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 dayÖ..to come befo....more
Teach and They Will Learn I have to make a heartfelt confession, for years I have been a judge of people in my church. As I would lead worship from the platform and look down on the congregation, I would often pass judgment on those who were ....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
Captain Kirk I am not a Trekkie, but I remember well the phrase that opened every episode in the old days, "To boldly go where no man has gone before.Ē If you've ever watched Star Trek, you know that it is a saying that is not e....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
Teaching Your People To Worship If you have been in the ministry for a while you know that the arts department has a tendency to draw people of all colors and expressions. We are a bit different as people who are for the most part on the creative side....more
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
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!
The Choir As Worship Leader Make no mistake about it: the most important musical group in the church is the congregation. Worship is for all of Godís people; the New Testament doctrine of the priesthood of all believers calls for the saints to l....more
No Throwaways Over the years I have been observing the different methods that ministers of music, worship leaders, and pastors use in making changes occur in their ministries and churches. Each person tends to go about things in t....more
Lofty Goals - God's? What's the hardest thing about being a worship leader? For some, it's the struggle to balance the performance aspect with the worship-leading aspect. For others, it's dealing with people who feel called but show no ....more
Godís 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 Godís purpose is summarized (among other places in Scripture) in Psalm 86:9:....more
Organized? If you are in a leadership position, you know that a leader dies and lives by his ability to organize and plan. No matter what you are leading - choir, worship team, or small group, being organized will help eliminate....more
Worship for All God's People Music is a sublime creation of God which is especially suited as a vehicle for believers to express praise to their Creator. How it must then grieve Him (and delight the Enemy) when this special gift all too often become....more
The Building Blocks of Worship The seventh chapter of Luke paints one of the most beautiful pictures of worship and adoration found in the Scriptures. If we look closely we find some essential building blocks for a worshipping church.
Simon, the P....more
Worship Planning There seems to be a growing concern for the need of worship planning resources. Ministers of Music and Worship Leaders from across the globe are searching for new ways to plan and lead worship. We feel a deep need to ....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
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
Choir Covenant Most churches deal with many different levels of commitment from their people. How do we set a guideline and hold to it? How can we help our people become more committed to our ministries?
Read through the follow....more
Christian Leadership University Many of you have requested information about worship schools. Where can we get further education in the area of worship and ministry? Is there a place where courses in worship are offered for those who are in ministry ....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.
One user said..."Your 5 week study course has made a tremendous impact on my life in the study of worship... I would like to express my thanks for a well written study course that leads into a higher realm of praise and worship."