PODCAST: The website is finished. The Facebook page has been set up. You’ve been running the soundboard for years. Now what? How do you find inspiration? Now what do you do next? How do you move forward?
Elderly church members aren’t to be pushed to the wayside, ignored, or abandoned — instead, we are to see the signs of aging as “crowns of glory” and work to find ways to serve them in our churches.
If you want a team that’s passionately marching forward in the direction the Spirit is leading your church, you have to communicate.
VIDEO: It is very important for worship teams to pay attention to their stage presence, not out of a desire to be showy or draw attention to themselves, but rather a desire to be engaging and not distracting–to help people focus on God.
Minimizing the public reading of Scripture in our services of worship may be unwittingly conveying a lack of trust in the very Word we claim as foundational to that worship.
From the beginning of the promotion, make sure there is enough visual content. Statistics show that on Twitter, tweets with videos are six times more likely to be shared than tweets with photos. Even on Facebook and Instagram, videos are becoming the order of the day.
Mixing a church service can be one of most rewarding moments for an audio engineer. It can also be one of the most challenging. Sometimes, even, it can be a point of contention among the audio engineer, worship team, leadership, and congregation.
PODCAST: Dan Zimbardi, Executive Pastor at Sandals Church in California. talks about revitalizing and replanting churches through church mergers.
Mr. Opinionated is approaching the sound booth… again. Do you pretend like you can’t see him and walk away?
Don’t let the space in between songs become chit-chat time, improvise time, or random question time. Keep it moving. When you finish one song, move on to the next song and they’ll follow you.
If you alone are trying to manage worshipers instead of lead them, you alone might receive all of the credit when something works. But you alone will also receive all of the credit when something doesn’t work. Trying to manage worship will eventually kill you and the worship of your…
Don’t be shy to ask guest speakers if they have specific fees or payment guidelines. There is no need to tiptoe around this matter.
If you want to grow a healthy church, you constantly have to evaluate what’s going right and what’s going wrong. And once you discover what’s going wrong, you have to do the hard work of figuring out how to fix it.
As America shifts from a predominantly Christian identity to a “post-Christian or even post-faith identity,” more Christians will have to learn how to live “with that one foot in and one foot out,” like Daniel.
PODCAST: Mike Harland reviews his “Top 5” must-reads for worship leaders.