Josh Stewart serves as the Worship Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas, and has been there since 2009. Kingsland is a multi-generational congregation with a focus on equipping the home to be the primary place where faith is transferred to the next generation. Josh has a passion to shepherd the mentoring and involvement of all generations in corporate worship. He works closely with the choir, bands and all vocal ensembles on a weekly basis at Kingsland. He has also been mentoring two younger worship leaders in the city this past year. Previously, Josh served as Worship Associate at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, where he directed the high school and middle school choirs; as well as, assisted in planning and leading worship in multiple types of service styles. All the diverse worship environments Josh has worked in has brought some helpful wisdom and experience to share with all who desire to know what church music ministry looks like on a real practical level.
Josh is a graduate of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology along with a minor in Church Music in 2004. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Worship Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. Currently, he is involved in a local gathering of worship pastors called Multipliers Houston that is designed to mutually equip, encourage and disciple each other in regards to worship and church ministry. Josh is married to Lacey whom he met in college, and they have three children, Gavin, Titus, and Sadie and a young lady named Brittney they invited into their family in 2013.
2018 Breakout Sessions
Rehearing Your Band
In this session we will discuss practical ways to structure your rehearsals to maximize your time and get the best sounds you can with the instruments and musicians you have the joy of serving in worship leadership with each week.
Understanding The Band's Language
Musicians have their own language and at times volunteers don’t understand the language a band uses to communicate. Sometimes we as leaders need refreshers or don’t know the terms ourselves. This session will look at some key terms that can be used in working with praise bands to quickly and effectively communicate in rehearsals and/or worship services!
Recruiting And Keeping Musicians
Knowing how to recruit musicians for your praise band can sometimes be a daunting task. And once you get them on your team understanding how to keep them motivated to stay involved is an important part of your job as a leader. In this session we will talk about some practical tips and ideas you can use to recruit and invest into musicians.
Resources For Praise Bands
There are many great resources to train and equip your praise band. In this session we will look at songs for worship, resources to train individual instruments and vocalist in your band, technology to organize, grow and strengthen your ministry, and many more resources to assist you in developing an effective ministry that makes an impact in your church.
Live Band Rehearsal
One of the best ways to learn how to work with a praise band is to see a real life example. In this session we will walk through a live rehearsal with a band of church musicians preparing for a worship service. You will see, first hand, the nuts and bolts of running an effective rehearsal and getting your team ready to lead!