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Today’s worship & creative leaders face daunting challenges to lead their churches into relevant, meaningful, and God-filled worship. More than ever, worship leaders need worship resources and creative resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in worship. churchleaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every worship pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a worship leader, musician, song leader, creative director, or any other worship role, you’ll find must-have worship resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Worship & creative leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at churchleaders.com. Join millions of worship & creative leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for worship leadership.

Leading your church in worship is not only about music and the arts, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

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9 Surprises in Worship Services That Made Guests Return

In a recent Twitter survey, I asked respondents to share with me a singular event that impressed them in a church worship service.
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Watch: ‘Desperate Benediction’ by Steven Curtis Chapman Will Help Your Soul Right Now

Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman shared a video of a new song, a “Desperate Benediction” as he referred to it, the same day rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
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20 One-Sentence Prayers That Will Consistently Change Your Day

These prayers will help you lean on God during your busiest days.
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40 Songs for Grieving and Funerals

Often, our songs in worship focus exclusively on celebration or happiness. But life includes grieving. Consider using some of these songs as ways to help your congregation mourn well.
5 Bad Ideas That Will Make Your Service Fake

5 Bad Ideas That Will Make Your Service Fake

You feel fake vibes when hoping for authentic ones. Regardless, what makes a worship service fake might be boiled down to five basic things:
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Does God Really ‘Inhabit the Praises of His People’?

As Christians we must understand that music is an expression, or overflow, of the indwelling Holy Spirit controlling us (Ephesians 5:18-19). It is also the “word of Christ” at work in our hearts that gives us cause to sing (Colossians 3:16).
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The Fulness of Joy Is More Than a Feeling

When we talk about joy, it’s more often than not a conversation about our emotions. But recently I’ve also been thinking about the fulness of joy, and it's a more dimly lit experience.
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My Church Started 2021 With a Service of Lament

The North American thing to do is to think positive and charge ahead. But the biblical thing to do is to lament. The book of Psalms has 150 psalms in it. Out of the 150 psalms, the greatest number — 40% — are psalms of lament.
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What 2020 Taught Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders have really been put to the test in the last year. It is time for a major disruption in the worship paradigm of the church. 2020 set the stage, and we’re ready for a change.
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Why You Can’t Seem to Manage Your Time

Time management. Of all the people I know who ever focus on this concept, only a small handful are confident that they’re doing it well. Most of us feel out of control.
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Seven Things to Do After You Look at Pornography

A lot of Christian advice about pornography addicts is not helpful—meaning, it doesn’t contribute to real progress in repentance, healing, restoration and recovery. Most of all, it fails to address the issues that underlie porn use.
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10 Best Practices For Worship Sound Techs

Running worship sound has demands on all sides, opinions aplenty, an ear to the Pastor (the real head Sound Tech), an ear to the worship leader/band, and an ear to the Holy Spirit, this role requires a saint, a sound technician, and a servant – all wrapped up in one.
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Worshiping With a Broken Heart

God is the only Physician who can fully heal a broken heart, and he has never failed in his ability to heal. Sarai, David and Hosea all suffered broken hearts for different reasons—a barren womb, a shameful trail of sin, unrequited love—and God healed them all. #brokenheart #worship
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Thom Rainer – Nine Tech Trends Every Church Should Master

Tech trends aren't just news, they should be part of a church's tool kit. Churches today must be aware of tech trends -- and they should master them.
The Old Testament Told Visually in 5 Minutes

The Old Testament in 5 Minutes – Told Visually

You can use this summary of the Old Testament in 5 minutes in plenty of worship settings: pre-meeting video; as an introduction to a preaching series, or in small groups.
Never Send Nude Selfies: Seven Reasons

John Piper: 7 Biblical Reasons to Never Send Nude Selfies

Let's tackle a surprisingly common phenomenon, made super convenient by the technology of the smartphone. Of course we’re talking about sending nude selfies. This is part of a growing conversation in our culture.
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Praying in Crisis: Do You Want Deliverance…or to Go Deeper with God?

How do you approach praying to God? We often turn to prayer for deliverance from our pain, but God is calling us to something much deeper.
singing about heaven

When and Why We Stopped Singing about Heaven, and How to Start Again

Singing about heaven has always served as a great encouragement to believers who do not (and should not) feel at home in this fallen world. Singing about heaven “right-sizes” a church’s expectations about what believers can anticipate in this life.
9 Healthy Ways to Deal with Leadership Loneliness

Leadership is Lonely – Here Are 9 Healthy Ways to Deal With It

Leadership is lonely in some ways. With every step in leadership we make comes the inevitable increase in loneliness. The higher we climb in leadership, the more responsibilities we get, the lonelier we become.
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The Beauty of Liturgy

Liturgy creates order and flow in an ever-changing world. How many times have we been guilty of rushing through something, or throwing out orderliness because we’re hurrying toward the next thing on our schedule?
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Worship and Creative Leaders

Today’s worship leaders face daunting challenges to lead their churches into relevant, meaningful, and God-filled worship. More than ever, worship leaders need worship resources and creative resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in worship. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every worship pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a worship leader, musician, song leader, creative director, or any other worship role, you’ll find must-have worship resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Worship leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of worship pastors who look to us for resources and encouragement for worship leadership.

Leading your church in worship is not only about music and the arts, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.