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Worship Leader Memes!

Wikipedia explains an Internet meme is an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet, as with imitating the concept. Here are a few worship leader-themed memes to hit the ‘net:  

5 Tips For Preventing Burnout In Ministry

Scott Sidusky on burnout: One of the first major lessons I learned in ministry is the importance of remaining intentional about preventing burnout and maintaining a balance between family, work and ministry. This is a lesson, unfortunately, that I had to learn the hard way. A few years ago, I…

Is It Legal to Use Secular Songs in Worship?

from Christian Copyright Solutions Founder and President Susan Fontaine Godwin: The first time I remember hearing a secular song used in worship was at a rural church in northern Indiana. It was “Let My Love Open the Door,” by Pete Townshend, performed by a spunky blond woman from the praise…

Church Signs of the Week

This week’s signs put the “fun” in Fundamentalist. At least you know where these churches stand. Ambiguous, they are not. See more. Sign up to receive weekly WorshipIdeas every Tuesday morning in your email: First Name: Last Name: Email:   We guarantee 100% privacy. Your information will not be shared.

A Critical (Often Overlooked) Trait of an Excellent Worship Pastor

Sam S. Rainer on creating the framework for worship: A good worship pastor knows how to lead artists. Indeed, observing a worship pastor lead a group of artists is a work of art in itself. Worship pastors often get labeled as innovate yet quirky, creative but peculiar. Let’s be honest—many…

Hillsong NYC Draws 5,500

Along with his half shaved head and slicked back Mohawk, he’s dressed in his usual Sunday attire: black jeans and an unbuttoned denim shirt with a tank top underneath. His tattooed arms, including one with two guns crossed, peek out from under his rolled-up sleeves. His Hillsong Church NYC holds…

10 Tips On Becoming a Great Worship Band

Jamie Harvill offers ideas for improving your musicians: Worship bands generally rely on developing their song arrangements organically. Even with a proper chord chart, it’s left to each player to determine their specific parts. Listening skills and musical discipline is a learned-trait for most players, and unless we as leaders…

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Worship Music Set

Nathanael Schulte on choosing songs: Picking a worship set is one of those things I love and hate as a leader. Sometimes I have a song in mind I’ve been waiting to do, sometimes nothing sounds right, but it’s often somewhere in between. Usually it starts with having a good…

Embrace The Click-Track

David Gutekunst on tighter praise bands: I fought it for a long time but finally caved. I am now a proud user of the click-track when I lead. The first few weeks were tough and brought back some painful memories of sheet music, scales and a metronome when I was…

10 Reasons Why We Should Sing the Psalms

Uri Brito on Psalm singing: Many of us grew up in theological backgrounds where the psalms were known, but not sung. These theological backgrounds are anomalies throughout the history of the Church. E.F. Harrison observed that “Psalmody was a part of the synagogue service that naturally passed over into the…

7 Alternatives to Sunday Morning Announcements

Rich Birch on managing your announcements: Ministry leaders think if they just get their event or program “promoted from the stage” people will flood into it. Church communications people are peppered with requests all the time for people wanting to get “their deal” in the announcements. The urgency from those…

Top 10 Rudest Things People Do in Church

J. Lee Grady compiled a list: 1. Talking during a service. 2. Texting or surfing the web during a service. (One person mentioned seeing people playing video games on their phones.) 3. Sleeping—or snoring!—during a sermon. 4. Clipping fingernails during church. (I was amazed at how many people listed this…

Seven Steps for Cleaning Up Your Music Mix

Mixing tips from Chris Huff: Saturday, I was conducting an audio training session and I was given the opportunity to work on their mix with the worship band. The mix was pretty good so instead of re-building their full mix, I focused on cleaning up the mix. There are seven areas…

Kids Leaving the Church: What You Can Do to Turn the Tide

Jon Nielson provides insightful and practical tips: “What do we do about our kids?” The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I’m a high school pastor, but for once, they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. Each had a story to tell about a…

Dealing with a Difficult Drummer

Jaime Brown on drummer drama: This is a post I can write at the moment, since (praise the Lord) I have the joy of working with several gifted drummers on my church’s worship team who do a great job and are joys to work with. But sometimes drummers can be…

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