Be wary of discrimination in the form of city ordinances and zoning regulations that can threaten faith communities from renting or purchasing property.
While tracks are an incredibly useful tool for live performance, you’ll find that using them as a resource for practice and rehearsal will help your team arrive feeling more confident and prepared.
Investing in others means we make deposits of our time and talents so the return will be compounded for future withdrawals. Our success in worship ministry will not be judged just on how well we did it ourselves, but on how well we helped others do it too.
There are very few things that are better for a worship band than when musicians play on the same page and completely gel together. It’s what separates a great band from the rest.
A solid mix can greatly complement what’s coming from the platform, while a bad mix will be distracting and unpleasant for everyone.
Church video announcements are a great way to convey essential information to the congregation each week. They’re also useful in preventing mistakes while giving live announcements or from announcements taking up too much time in service.
Watch for other believers who naturally hang around you. Look for those who appear to want to follow God – and who might be open to someone walking beside them.
When CCLI has over 300,000 songs in the library, then it’s about time we said “No” to some of them.
When I evaluate a song for the church, my question isn’t so much whether or not it sounds like everything else we call “worship,” but rather whether the song invites the hearts and minds of believers to see and savor Jesus as he really is.
While a keyboard can sound similar to a piano, there are a lot more sounds that can come out of a keyboard along with being able to shape those sounds in unique ways.
Over the past five years, studies have shown that between 60%-80% of American churches have either plateaued or are declining. Similar studies show that thousands of churches are closing their doors every year. While these numbers are concerning, there are also reasons for hope. Churches can choose to learn from…
PODCAST: This week’s episode with Dennis Worley, Worship Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church, will focus on how to make transitions in ministry easier – from the desire to share ministry to how to prepare the congregation in advance.
Spring break. “We get hit hard on both the weekend before Spring break and the weekend after. I’m ready to move to a church in a retirement community.”
PODCAST: Listen in as Lifeway’s Mike Harland and Brian Brown give some spiritual and practical advice on how to shepherd soloists in your worship ministry.
Mark Cole offers ideas for songs and videos.