What Sin? When we discuss the issue of sin in worship or coming before the Lord with sin, we often imply that in order to have true worship we must confess to the Lord each sin committed for that week or that day…..to come befo....more
Being a Worship Leader - 2 Introduction
In the previous section, we discussed the idea that what we do as leaders is not leadership, but rather leadership is a manifestation of our character and who we are as leaders. In the pervious secti....more
Congregational Participation In that now famous quote by Kierkegaard, he stresses that the members of the congregation are the "performers" with God as the "audience" (and not the congregation as the audience to performers on the platform). In othe....more
Do You Have a Vision? Do you ever stop and wonder what's coming next in your worship ministry? Think of last January-what were you expecting to happen in your worship services during this last year? Did they turn out like you wanted? Did you ....more
A Triad Chord I recently attended a worship concert of a highly acclaimed artist. The concert started late in the evening and I had an early schedule the next day, so I ended up leaving after about 45 minutes. During the drive ho....more
God’s Global Purpose Obviously our ultimate purpose in serving God in this world must be to align ourselves with His purpose for this world. I would suggest that God’s purpose is summarized (among other places in Scripture) in Psalm 86:9:....more
Creative Elements to Worship - Part 3 Here are the rest of the over 70 creative elements that you can add to your services from Steve Miller.
44. Control the environment. Although they're sometimes unavoidable, such distractions as mosquitoes, ....more
Discovering Your Call To Music Ministry The Ministry of Music is one of the most vital ministries in the local church and should be viewed as a sacred office. Discovering your call begins with a DESIRE to be used by God to impact the local church and the wo....more
One On One As a career worship pastor I have one ongoing struggle. It seems the people in our congregation are behind me in worship. The majority of our congregation are baby worshipers when it comes to their participation and....more
Called. Anointed. Appointed As I complete a season of my life and feel a sense of transition, I am asking myself some very important questions about my vocation as a worship leader, administrator and teacher; “what is my calling?”, “What is the....more
Worship Leadership One of the most challenging role of a Worship Pastor/Music Minister is serving as a manager/supervisor. As a manager/supervisor I am responsible for everything in my area of ministry. Depending on the size of your mini....more
Rehearsal Tips This is the place for you to submit your suggestions for rehearsals. We all have different routines and ideas that we use and your ideas can be helpful to others. Please contribute your rehearsal tips here!
Worship Tips Here at EXW we're interested in feedback from all of our users. We know that you have probably found new ways to worship, or new ways to enhance your worship experience, and we'd like you to share your views and tips wi....more
Leading Worship With Recorded Music If you lead a small group and don’t have a worship leader, this paper is for you. I intend to show you how to lead worship, in five easy steps. You might be saying, “that’s impossible” but it is not. Leading worship i....more
10 Pillars So much of worship ministry training these days is philosophical or theoretical but as a practitioner I tend to gravitate towards the practical applications. What I've found through both success and failure is if we make....more
Familiarity Do you ever wonder why people don't participate in worship the way you would like them to? Have you ever been in a service where it was hard to
worship? Do you know why? If the music is not distracting, and the style....more
Worship Vision As I drove home from church the other night the question hit me, “what is my vision for my worship ministry?” As I pondered I realized my vision was too nebulous and incoherent to write down even though I previously ....more
Sight-Reading the Congregation I tip my hat to those who can lead worship sight-reading from a lead sheet. While I can figure out the notes and play a crude melody on my guitar, I cannot sight-read music. Sight-reading seems to be one of those sk....more
Set Milestones & Define Expectations Speaking specifically to followers of Jesus, as believers leading other believers, we’re not looking to modify behavior; we’re looking for heart change (measuring spiritual fruit). In most situations with talented employ....more
In Search of the Spiritual Do you ever stop and ask yourself, "Why do people visit my church?" Do you ever ask yourself, "Why don't they come back?" Why is it that churches across the country see people coming in the front door only to have th....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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