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Worship Team Dress Code

4 Him vocalist Andy Chrisman is now a worship pastor at Church On the Move in Tulsa, OK. In this post he writes about the dress code for his worship team. 1. Keep it “G-rated”. It should be obvious that they refrain from wearing plunging necklines, short skirts, and tight-fitting…

Postmodernism and Ecclesia Church

Recently I visited the famed postmodern Ecclesia Church in Houston. Back in 2003 I wrote an article about The Next Big Thing: Postmodern Worship (also referred to as Emerging Worship, Ancient/Modern and Vintage Worship.) It mixes the old and new – stained glass and laser lights, communion stations and electric…

Kari Jobe On Worshipping, Songwriting and Ministering to Girls

Kari Jobe was born to sing. Since she was 3 years old, this daughter of a traveling Texas minister has felt called to write songs for people hurting for the Lord, people who couldn’t find the words themselves. Jobe spent time studying at Oral Roberts University, Christ for the Nations…

How Do You Leave Your Ministry?

Nick Farr writes about resigning from a ministry job: How do you leave something that you love? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the past couple of weeks. On October 4th, I put in my 60 day notice at my church. I’ve been here four years and have…

What’s Right With the Church in 2011

Brandon Cox, editor at Pastors.com, offers his assessment of the Church in 2011. One point is on worship: “I see a church beginning to tear down some old walls. It seems that the worship wars, though alive and well within pockets, has on the whole subsided a great deal as we’ve come…

Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

I call Thanksgiving “The Forgotten Holiday.” Retailers are so eager to get Christmas sales they overlook it and worship leaders are so busy getting ready for Christmas they neglect it. In hard times when many people are unemployed it might seen counterintuitive to give thanks – especially when you’re having…

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Are You a Worship Leader or a Worship Pastor?

David Santistevan writes about the role of a worship leader: Worship leader, I have an important question for you today. How do you view your role? Worship leading isn’t just for those with exceptional musical talent and the charisma to “work a room”. It’s all about being a pastor. When…

Meet Worship Songwriter Bob Kilpatrick

Bob Kilpatrick is a communicator based in Fair Oaks, California whose achievements and gifts are nothing short of head-spinning. He is the composer of one of the most popular worship songs of the modern age, “In My Life Lord Be Glorified”. He is a radio presenter whose Time Out With…

What Is a Successful Worship Leader?

Worship Leader magazine columnist Mark D. Roberts writes about what makes for a successful worship leader. Successful worship leadership facilitates successful worship. If you are a worship leader, you have led well if those who have followed your leadership have offered themselves to God genuinely. Notice what successful worship leadership…

Worship Drums: Find the Downbeat!

Back in the days of piano/organ I vividly recall playing along with a mindless organist who couldn’t find the downbeat. It was unreal – I felt like pulling out my hair because he simply couldn’t play a song with the right number of beats in the measure and I was…

Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church

Many parents and church leaders wonder how to most effectively cultivate durable faith in the lives of young people. A five-year project headed by Barna Group president David Kinnaman explores the opportunities and challenges of faith development among teens and young adults within a rapidly shifting culture. Read the six…
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