Think Before You Speak Worship is a time to address God, to respond to His gracious initiative in our lives with appropriate responses of praise, adoration, thanksgiving, confession, and joy. The responsibility of the worship leader (and the w....more
Cross Cultural Worship Have you ever asked yourself the question, "What does worship sound like
in other parts of the world?" We often tend to think that all worship
sounds relatively the same. In the English speaking world it generally
It's a New Season There is something wonderfully magical about watching your daughter enter a new stage in her life. My daughter and I went to a nail salon for me to get a pedicure and a manicure. I was singing in a wedding and I wanted....more
Nine Expressions of Worship It's captivating to read through the Psalms and see the variety of ways in which David worshiped. When we pause to ask ourselves what we are doing during our worship times today, we are often faced with several questions....more
Bow Down Often it has been said that as human beings, "we are almost helplessly self-centered." This of course is due to what we call "original sin". The "fall" of man was at the point of his deciding to go it his own way inst....more
Obedience What is the key to serving God? Is it taking the good things He has to offer, the things that we are comfortable with, and leaving the rest behind? Is it a spiritual Golden Corral? What is the key to true worship?....more
Seamless Flow As worship leaders, we often have flow in mind when designing the most biblically relevant and precise worship services possible. What is meant by flow is the progression of events and sacred acts within the context of c....more
Before the Throne How long has it been since you took a good hard look at why you do what you do every Sunday morning? Have your priorities of spiritual preparation given way to technical preparation only and success is gauged by the app....more
To Him Be the Glory As children of God and citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), our primary focus in all of life is to be on Him who created us and redeemed us and is committed to conforming us to His image. God has a unique claim on o....more
Worship Love Languages In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman outlines 5 methods to communicate and experience love. They are (1) gift giving, (2) quality time (3) words of affirmation (4) acts of service/devotion and (5) physical....more
John 4:23-24 "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spi....more
Encounters with God The old man walked slowly toward the tent. The people watched as he bent his well-worn frame to enter. They had seen him approach the tent many times, but each time they stood to watch. His wrinkled hands, still strong, ....more
Flow, Service, Flow! The goal of a worship service is, needless to say, worship. And worship presupposes worshipers who are focused on God, giving attention to Him and His glory. Worship at its best is a rapt preoccupation with God in wonder....more
The Refuge of Worship “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in Thee; And in the shadow of Thy wings I will take refuge, until destruction passes by.” Psalm 57:1
The hunt is on! Sweat rises on the ba....more
The Power of Thematic Worship Psalm 150:2 tells us to “praise Him according to His excellent greatness.” In our church we have found that the excellent greatness of God is most effectively represented in our worship by giving people time to li....more
Worship – Healing for the Nations You don’t have to look far to find conflict and turmoil. In fact, most reported news is good supporting evidence for the need for diversity and tolerance. But among these ideologies’ great hope for peace and acceptance....more
Worship: The Other White Meat About fifteen years ago, there was a large push to get Americans to eat more pork. If you remember the TV commercials, the slogan was Pork: The Other White Meat. Basically what those commercials were saying was ....more
Worship Online One of our joys here at EXW is to pass on the great sites that we discover to help worship ministries and leaders. Well, we have a great resource that we are excited to share with you.
Worship Online is an awesome to....more
Living Sacrifices In the Old Testament, sin could only be cleansed through the sacrifice of blood. When Jesus came and died for our sins, His blood became the final sacrifice for all. The need for sacrifices to cleanse us from sin wa....more
Tuning Out and Tuning In I once asked a good friend of mine, "How do you know when you have entered into the presence of God? What was the process you use to be with the Lord and sense His presence?" I had been struggling with taking a step clos....more
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.
One user said..."Your 5 week study course has made a tremendous impact on my life in the study of worship... I would like to express my thanks for a well written study course that leads into a higher realm of praise and worship."