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How to Display Lyrics On Your Camera Feeds

Whether your church is running a live stream for viewers at home or in other remote locations, or you have a projection screen in the church and want to display lyrics to hymns or scripture, you can do so easily using EasyWorship and NDI output functionality.

Songs for an Ash Wednesday Service

One leader shares his suggested choices for an Ash Wednesday service.

Worship and Doubt – Can They Co-Exist?

Worship and doubt -- Jesus did not turn away the doubters, he received their worship and included them in his mission. Disobedience would have kept them from hearing his voice; doubt did not.

What’s the Future of Live Streaming – And Why Aren’t We There Yet?

I’m distressed to say that I haven’t seen much innovation, and now that we’re moving back into the building, I’m concerned about the future of live-streaming. 

10 Tips for Writing Worship Songs

The most important thing in a discussion about writing worship songs is to agree on the fundamentals of worship leading. Why? Because songs are the tip of the worship spear.

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.

The VERY First Steps in Building Church Sound Systems

The importance of sound in the church cannot be overstated. There are many different types of churches, and each has its own unique needs when it comes to a church sound systems.

Be Still My Soul: A Cure for Panic

The resistance to anxiety doesn’t just happen to you. You have to make the stillness happen, you need to be still in your heart and quiet your soul.

4 Ways To Get Your Team to Arrive on Time

I don’t know about you, but my experience has been (over the course of decades as a worship leader, pastor, and team leader), that getting people to show up to anything on time can be rocket science.

Worship Multitracks for Church Plants

Recently my wife and I started off on a new adventure. We are planting a church. This is my 3rd church plant and this...

Are You a Time Hog?

Even in the most flexible of churches, being a consistent time hog as a worship leader is not a good idea, principally because you owe it to the other members of the body of Christ to not act as if you’re more important than them.

7 Tips To Make Reading the Bible Easier

Learn to let God's Word increase your joy and satisfaction in God.

The Miraculous Story Behind Raise a Hallelujah

The story behind Raise a Hallelujah, the miraculous healing of Jaxon, the son of Bethel’s CEO, Joel Taylor. Jaxon’s illness was the inspiration for “Raise a Hallelujah,” the first song on Bethel’s album, Victory.

This Nine-Question Idolatry Quiz Will Ruin Your Day

The Apostle Paul says that at the core of all our sin is idolatry. He didn’t just mean bowing down to statues (though that counts). Idolatry is much bigger than that.

How to “Advertise” for Worship Team Members

I keep in mind that from the very beginning to prospective worship team applicants that my priority is building a worship team of people interested in serving the body of Christ, not just playing music.

The Average Worship Leader Salary and How to Negotiate for Yours

Here's how to make those awkward worship pastor salary conversations a little less painful. Here are a few thoughts on negotiating for at least an average worship leader salary when you’re serving in full-time ministry.

Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Veni Creator Spiritus) Old Hymn/New Setting

There’s an ancient prayer and hymn of the church called “Veni Creator Spiritus” (or Come Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire). You’ll often hear this hymn in liturgical churches on or around Pentecost.

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.

Audio Mixing 101

Audio Mixing 101: One of the hardest things to teach a new sound operator is how to mix. It requires the development of an “ear” for what to change, when to change it and what levels are appropriate.

How to Develop Your Worship Ministry Vision

Here is a test to see if you should keep reading this article: Write down your worship ministry vision in its tangible expressions, how you will get there and what help you will need in less than one or two paragraphs.

‘Future Church Co.’ Founder Will Mancini Resigns Due to Infidelity; Seeking...

Will Mancini, founder and Chief Vision Officer (CVO) of the church consulting agency Future Church Co., has resigned due to infidelity, according to a statement sent to the company's current clients.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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