Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right on Sunday mornings – offering powerful music, a relevant and engaging sermon, along with welcoming a community, but you still can’t seem to increase your worship attendance on a weekly basis?
Podcast: Michael Farren joins WorshipArtistry to talk about equipping songwriters for church.
I like to place the welcome right after the first worship song. This gives time for the people who’ve been hanging out in the lobby and the guests who are arriving a little late to find a seat.
If you are divinely called to lead worship and believe God also called you to your present place of ministry, then a secondary question you must ask before considering a move is, “Has God released me from my call here?”
Podcast: Lee Coate talks about the The Crossing Church’s weekend services and how the creatives and teaching pastors work together to communicate the truth of the Gospel in impactful and creative ways each weekend.
In the area of worship consulting, the single most asked question is, “How do we keep it fresh?” The answer is not as complex as one might think. In fact, I think it’s quite simple.
There seems to be a misconception that adding “more, more, more” to your worship sound will make you sound more professional (or, if we’re honest, will perhaps sound more “worship-y”). Granted, some songs can successfully incorporate a lot of intricate parts with ease. But the majority of worship songs benefit…
Will it encourage passive spectating or active participating?
We often forget that the songs we’ve practiced ad nauseam have only been actually heard a few times by our community.
Some of the biggest struggles leaders face is not from outsiders; it’s from members of the same team. Pray for supernatural team unity.
The vocal mix will make or break your church service or any event, truth be told. From the spoken word to that which is sung, it’s all equally important to properly mix.
With a few questions, you can identify how your pastor approaches sermon preparation. And, once you know that, you can adjust your planning to match how he is preparing each week.
My congregation has a fairly set worship form. It’s robust. It’s historic. It’s theologically sound. It includes songs and hymns, prayers of praise and intercession, the preached word, and (once a month), communion. There’s not much room for surprise—good or bad.
Have you ever left a high-caliber concert completely amazed at how the drums sounded? Then, I would go back to my church, try to achieve the same result and just end up frustrated.
Podcast: When do you know it’s time to go multisite, rather than adding another service?