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The Secret Meaning of Selah – “I Just Broke a String”

I’m not terribly active in this Facebook group, but I do check in from time to time since I’m curious about what other worship leaders are up to and dealing with. That's where I learned the secret meaning of Selah.
express your love for god

How to Express Your Love for God

Here's a great metaphor for how to express your love for God. I recently observed an unrestrained public display of affection by a couple who had just fallen in love.
music in the church

The Future of Music in the Church

It may be a generalization to say the church today has three generational expressions, but I think we can work with it, especially with respect to music in the church.
family worship

Worthy of Family Worship

It's unlikely that church attendance alone will impress your children with the greatness and glory of God. I want to convey one main point: God deserves to be worshiped daily through family worship.
how to encourage

How to Encourage Your Worship Team Members (And Why)

Learning how to encourage your team is key to building strong relationships in any setting, and is especially effective in building a worship team of strong leaders.
blended worship

What It Looks Like to Truly Embrace Blended Worship

We’ve been pursuing a model of worship called called “convergence.” Maybe you call it blended worship. It allows for vibrant traditional music and vibrant contemporary music, and it puts them together in one combined expression.
family worship

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Five Ideas for Family Faith Formation

These ideas for family faith formation come from a variety of different church traditions. Hopefully one will strike a chord, and you can begin working toward more times where families experience faith formation together with their faith community.
worship pulse

Take Your Church’s Worship Pulse With These 4 Questions

You can ask yourself four questions along the worship journey you are on with your community, each highlighting one important area of growth in your church. They reveal the worship pulse.
how to lead worship

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?
personal prayer

8 Keys to Personal Prayer

These are words that should be used to describe our personal prayer time with the Lord. Prayer should not be dry or stuffy; it should be warm and intimate.
9 Lessons Young Worship Leaders Need to Learn

9 Lessons on Worship Young Leaders Need to Learn

These are the kinds of things I wish I was told when I started leading worship. Which is why I compiled this list. If you’d like, share this with the young worship leaders you’re working with.
older songs

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.
is secular music a sin

Is Secular Music a Sin?

Is secular music a sin? We don't want to be legalists, but we do want to throw off those things that stop or hinder us as we pursue maturity in Jesus.
The Freedom of Long-Term Worship Planning

Long-Term Worship Planning – It CAN Be Done!

I’ve been freshly amazed at the wisdom of God and his kindness in helping me with long-term worship planning months in advance that will end up ministering to specific people or responding to certain current events in ways that there was no way I could have foreseen.
PTZ cameras

PTZ Cameras or Camcorders – Which Is Better For You?

More and more organizations are switching to pan/tilt/zoom cameras instead. Known as PTZ cameras, they have a lot of the same advantages as camcorders but offer perks those cameras just don’t have.
bring them forward in worship

What Is Worship That Brings Your Congregation Forward?

Every worship leader feels the desire to lead the congregation well, to "bring them forward in worship." Hours of hard work later, you remember that the congregation’s participation, or lack thereof, has everything to do with the experience.
worship tourists

Are You Serving Worship Tourists or Discipling Passionate Worshippers?

The ultimate destination for worship tourists and travelers may be exactly the same. But the connection for the tourist is usually shallow and fleeting.

7 Prayers to Pray to Make Worship More Powerful This Weekend

As you join your congregation for worship this weekend, I encourage you to pray these prayers before you gather.
worship etymology

Worship Etymology – And Why It’s Important

As worshippers, we want to know all we can about worship; not only how to worship but what worship is all about. That's why worship etymology is so important.
praise and worship

Top 10 Praise and Worship Songs From the Last Two Decades

Praise and worship occupy a special place in the hearts of believers everywhere. Whether it’s the private experience of God’s near-ness or the corporate experience of a shared event, praise and worship is one of God’s means of grace. Here are 10 of our favorites #PraiseAndWorship

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