What's Your Reason? When I speak to people on the subject of worship, I get a host of feedback from A-Z. Worship is so simple and yet it can be so complex. When humans are involved, conflict and differences are sure to be close behind!....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
Behind the Praise Here at EXW we love to bring you resources that will truly benefit your churches worship experience. One of the latest and best resources we have found is called "Behind the Praise". I could go on and on about this won....more
Breaking Out - ch. 2 Where are you coming from:
Hymns with older choruses blended into the service.
A true blended service.
Where do you want to go?
Traditional/Contemporary Blended 40/60
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
Christian Leadership University Many of you have requested information about worship schools. Where can we get further education in the area of worship and ministry? Is there a place where courses in worship are offered for those who are in ministry ....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
Communion Ideas We are looking for the most creative ideas for Communion/Lord's Supper on the planet! Okay that may be a little much but we are interested in hearing about what you have experienced in your church or possibly another ch....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
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
Copyright in the Church Over the past weeks I have run into some questions about copyright in the area of music and video. The questions were simple and easy to understand and answer, and yet, I am finding that more and more churches, even tho....more
Credit- Another Black Eye I had an unusual experience a few weeks ago. One that I felt led to share with you. If for anything to help us become aware of a growing trend in others perception of the church.
On Monday afternoon I went to a wel....more
Familiarity Do you ever wonder why people don't participate in worship the way you would like them to? Have you ever been in a service where it was hard to
worship? Do you know why? If the music is not distracting, and the style....more
Food For Thought A thought on worship....
"If I think what I do on Sunday's is true worship, I have missed it. If I go to church to see what I can get, I have missed it. If I judge my worship by how I feel, I have missed it. Wo....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
Hymns to Choruses For several years now we have all heard the arguments for the worship war in our churches. The worship war has caused church splits, staff to leave, and people have become hurt because of one reason or another. Surpr....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
Is God Pleased? - Is He? Unfortunately, on more than one occasion I have found it hard to get the sleep I need. There have been many instances where I have lain awake at night and not been able to sleep. I’ve come to the conclusion that du....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.
One user said..."Your 5 week study course has made a tremendous impact on my life in the study of worship... I would like to express my thanks for a well written study course that leads into a higher realm of praise and worship."