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If I Had a Ministry Mulligan

As ministry novices or aging veterans, we’ve all looked back at certain decisions, sermons, services, events, relationships, or maybe even entire seasons of ministry with a deep longing for a second chance to do things differently.

Five Lessons We Learned from Deceased Churches

Church Answers has continued to talk with church members and leaders whose churches closed or those that were on the precipice of death. While the original information in Autopsy of a Deceased Church is still relevant, there is more information we’ve gleaned since then. Let us share with you five…

Why Should We Sing Christmas Carols?

Often we sing so many new songs we hardly know the ones we are singing. Not only do we know these great carols, we have memories attached to singing them. They are part of our worship experience. One of the aspects of Christmas nearly everyone loves, is the opportunity to…

9 Reasons Why Music Is Important

Have you ever wondered why music is so inherent in our culture and in cultures around the world? Have you ever wondered why music is so important and can stir up all sorts of emotions and memories? Check out these points on the power and wonder of music.

Jumpstart Your Worship Planning Creativity is 20 years old! The first email newsletter went out to about 400 people on February 11, 2002 (in the heyday, right before the blog explosion, the newsletter amassed over 100,000 subscribers.) At the time I was the music…
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