposeful preparation routine for Sunday services.
Aug 13, 2020
Recent Worship Leader Fails
We had a handful of silly mistakes this past month, so we combined them all into one episode for your entertainment. Here's three funny (and embarrassing) stories we wanted to share with you.
Aug 6, 2020
Keeping priorities straight as a worship leader
When your priorities are out of whack, you end up with mediocre performance in every area of your life (we know from experience). In this episode, we get real about our own failure to keep priorities in balance and what we're doing to get them lined back out.
Jul 30, 2020
Family Life and Ministry ft. Alex Enfiedjian
In this episode, we talk about our struggle to balance family life and ministry. Alex Enfiedjian from Worship Ministry Training joins us for a vulnerable conversation that will help you keep it all in balance.
Jul 23, 2020
Technical difficulties in the middle of worship
Recently, we had a mishap that caused the whole worship service to come to a halt, and we didn't handle it too well. It was an awesomely awkward moment, and we learned a lot about problem solving. Laugh at our story and learn how to keep from making the same mistake.
Jul 16, 2020
Ever failed to communicate something to a team member, or maybe just said the wrong thing? We all know how fun that is. In this episode, have a laugh at some of our communication failures and maybe even learn how to not repeat them.
Jul 9, 2020
Update on our livestream efforts
If you listened to Episode 1, then you know that we didn't start live streaming until COVID. Now that our services are basically back to normal, we have to decide how much effort is necessary with our live stream. In this episode, we talk about how we plan to focus our efforts.
Jul 2, 2020
Intimate worship moments gone wrong
Distractions during a worship moment that are intended to be an intimate one-on-one with God are no bueno. We know because, well, we've had more than a few worship moment fails. In this episode, we share them with you.
Jun 25, 2020
When a new song fails...
Introducing new songs to a church congregation doesn't always go over to well... In this episode, we talk about some of our new songs that didn't work out.
Jun 18, 2020
When worship transitions fall flat...
Ever tried to pull off a cool transition like the big churches, only to fall flat on your face in awkwardness? Ya, us too... Those moments make for great laughs and even better learning opportunities. In this episode, we share some of our best transition fails.
Jun 11, 2020
Our backing track struggles and what we've learned
We haven't always used backing tracks in our church, but it was definitely a struggle when we decided to introduce them for the first time a few years ago. This episode is about what we've learned since then, and how they've turned out to be an incredible benefit in our small church.
Jun 4, 2020
Dillon's COVID Breaking Point
It's safe to say that everything church related was flipped on it's side whenever COVID-19 hit the U.S. Kade and Dillon each found the end of what they were capable of in their own strength during quarantine, and this is Dillon's story about hitting his breaking point.
May 28, 2020
Kade's COVID Breaking Point
It's safe to say that everything church related was flipped on it's side whenever COVID-19 hit the U.S. Kade and Dillon each found the end of what they were capable of in their own strength during quarantine, and this is Kade's story about hitting his breaking point.
May 20, 2020
Church Live Stream Fails
Like mostly everyone else, we had to switch to 100% online services at our church when COVID-19 quarantine went into effect. Safe to say we had a few mishaps... but we figured it out along the way. In this podcast, we talk about what went wrong with our live streams and how we fixed it.