Making Music Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord (Eph 5:19)
We walk a fine line when we talk about worship. Clearly there are theological traps to avo....more
The “Christian” Christmas Tree A number of years ago my family and I decorated our Christmas tree to reflect a witness for Christ. We thought a “Christian” Christmas tree might give us an opportunity to witness to our unsaved friends and neighbors. ....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
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
A Thanksgiving Recalibration Having a couple days away from life’s madness gave me time to reflect and recalibrate my soul. It is common to find the eminence of circumstances encroaches on the tenor of our lives; especially our spiritual lives. Wh....more
Worship – Healing for the Nations You don’t have to look far to find conflict and turmoil. In fact, most reported news is good supporting evidence for the need for diversity and tolerance. But among these ideologies’ great hope for peace and acceptance....more
Called. Anointed. Appointed As I complete a season of my life and feel a sense of transition, I am asking myself some very important questions about my vocation as a worship leader, administrator and teacher; “what is my calling?”, “What is the....more
Faith’s Language At the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” the elderly James Ryan, turns from Captain John Miller’s grave (played by Tom Hanks) and asks his wife, “Am I a good man?” Sometimes other people, with their unique perspective of ou....more
Maintaining Ministry Passion "When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn." John Wesley
I am grateful for the opportunity you are giving me as you read this article. In exchange for your effort, I hope to give ba....more
Carrying the Presence of God In the previous article, we examined how David brought the Ark to Zion. We concluded with four attitudes of worship:
·Our worship must be informed by the Bible.
·We should be desiring a fresh experience with God. ....more
Leading Worship With Recorded Music If you lead a small group and don’t 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, “that’s impossible” but it is not. Leading worship i....more
Worship Vision As I drove home from church the other night the question hit me, “what is my vision for my worship ministry?” As I pondered I realized my vision was too nebulous and incoherent to write down even though I previously ....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
Valentine's Day Earlier this week I found myself in the middle of what I’ll call “The Valentine Frenzy” and I didn’t do such a good job… my apologies to my family. This morning, as I reflected on what marketers call “the month of love”....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
Jonah’s Christmas Jonah is not about a prophet running from God, a city with 120,000 people or a big fish with acid reflux syndrome. This small book is a juxtaposition of behaviors with an ironic twist, of the behavior of God’s people....more
Costs of Worship Have you ever sat through a worship service and suddenly realized that your mind was a million miles away. Maybe you’ve came to worship angry, saddened or so excited about something else. Sometimes I find myself coming w....more
Carrying the Presence of God As part of Christ’s body, we carry God’s presence with and in us. Some people and religious doctrines try to diminish this Christian responsibility because they believe that it limits or obscures God’s holiness and ul....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
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, I’v....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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