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9 Reasons People Don’t Join in Worship Singing

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.

5 Tips For Rehearsing Great Worship Song Outros

Song outros are crucial for maintaining an atmosphere of worship for your congregation as the set progresses song to song. You should rehearse them.

20 Things Pastors and Worship Leaders Should Say to Each Other More Often

It's easy for a church staff to fall into "silos," where each one does their work and steers clear of other staff members. We might even do a good job within that silo, but the church deserves better. Pastors and worship leaders need to communicate, often--and with encouragement.

Praying the Psalms: 10 Psalms to Bolster Your Prayer Life

It wasn't too long ago that praying the Psalms was an unfamiliar phrase to many Evangelicals. But now recent books on prayer have begun to open the eyes of many to see the value of praying the Psalms.

40 Songs for Grieving and Funerals

Often, our songs in worship focus exclusively on celebration or happiness. But life includes grieving. Consider using some of these songs as ways to help your congregation mourn well.

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.

5 Critical Factors When Using Loops in Worship

How do we use loops in worship tastefully in a way that works for our congregation and feels authentic to our worship dynamic?

Seeing the Impossible Happen During Worship

What role does worship have in seeing the impossible happen in people? Could it be we’ve underestimated what is going on in the room?

Church Fined for Copyright Infringement – Could This Be You?

Two famous lawsuits involving a church fined for copyright infringement raised a major red flag for Christian leaders who have the illusion there is special immunity for churches when it comes to the U.S. Copyright Law

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. 

9 Skills to Move From Singing Songs to Leading Worship

Leading worship is not musical ability and musical ability is not leadership. Leadership goes deeper. It sets foot in uncomfortable places. It goes where most are not willing to. A leader is a catalyst for change.

Church, Mission, and the 4 Challenges of Technology

With social media, messages are able to be quickly shared and spread. But with these changes come the challenges of technology.

The Lord’s Prayer Set to Music – A New Version

Jamie Brown recently wrote a new that Lord's prayer set to music, and they’ve been singing it the last couple of weeks at his church.

Why It’s Important 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.

Jesus: Forever the Easter Lamb of God

Why continue to refer to Jesus as the Lamb, even after he has risen from the dead? Because it is as the sacrificial Lamb that Jesus is worthy of praise, satisfied God’s wrath against us, and triumphed over Satan.

We Have Limited Emotional Resources – Who Decides What’s Important?

It is the way of things. Time is limited. We have limited emotional resources. We will die. Our foci get our mind and heart; and whoever gets our mind and heart, wins our lives.

What the Psalter Should Teach Us about the Songs We Sing

Pastors need to be aware of the formidable tool that God has given us to teach his people—namely, the power of music and songs we sing.

Glenn Packiam: Need a Song Idea for Good Friday or Easter?

Glenn Packiam gives a few song ideas for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. There are so many great worship songs about the cross and forgiveness and the sacrifice Christ made for us. Discover more song ideas for Good Friday and Easter.

People Praising Jesus – Does God Really “Inhabit the Praises of His People?”

The Bible is abundantly clear that the finished work of Christ made it possible for God to now permanently inhabit the human soul through the saving grace of the cross. As redeemed souls we are now the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Why God Might Cramp Your Style

Does God cramp your style? I have often felt restricted by Jesus, limited by His call, teaching, and His values. When what comes naturally to me is no longer the plan, no longer the way to thrive within or without, I struggle.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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