Practical ideas for implementing Scripture into your praise set from Chris Vacher: I’ve written before about the importance of using scripture in our worship services and posted a couple of examples of how we’ve actually done it. The Bible should certainly inform our worship service content – why we gather, what we do when we gather, the ...
There are a lot of church growth strategies that don’t require bucketloads of money. These are things you can work on as soon as today, despite any budget constraints.
Musical ability may help you get a worship-leading job but relationship skills will help you keep it.
Stage design has become a staple in many churches today – Ryan Savage explains how his church saves money by using simple materials.
Mike O’Brien has noticed some interesting trends in worship ministries that are healthy, growing, and happy.
When you are tempted to quit every Monday morning…Remember to be strong and don’t give up, your work will be rewarded. (2 Chr 15:7)
Video & Article: As worship leaders and worship team singers, do you ever feel uncomfortable on the platform, and feel like your stage presence could use help?
Truth is, someone who leads a church of 100 has no less of a call on their life than someone who leads in a church of 10,000. We are all valuable and making a difference in our communities.
Sears used to have a place in the American mind and culture, but it just doesn’t anymore. The same is true about the church.
VBS can have a huge impact both within your church community and in your larger community. Because there are so many different sized churches, and so many different styles, formats, and sizes of VBS, ChurchTechToday polled about 15 churches to take a closer look at the facilities costs related to VBS programs.
Podcast: Northbrook Church had been without a pastor for over a year, finances were in trouble, and over 600 people had left.
Podcast: Gateway vocalists/worship leaders Jill Brewer and Anna Byrd are interviewed about pop vocal technique, vocal teams and vocal health.
If the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do.
Some congregations and even entire denominations have not embraced the Christian Calendar as foundational to their worship planning and implementation out of concern that it is too rigid, routine or orthodox. So in their desire to be non-liturgical they have in fact created their own liturgy framed by Hallmark or denominational and civic calendars.
After serving in church media roles for many years, Kendall Conner has discovered a few must-have items that makes his job easier on Sundays.
Over time, most churches start, grow, thrive, decline, and eventually end. Through this webinar, Tony Morgan unpacks the stages of the church life cycle
If you aren’t already familiar with TED Talks, you’ll want to pause and take some time to delve into this incredible resource. TED Talks are to non-believers as sermons are to Christians.
As churches cater to the needs of today’s generation, one area of particular importance is giving, especially when it comes to offering a means for your congregation to pay tithes online.
In a recent post by Thom Rainer (CEO of LifeWay), he points out that the first priority staff hire is now the children’s minister, no longer the worship leader. On top of this, the emphasis during worship is changing from performance singing to congregational singing.
The perfect volume for a church service isn’t found in a magic number. Truth be told, what one person finds perfect, another thinks is too loud or too soft. Who’s correct?
Author Carl F. George, says in his book How to Break Growth Barriers, “Churches have more in common by their size than by their denomination, tradition, location, age, or any other single, isolatable factor.”
It’s common knowledge that smartphone ownership and mobile internet usage are skyrocketing globally. It’s also common knowledge that, on average, people attend church less frequently and that people tend to write very few checks or carry much cash.
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?