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 →

GOSPEL

This is not thought of as a “Christian” quote, but when reading this in Washington D.C. recently, there was pause to think-what if believers lived this way and passed this ideology along in light of sharing the #Gospel? #WorshipRevitalize

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 →

Worship: Christmas Style (Family Style)

The Christmas season is upon us (and has been since Target and Walmart began setting up displays in October) and we know most of our family traditions...setting up a tree the day after Thanksgiving, marking our calendar for the local community parade, attending Aunt Margaret's Christmas "dinner"--and for my family, visiting the Zoo Lights in... 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 →

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