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Jesus Sang Tomlin Songs

(A quick note before we begin:  Yes, I’m aware that this article will take some needed explaining.  I’ll pause for a moment to shake out the dust.  We will first acknowledge that I don’t, for a moment, truly believe that Jesus sang the “songs of

Looking At the Big Picture

One of the common threads of discussions I hear from worship leaders or creatives is that of dissatisfaction when comparring themselves to other churches. It seems that the old adage of “the grass is greener on the other side” certainly holds true in the church

What Makes a Song “Congregational Singable”

On one of the forums that I am a part of, today, a user asked a question about a particular song.  She wanted to know if it was “good as a congregational song”.  (the song, by the way, was Mercy Me’s Flawless.) Until today –

Becoming Dynamite: Part One

“Why settle to be a firecracker – when you can be dynamite in the hands of God.” –  Dr. Harry Wood. This was an amazing comment I recently heard as Dr. Harry Wood, General Superintendent Emeritus of the Wesleyan Church, presided over the Ordination of

The Offering: “Making It Count”

If I’m a guessing man – Id wager that most of us place the offering at the end of the service. If I’m also guessing properly…then I’d guess that most congregants end up reacting to our treatment of the offering much like Pavlov’s dog –

Getting Scripted

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Talking As A Leader” When faced with the decision of “what do I say in worship service”, I often encourage worship leaders on our teams and those I mentor to script out what will be said