Little or no prayer or preparation is given to announcements that let the church know how they can be the church when they leave.
The pre-service huddle may not work for every church, but there are more than a few that could benefit.
PODCAST: Maybe you’ve switched to digital and are now second-guessing the decision.
In recent years, church websites have evolved from glorified online flyers to digital front doors, to spaces where ministry actually occurs.
PODCAST: Consistency in what you put out in front of people is key to the level of trust they feel with you. Good design is important in the church because it gives people the “experience” before they have the experience within your church.
Have you ever visited a church website that just made you cringe a little? Maybe the content was out-of-date, the homepage was confusing and jumbled, or maybe it just looked old.
Becoming a better worship band player involves development in many practical, musical and theological ways and all are important, but one of the key musical skills that can be worked on is learning to listen. In fact a professional musician friend of mine says that in a worship band setting…
On Tuesday morning a new song comes across the wire and you are inspired. It’s got everything you look for: solid biblical lyrics, a soaring melody that manages to hang within the congregational range and a killer guitar hook that stays with you for days. Sunday arrives and you let…
We often blame music for what only a healthier biblical theology of worship can fix. The sole emphasis on music as the primary worship offering may have actually hindered worship understanding and exacerbated worship conflicts.
As worship pastors, we can get so caught up in what I call the conservatory approach to music ministry that we lose sight of our mission. This approach focuses on musical excellence and developing great choirs, worship teams, orchestras, and bands. Those are worthy goals, but we run the risk…
So many of us got our start in audio by simply being a “warm body” that was willing to help. And what started as “just helping out” turned into a trial-by-fire method of learning how to run live sound and deal with all of the challenges associated with it.
Once you give in or compromise what you know is best for the church, you’re no longer steering the ship. Someone else is.
Nothing is worse than being late on lyrics. It halts the worship of your people. We’ve all been there – you’re singing along and you’re two lines into the next slide before the operator advances to the next slide of lyrics.
Before sound techs and worship pastors can arrive at a positive solution for solving volume levels at church, it is important to cover some basic insights for acceptable and unacceptable volume ranges.
Instead of asking if a new song fits the musical style of our church, we must first ask if it will connect the Word of God to the people of God.