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Why Contemporary Worship Music Is Dead and Decaying

10 very tongue-in-cheek (and all too familiar) reasons people give that contemporary worship is dying.

5 Gifts Jesus Gives Us in the Lord’s Supper

When we read about the Lord's Supper in John 13, we discover not only the roots of the sacrament but also the secrets of Christian living. There are at least five diamonds shining out from the darkness of John 13.

Writing Worship Songs: 3 Tips To Get Started

Know your audience, play your instrument well, these are good pointers, but out of the scope of this article. The focus here will be on writing worship songs people want to sing.

The Secret Battle Every Church Audio Technician Faces

To those who laugh at the idea of “spiritual warfare” on the equipment and the people in the technical arts of church audio, reconsider the power of worship and the enemy’s desire to make it stop.

Do Church Worship Bands Keep People From Singing?

Worship music and church worship bands have won the Sunday morning song battle – there’s no question about that.

How to Lead Worship for a Wedding

At some point, most worship leaders are asked to lead worship for a wedding. One of the great privileges of leading worship is to lead on the occasion of this very special day.

Youth Worship Songs: 23 Praise Titles Teens Will Love to Sing

Need some ideas for youth worship songs? Then keep reading! Youth ministers can capitalize on kids’ love for music by incorporating praise songs into gatherings and worship services.

5 Reasons Praise and Lament Belong Together in Worship

The pervasiveness of lament in the Bible should lead us to question how well we are incorporating lament into our worship.

12 Ways to Grow Your Worship Ministry

I hope these 12 keys to growing your worship ministry challenge you like they challenge me. I have been leading worship and pastoring for over 30 years, but I still go back to this list to see what I need to work on!

99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

What I have found over the years through consulting and numerous conversations with senior pastors and executive pastors is that they simply don’t know what to ask when hiring a worship pastor.

Worship Flow – What It Is & How to Get It

Your worship should work smoothly in both theme and music. Here are some tips to help develop a worship flow.

Leading Worship Well at a Funeral

How do we go about leading worship well for such a pivotal, emotional event in so many peoples’ lives? How do we plan and prepare music that will comfort and strengthen a grieving family?

Enhancing Your Church’s Video Streams with Multiple Cameras

Though recording or streaming a service with one camera is great, if you want to take your worship videography to the next level add an extra camera or two.

What Does a Worship Leader Do?

What does a worship leader do? I was recently asked to describe my weekly schedule. Here is what works for me.

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.

10 Defining Marks Of NextGen Worship Leaders

I am more committed than ever to celebrating, and reinforcing, the vocation of the nextGen worship leader in the ever-emerging world.

Singing Hymns in Church – 4 Reasons You Should Keep Them

Singing for the Christian is formative and responsive, and therefore must be informed by Scripture. The importance of hymns is that we learn what we sing.

7 Ways to Overcome Satan

We must overcome Satan because the Bible makes it clear: We’re in a battle. It’s a battle we can’t escape with an Enemy we can’t see. As long as we confess Jesus as Lord and have the Spirit of God within us, Satan will do everything he can to destroy our faith.

8 Steps Toward Next Level Worship

I love leading God’s people in worship. I have been blessed to have led Sunday worship teams at home and around the world for over 30 years. Here are a few things that I have learned along the way.

What Is Lectio Divina?

The process of Lectio Divina begins with, you guessed it, reading. To pray while reading the Scriptures, we need to read Scripture! The central premise of reading the Bible in this context is to not go too fast or too slow.

Seattle Street Preacher Assaulted at Pride Event, Abortion Rally; Arrested After...

Matthew Meinecke, known on social media as The Seattle Preacher, was arrested last weekend for preaching and reading his Bible, once during a Roe v. Wade rally and the next day at a Pride parade.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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