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To Speak…Or Not To Speak?

  Do you find yourself talking too much as a worship leader?  Perhaps you’ve been challenged to talk a little more during transitions?  We’ve discovered that most worship leaders fall into one of two categories: 1.  They either talk too much… 2.  …or they don’t talk at all. So where is the line of division?…

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Getting Scripted

This is post #3 of 3 in the series “Talking As A Leader” We sing and play instruments – and from time to time speak. How much or how little is the question. When faced with the decision of “what do I say in worship service”, I often encourage worship leaders on our teams and…

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Finding The Sacred Cows In Worship

When my wife and I were married, we bought a simple matching wedding band set.  We had a simple wedding at a friend’s house – who happened to be a local judge.  We realized that we had family from all over that would have liked to have been there – but didn’t know if they…

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Don’t fret over a “bad” worship service

If you are like me just a few short years ago – you tend to think too much about what went wrong in a service. Chances are you may have a “horrible service” because a note was missed, a wrong line sung in a lyric, your team missed the double chorus, or a number of…

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The One Thing Killing Today’s Modern Church

As a person who has pastored in worship in one form or another for more than 15 years, I have seen ebbs and flows in “worship” in the modern church.  Yet there is one issue that seems to be slowly – and in some cases, quickly killing the modern church.  Ok, so the title is…