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
Getting Rid of the Clutter After moving into our home last year, I had not realized ALL of the things we have accumulated over our nineteen years of marriage and two children later. There was just so much stuff! I was giving away things, throwin....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
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
Worship in the Joy of the Lord Worship in the Joy of the Lord is a curated collection of over 300 quotations on the deep meaning and purpose of Christian public worship.
Worship in the Joy of the Lord: Selections from Chip Stam's Worship Quote of t....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
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
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
Shift Worship If you haven't been to Shiftworship.com, you may want to set some time aside today to visit it. Shift Worship is one of the best sites on the web for visual worship images, Creative, versatile, easy to use, and it has ....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
Total Drum Cage It's rare that our team at EXW gets really excited about a product for worship. There are a ton of products out with several different companies manufacturing them. Some are better than others. Rarely do you see a com....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
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
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
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
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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