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How to Develop Your Worship Ministry Vision

Here is a test to see if you should keep reading this article: Write down your worship ministry vision in its tangible expressions, how you will get there and what help you will need in less than one or two paragraphs.

You Were Created to Get Creative

God is quite creative. All you have to do is look up and around you and you’ll see a world filled with wonder, with color, in mesmerizing detail.

Love Your Wife – Give Her A New Kind Of Man For Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is coming, and here's one way to love your wife. She may say she wants a card, or flowers, or candy, or a gift – but she’s not telling you what she really wants.

14 Ingredients For Developing A Worship Ministry From Scratch

Where do we start? At the very foundation of the dough. What is worship? Then, we move to the yeast – the how-to ideas – of building a worship ministry.

What Constitutes ‘Moral Failure?’

Figuring out when it's time to remove someone from ministry.

You May Not Know What to Pray, but the Holy Spirit Does

A lot of us say we want to live by faith, but the moment we can’t see or understand what God is doing, we throw up our hands to pray and say, “Are you even there, God?”

Why Wedding Worship Is Different

I have sung at hundreds of weddings over the years, and had never been asked to lead worship before. I had never considered a time of congregational worship a part of a wedding ceremony. Call it wedding worship.

Bad Things Happen When Technology Gets Ahead of Strategy

While we get caught up in the latest mobile devices, software, social media applications and more, we often jump in before we’ve really thought it through. We always need a tech strategy.

How to Learn About Worship From Other Churches

You’ll find you can learn about worship by experiencing an unfamiliar worship setting – and may even bring back a few new things to try within your own community.

15 Signs You Were Raised in the Christian Subculture

I’m talking about the children of the late '70s, the '80s, and early '90s who were raised less in the fluorescence of American pop culture than in the soft glow of the Christian subculture.

How to Tune a 12-String Guitar

With standard tuning, your 12-string guitar will play just like your 6-string guitar does. You just have to keep in mind that you’re tuning six pairs of guitar strings and not 12 separate strings.

4 Lies Female Worship Leaders Believe

It is easy for women to experience confusion in their roles as worship leader and/or background vocalists in the Church. Oftentimes, we simply believe that our role doesn’t matter at all.

Disciplines for Spirit Filled Worship

To pursue holiness is to pursue Jesus himself, and to be confident in him alone. Apart from this, there is no such thing as ministry success in God’s economy, or Spirit filled worship.

Your Next Upgrade: Yamaha’s Excellent Church Speakers For Church

With Yahama's DXR12 1100-Watt 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker, they have created one of the best set of speakers for a church sound system.

Don’t Call Me a Worship Leader. Seriously.

I have a concern with the way that we use a couple of particular words: I don’t want to be called a ‘worship leader’ anymore.

Musicians: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Over the past several years, the question of should church musicians be paid in a worship environment has been a hot topic.

How to Do a Soundcheck – Perfectly

Frustrated with your worship band's sound check? Are they taking too long? Although there are probably several ways to perform an efficient sound check, I’ll walk you though the process of how to do a soundcheck I have settled into after 10 years of leading worship.

Preparing People for Worship Team Auditions

A few weeks ago I sent the following brief explanation about worship team auditions to an interested musician at my church:

Resisting Gossip — Even When It’s “Prayer”

How do we keep gossip out of our prayer ministries? This is the most frequently asked question people ask me since I began teaching on resisting gossip.

10 Prayer Points for Praise and Worship Team

Here are some ways to pray over the ones who will lead the worship music at your church this weekend. Take 15 minutes today and lift them up to God

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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