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
Our Passion and Pursuit The following article was written by Jim Feiker. It is an article that is well worth reading.
A businessman seeking professional counsel was asked by his counselor to describe his life. He said, "I have come to the....more
Featured Artist Todd Marsh (T.F. Marsh) has been a freelance artist since 1984, writing, developing, and illustrating products for adults and children of all ages. Through the years, he has been involved with projects for such licensed ....more
Worship and the Glory of God INTRODUCTION
When I was in college studying music, I worked for a while in the choral department of a large music store. The manager of the choral dept. was as secular and ungodly a man as they come, yet he wa....more
Building and Leading an Effective Worship Team One of the distinctive features of the contemporary worship movement around the world is worship teams. The trend toward teams is found in small and large churches, in both traditional and contemporary settings. Ken Blan....more
XPastor.org We would like to introduce you to one of our favorite sites for the worship pastor/music minister who is looking beyond his/her ministry in music and worship. XPastor.org is an amazing resource for anyone who desires to ....more
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
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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