The critique of modern songs is that they all sound the same — same chords, same melodies, same rhythms, underneath only a handful of ideas about God. Our musical palettes have become so small and narrow in modern worship that it was inevitable our songs would start to sound the…
In an effort to entice more participation, churches offer worship service preferential experiences to get consumers in the door, sometimes even at the expense of quality or honesty. Those marketing headlines attract visitors with hooks such as traditional, contemporary, blended, friendly, family, fellowship, multisensory, relevant, modern, casual, classic or even…
If you’re leading a church in a small town, you’re mostly leading it through volunteers. Sure, you may have a few staff members that get paid, but the majority of ministry is done by people in your congregation who give of their time and talents. Most of them are incredible…
If your congregation can be part of a buzzing online community, they’ll be active and engaged with your church. And churches can make more of these communities by providing short video content.
Sunday isn’t a day of rest for those of us with worship leading responsibilities. Some of us are probably wondering if we have enough in the tank to do it all again next week. So if Sunday isn’t our Sabbath, when is?
I am a naturally more serious person when I worship. Every few months I need to be reminded to loosen up and smile. Recently the reminder came from a congregant who kindly remarked that “everyone on stage looks so serious. Lighten up and have some fun!”
Attending worship conferences provides an opportunity to learn from others, be refreshed, and see how other worship leaders navigate the joys and challenges of that role.
Because so many eyes will be focused on them throughout your service, it’s important to make sure that your lyric slides are organized and done correctly.
Churches have been projecting worship lyrics for well over a decade now, yet I’ve noticed that many have kept the same boring look that they started with years ago. Sure, plain text over a background gets the job done, but what if we got more creative?
Displaying song lyrics in worship with excellence is an often overlooked area of preparation, yet one that can really enhance our worship times. Conversely, poor slide production and operation of the lyric display can greatly hamper worship.
There are well over 40 options for Worship Presentation Software available today. Kenny Lamm has narrowed the field down to what he feels are the top contenders–both free and fee-based options. If you are on a tight budget, the free options are definitely worth a look!
I noticed that our team would have great ideas and intentions in our staff meetings, but we weren’t getting the results we hoped for. As we started to evaluate what went wrong, each time it came down to follow through.
Over the last 15 years or so, a noticeable dilemma for worship ministry leaders has emerged. Can patriotism and worship co-exist? It’s a fair question to consider now as we are still some time away from July 4th.
PODCAST: As church leaders, we know that most churches in our country aren’t growing, but have you ever asked why?
Churches could learn a lot about themselves by enlisting a secret shopper. A friend from another congregation, an acquaintance from the community or even your favorite coffee shop barista could be enlisted as a secret shopper. For the minimal expense of presenting them with a restaurant gift card you could…