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What 2020 Taught Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders have really been put to the test in the last year. It is time for a major disruption in the worship paradigm of the church. 2020 set the stage, and we’re ready for a change.

2 Sure Signs It’s Time for a Worship Leader to Leave

How do you know when it';s time to move on from your church or ministry?

You CAN Engage The Choir Amid Covid Restrictions

It might be many more months to a year before it is safe to gather as we did before. In the meantime, our choir members are not having the opportunity to use their gifts and calling to lead in worship. There are things we can do to engage the choir.

Commit to Worship: Throw Your Cap Over the Wall

Now that some of those worship leading strengths or sweet-spots we so depended on and were revered for may no longer be available in the near future, how are we going to continue to lead? Maybe it’s time for us to throw our cap over the wall.

Why Worship Leaders Should Be Committed to Discipleship

A worship leader must be as committed to the discipleship enterprise of a local church as any other pastoral leader, paid or volunteer.

How to Fight Temptation: 8 Ways to Beat Temptation

We all face temptations of many kinds. God wants us to beat them. We don’t have to sin, as powerful as temptations feel. Here...

The Power of Disconnecting

This day and age, we are constantly connected to others via cell phones, social media and whatnot, often in more than one way at the same time. But have you thought about the power of being disconnected?

I Know God Loves Me, But Does He Like Me?

When I once wrote that God doesn’t love us because we are lovable, a couple readers responded that they know God loves them, but...

Christian Movies: 10 Movies That Aren’t Half Bad!

It’s been said that from production and storytelling perspectives, many Christian movies of the past years are: 1. Usually have an ultra-low budget. 2. The stories...

What Does Your Worship Say About God?

If an outsider came into your Sunday meeting and observed you worshiping, what would he conclude you think about God?

Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

This Thanksgiving, what can you do, say and sing that will help hurting people in your congregation find hope?

12 Questions We Must Ask About a Worship Leader

Are our leaders living up to their calling?

Christian Tomatoes: The Christian Rip-Offs Continue

I wrote recently about “Godinterest” – the Christian social media site that’s a rip-off of Pinterest. Before that it was “Christian Chirp” – the rip-off of...

Feelings Are Real. But Are They Always the Truth?

There’s a new movie coming out about James Brown, who sang the hit song called “I Feel Good.” He’d wail, “I FEEEEEEEEEL good. I...

Why “Worship Is All About God – It Is Not About Us” Is Dead Wrong

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. I’ve heard pastors and conference speakers say it, too. You probably know the phrase,...

Why Worship Leaders Should End Rehearsal Before the Congregation Comes In

Worship leaders are an incredibly important part of today’s church. But from time to time I take them to task, like in this post...

5 Things Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean

Over the years I’ve counseled some individuals who’ve been horribly sinned against. At times I did a really poor job of helping them navigate their pain...

Don't Just Write Pastor Books, Write Serious Books

When most pastors write books, you can bet they’re compiled from sermon notes and manuscripts. Preach a series on fear, and they end up...

Jesus Is Not Only Sympathetic; He Can Change Things

Before he saved me, I didn’t picture Jesus as having much empathy toward me. I thought of him as distant or indifferent.  After all, he had a...

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

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