Worship & Creative Leaders

Bow Down

Often it has been said that as human beings, "we are almost helplessly self-centered." This of course is due to what we call "original...

Worship Amidst Disaster

As a worship leader, I have always struggled with worship and tragedy. When something like 9/11, a natural disaster, or something similar happens, how...

Drawing God's People Into Worship

Congregational participation in worship is a powerful testimony to the nature of the New Covenant.

Revitalizing Choir Ministry

Make no mistake about it: the most important musical group in the church is the congregation. Worship is for all of God's people; the...

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...

Teach and They Will Learn

I have to make a heartfelt confession, for years I have been a judge of people in my church. As I would lead worship...

Worship Ministry Musts

A leader of a highly effective worship ministry shares his non-negotiable statements of purpose.

10 Pillars for Building a Life-Giving Worship Ministry

Veteran worship leader Ross Parsley provides ten key points for an effective worship team.

The Greatest of These is LOVE!

When I begin to evaluate my ministry tool belt, several things come to mind. As a worship leader of 20 years I have fair...

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...

Organized? To Be or Not to Be

If you are in a leadership position, you know that a leader dies and lives by his ability to organize and plan. No matter...

Does Sin Hinder Worship?

Steve Newman discusses the implications sin can have on the acceptance of our worship by God.

One on One: A Great Teaching Tool

As a career worship pastor I have one ongoing struggle. The people in our congregation are behind me in worship. The majority of our...

Familiarity: A Must for Good Worship

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...

Leading Worship: 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...

In Search of the Spiritual: What the Non-Believer is Really Looking For

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...

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...

Captain Kirk: Where Are You Taking Your Worshippers?

I am not a Trekkie, but I remember well the phrase that opened every episode in the old days, "To boldly go where no...

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...

Worship Leadership: A Dirty Job At Times

One of the most challenging role of a Worship Pastor/Music Minister is serving as a manager/supervisor. As a manager/supervisor I am responsible for everything...
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