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Lead Worship Well

English, Christianity, 5 seasons, 62 episodes, 1 day, 16 hours, 37 minutes
Hosted by Kristian Ponsford of, this podcast is where we explore how Worship and Technology come together in the lives of pastors, music artists, worship leaders and musicians. Join us weekly as we converse with some of the most influential leaders in the Church today.
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Mental Health, Authenticity & Identity with Josh Baldwin

“I think naturally, and maybe subconsciously, I go into writing about how good and faithful the Lord is because I need to remind myself in those seasons.”We have bonus episode out today with Josh Baldwin! He speaks on the Isaiah 43 inspiration for the songs on his latest record, the spiritual reminders he needs in seasons of depression and anxiety and he strives to write songs that can meet you where you are, but not leave where you are. Resources from Josh Baldwin: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
5/27/202426 minutes, 34 seconds
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Getting Lost in Worship with CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans is back on the podcast today! She shares how she prepares and gets out of her own way before leading worship, never forsaking Him in order to perform for the people you’re leading and how we’re living in a time where the Church needs to make more noise. She and Chris Baker also discuss her powerful versions of “Goodness of God,” “Holy Forever,” and “That’s My King,” and how her upcoming record reminds believers who we are in Him. “We are royalty because we belong to Him - who wouldn’t wanna tell somebody about that?” Resources for CeCe Winans: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
4/1/202430 minutes, 44 seconds
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Singing The Psalms with Robbie Seay

“Singing or praying the Psalms is a performative act. Saying them to God alters one's relationship in a way that merely listening does not.” Robbie Seay discusses his journey from The Robbie Seay Band all the way to being involved in the first original project from The Worship Initiative, multi-generational collaboration, healthy leadership, and writing songs for the Church straight from “the hymnbook” of the Bible. Resources for Psalms from the Well by The Worship Initiative: for Robbie Seay Band: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
3/25/202450 minutes, 28 seconds
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TEN Quintessential Songs with The Belonging Co

Episode TEN of Season 5 is here with Henry Seeley and Andrew Holt of The Belonging Co. Henry and Alex Seeley were our very first podcast guests, so it was special to revisit that moment and celebrate ten years of The Belonging with them: the selection process and approach in re-recording these quintessential songs, leading creative people well, fostering a culture of teamwork, and more. Resources from The Belonging Co: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
3/4/202448 minutes, 41 seconds
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Diversity In The Local Church with Temitope

Temitope is a singer/songwriter and activist based in Nashville. His name “Temitope” means “mine is thanks” and originates from the Yorùbá tribe in Nigeria, where his dad grew up. Through his Nigerian dad and British mom who both immigrated to the United States, TEMITOPE experienced the beauty of diversity within his multicultural household. He and Chris Baker discuss fostering diversity in the local church and being agents of racial reconciliation. Resources from Temitope on us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
2/26/202430 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bringing Back The Church Choir with Dwan Hill

The Lead Worship Well podcast is back! Today we share an episode with Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer and musician, Dwan Hill about the impact and influence of the gospel choir. A little over a year ago, he started The Choir Room in Nashville. Its purpose is to bring choir back and inspire a diverse group of people to unite in song and mission.Learn more about The Choir Room: Hill resources on us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
2/19/202435 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Power of Prayer with Michael Freeland Miller (founder of UPPERROOM)

Michael Freeland Miller is the lead pastor and founder of UPPERROOM in Dallas, TX. The prayer movement that UPPERROOM first sparked in 2010 has now reached every corner of the globe. His book His House, His Presence serves as a timely reminder for believers worldwide to prioritize intimacy with God and embrace the power of prayer. Michael and Kristian discuss how UPPERROOM came into being, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and God’s original design for authentic prayer and worship. Learn more: for UPPERROOM: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
11/13/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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Building a Songwriting Culture with Gateway Worship

While at our office to record sessions of their new songs on Crown Down, Kristian sat down with Hope Adams and Josiah Funderburk to talk about their creative team’s songwriting process and how they’re able to write songs that not only bless their church, but travel beyond the walls of Gateway. Enjoy this insightful and encouraging conversation today! Resources for Gateway Worship: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
10/30/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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Encountering Jesus Through Imperfect People with Anna Golden

Worship leader and Gospel-influenced artist Anna Golden has a heart for worship teams of the local church. We were honored to release her latest album CHURCH early this year on the Lead Worship Well platform, which is all about the revival Anna believes is coming to the local church, in a way we have yet to see. Anna returned to the church she grew up in to draw inspiration for the record. Chris Baker and Anna dig into these songs and this sense of revival, and how imperfect people of faith can lead us back to a perfect savior. Resources from Anna Golden: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
10/16/202351 minutes, 1 second
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Worship Leading from a Healthy Place with Red Rocks Worship

Tyler Christian Roberts joins us today to speak into leading worship from a healthy place, drawing from his own experience as worship pastor at Red Rocks Church. He also shares the story of Red Rocks Church’s beginnings, finding God in unlikely places, and how the Church is not defined by its buildings or physical spaces, but by the presence of God in its people. Resources for Red Rocks Worship: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
10/2/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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Revival and Repentance with William McDowell

Pastor, worship leader & songwriter William McDowell joins us on the Lead Worship Well podcast today! Based out of Orlando's Deeper Fellowship Church, McDowell first gained wide attention with 2009's number three Billboard Gospel Album, As We Worship Live, and continues to release some of the most notable music in the gospel music space today. He and Chris Baker have an insightful conversation around revival and repentance, and how they both allow us to walk in the promises God has for our lives. Check out the episode today!Follow us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
9/25/202355 minutes, 49 seconds
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Worship as a Weapon with Cody Carnes

Cody Carnes joined us to share some stories and encounters that inspired the songs on his latest album, Firm Foundation, the day before is was released into the world. He and Kristian also dove into the idea of worship being a weapon, and how we can lean into its power as we’re met with difficult seasons. Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe were our second ever guests on the podcast. We were honored to have him back! We hope you enjoy this conversation. Follow us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
9/18/202341 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Celebration of Gospel Music with EJ Gaines, DOE and Aaron Lindsey

The Lead Worship Well podcast is back! To kick off Season 5, we revisit a roundtable conversation we hosted in February on the past, present and future of Gospel Music. This roundtable features one of our podcast hosts Chris Baker (Grammy Award-winning producer and our Gospel Brand Manager), EJ Gaines (Sr. VP of Marketing & Co-Executive Director at Motown Gospel), DOE (Grammy Award-nominee and multi-layered singer/songwriter) and Aaron Lindsey (6x Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter). They speak on when and how they first fell in love with gospel music, why it is uniquely integral to their spiritual experiences, and how stewarding relationships with the up and coming generations is Kingdom-building. Watch the roundtable and subscribe to our YouTube channel here: us @multitracks // @multitracksgospel //
9/11/202355 minutes, 24 seconds