Who Do We Worship - P4 Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
Leviticus 20:7-8 (NKJV)
Sanctification is a wo....more
Why Paint During Worship? Many churches are beginning to incorporate live painting into their worship services. For those who haven’t experienced this, a painter(s) will begin with a large, blank canvas at the beginning of a service and paint thr....more
The Church and the Introvert I recently discovered this wonderful depiction of the keys to relating to the introvert. It struck a chord with me as I am, and always have been, a self-proclaimed closet introvert. Though I can (and often have to) mask ....more
Valentine's Day Earlier this week I found myself in the middle of what I’ll call “The Valentine Frenzy” and I didn’t do such a good job… my apologies to my family. This morning, as I reflected on what marketers call “the month of love”....more
Further Reflections It was a blog post I’ve tried to avoid writing for years. But at some point, I knew I couldn’t not write it. The result was “The Issue of Age in Modern Worship,” which discusses the issue of how some churches are replaci....more
Benefits of Singing the Psalms in Worship For good reason, the book of Psalms is often referred to as the hymnal of Israel. Indeed, the text of the Psalms were sung by God’s people and have continued to be utilized in corporate worship contexts for centuries. Ch....more
Blended Worship Blended worship has as its goal the joining together of the people of God in all their diversity, under one roof and in one service, to glorify God through the offering up of corporate praise. The term "blended" speak....more
To Judge or Not to Judge Lately, it seems that the idea that Christians should never judge is being bandied about quite frequently. Unless you have been living under a rock (then again, has anyone ever actually lived under a rock???), you probab....more
Good Friday and Easter Idea Here is an amazing video created by Mariners Church in California. Very creative and effective with some great cinematography. The beauty of the video is that it speaks to Good Friday but then resolves itself on Easter....more
Leading Up Working with your leaders to accomplish the vision they have set forth. To help them understand the strengths and challenges from the boots on the ground point of view.
WHAT LEADING UP IS NOT:
It is not MANAGING U....more
Easter Music A great song for Easter from one of our favorite churches. New Hope in Hawaii is one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. I have a little bias here because I'm from Hawaii. Wayne Cordeiro is an amazing pasto....more
Heart Worship The “heart” of the worshiper is a key aspect of worship, but there seems to be some confusion about what that means. These days, the word “heart” is associated with emotion, experience, and sincerity. In other words, i....more
The Issues with Christian Music – Part Four A brief overview of the series taken from my second post:
In this blog series my goal is to explore some of the issues that many people in American Christendom seem to have with Christian music these days. It is in n....more
The Issue of Age in Modern Worship Scenario 1: An unemployed worship pastor confided in me recently. He had just candidated with a church and it seemed like a perfect fit. But after a successful interview process where he led worship at the Sunday morning....more
The Issues with Christian Music The Issues with Christian Music – The Christian Music Industry Part One
A brief overview of the series taken from my second post:
In this blog series my goal is to explore some of the issues that many people in Ame....more
Best New Site Our favorite quotes:
"WORSHIP CULTURE TODAY IS MORE ABOUT BEING PROFESSIONAL THAN PROPHETIC".
"WORSHIP SERVICES ARE MORE ABOUT PRODUCTION THAN PRESENCE."
"WORSHIP LEADING IS MORE ABOUT TOURS THAN TEARS".
Songwriting Are you interested in songwriting? Wondering where to begin?
Have no fear! Like any subject songwriting has techniques that can be learned and mastered.
Songwriting mainly involves these musical elements:
Experiencing Worship, The Study
Used by churches all over the world to help teach worship, the Experiencing Worship study can help your worship team too.
Your team will learn why we worship and gain a better understanding of how to worship.
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