Accept People You’re a different person at different stages of your life.
Ten years ago, when I started working at my current church, I met a man named Bob (I’ll use that name because that was his name). He was a delightful man. He....more
Unity in Worship Exodus 24
v. 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and
Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar v. 9 Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abi....more
Contemporary Worship? I am often asked to define contemporary worship. My response usually revolved around the musical definition. I never considered the full scope of what was really being asked. Although contemporary means many things t....more
Who Do We Worship? 13Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide....more
Love Lines the Last Horizon Singer-songwriter, speaker and worship leader Tanya Godsey, whose artistry occupies the space somewhere between the sincerity of Sara Groves and the passion of Bethel Music’s Steffany Gretzinger, independently releases h....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
Going Against the Grain Within the past ten years, I have heard much talk about the keys worship songs and hymns are set in. Perhaps it was going on before the past ten years, but it seems to have been amplified recently. There are many reasons....more
What the Church Needs Now As the church of Jesus Christ has entered a new century and a new millennium, along with the rest of the world, we find that her worship is in a state characterized by profound contradictions.
The Good News
Hillsong - A local church with a worldwide reach At first glance if all you knew about Hillsong was from listening to their recordings or attending a concert, you might think that Hillsong is just a successful record label and publisher. It's true they are hugely succe....more
Proclamation and Praise Jesus Christ in His incarnation was “made for a little while lower than the angels” (Heb. 2:9), subjected Himself to death on a cross (Phil. 2:8), and has therefore been exalted to the Father’s right hand (Phil. 2:9; ....more
Faith’s Language At the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” the elderly James Ryan, turns from Captain John Miller’s grave (played by Tom Hanks) and asks his wife, “Am I a good man?” Sometimes other people, with their unique perspective of ou....more
Face To Face? A favorite song of mine describes entering an unknown place past the gates of praise until we're standing face to face before God in a state of worship. I love that song, but I have to wonder since no man has looked ....more
A Life of Praise When we look at worship, many of us see it as something we are to do once a week. For others it has become a daily part of our lives. When we look at the element of praise, the Bible is very clear on when and how we are ....more
Maintaining Ministry Passion "When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn." John Wesley
I am grateful for the opportunity you are giving me as you read this article. In exchange for your effort, I hope to give ba....more
Carrying the Presence of God In the previous article, we examined how David brought the Ark to Zion. We concluded with four attitudes of worship:
·Our worship must be informed by the Bible.
·We should be desiring a fresh experience with God. ....more
How Soon We (tend to) Forget It's amazing to me that week after week I get so caught up in ministry that I forget what life is really all about. My life consists of a routine of business with all the duties of my job which entails planning and pr....more
Modern Philosophy of Media in Church Making an impact. Reaching the lost. Growing believers.
And then, repeating the cycle.
Isn't that what we're required to do as believers? Then how much more important is it for the leadership of the church to ....more
Living the Life of Worship So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for ....more
Find Joy in the Journey Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing. Shakespeare
I’ve always been an advocate of goal-setting, for two reasons. Setting and achieving goals leads to progress; it makes us effective. If you aim at ....more
Avoiding Complacency in Worship Leadership Something I deal with as a worship leader and pastor is complacency. I relate to worship ministry, but no matter which ministry context you are in, sooner or later, complacency can be a great temptation, and if we are no....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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