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3 Online Church Tools Every Pastor (and Worship Leader) Needs Yesterday

Welcome to the new reality of the online church, online small group and ZOOM video conferences galore. These 3 in-stock items (at the time of this writing!) from Amazon will up your video game immediately.
Are You Worshiping Worship Songs?

Are You Worshiping Worship Songs?

If you’re a worship leader, songs are your currency. You can’t exist without them. But have you ever felt like you were worshiping worship songs?
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How to Display Lyrics On Your Camera Feeds

Whether your church is running a live stream for viewers at home or in other remote locations, or you have a projection screen in...
Hymns About the Church

Loving Hymns About the Church

Here’s a short recording of Micah, Eli, and Judah singing it with me during one of our times of family worship. I hope that you’ll be encouraged to make hymns about the church part of your worship in the home as well!
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These Days We Need Sustainability In Worship and Ministry

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have felt like an eternity for me. I’ll be talking with my wife and...
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Beyond Live Streaming: 3 Fantastic Ways To Broadcast Your Services Beyond Your Sanctuary

Go Beyond Live Streaming and Get Your Message To As Many People As You Can I have been getting many pastors and church leaders contacting...
There Is a Reason Your 'Worship at Home' Doesn't Feel the Same

There Is a Reason Your ‘Worship at Home’ Doesn’t Feel the Same

We’ve held “online services” for for worship at home for a month now. There are ways in which I believe this season has the potential to help us for the long haul. But I’m still not okay with not physically gathering as the church. Nor should we be. It wasn’t meant to be this way.

7 Ways to Use Technology as a Ministry Tool

How to use tech in the service of the church. staying up-to-date doesn’t have to be terribly complicated. Here are several tips to consider as you leverage technology for ministry
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Psalm 51: We Need to Sigh in Worship

There are times in our spiritual pilgrimage when we are broken. We have stumbled, and the bruises keep hurting. Our home remedies and salves aren’t healing us and we sigh. We have reached the end of ourselves and we find ourselves in Psalm 51.
Worship Leader, Don't Waste Your Livestream

Worship Leader, Don’t Waste Your Livestreaming Opportunity

And there you are, right in the middle of their home, with your guitar, or sitting at your keyboard, leading them in worship via the miracle of this livestreaming opportunity. What an opportunity. Let’s not waste this opportunity.
The Show is Over: In Support of Your Unpolished Streaming Church

Show What Is Real: In Support of Your Unpolished Streaming Church

Turn on your camera and show what is real. Show us the confines of your temporary prison in all of its clutter and mess. Look us in the eye, and speak truthfully. Put down the green screen. For now, the show is over. Let the worship begin.
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Top 10 Things I Wish Worship Pastors Would Stop Saying

Wondering how to be an effective worship leader? One thing you could do is stop saying these phrases. It could be that I'm just a crusty old curmudgeon ranting a little, so don’t take this too seriously...except maybe do.
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All the Live-From-Home Videos by Christian Artists You Should Be Watching

Christian artists have had to cancel concerts and stay at home like the rest of us. Luckily, many of them are equipped with home studios where they can continue to share their talent and their gift for worship.
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The Best Digital Mixer You May Never Need

The Behringer X32 digital mixing board is an amazing product: used reliably all over the world, loved by beginners and pros, and is still...
Why You Should Use Hymns

Why You Should Use Hymns

These days many worship leaders believe they’re too hip or cool to include hymns in their cutting edge praise sets. It’s their loss – and their congregation’s.
4 Essential Keys To Lead Worship Online

4 Essential Keys To Lead Worship Online

In light of the quarantine taking place with most churches it’s important that we take a deep breath and consider the challenge ahead for us as the church. Now you are called upon to lead worship online.
11 Powerful Ways Every Single Believer Can Glorify God

11 Powerful Ways Every Single Believer Can Glorify God

The more we see and know God’s glory and glorify God, the more joy we experience in him. Our greatest goal in life should be to know and delight in our Lord, and to bring him glory.
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25 Relevant Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

The relevant hymns of the faith, both ancient and modern, offer us a vocabulary for expressing our fears, anxieties, and questions to the One who hears.
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How to Livestream for Free: A Quick Solution for Churches

As more churches move to online services to fight the spread of virus, you might be wondering how to livestream. A quick, free and simple solution could be the answer to your problem.
Practical and Simple Tips to Aid Intergenerational Worship

Practical and Simple Tips to Aid Intergenerational Worship

Churches need some practical and simple ways to make it possible for children to be integrated into the service. Here are some practical tips and tools for Intergenerational Worship Services that might be useful for your faith community.
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