To Pay or Not to Pay? Over the past several weeks, the question of paying musicians and singers in a worship environment has been a hot topic. If you ask churches who are paying their musicians, they have valid reasons for doing so. If you as....more
The Worship Leader What is good worship leading? Lately I've found myself ruminating about this subject in the least likely places: time-out during one of my son's basketball games, standing in front of the frozen food section, waiting for....more
Sermons On Worship The Main Thing - A Sermon by Dr. Neil Chadwick
Scripture Reading: Psalms 95:1-10
There are some messages which need to be repeated. For example, a Pastor who, when he arrived at his new church, p....more
Worship - Sermon Series This sermon comes to us from Craig Simonian of Vineyard Christian Fellowhsip of Morris County, NJ.
When I visited Central Asia in 1992, I visited a country where there was only 1 known believer. I met her during t....more
The Greatest of these... When I begin to evaluate my ministry tool belt, several things come to mind. As a worship leader of 20 years I have fair skills in music and in organization. My education has been a blessing to help prepare me for God's ....more
10 Principles 1. Thou shalt not show up in dirty linen (unconfessed sin).
Heb. 10:22 Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodie....more
Leading Worship With Recorded Music If you lead a small group and donít 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, ďthatís impossibleĒ but it is not. Leading worship i....more
Shepherding When we look at the role of church staff person, many duties come to mind. Listed below are some qualifications for Music Ministers, Worship Leaders, and all Pastors of the church.
I. A good shepherd puts his flo....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
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
4 Major Steps The inspiration for this article comes from an Old Testament story. In this story there is a special building project undertaken by Solomon. The four stages explained in this article are the exact same steps illustrat....more
Being a Worship Leader - 1 Forward
What does it mean to be a worship leader? Many articles on the subject address musical, spiritual and technical issues involved in worship. In preparation for classes and seminars that I have taught, Iív....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
The Worship Leader is a Spiritual Leader This article is for worship leaders. And as such, I believe it needs to focus on leadership skills. It is my intent to do this from a Biblical perspective. The only prerequisite for leadership is you must have somebod....more
Being a Worship Leader - 3 Introduction to Part 3
In the last sections, we discussed how leadership is confirmed and emerges in various character traits. We emphasized the giftedness of the leader will often reflect more than one gift whic....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
Creative Elements to Worship It's so easy to get in a rut with our worship! The longer we stay in the rut, the more our people can simply go through the motions of the service without thinking, without truly worshiping. This article presents scor....more
Creative Elements to Worship - Part 2 11. Know your acoustics! The difference between singing in our middle school room and our high school room at my last church was incredible. It had nothing to do with the heart of the worshipers. It had everyth....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
Being a Leader - Part 4 Introduction to Part 4
In the previous three sections, we discussed the idea that leadership is a manifestation of our character and who we are as leaders. As such, leadership is an internal characteristic. ....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.
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