Repeating the same opening song for a season – i.e. in every worship set for a limited time – can bring relief to your worship planning and be a refreshing wind to the worship life of your congregation.
Our congregations aren’t audiences to be entertained; they’re people designed to worship God through praising, giving, listening, praying, and responding. We need to plan accordingly.
PODCAST: Churches who are remaining relevant see technology as incumbent to their continued growth—not as an add-on.
PODCAST: David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Group, busts some persistent myths about people and culture too many leaders still believe.
Burnout in the worship leader community is not unusual. In fact, it’s almost the norm. How many times have you been to a worship conference where the messaging went something like, “We know you are burned out. This conference is a chance for you to recharge”? We need more than…
Not only do in-ear monitors open up a new world of sound control, but they also improved personalization, performance, and communication across the entire worship team.
PODCAST: After twenty years, a lot of churches have peaked and may start to plateau or decline unless they reinvent themselves.
If parents aren’t assured that nursery and kids’ areas are built with safety and security in mind, they are not likely to return.
Church is a place where weird things tend to happen, and not all of them are from God.
When some congregants gather for worship they are waiting for a feeling to occur externally instead of responding to a relationship that already exists internally. So if that feeling is not stirred because they don’t know or particularly like the songs, they can even leave the worship service believing worship…
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.