Keeping sound at church consistent from week-to-week is tough. There are tons of variables that change every week – even temperature and humidity affect live sound.
Have you had those weeks in worship when you have prepared diligently, rehearsed the team, practiced the cues and got everything “right” but then when church happened, it all fell apart?
To help you find something fresh to your upcoming setlists, PraiseCharts has compiled a list of the top 100 trending worship songs.
I don’t think it would shock you that if I said that when training new team members, it is important to start with the basics, and keep things simple. Unfortunately, too often, we do the complete opposite!
Churches have seen the exit of 25% or more of their attendees simply because “going to church” is no longer seen as a requirement for social validation.
Little or no prayer or preparation is given to announcements that let the church know how they can be the church when they leave.
The pre-service huddle may not work for every church, but there are more than a few that could benefit.
PODCAST: Maybe you’ve switched to digital and are now second-guessing the decision.
In recent years, church websites have evolved from glorified online flyers to digital front doors, to spaces where ministry actually occurs.
PODCAST: Consistency in what you put out in front of people is key to the level of trust they feel with you. Good design is important in the church because it gives people the “experience” before they have the experience within your church.
Have you ever visited a church website that just made you cringe a little? Maybe the content was out-of-date, the homepage was confusing and jumbled, or maybe it just looked old.
Becoming a better worship band player involves development in many practical, musical and theological ways and all are important, but one of the key musical skills that can be worked on is learning to listen. In fact a professional musician friend of mine says that in a worship band setting…
On Tuesday morning a new song comes across the wire and you are inspired. It’s got everything you look for: solid biblical lyrics, a soaring melody that manages to hang within the congregational range and a killer guitar hook that stays with you for days. Sunday arrives and you let…
We often blame music for what only a healthier biblical theology of worship can fix. The sole emphasis on music as the primary worship offering may have actually hindered worship understanding and exacerbated worship conflicts.
As worship pastors, we can get so caught up in what I call the conservatory approach to music ministry that we lose sight of our mission. This approach focuses on musical excellence and developing great choirs, worship teams, orchestras, and bands. Those are worthy goals, but we run the risk…