EPISODE 26 (Christopher Tafalla)
On today’s episode we’re interviewing Christopher “Taffy” Tafalla. Taffy is the Worship Director for Jr. High/High School at Saddleback Church and all of its Regional campuses. He’s been pastoring students at Saddleback for over 15 years, and has an amazing knowledge of how to help students maximize their leadership in the area of worship.
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WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE?
1:25– Introduction of Taffy
1:56 – Youth Ministry Shout Out (Daniel Maxham)
2:30 – Taffy’s back story
10:04 – Developing student worship and Saddleback’s Cluster of Students
11:25 – Good, bad and ugly of developing worship teams and student worship leaders
15:56 – Pro tips for creating worship pastors, not just worship leaders
24:57 – Developing worship bands/teams at multiple campuses
27:53 – Auditions process, team application process, and standards of conduct
33:31 – Handling parents – stage parents and others
36:01 – Pro tips for those just starting out with student worship
38:06 – What do you do when “band kids” aren’t living up to your standards?
39:50 – Do you require students to profess Christ in order to be on stage?
40:35 – Lightning Round
43:56 – Final thoughts from Taffy’s interview
44:57 - Credits
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