7 Ideas to Help Grow a Songwriting Culture at Your Church

7 Ideas to Help Grow a Songwriting Culture at Your Church.

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School Shootings and a God who is “Able”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT4n-IHfvF0&t=17s In the wake of yesterday's massacre in Parkland, Florida it can be hard to acknowledge a sovereign God when He seems so distant.  For some, the easiest thing is to deny His goodness and to make assessments based on the little we see. The problem of pain, evil and suffering has seemed to explode …

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My Tribute: Three Black Artists who helped pave the way for Modern Worship Music

I'll never forget the first time I heard Aretha Franklin sing.  My mother had a copy of "Aretha's Greatest Hits", a compilation of her best known recordings for Atlantic Records she played regularly when I was young.  As I stared at the spinning red label I couldn't help to be moved by what was being …

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What You Sing Is What You Teach Is What You Think

Worship leaders wear many different hats: Musician, leader, counsellor, pastor, sound engineer, arranger and the list goes on. One role we often fail to see is that of teacher. We often assume that role solely belongs to the preaching pastor. Whereas the act of listening to a sermon may feel closest to the lecture-driven Western …

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What Are Your Worship Ministry Values?

Being a church planter brings about many challenges but one of the great things about being on the front end of a ministry is the opportunity to set pace, tone, environment and values. Our values as worship leaders are the nonnegotiable, uncompromising directives that shape the ministry we've been entrusted with. Locking these things down on …

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