Articles for Worship & Creative

Articles for Worship & Creative

Articles for worship & creative leaders help them face daunting challenges to lead their churches into relevant, meaningful, and God-filled worship. More than ever, worship leaders need worship resources and creative resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in worship. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every worship pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a worship leader, musician, song leader, creative director, or any other worship role, you’ll find must-have worship resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Worship & creative leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, articles for worship & creative leaders, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of worship & creative leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for worship leadership. Leading your church in worship is not only about music and the arts, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

Exodus 32 empty worship

How Worship Becomes Noisy and Empty

"They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.’” (Exodus 32:8)
church and artists

Church and Artists: 6 Critical Errors You Must Avoid

I have been on both sides of the church and artists leadership divide. 
5 Ways Christians Worship and Glorify Satan

5 Ways Christians Worship and Glorify Satan

"We Christians often give credit and glory to Satan for things which he had nothing whatsoever do with."
5 Uncommon Skills Every Worship Leader Needs

5 Uncommon Skills Every Worship Leader Needs

The surprising stuff every praise leader needs.
How to Create a Healthy Worship Culture for Your Team

How to Create a Healthy Worship Culture for Your Team

As a leader, there’s nothing more important than defining and protecting your team’s worship culture.
Music Vs. Sermon: Worship Music Does More Than Set the Table

Music Vs. Sermon: Worship Music Does More Than Set the Table

Worship music vs. sermon: Some believe the purpose of our worship service music is just to set the table.
Are You Creating Room for the Holy Spirit?

Are You Creating Room for the Holy Spirit?

Don't plan so much that you aren't leaving space for God to move.
unhealthy church

5 Signs You’re Part of an Unhealthy Church

There is no perfect church—but there are healthy and unhealthy churches.
99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

99 Questions When Hiring a Worship Pastor

What I have found over the years through consulting and numerous conversations with senior pastors and executive pastors is that they simply don’t know what to ask when hiring a worship pastor.
35 Questions First Time Worship Guests Are Probably Asking

35 Questions First-Time Worship Guests Are Probably Asking

First-time worship guests are inevitably asking themselves questions about their worship service visits.
controlling pastors

An Open Letter to a Pulpit Bully

Beware that you don't fall into the trap of becoming one of the controlling pastors out there. Transposing from advocacy to autocracy will degrade your platform from a bully pulpit to the platform of a pulpit bully.
The Most Important Quality of an Effective Worship Leader

The Most Important Quality of an Effective Worship Leader

The most important quality is what we assume and take for granted.
Everyone Is a Prayer Novice

Everyone Is a Prayer Novice

It’s a journey that we can never complete because God's infinite love for us is, after all, infinite.
bedtime prayers

5 Bedtime Prayers That Will Change Your Life

Sleep and bedtime prayers before sleep present a unique opportunity for us to connect with God.
What are Reasonable Worship Leader Expectations?

What Are Reasonable Worship Leader Expectations?

What are worship leader expectations that make sense in your particular ministry setting?

Putting the Service Back in Worship Service

Week after week, many of us attend a worship served not a worship service.
Church Marketing

4 Must-Know Church Marketing Secrets

With every generation comes the challenge of communicating the unchanging, timeless message of the Gospel.
what is liturgy

8 Reasons the Next Generation Craves Ancient Liturgy

What is liturgy, and what about it is so appealing to some young people? The allure of liturgy isn’t just a passing fad or the latest gimmick; it represents a longing for roots that connect us to another reality.
Insecure Worship Leaders: Why It's Time for Deep Work

Insecure Worship Leaders: Why It’s Time for Deep Work

Insecure worship leaders, what is holding you back?
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