Worship & Creative Leaders
If ministry volunteers aren’t validated in the ministry you lead, then they will look for another place where they are.
Praying Psalms means talking to God about what comes to mind as you read through the Psalms. I believe the Book of Psalms is the best place in Scripture from which to pray Scripture.
Arranging a band is a challenge, but a welcome one if you’re part of the worship ministry of your church. Here are a few tips to keep your band growing and to make music together.
What we’ve called worship wars began in the late 60’s and early 70’s when the Jesus Movement was bringing in younger people who wanted to experience God in a different way.
The Behringer X32 the so good it singlehandedly rescued the reputation of the Behringer brand. But is it the best digital mixer for church, or does your church need it, or any digital mixer for that matter?
Davidic worship can teach us a lot about how to glorify God. In 2 Samuel 6 when the ark of the covenant is brought into Jerusalem, David’s heart of worship is on full display and provides worship leaders with a challenging example.
Music ministry is one of the most vital ministries in the local church and should be viewed as a sacred office. Discovering your call begins with a DESIRE to be used by God to impact the local church and the world around you.
In one year, this congregation sings louder, more heartily, and more of them sing.
Purposeful worship means it occurs from the inside out, not the outside in. Thomas a Kempis said it this way, “A good devout person first arranges inwardly the things to be done outwardly.”
It's more than a group of believers in the same room at the same time on a Sunday morning. It's the very definition of unity.
Just as songs speak volumes about our hearts. the worship song slides we display shares our visual theology.
Before you sign away your song, remember that the "royalty" may not be its own reward.
With our communities changing before our eyes, all of us are faced with the question of how do we reach and serve those in our society that speak a different language. A translation system for the church is a great way to meet that need.
Anxieties are high. Fear is strong. Faith feels like a thread running through a tapestry laced with thousands of threads of heartache. But worship takes me beyond reason.
Have you ever noticed that when men worship, they tend not to sing as much as women do? I have a theory about why that is.
It doesn’t have to cost you 25 grand or more to put together a mobile church setup. (That is what one company was charging for their smallest system.) It just takes knowing what equipment you need and where to get it.
These prayers will help you lean on God during your busiest days.
Do you know how to prepare for worship on Sunday morning? If we aren’t prepared on Sunday to respond to God’s countless blessings that occurred all week, how could our worship leaders possibly lead enough songs to prepare us?
Should ministry leaders include secular music in church? Part of the answer to this question is that our motive should always be to communicate truth, not simply to be “relevant” or attract more people.
Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."