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Streaming Video Is NOT the Same as Church Online

Church online is direct-to-camera. Church online is interactive. Church online is an intentional effort to disciple a growing online congregation. Streaming video is passive.
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3 Improvements for Leading Worship Online

Here are three improvements I've discovered for leading worship online that will remove some of that fear and discomfort and help you engage with your unseen church family.
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How to Create a Virtual Choir (Band, Praise Team, Orchestra) Video

Several churches have introduced virtual choir videos to Facebook, their worship streams and more. I have had several questions about how to do this. Here's how I did one myself.
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How to Use the Bible on Your Phone

In this age of the internet and smartphones, having a digital Bible can be an incredible tool for evangelism and discipleship.
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6 Surprises About Church Gathering Again

As you meet for in-person worship gatherings once again, there are a handful of things that may take you by surprise.
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16 Charles Spurgeon Quotes That Will Stir Your Zeal for Prayer

Charles Spurgeon believed his ministry benefited from the prayers of his people more than anything else. These 20 Charles Spurgeon quotes will encourage and inspire you to greater prayer.
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Is Your Streamed Worship Complying with Copyright Laws?

If you are like many churches, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused you to rely heavily on livestreaming your services. But do those services comply with church copyright requirements?

I Preached Where the Worship Leader Sang and Now I Have COVID-19

But where did I contract COVID-19? I was contacted by my home church—where I periodically preach—that I had been around someone the previous Sunday who had later tested positive for COVID-19.
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How Can Social Distanced Worship Be Good?

So what we once considered good worship may no longer be feasible for a season as our congregations gather again for social distanced worship. But just because it is no longer the same doesn’t necessarily mean it can no longer be good.

The ULTIMATE Guide To Church Stage Lighting

Every person I interviewed about the best choices of church stage lighting told me the same thing: The industry standard is now LED lighting and it is timeless.
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4 Behaviors of a Thriving Worship Ministry

Over the past 18 months, I have served 50-plus churches as a worship team trainer and guest worship leader. I’ve noticed some interesting trends in thriving worship ministries that are healthy, growing and happy.

How to Coach Your Congregation to Be Worshipers

How can you help the people in your congregation to be worshipers? If you're not careful, you can spend all of your time entertaining people on Sundays. Worship Leader, it’s time to think of yourself as a coach.
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Singing Down the Blessing of God

Songs of praise that believers offer to God in worship are directly associated with His future victory over His enemies and the redemption of His people.

How to Get Your Worship to Flow

Your worship should work smoothly in both theme and music. Here are some tips to help develop a worship flow.
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Your Online Worship Services AFTER Live Gatherings Resume

Whenever the church starts to meet again. Not all of the people in a church will be ready to gather. Here are the two approaches to how to handle that.
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Why Your Church Should Be Singing Older Songs

Worship leaders … it may be that the older songs can’t be done in the style that you prefer. It may be that the song means NOTHING to you, but we have to remember that it’s not about us at all.
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15 Encouraging Keys (and 10 Benefits) to Family Worship Time

Churches across the world have incorporated new approaches to keep their congregations connected to God’s Word and to each other in the midst of stay-at-home orders. These approaches have included emphasizing and encouraging family worship time at home.
What to Do With Your Choir During These Days

What to Do With Your Choir During These Days

The virtual choir gives your choir a viable ministry that can reach all corners of our world and be used in our online services.
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Worshiping in God’s Outdoor Sanctuary

Worshiping outside, away from the formality of a church building, has gripped me again with this significant truth. In worship, we should always remember that God is our Creator.
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12 Ways 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.

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Kingdom Life Church, which hosted a worship event over the weekend featuring Sean Feucht, is now under scrutiny for potentially ignoring Maine's social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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