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A Christmas Skit for Any Size Church

Sometimes we’ll come up with an idea no one else has tried and give it a shot. The most successful Christmas skit we’ve ever done is one I wrote a few years ago.

How to Run a Great Worship Team Meeting

In a worship team meeting, Each worship element is not pre-determined but developed together as a group.

Can Worship Song Slides Reveal Your Theology?

Just as songs speak volumes about our hearts. the worship song slides we display shares our visual theology.

4 Mentoring Pitfalls Every Leader Must Know

When we are mentoring someone, there are areas of our leadership that the enemy would like to capitalize on to bring us – and the person we are mentoring – down.

How to Keep Team Members – 4 Ways to Care for Them

Once you’ve recruited musicians, your sound team, your leaders, and your media techs – the question becomes how to keep team members? And how to keep team members for the long haul.

2 Lies About Blended Worship

Blended worship is not as divisive an issue as it was 10 or 20 years ago, mainly because the worship wars have largely subsided, resulting either in different styles having their own services, or a different style having prevailed after a long battle.

9 Reasons People Aren’t Singing Worship

Singing worship can be challenging. People around the world are sadly changing their church’s worship (often unintentionally) into a spectator event, as evidenced by the lack of singing worship from the congregation. Here's what's going on.

Worship at a Memorial Service – 5 Preparatory Questions

If you’ve ever been asked to lead worship for a funeral or memorial service, you know just how daunting it can be. How do we go about leading the music for such a pivotal, emotional event in so many peoples’ lives?

Worship Is a Lifestyle – Here’s How to Live It

to become a worshiper, we need to repeatedly embrace the fact that worship is a lifestyle. I want that action to become as natural as breathing, brushing my teeth, and eating my meals.

What I Learned From Another Church’s Worship Practices

Recently I spent the afternoon/evening at Mariners Church in Irvine, California, watching the worship practices that drive their weekend weekend gatherings.

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.

Expensive New Sound System – and Lousy Sound?

The state-of-the-art new sound system is rolled into the new church, and on the grand opening they end up with music that sounds like it came out of a tin can.

How to Lead Effective Rehearsals

Ineffective and unenjoyable rehearsals are worship team morale killers and congregational engagement limiters.

Darlene Zschech: 10 Essential Traits of a Worship Pastor

What is a worship pastor? According to Darlene Zschech: "I believe in my heart of hearts that the worship pastor of a team does not have to be the most talented, the most eloquent, the most gifted writer."

9 Essentials of a Great Worship Leader

What should you look for a in a worship leader for your church?

5 Qualities of Great Musicians

When certain musicians take hold of their instrument, magic happens. What are the qualities that make for engaging, powerful musicians, great musicians?

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.

Brandon Cox: My Modern Creed for Worship

The desire for deeper roots in something historical and more eternally enduring than the latest trends and fads American Christianity may be wrestling with has driven me to articulate my own modern creed.

Does Your Worship Ministry Have a “Farm Team?”

In worship ministry thinking about keeping younger players or finding future players, singers, or even a primary worship leader is rarely a consideration until a vacancy occurs.

7 Steps to Running a Great Rehearsal

How to make sure this important time is as good as it can be.

YouTube Labels John MacArthur’s Latest Sermon ‘Hate Speech’

Journalist and author Todd Starnes revealed on Wednesday that YouTube has flagged John MacArthur’s sermon from this past Sunday at Grace Community Church regarding biblical sexuality as "Hate Speech."

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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