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, weíre not looking to modify behavior; weíre 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
Philosophy of Worship This philosophy of worship comes to us from Christ Community Church in Leawood,KS. It is one of the best worded philosophies we have seen and wanted to share it with you.
At the very core of Christ Community Church ....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
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
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
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
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
LED Lighting Tips So youíre going to be using LED par cans, let me give you some helpful tips and notes. These are a few things that Iíve learned through trial and error.
1. Donít light primary faces. LED provides a rather unnatural l....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
Narrowing the Worship Gap Definition: The worship gap is the distance between your expectations and what really happens.
When I prepare and practice a worship set, I do in the light of an expectation of how the congregation will respond. ....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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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