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Let’s Say NO to Winging It

Winging it means we can end up doing things the same way we’ve always done them, sacrificing the level of excellence, raising the risk of distractions, and increasing the amount of stress and anxiety.

Why Wedding Worship Is Different

I have sung at hundreds of weddings over the years, and had never been asked to lead worship before. I had never considered a time of congregational worship a part of a wedding ceremony. Call it wedding worship.

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.

12 Keys to Improving Worship Keyboards

How to grow your keys in your worship services.

True Worship: Sacrifice Your Self-Serving Agenda

A divine encounter inspired her to sacrifice the self-serving agenda that originally brought her to the place of true worship.

How to Improve Singing Pitch – 7 Great Tips

There are few things that ruin singing more than being out-of-tune. If you are a singer or working with singers, here are seven keys to help improve singing pitch.

How To Learn About Worship From Other Churches

You’ll find you can learn about worship by experiencing an unfamiliar worship setting – and may even bring back a few new things to try within your own community.

10 Things You Should Know About Lifting of Hands in Worship

Lifting of hands is part of worship in many churches. Worship involves our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. Our posture tells...

How Solitude and Leadership Work Together

Leaders desperately need what the ancients called silence and solitude to help us lead at our best. I suggest 8 benefits of solitude and leadership work together in your life.

5 Signs You Are Stuck in Never-Ending Worship Wars

Don’t let the worship wars get you stuck somewhere you’re not called to be. Finish the change or make sure where you’re at is honestly the very best way to fulfill your mission.

You Can’t Serve God and Entertainment

If we want to serve God with our whole hearts, we can't be serving entertainment at the same time. And really, why would we want to?

Resisting Gossip — Even When It’s ‘Prayer’

How do we keep gossip out of our prayer ministries? This is the most frequently asked question people ask me since I began teaching on resisting gossip.

10 Tests of Good Praise and Worship Leadership

How is your praise and worship leadership? How do you know if you are doing a good job? Here are a few guidelines that will help to quantify how you are doing as a praise and worship leader.

Seniors Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

Do you know any tech savvy seniors? We often think that our older congregants are not knowledgeable about technology and perhaps even see them as impediments to innovation. That might be increasingly unfair.

12 Things to Avoid for Better Congregational Singing

If the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do. Here are a few things that I’ve learned to avoid in order to encourage the congregational singing.

How to Be a True Worshiper

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

Help Your Church Break Out of Its Worship Comfort Zone

Comfort zone? What do we as Christian leaders do with this phrase? Is there such a thing as a worship comfort zone?

Andy Squyres: My Ash Wednesday Playlist

The songs on this Ash Wednesday playlist have helped me face my own mortality and moved me to sing a grateful song that goes like this: “Life is terrible, life is beautiful, God is good.” ~ Andy Squyres

7 Characteristics of Songs That Preach

Songs that preach communicate biblically, theologically, and doctrinally. Our songs must be sung with the integrity of adequate external preparation that springs forth from internal conviction.

4 Ways to Really Prepare for Worship

Do you know how to prepare for worship on Sunday morning? If we aren’t prepared on Sunday to respond to God’s countless blessings that occurred all week, how could our worship leaders possibly lead enough songs to prepare us?

9-Year-Old Hero Evelyn Dieckhaus Tried To Warn Covenant School Classmates Before...

It has been reported that Evelyn Dieckhaus was desperately trying to pull the fire alarm to warn her classmates and teachers of the terrifying rampage the Nashville shooter was about to unleash on the Covenant School.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How...

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.

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