Sometimes as you revitalize, you have to think like a church planter and leave the building--enter your community, and build relationships from the outside in.
After more than 20 years in the music "business," and having half of those years spent in Christian vocational ministry, I have been able to talk to numerous worship leaders/pastors/directors and there seems to be a consistency in areas where we all struggle. Now this is no where near an all-inclusive list, but it is... Continue Reading →
TOO MANY TIMES REHEARSALS SUFFER... ...because we as worship leaders/directors/planners have not taken the proper amount of time to prepare our musicians (instrumentalists and singers) to be successful. We desire excellence, but we inevitably are lacking in the preparation arena...extended staff meetings, time constraints, another hospital visit, sick kids at home, et cetera. These are... Continue Reading →
"BUSYNESS" In the busyness of American society our need to always be doing something has become a status symbol. The underlying consensus is that if you are busy, then you are successful. The incorrect attitude across all racial and economic backgrounds is this: "if you are not seen to be busy then you are not... Continue Reading →
PRAYER (How Praying Together Shapes The Church) by John Onwuchekwa It seems that over the past 3-4 decades or so, prayer has been lost in the life of the church. There are several contributing factors: focus is directed on being seeker-sensitive, focus is all about the music, focus has been on programs, or focus has... Continue Reading →
The Big Question It is nearly every Sunday that I get asked a question. It is usually the same question, although the phrasing may be different depending on the person asking the question. I have been asked this question by older people. I have been asked this question by teenagers. Church members and guests have... Continue Reading →