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Advice to First Time or New Worship Leaders

  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

How (Not) To Write A Worship Song

  Let’s be honest – you laughed at the PowerPoint bit. Isn’t there truth here? Let’s take a look at a hymn – any hymn. Yep, there are LOTS of “thy, thou”, and other ye old language – but when replaced with a “you and

Worshiping As A Living Sacrifice

  “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. ” Romans 12:1 (ESV) When we read of sacrifices in the Bible, we read of

Evolving Worship: Is It Time For A Change?

  Aside from a few song choices or, perhaps, the flower arrangements, lighting choices, or your color palette on scarfs – when was the last time you made any significant changes to your worship service? “Why would we need to?” you ask. The answer is

You Talk Too Much

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Talking As A Leader” You talk too much…seriously. Your congregation will tell you that. Don’t believe me? Ask your wife! One of the biggest complaints I hear from church-goers about their worship leader is that they

Raise Your Hand If You Know The Answer

We encourage it in worship and, as worship leaders and worship pastors, we are pleased when we see praise being offered by raised hands – but do you ever wonder why more people don’t raise hands in worship? I have a hunch – and that

Worship – Gangnam Style (Church By The Glades)

Checked in with one of my favorite churches in Florida (Church By The Glades) recently to see one of the openers they did for a recent series using “Heros”. Figured I’d share. Some of you will give me the “how is this relevant to any