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share the peace

What We Do When We Share the Peace

Unity is much easier to signify and remember when we share the Peace on Sunday morning. But during “Coronatide,” and any other time we find ourselves physically distanced from one another, it is much more difficult to hold this unity in our minds and hearts.
Ordinary Time

What Is Ordinary Time in the Church Calendar?

Historically, after Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost, the church enters a long period known as Ordinary Time — stretching from the day of Pentecost (or, in the Anglican Church, Trinity Sunday) to the start of Advent — about half of the liturgical year.
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4 Tips to Improve Your Worship Leading

Leading people in worship to the Living God is an awesome privilege and involves four major areas: music, worship, leadership and your relationship with God. Grow in these to grow in your worship leading.
great worship pastor

4 Things About a Great Worship Pastor You Probably Didn’t Know

You learn the songs, play the songs, and then leave the stage, right? But as anyone in ministry knows, being a great worship pastor involves being an expert at multiple, highly varied skills.
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When the Smoke From Our Prayer for Revival Smothers Real Revival

Healing and real revival comes to those who are appalled by their own bloody hands and want real redemption. Real revival doesn’t come to those who want revival as a means to keep their way of life.
worship pastors

Why We Need Worship Pastors, Not Worship Leaders

Worship pastors increase the spiritual sensitivity of the weekend service, expand the church’s pastoral reach, and create a synergy between the music and teaching.
worshiping from home

5 Unintended Consequences of Worshiping From Home

We certainly didn’t choose this season of worshiping from home. But most of us have unintentionally learned some valuable lessons that should influence how we do gathered worship on the other side of this crisis.
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Podcasting? These Two Mics Are The Bomb

Using an external USB microphone improves the sound quality while making it much easier to produce the podcasts and recordings you desire.
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If We Can’t Sing in Church…

What is certain, however, is that even if our congregations and choirs can’t sing together for a season, worship can and will still occur. It may look different but it most certainly won’t disappear.
What Do Virtual Worship Leaders Do in the COVID-19 World?

What Do Virtual Worship Leaders Do in the COVID-19 World?

I had ten fresh thoughts on how virtual worship leaders can lead well in this season when there aren’t really “worship services” to lead.
5 Ways David Gives Thanks

5 Ways David Gave Thanks

It would be easy to be discouraged or overwhelmed and give up, or to throw all his energy into seeking control by devising a plan. Rather than being consumed with fear about circumstances, David gives thanks to the God ruling over those circumstances.
Songwriters Beware!

Songwriters Beware!

Before you sign away your song, remember that the "royalty" may not be its own reward.
Master worship leader

This Parable Will Look All Too Familiar to Worship Leaders

The Master Worship Leader called three novices with various gifts, passions and capabilities to lead worship in three churches with distinct characteristics and needs.
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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.
Expert Tips for Reading the Internet

Expert Tips for Reading the Internet

Without these principles for reading the internet, many very smart people are accepting unsubstantiated ideas, out-of-context or simply false information, and then spreading them with evangelistic zeal through their various social media channels.
Two Ways to Refresh Your Worship Time

Two Ways to Refresh Your Worship Time

I’m not sure how I would handle the ever-changing tumult without vibrant personal worship. The fact is, I need Jesus now more than ever. Here are two things I’ve done during this time that could also refresh your worship. 
9 Ways Faith and Hope Work Together

9 Ways Faith and Hope Work Together

I’ve been spending a good amount of my time studying the biblical doctrine of faith and hope. In doing so I uncovered this gem from John Bunyan and thought you might enjoy.
9 Skills to Move from Singing Songs to Leading Worship

9 Skills to Move From Singing Songs to Leading Worship

Singing songs and leading are two different things. Here's how to keep growing.
lifting of hands in worship

10 Things You Should Know About the Lifting of Hands in Worship

Worship involves our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. Our posture tells a story.
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5 Ways Praying the Psalms Will Completely Change Your Life

Praying the Psalms means talking to God about what comes to mind as you read through the Psalms.

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North Point Church ‘Cannot Guarantee’ Safety, Won’t Reopen This Year

North Point Church Pastor Andy Stanley said the decision was made based on the uptick of COVID-19 cases in the area, the results of attendee surveys, and the experiences of similar-sized churches that have already reopened.

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