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How to Find the Presence of God in the Valley

Miracles occur when you praise God in the valley. Don’t stop! When you worship, especially in broken places, God shows up and manifests his presence in ways you’ve yet to even imagine!

All the Christmas Feels: Unique A Capella Arrangement of O Holy Night

If you haven’t heard Sam Robson’s unique arrangement of "O Holy Night", you need to remedy that sad fact immediately.

What Are Reasonable Worship Leader Expectations?

What are worship leader expectations that make sense in your particular ministry setting?

7 Ways To Lose Ministry Volunteers

If ministry volunteers aren’t validated in the ministry you lead, then they will look for another place where they are.

Why I Don’t Like Christmas Carols

A permanent scowl begins to harden on my face. My nostrils tend to flare more frequently. Why? Christmas carols. I don’t like them. And they’re everywhere! Let me tell you why I don't like Christmas carols.

The Pentatonix Hallelujah Video Reminds Us Christmas Can Be Bittersweet

The Hallelujah Pentatonix video is a bold move at Christmastime. The lines, “Love is not a victory march / It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” speak to the bittersweet nature of love.

Christmas Craziness and God’s Glory

These songs help you slow down, resist Christmas craziness and reflect over the next couple weeks as we prepare for Christmas services.

6 Worship Thoughts For Congregational Leaders From Eric Geiger

This is not an exhaustive list. Nor do I think it is an inerrant list! I am thankful to serve with leaders who want what we do to be rooted in what we believe. I am passing these worship thoughts because they may be helpful for other ministry leaders.

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.

God’s Frailty: A Christmas Parable

God came to nation which eagerly longed for his coming, prayed for his return, and placed all their hopes in his presence. Yet most of the nation missed the hour of his visitation. Is this simply history, or a Christmas parable for our day?

How To Become an Encourager: 15 Steps

Being encouraging to someone is a highlight of their day. Be the light in someone's life. Here's how to become an encourager.

Christian Christmas Music Your Congregation Hasn’t Grown Tired Of

Finding new, good, worship-ful Christmas music can make the difference between getting burned out by mid-December and singing along joyfully through Christmas. Below, we've listed some information on the newest Christian Christmas music on the market.

Should Expressive Worship Be Physical?

It’s understandable that people sometimes wonder if expressive worship leaders are simply imitating entertainment culture in asking people to respond.

Christian Christmas Activities: 30 Christ-Centered Ideas for Families

Christian Christmas activities for families are a highlight of the holiday season. Discover 30 fun, creative ways to celebrate Jesus with children.

How to Continue Leading Worship Even Into Old Age

How can we stay viable, battle ageism and keep from coasting in order to stick the landing?

What Every Worship Team Needs – EVERY Week

We don’t just need great music, broadway lighting, impressive talent and fresh brewed coffee. Sure. Every worship team needs Jesus more than anything.

17 Christmas Worship Songs Perfect for Your Church

"I love Christmas music but sometimes it can be a challenge to find great Christmas worship songs that a congregation can truly worship with." Get these songs and add them to your church's next Christmas Worship Set List!

What God Wants Pastors and Worship Leaders to Know

Pastors and worship leaders need to know that rivalry and disunity contradicts what Jesus came to do—make us one.

C.S. Lewis: Art With a Message

What Lewis is proposing is actually more serious — and more difficult — than simply trying to create art with a message.

What Does the Visual Layout of Our Churches Say About Worship?

Now the visual layout of most of our modern worship environments feature a drumset or a stack of amplifiers quite prominently. Nothing "wrong" with this. But let's think for a moment about what it says

OK Senator Dusty Deevers Responds to Jimmy Fallon: ‘Pornography Must and...

"Wherever there's a phone, an iPad, or a screen, you and your children are only two clicks away from the most vile, disgusting filth that the depraved mind has ever imagined," said Oklahoma state senator and SBC pastor Dusty Deevers.

Os Guinness: How ‘Signals of Transcendence’ Lead People To Seek the...

Dr. Os Guinness joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss how God uses “signals” like love, justice, joy, and beauty to break into our lives and draw us to himself. 

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