First Church, Jerusalem So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
And they were continually devoting themselves to one of the four electives offered: the apostles’ teac....more
Employee or Employer? A restaurant in my neighborhood opens at 5:00 p.m.for dinner. Recently, when I arrived around 5:15, I was the only customer. I seated myself in a booth. The waitpersons were huddled together, talking and laughing. They d....more
The SoundTech As a Worshiper Two of the most often questions I receive from sound techs are, "How do we worship when we are so busy working the mix during the service?" and "What can we do to better worship and still not neglect the sound?” The....more
Leaders - part 1 First who, then what. Jim Collins
Twenty years ago I interviewed a friend who started and now manages a large company. He has 200 employees in the U.S. and about 15,000 in China. He designs and manufactures those obno....more
Hymn Charts Another great resource for the church and music ministry. Download over 3000 pages of piano, vocal, and instrumental sheet music and charts for over 100 hymns.
Download, print, rehearse! HymnCharts arrangements are ....more
The Reservoir of Worship “Happy are they who dwell in thy house; continually do they praise Thee. Selah. Happy is the man who has strength in thee, in their heart the pilgrim-ways. Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well; and t....more
Leaders - part 2 Last week I wrote that a leader’s most important job is choosing great team members. It’s the sine qua non of leadership.
This week let’s think about how to choose great team members.
1. A leader should be inv....more
Enjoy the Benefits of Hospitality In one of his letters, George Washington wrote that he and Martha had not had dinner at home alone for twenty years. Every night for twenty years—7,300 days in a row—they had guests and visiting dignitaries to entertain.....more
A Biblical Model of Worship Worship is a sacred dialogue. It is humankind’s response to a holy God. He alone is the initiator, and man is the responder. Worship in its most basic sense is glorifying God. This certainly implies that all of life is w....more
Worship as an Act of Mercy We are privileged to worship God through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit both corporately and individually. We come directly to God on his terms and are not separated by a curtain; nor do we have to go t....more
Allow yourself some “Popeye moments” Do you remember the cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor Man? He was long-suffering and took a lot of abuse from bullies. But there would come a time when he had endured all he could. His patience exhausted, he would say....more
The Power Of Mobile Apps In Worship “We really need to catch up with the times!” Maybe you’ve found yourself saying this when it comes to bringing your worship and production team into the 21st century. In a world where gadgets and gizmos are becoming such....more
The Issues with Christian Music Today I recently read two very well-written posts by Joe Foreman of Switchfoot and Michael Gungor. Both articulated two viewpoints on the the often debated, and perhaps more often misunderstood, topic of Christian music today....more
Organized Abandonment According to American business historian Robert Sobel, the British government created a civil-service job in 1803 which called for a man to stand on the white cliffs of Dover with a spyglass and to ring a bell if he saw ....more
The Offering - A Part of Our Worship? In the days of Moses, the offering was a very integral part in the lives of the people. Although there were different types of offerings and sacrifices that took place, Leviticus 9 and 10 speak of three specific types o....more
Boundaries Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we ....more
Incorporating Liturgy in a Modern Context In recent years, there has been sort of a return to liturgy in the church. When the church took move away from liturgy in the 20th century, many in younger generations are seeking a return to it. I find that the older I ....more
Choirs in Modern Worship The trend is to get rid of the choir. They’re of no use, no significance, and certainly not relevant to what we need in modern worship right? This might be the assumption of many congregants and even worship leaders in o....more
How to Delegate the Right Way The difference between delegating responsibility and giving away delegated authority is like eggs and ham: the chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
It’s safe to say most of us have worked for a manager that used....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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