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The Difference Between Ancient-Future and Blended Worship

Taylor Burton-Edwards discusses the differences between “Ancient-Modern” and “Blended” worhship: Ancient-future and “blended” are very different kinds of animals, at least as those two terms are usually used. Ancient-future reflects the work of really two separate 19th and early 20th century ecumenical movements that were mostly parallel, and then came…

5 Ways to Lead Your Team Spiritually, Not Just Musically

Worship leader Rob Rash writes about leading your team: How Are You Leading Your Team… Spiritually? This is an area of ministry that often gets overlooked yet is absolutely vital for a healthy team. It’s really easy to mis place the priority of spiritual leadership in both our families and…

Does Church Size Matter?

In his latest report George Barna talks about what people experience in churches, and finds not much difference in church size: Many heated discussions occur about the optimal size for a church, but this data suggests that church experiences do not differ all that much based on the size of…

5 Reasons to Use Video for Church Bible Readings

I think one big failing of contemporary worshiping churches is the lack of Scripture used in the service – here’s a post about how and why a church uses video to enhance their Bible readings. Here’s an example of one of their videos.

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…

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