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The Craziness of Christmas—and the Glory of God

The Craziness of Christmas—and the Glory of God

The Christmas season is upon us. Attendance is up, expectations are high and there’s tons of new music to learn. Take a breath.
17 Books to Help You Communicate

17 Books to Help You Communicate

Some reading list ideas to help you improve your communication strategy.
Missing God at Advent?

Missing God at Advent?

How we can miss the signs of God all around us this season.
Why I quit tithing

Why I Quit Tithing (and Why You Should Too)

The question isn't "how much should I give?" its "how much should I keep?" The tithe is just a start.
How to Not Hate Christmas

How to Not Hate Christmas

It can be difficult to maintain a worshiping spirit during the holiday season. Here's how to keep your focus.
17 Songs Perfect for Christmas

17 Songs Perfect for Christmas

This mix of traditional songs and new spins on regular favorites are ideal for the season.
3 Things to Aim for in Advent

3 Things to Aim for in Advent

So often, it's tempting to rush through Advent straight to Christmas. Here's what this special time can help your church remember.
What Kind of Worship Leader is Jesus?

What Kind of Worship Leader Is Jesus?

Why we follow an incarnational music leader.
Influencing Culture, Even When You're Not in Charge

Influencing Culture, Even When You’re Not in Charge

How you can effectively lead, even if you're not the person in charge.
How to Continue Leading Worship Even Into Old Age

How to Continue Leading Worship Even Into Old Age

How can we stay viable, battle ageism and keep from coasting in order to stick the landing?
What to Do With Advent

What to Do With Advent

What kind of songs work as Advent songs and what you’re supposed to do during this liturgical season.
What Is Advent and How Can Your Church Celebrate It?

What Is Advent and How Can Your Church Celebrate It?

Understanding and embracing this traditional practice.
5 Elements of a Great Worship Service

5 Elements of a Great Worship Service

Some ideas to make sure you're hitting the mark every week.
Why Do Pastors And Theologians Pick On Worship Songwriters?

Why Do Pastors and Theologians Pick on Worship Songwriters?

The larger issue for worship leaders and songwriters is that we must carefully consider every word.
Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

This Thanksgiving, what can you do, say and sing that will help hurting people in your congregation find hope?
Red Flags You Need to Look for When Building Your Team

Red Flags You Need to Look for When Building Your Team

I’ve learned that there are some things to look out for when considering whether or not someone should be asked to join the worship team.
3 Ways Churches Can Use Facebook Well

3 Ways Churches Can Use Facebook Well

The common darkness of social media creates an even stronger case for Christians to be involved in these online spaces.
Church Musician: You're Leading Worship, Too!

Church Musician: You’re Leading Worship, Too!

Don't forget, you're part of the team that's helping people worship God.
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