Congregants bring a wide variety of preferences in style, and perceived understandings, to worship. For some, music is not their primary language of communication with God. Worship leaders need to navigate these choppy waters with sensitivity.
The Book of Amos depicts an interesting problem. The problem is not that God’s people don’t worship. The problem is that they still consider themselves the people of God when their worship is hollow. Their worship has become nothing more than an irritating sound to God.
Here are three simple strategies for making it through a slow season of creative work.
PODCAST: Chris Clayton explains the minds of some of your most important members … the sound team.
What is call time versus start time? If your goal is to literally start at 7:00 pm but your backing singers are standing around for 27 minutes waiting for your guitar player to replug his pedal board, then you will experience mounting frustration.
In many settings, the worship leaders can become isolated and easily retreat into our own eco system.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. Whenever I have to deal with a difficult problem in my church, I contemplate doing something else with my life. Ministry just doesn’t seem worth it. I could get a job making more money with far less headaches far away from these people who…
PODCAST: Lance Witt talks about establishing a healthy rhythm of soul care in your own life in order to help both your family life and ministry life thrive.
You’ve made it through another school year, which includes the epic Christmas and Easter holidays that typically swamp worship leaders. But now, for most churches and worship ministries, summer brings a bit of a lull.
Are you going to be interviewed for a worship position? Any job interview can be unnerving. Here are 99 great questions to think through, to help you prepare for that important interview.
Some believe the purpose of our worship service music is just to set the table. But the goal of our service music isn’t just to prepare our hearts for something else. It’s not the undercard before the main event. It isn’t the warm-up band before the headliner. So it doesn’t…
PODCAST: Listen as Craig Adams discusses navigating digital streaming providers – from live streaming and licenses, to using playlists to get your congregation and choir more involved with the worship songs your church is singing.
People take advantage of the longer summer days by going to the beach, the lake, the mountains, the pool, the car wash, the mall, and anywhere else that isn’t the church.
In addressing upcoming church trends, Carey Nieuwhof mentions that after his church started a live stream they ended up with more online attendees than in-person attendees. Live streaming didn’t kill the church, but it did make them pause to consider how best to reach those online attendees.
A team’s success and failure rises on the health of its culture and how well it’s protected. But you can’t protect a culture if it hasn’t been defined. And you can’t truly lead unless you’ve defined what you’re leading towards.