How To Empower Those In Your Ministry

One of the struggles of worship pastors (and pastors, in general) that has been observed in churches is the pressure of taking on too much in ministry. In other words, we are not very good at delegating.  We struggle with empowering others to lead in areas of ministry where we have been called. The struggle... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Tiger Woods: Redemption

This week marked a remarkable feat in the career of Tiger Woods.  A 5 year stint of not winning was replaced by a win at the The Tour Championship held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA (his 80th career win).  What was just as remarkable is that he was one stroke away from... 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 →

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