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How to Fix Audio Distortion

Audio distortion is a sign an input volume is too high, a speaker is doing more than it’s rated, or a piece of equipment has failed. Each reason for distortion has a solution which can be easily implemented.

5 Ways to Spot a Skilled Worship Musician

A real worship musician works very hard, and part of that work will never be publicly recognized. Would you rather employ the prima donna that takes or the artisan that gives? Your own character is revealed in that choice.  

Louie Giglio: Wired for a Life of Worship

Louis Giglio: "I've got great news. You can worship God wherever you are, doing whatever it is you do! You can be wired for a life of worship."

What Is Worship That Brings Your Congregation Forward?

Every worship leader feels the desire to lead the congregation well, to "bring them forward in worship." Hours of hard work later, you remember that the congregation’s participation, or lack thereof, has everything to do with the experience.

Dial It Down? Never! (Well, Maybe)

I keep a dreadful secret from my friends at church. You see, where I worship, if you think the music’s too loud, you are definitely...

The Best Fog Machine for the Money

Choosing the best fog machine for a church to use can be tricky and frustrating, especially when working with a limited budget. No matter how much money you have in your budget, you want to make sure that you choose the best fog machine for your church.

How to Worship With Our Wallets Apart From the Worship of Money

Giving money is not only an act of worship; it is also a means of breaking the worship of money in our lives so that we might worship God more freely and fully. Perhaps that’s one reason why costly giving is central to biblical worship.

6 Ways to Embrace Culturally Diverse Worship

We are willing to go outside the church for culturally diverse worship but fail miserably to do so within. So why are we so ready to defer when we travel around the world but not across the aisle?

7 Prayers to Pray to Make Worship More Powerful This Weekend

As you join your congregation for worship this weekend, I encourage you to pray these prayers before you gather.

Does Your Church Have Spiritual Double-Vision?

As we spend time focusing on Jesus’ interactions with all sorts of people, listening to his messages, considering his questions, and peeling back all the layers of his parables, our prayer is that we would develop a spiritual double-vision

How Earthly Worship Differs From Heavenly Worship

Three aspects (at least) of our worship during this earthly age should differ from the heavenly worship of the age to come: confession of sin, mission to the lost and lament over brokenness.

Praise and Worship Leadership – 18 Traps to Avoid

The strong praise and worship leader develops good attitudes and habits. Strong worship leaders keep their hearts, minds and spirits right before God and man. They don't do these 18 things.

The Psalm That Launched Charles Wesley on His Mission

Born prematurely in 1707, Charles Wesley was the 18th child of Samuel and Susannah Wesley. For weeks they were not sure if he would live or die, as eight of his siblings had done. As his mother prayed for him Charles grew healthy and strong.

Worship Gives Me A Reason When Reason Can’t Be Found

There is no reason to lift my hands or say a creed or surrender to God. At least, that’s what my heart sometimes tells me when I walk into a room on a Sunday morning after a hard, hard week. Worship gives me a reason when reason can’t be found.

2 Great Examples of Churches Doing Digital Ministry

Many churches are in the process of discerning and deciding what to do with digital ministry. Let’s take a look at two examples of churches that have successfully leveraged digital ministry to reach more people with faith, hope, and love.

Can Your Church Be Found?

Just as your church’s physical location matters, so does your church’s location on the Internet. There are 823,000 monthly searches for “churches near me.” Can your church be found?

3 Features of a Great Web Address for Your Church

What difference could a domain name make? Very simply, a great web address is your church’s digital front door that people have to enter through with a tap, or a click—and it represents their first experience with your church.

5 Ways to Increase Online Engagement

If you are like most pastors, you know that your church needs multiple ways to connect and engage with new and returning visitors. An excellent website is a must to cast your church’s vision, provide relevant information, stream services, and accept donations.

What Is the Very First Impression of Your Church?

Now more than ever, people are looking for spiritual connections online, just like every other aspect of their life. Understanding how people are searching for new church communities is essential to attracting new members and growing your ministry.

How to Use Church Presentation Software Effectively

A goal I strive for in everything I do related to church presentation software is this: “Prepare as much as you can beforehand so that you are ready for the arrival of the moment for which you have been planning.”

‘About 400’ Baptist Churches Lost in Russia’s War on Ukraine

About 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh, who is working to restore pastoral leadership to impacted cities.

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its...

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

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