What Is A “Good” Worship Song?

**Warning: Lengthy Read, but well worth it.** “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music." -Martin Luther In recent years...well...actually, for the better part of a century many... Continue Reading →

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4 Steps: Create A Culture of Worship

"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 →

A Resource book for PRAYER

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 →

Sound Check Basics For Live Worship

There are many times I am asked about running a "sound check." The questions are usually different: How do YOU do a soundcheck? When you are sound checking, what are YOUR steps? How can we effectively do a sound check? What's the best practice for running a sound check?  These questions are basically all saying... Continue Reading →

Lyrics: Do They Speak For You?

Many times when dealing with volunteers, I see a neglect for attention to details, especially as it relates to projecting lyrics during worship.  This is no fault of the volunteers, but more to do with the training that these volunteers have received.  Without proper instructions, it is hard for volunteers to be successful. Why is... Continue Reading →

(How To) Have Family Worship

A few weeks ago I shared a post that I originally wrote for In the Quiver somewhere around Father’s Day that talked about Family Worship (click for original post).  And after I shared it, I began to get some very interesting and quite frankly, expected comments: -We’ve never done that [Family Worship] before. -Our kids... Continue Reading →

Car Cleaning Lessons

My wife and kids recently returned from an extended "vacation" from visiting our family, who all live out of state.  They live on the East Coast, and we live in the Heartland (Midwest).  We are separated by nearly 750 miles so you can see that it's not a little hop, skip and jump away. It... Continue Reading →

Lighting (the Worship Place)

LIGHTING  is quickly becoming [or HAS ALREADY BECOME] part of the "wars" of the church. (It is unfortunate, but it is apparently true for many churches.) To me, I would rather be writing about stopping all the "wars" of the church, but it would probably become a 300 page dissertation, because we are all sinners,... Continue Reading →

#rehearsalrevivalproject

So I met a great guy a while back online through one of those Facebook group forums; his name is Nic Payne and he’s a worship leader at Grace Church in Roseville, MN.  He’s a super chill guy, but definitely passionate about leading worship, teaching others about worship, and using music ministry to make disciples... Continue Reading →

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