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Have You Walked Through Pain?

Most people who have been used greatly by God have also been greatly wounded. They’ve walked through pain. They bear some scars and they’ve carried crosses.

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?

Digital Presence That Defies the Ordinary

When I think about the church's digital presence, my mind returns to the same principles that guided the building committee years ago.

The 7-Minute Worship Team Check-In

Before your next worship team ehearsal do this one thing and it will transform the culture of your volunteer worship ministry.

Why It’s Important For Worship Leaders To Get Along With the Senior Pastor

Relational divides between pastors and worship leaders are one of the main reasons for short-tenured senior pastor and worship leader partnerships. We can only wonder how this disunity is impacting the church as a whole.

12 Sabbath Ideas for a Richer 7th-day Experience

Here are some Sabbath ideas from deep historical thinkers and practitioners on the topic (Abraham Joshua Heschel, Marva Dawn, Wayne Muller, Ruth Haley Barton, and many others), to enhance it and make it more what it was designed to be—transformative—in your life.

How to Build a Creative Culture

Right now, during this time of turmoil around the world, creativity will be vital in providing a roadmap out. And right now, this is the time to develop a creative culture inside your organization.

Is It Worth It to Attend a Worship Conference – 8 Cautions

Here are some important cautions we should consider before putting the next ministry or worship conference on our schedule.

The Main Ingredient in Effective Prayer

"It’s tragic how easily we can miss the main ingredient in effective prayer."

Worship Team Summer Tips to Deepen Your Roots

Summer is upon us, so here are some worship team summer tips to help your ministry grow deeper roots.

How to Read the Psalms

Here are five ways for how to read the psalms for all who long to lead biblical worship discover a rich and vital gift in the Bible’s longest book. In the words of one early church leader the Psalms are like a “gym for the soul.”

8 Keys to Personal Prayer

These are words that should be used to describe our personal prayer time with the Lord. Prayer should not be dry or stuffy; it should be warm and intimate.

Worship Planning: Resources To Prepare Your Team

Here's my 5 step worship planning process that allows me to hand over everything to my worship team to get them ready for worship. Follow each step to make your worship planning easy!

35 Questions First-Time Worship Guests Are Probably Asking

We’ve all heard the adage about only getting one shot at a first impression. First time worship guests are inevitably asking themselves questions about their worship service visits.

7 Days of Praying the Psalms – Start Here

Jesus, followers of Jesus, and before that, God’s covenant people, have been praying the Psalms—cumulatively, for thousands of years.

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear – Yes, But How?

It's certainly true that perfect love casts out fear, but part of that process is surfacing the fear hidden in us. 

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.

Songs Through the Centuries: The Power of Hymns

There is a tangible bond when people of faith speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and songs of the Spirit—a reality that we truly are surrounded by the promised great cloud of witnesses

5 Ways to Build Team Trust

If only 1/3 of our church staff teams experience a high level of team trust, then we have a lot of work to do. Here are five simple ways to build trust with your team.

A Great Worship Leader Needs These 5 Skills

Essentially, a great worship leader is one who maintains a posture of loving Jesus more than worship. A great worship leader who leads well is one who follows Jesus. One who never stops pursuing. Here are the skills you need.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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