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
Contract It Out Over the past twenty years or so the church has seen some welcomed changes in its attempt to be relevant and current in today’s world. Churches are finally able to hire trained staff to help produce quality music, dr....more
Living Sacrifices In the Old Testament, sin could only be cleansed through the sacrifice of blood. When Jesus came and died for our sins, His blood became the final sacrifice for all. The need for sacrifices to cleanse us from sin wa....more
Tuning Out and Tuning In I once asked a good friend of mine, "How do you know when you have entered into the presence of God? What was the process you use to be with the Lord and sense His presence?" I had been struggling with taking a step clos....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
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
Phoebe, Penny and Grace I have been reading a lot on the subject of grace lately. There are some really good books on the subject that have helped me to understand a little better this thing called grace. My most recent readings have been ....more
There Is Hope A few years back I wrote an article entitled "No Throwaways". Its purpose was to encourage churches that were going through the process of change in the area of music and worship, to be slow and patient in their approac....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.” If you've ever watched Star Trek, you know that it is a saying that is not e....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
Repackaging Worship I don't know about you but I am getting pretty tired of buying worship CD's that are 40% to 90% full of songs already recorded by another artist. Every CD I pick up these days has a couple of songs that have already bee....more
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 day…..to come befo....more
Salvation & Worship Why do many "Christians" in our churches today fail to outwardly worship God? Why is it that many appear to care nothing about worshiping God? They seem to have other things on their minds during the worship service. ....more
Communication I have no idea what it's like to be a sound tech in a large church. The duties and responsibilities are endless each week. So much to worry about in the way of making it all happen. So much to rely on with power, mixi....more
Contemporary Worship? I am often asked to define contemporary worship. My response usually revolved around the musical definition. I never considered the full scope of what was really being asked. Although contemporary means many things t....more
A Life of Praise When we look at worship, many of us see it as something we are to do once a week. For others it has become a daily part of our lives. When we look at the element of praise, the Bible is very clear on when and how we are ....more
How Soon We (tend to) Forget It's amazing to me that week after week I get so caught up in ministry that I forget what life is really all about. My life consists of a routine of business with all the duties of my job which entails planning and pr....more
Teaching Worship - ch. 11 Finally, there is hope for every church. No matter what the background or makeup of your church body, they can become a worshiping church. We are all on a spiritual journey, but we are all not at the same place in our ....more
Teaching Worship - ch. 7 As a Christian I find it very difficult to get all my spiritual food on one Sunday morning service each week. If I relied on one forty-minute message a week to grow and be all that God would have me be, I would more tha....more
Teaching Worship - ch. 4 You have heard the saying, "You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” I believe this statement holds true to anybody that is in a leadership position. We know what to say and when to say it, but do we really l....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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