(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
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
Celebrate for a moment. No matter what size church you are at – you are of VAST importance to God. Read also “Here’s To The Middle Of The Road Average Worship Leader” and “Dear Worship Leader – Those of You NOT At Large Churches…“
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 –
If you could go back in time and correct or re-do anything you’ve done as a worship leader…what would it be? Who knows what new worship leaders could learn from our past experiences…so why not share them for growth?
“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 first time – even the first year of leading worship – can seem scary. Things are a bit different from being asked to sing just a focus song or two…now, the fate of the entire worship service is in your hands, right? No pressure.
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 –
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