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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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".
The Issues with Christian Music 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 no way meant to be a fully exhaustive commentary on the record....more
Bible Gateway A great site for searching the scriptures. I use this site all the time when looking for passages for worship to transition a song or for personal study. The search engine does a great job and has proven to be the one....more
Reduce Stress Don’t know where this came from, but I think we could all do our job as techs better if we followed these tips.
Let’s try it together.
36 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on ti....more
Christmas Spirit (THE RIGHT WAY) A great video to help kick off the Christmas season in your church. Good as a sermon starter or during the offering. Wherever you choose to put it, your service it will surely help others focus of the real reason for t....more
A Guitar Capo A guitar capo is a clamp devise that you position on different frets of the guitar to change the pitch or key of the open strings. I like to describe it to students as a device that “acts” as if it cut off your frets! Sc....more
Our Worship Sound A great resource for the worship keyboardist. Lots of tutorials on how to play as well as how to use Mainstage in worship. We love their YouTube channel that is filled with some great tips and helps on how to make the....more
Somos Adoradores Lucas 6:44-45 Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV)
44 Al árbol se le identifica por su fruto. Los higos no se recogen de los espinos, y las uvas no se cosechan de las zarzas. 45 Una persona buena produce cosas buenas del T....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.
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