The purpose of our worship isn’t to teach musicianship or make great music. Learning to sing parts, follow a melodic line and internalize rhythms are all skills that can enhance our worship. But those skills are a means to the end, not the end.
Are you creating timely schedules for your musicians and planning ahead on the church calendar?
How many of our pastors (especially of smaller churches) are personally responsible for teaching a membership class? What if you could film your pastor giving that talk and play it for the class? I can hear it now, “What about the personal touch?” Actually, if you show a video of your pastor giving the membership ...
I realize some churches don’t have an offering time during service because they apparently don’t need the money that bad, but my church isn’t one of those. I bet yours isn’t either.
Most business travelers depart on Sundays. What can your church outreach do to minister to them while they’re away?
Podcast: There are 7 stages in a typical church’s life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support.
Browse ProChurchTool’s handpicked collection of the 25 best church websites of 2017. Learn from the best and take your church website to the next level.
Did I ever tell you the story about wanting to visit a church and then spending 10 minutes digging through their website to find… service times?
The mandolin has become more and more prevalent in contemporary Christian music, but worship leaders and mandolin players often struggle to fit the mandolin into their arrangements in a full worship band. Can mandolin coexist on a modern stage with electric guitar, drums, and synths?
Jill Friend offers a practical guide for all ages.
There seems to be one issue that plagues every Worship Leader I talk to. “Why is it so hard to find good upbeat worship songs?”
There’s a fine line between being tired and actually burning out. How do you know?
When church leaders are making decisions about carpet, paint, bulletin design, and facility upkeep, they have become derelict in their role as the spiritual and vision leaders of the church.
One of the most frustrating yet liberating foundations of design is that much of the best design comes from within the limitations of resources.
Unlike other churches I had served over the years, the anonymous ones did not end up in the trash. They were, in fact, the most important on our list. I called this death by comment card.
When I write out what I’ll say, it actually gives me more time to listen to what God wants me to say.
Mother’s Day can be a challenge when it comes to service programming because it sneaks up on churches just after Easter.
Leading people in worship to the Living God is an awesome privilege and really involves four major areas: music, worship, leadership (people) and your relationship with God. The more you understand and grow in each area, the stronger your worship leading should become.
In this age of digital technology, mobile phones play a huge role in making our lives convenient. Mobile technology has penetrated almost every field that we might know of, and one of these areas is the entertainment industry.
Planning a church event involves a considerable amount of time, effort, and communication. From deciding on the theme and day of the event to recruiting volunteers, there are plenty of details to manage. Thankfully, a disciplined process combined with a few key technical tools can make planning less stressful.
Gallup’s April 14 survey “Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers” is going to absolutely rock the contemporary worship community.
A Theological Course Correction For Worship Leaders And Pastors
They say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But if you’re in church leadership, we like to say there’s a third: sooner or later, your church will face the reality of succession.
This has become a conversation over the past few years in worship ministry. Possibly, it’s even become a battle in some chruches. Should we allow music stands on the stage?
How and why NewSpring Church uses multitracks.
In case you have been living under a rock, Bill O’Reilly was just fired by Fox News. Bill was the lead cable channel broadcaster, who earned over $178 million for Fox this past year.
Worship leaders – if the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do.
Increasingly, I find myself pulling my phone out before, during and after worship gatherings. Not so much to update my social media, but for reference and support as a worship leader.
Despite a new wave of contemporary church buzzwords like relational, relevant, and intentional, people who show up on Sundays are looking for the same thing that has long anchored most services: preaching centered on the Bible.
Today, more than ever, we are seeing electronic payment becoming the norm, not the exception. Is your church ready?