When CCLI has over 300,000 songs in the library, then it’s about time we said “No” to some of them.
When I evaluate a song for the church, my question isn’t so much whether or not it sounds like everything else we call “worship,” but rather whether the song invites the hearts and minds of believers to see and savor Jesus as he really is.
While a keyboard can sound similar to a piano, there are a lot more sounds that can come out of a keyboard along with being able to shape those sounds in unique ways.
Over the past five years, studies have shown that between 60%-80% of American churches have either plateaued or are declining. Similar studies show that thousands of churches are closing their doors every year. While these numbers are concerning, there are also reasons for hope. Churches can choose to learn from…
PODCAST: This week’s episode with Dennis Worley, Worship Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church, will focus on how to make transitions in ministry easier – from the desire to share ministry to how to prepare the congregation in advance.
Spring break. “We get hit hard on both the weekend before Spring break and the weekend after. I’m ready to move to a church in a retirement community.”
PODCAST: Listen in as Lifeway’s Mike Harland and Brian Brown give some spiritual and practical advice on how to shepherd soloists in your worship ministry.
Mark Cole offers ideas for songs and videos.
Private worship comes before public worship. Our priorities need to be in that order. If we are not investing in our own personal, private time with the Lord in worship and in the Word, we cannot lead from a place of overflow in public places.
I have a friend who went to a conference. The day he came back, he found out that the youth director had been having an affair with the church organist, and both left their families, quitting their jobs at the same time. Oh, and it was two weeks before Easter.
PODCAST: It can be that guys today have a hard time seeing the value of church. Some men believe it’s geared more toward women while others may be wrestling with trust and shame issues.
Did you know that according to Wallethub’s 2018 Easter projections, Easter was the most popular day to attend church all year with 50.5% of the U.S. population attending a church service (I’m sure 2019 will follow suit). This means that it’s more important than ever for you to be prepared.
For many families, Easter and Christmas time are the two Sundays of the year when they find themselves needing to be in your church building. So whether it is because of tradition, conviction, or something more, you will have a different audience in your Easter service. So how are you…
A common trend for most modern services is to create a memorable experience for attendees during a Christmas and Easter service, to help create a desire in each individual to come back to church for a “normal” service.
When you know that a small number of people will attend a worship service, how can you use this as a benefit for spiritual growth for yourself and your congregation?