I am a naturally more serious person when I worship. Every few months I need to be reminded to loosen up and smile. Recently the reminder came from a congregant who kindly remarked that “everyone on stage looks so serious. Lighten up and have some fun!”
Attending worship conferences provides an opportunity to learn from others, be refreshed, and see how other worship leaders navigate the joys and challenges of that role.
Because so many eyes will be focused on them throughout your service, it’s important to make sure that your lyric slides are organized and done correctly.
Churches have been projecting worship lyrics for well over a decade now, yet I’ve noticed that many have kept the same boring look that they started with years ago. Sure, plain text over a background gets the job done, but what if we got more creative?
Displaying song lyrics in worship with excellence is an often overlooked area of preparation, yet one that can really enhance our worship times. Conversely, poor slide production and operation of the lyric display can greatly hamper worship.
There are well over 40 options for Worship Presentation Software available today. Kenny Lamm has narrowed the field down to what he feels are the top contenders–both free and fee-based options. If you are on a tight budget, the free options are definitely worth a look!
I noticed that our team would have great ideas and intentions in our staff meetings, but we weren’t getting the results we hoped for. As we started to evaluate what went wrong, each time it came down to follow through.
Over the last 15 years or so, a noticeable dilemma for worship ministry leaders has emerged. Can patriotism and worship co-exist? It’s a fair question to consider now as we are still some time away from July 4th.
PODCAST: As church leaders, we know that most churches in our country aren’t growing, but have you ever asked why?
Churches could learn a lot about themselves by enlisting a secret shopper. A friend from another congregation, an acquaintance from the community or even your favorite coffee shop barista could be enlisted as a secret shopper. For the minimal expense of presenting them with a restaurant gift card you could…
No one joins the worship ministry with this attitude: “I’d like to serve Jesus by burying my head in a music stand.”
Picking great songs for your congregation and worship band is one of the most important tasks of a worship leader. Great songs have a sense of God’s Spirit on them. Great worship songs make you want to sing them again and again. Great songs cause your spirit to rise in…
PODCAST: Nancy was the Programming Director at Willow Creek for over 20 years, one of the main teaching pastors, and one of the founders of the church.
You’re going to get some ‘push-back.’ And it’s possible someone might leave the worship team. But in the end, you’ll be convinced it was the right decision. Editor’s note: In my experience I used an electric drum set in the smaller church where I worked and the drummers either hated…
PODCAST: Your church attendance pattern is more of a factor of what your church members are doing than an effect of cultural Christianity.