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
Sacred Spaces Ever thought about how the room you gather in on a Sunday morning is used? How is the stage set up? What is the focal point of the room? Where do the seats point, and what is the accessibility of the stage? What artistic....more
Simplicity or Complexity Many worship leaders are quite perplexed at the troubled relationship between skill and artistic expression in the church. How much weight should be placed on skill in the context of corporate worship? This often depends....more
Theology of Change A few years ago, I came home to find my teenage sons sitting with some friends around the dining room table, laughing hysterically at some books they were passing around. I knew something was up because when I entered th....more
Dying for Their Faith People are dying today for their faith. What are you doing? Is it hard to worship this day knowing that fellow believers, although not like us, across the oceans are being massacred? Dying for their faith? My heart b....more
Uninhibited Worship Many of us are familiar with the story of David dancing naked in 2 Samuel. While this may seem like a problem for many of us in the context of corporate worship, we must understand the heart behind this. David even said ....more
Excellence in Church Music Ministry Psalm 33:3 tells us to sing a new song to the Lord and to play skillfully. If we are not careful, we can abandon this calling; yes, it is indeed a calling, particularly for worship leaders. There is also a call many plac....more
Telling the Prodigal Story In Imagine That, I made the argument that the world is full of redemption stories, and that we are, by nature, drawn to redemption stories. From “Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer” to “Finding Nemo,” from Homer’s Odyssey to....more
Introducing New Music It is difficult to introduce new music to a church no matter what setting you are in. This is likely why many worship leaders try to avoid it altogether and resort to using only familiar music. New music is a crucial asp....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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