PODCAST: Corporate prayer is instrumental in shaping the DNA of a church. A praying church is often one who realizes that they are fully dependent on God’s power. Today, we discuss five ways you can increase the power and frequency of prayer in your church.
If you lead worship in a local church, there’s a good chance it is multi generational. Unless you’ve specifically planted a young adult church or are leading a youth movement, you have middle schoolers to great grandparents in your church, gathering to sing together. Sound like fun?
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It’s tempting for us worship leaders to let our righteous indignation burn for our ill-prepared team members. But we’re not innocent here. In fact, if our team members aren’t practicing enough, we’re probably failing them as leaders in at least one area.
The best worship leaders I know don’t get caught in a rut. They are not afraid to try new songs or new orders of service. Every week is not the same. They are consistently raising their own bar, challenging others, changing things, and seeking to improve.
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In our effort to move away from some of the excesses of some brands of Christianity, we have thrown out the baby with the bath water.
Hear how you can transform this classic hymn into a modern worship song that can fit in your praise set.
All you need is a music player on your smartphone, tablet or laptop and pre-recorded pad sounds in different musical keys and you’re good to go! No need to buy pricey gear or software to use pads in worship. Tutorial and free download.
Rehearsals should have the innate feel that “we’re all in this together.” The best rehearsals are where every team member comes prepared and ready to work together make the songs the best they can be.
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?