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12 Steps to Discover Your Call to Music Ministry

Music ministry is one of the most vital ministries in the local church and should be viewed as a sacred office. Discovering your call begins with a DESIRE to be used by God to impact the local church and the world around you.

Making Time for God – A Simple Way to Spend 45 Minutes a Day

If you're struggling with knowing how to spend time with God, give this little system (or some variation of it) a try. You'll find you'll easily be able to spend 45 minutes a day on quality time with your Savior.

12 Ways For Worship Leaders to Serve Your Pastor Well

Today, I want to offer a few lessons I’ve learned over the last decade on how to serve your pastor well and to make this tricky relationship between pastor and worship leader a bit less … well … tricky.

5 Best Practices for Leading Worship for Christmas

How do we plan worship sets that are both specific to Christmas, and also incorporate music that is exciting for our church to sing?

17 Christmas Worship Songs Perfect for Your Church

"I love Christmas music but sometimes it can be a challenge to find great Christmas worship songs that a congregation can truly worship with." Get these songs and add them to your church's next Christmas Worship Set List!

12 Keys to Picking Great Songs for Worship

Picking great songs for worship is one of the most important skills a worship leader needs to learn. There are many different kinds and levels of worship songs. Here are 12 keys to do it well.

How to Lead Worship With Confidence

You quickly discover how to lead worship with confidence doesn’t always come naturally. How can we cultivate and maintain a strong center of self-trust as we lead people in worship?

Answering Critics (With the Holy Spirit’s Help)

When it comes to answering critics, the Holy Spirit gets in the way (thank God!) of our desire to throw mud back at people, even people who tell us we’re the worst person ever.

Worship is a War Song: 7 Ways it Is Powerful

Worship is a war song, but it isn’t simply singing songs. It is a lifestyle. And ultimately, it is about how we relate to God.

4 Questions for Evaluating Where Your Congregation Is at in Worship

How can we evaluate where our congregation is at as a worshiping community? Taking the pulse of your church isn’t, unfortunately, as simple as counting how many people you are singing with on a Sunday morning!

Fake Jesus: 10 Christ Figures We Should Stop Worshiping

Could you recognize a counterfeit Jesus? Jesus is still very popular these days, but we have to wonder, is each Jesus we meet in culture the real one?

Rocking Grandma: The Reinvention of Rocking Worship

I think this is the next phase of worship – ministries are discovering it’s not enough to merely plug praise songs into their traditional service order – they need to build contemporary rocking worship from the ground up.

But Contemporary Worship Brings People to Jesus! … Right?

"At some point, we decided that the worship service was the best venue for evangelism."

Real Men Don’t Sing? Not So Fast . . .

Men choosing not to sing in worship services suggests that even Christ following men are sometimes willing to ignore likes, responsibilities, and even a biblical calling in order to conform to a more masculine identity.

Free Church Christmas Graphics: “The Gift”

In this worship church Christmas graphics series for Advent/Christmas, the graphics depict a simple manger with a wrapped gift inside symbolizing Jesus, the incarnate. Wood planks and distressed textures contemporize the scene with brown and blue colors for the season. It's FREE!

What King David Teaches Us About Worship

Davidic worship can teach us a lot about how to glorify God. In 2 Samuel 6 when the ark of the covenant is brought into Jerusalem, David’s heart of worship is on full display and provides worship leaders with a challenging example.

Impromptu, Bone-Chilling Worship — at Sam’s Club in Alabama

A beautiful reminder of what Jesus says to us: “Where two or more are gathered, I am there in the midst.” Even at a Sam's Club in Alabama.

Why Your Worship Needs to Be LOUDER

It’s hard to ignore the language of the Bible when it comes to the environment and volume of worship. It is characteristically loud.

God’s Frailty: A Christmas Parable

God came to nation which eagerly longed for his coming, prayed for his return, and placed all their hopes in his presence. Yet most of the nation missed the hour of his visitation. Is this simply history, or a Christmas parable for our day?

Do You Have to Go to Church to Worship God?

Do I really need to go to church as a follower of Christ? When Jesus talked with the “Woman at the Well” about places of worship, his point wasn’t that place was unimportant.

Biden Address Could Touch on Issues Important to Southern Baptists, Leatherwood...

President Biden could offer in his State of the Union address some messages Southern Baptists would welcome despite the vast disagreements they have with his administration.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

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