There are a handful of odd social media practices that have been normalized within Christian culture but the one I see most often is the amplification of accolades.
Five Thankful Texts Every Worship Leader Can Send at Thanksgiving
Here are five thankful texts every worship leader can send. I encourage you to copy these, make them your own and send them out today.
How To Teach A New Song To Your Church
Just in the same way that Thanksgiving dinner involves a scheduled time set-up and sequence, teaching new songs to the church involves those same three steps. These three steps are critical in helping the church digest something new that their bodies are not yet used to as part of their worship diet.
Worship Leaders Are Butlers With Guest, Randy Rothwell
We live in a day and age where creatives in the church volley to have platforms as a means to express themselves and build their kingdoms. In efforts to put our imprint on things we usurp the Almighty and worship the created, instead of the creator. Our hearts our idol-making factories that consistently need to be condemned if Christ is to have His rightful place in our lives and in His church.
Who Are You Holding the Door Open For?
Being a doorkeeper requires patience and the ability to see past one’s present condition and to the potential inside. Some doorkeepers don’t see the full fruit of their labor, but rather are a link in the chain of opportunities that grow men and women into their calling.
How To Choose Songs For Congregational Worship
Worship leaders must develop their own filters to determine and discern what music is appropriate for their worship diet and worship culture at their church. Choosing songs merely based on preference alone, what’s “hot” on the radio or what stimulated a meaningful worship experience in your car aren’t necessarily great metrics for determining what truth to put into the mouths of worshippers on the weekend.
How To Recruit Volunteers to Your Worship Team
I’ve never met a worship leader who doesn’t desire a deep bench of skilled musicians and vocalists to serve on their team. Building any type of ministry takes a lot of hard work and is not for the faint of heart. Over the past 20 years I’ve had the great privilege of being involved with four church plants. Having built worship ministries from scratch, I learned many of these principles through much trial and error.
Catching Up With Dr. Ron Kenoly
Over thirty years ago there was a significant shift in praise and worship music. In 1991, Integrity Music was a fledgling five year old company in the early stages of revolutionizing the praise and worship genre by capturing live worship experiences and marketing them through their innovate direct-to-customer tape subscription service. They had remarkable success early on with worship leaders Kent Henry, Marty Nystrom and Don Moen but no one could have predicted the monumental impact a new West Coast worship leader named Ron Kenoly was going to have on their label and on the genre as a whole.
25 Short Verses From The Psalms Every Worship Leader Can Memorize
What we say to lead others in worship reveals the source of our authority. We’re either leading from the authority of Scripture or the authority of self and only one source is truly effective.
How To Lead A Creative Team Brainstorm
One of my favorite things to do with creatives is brainstorm. Creative brainstorms are a great way to uncover fresh ideas, promote team ownership and give your broader team(s) a voice into service design.
How to Craft a Compelling Call to Worship
For so many years I fell prey to the “Good morning church, are you excited to be in the house of the Lord!?” routine. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, my greeting was largely intended to elicit a response from the congregation to satisfy my desire for demonstrative engagement. But my prompt was hinged on my words, not God’s.
Where Do Great Worship Songs Come From? With Dr. Ron Kenoly
After decades of choosing, leading and writing worship songs, I was interested to hear Dr. Ron's take on where great worship songs come from. His response was insightful and is a brilliant blueprint for those who desire to write fresh songs of timeless truth for the local church.
5 Reasons to Consider Sunday Morning Rehearsals
Part of shepherding a worship team is time management. Unless you work with pro musicians every week, you probably want to rehearse and even if you have a stellar band, there’s great value in simply being together in community.
Four Worship Ministry Fires
Ministry fires aren’t necessarily bad things although they can be. Some fires are indicative of a move of God, others may symbolize chaos, conflict and instability. Different seasons of ministry bring different fires to be managed.
Five Things You Never Knew About Don Moen
With a lifetime of public music ministry you may think you know all there is to know about Mr. Moen. I was both encouraged, entertained and surprised to learn some new things about Don and the incredible life he’s lived as one of the architects of modern worship music.
God’s Favorite Kind of Worship
The type of acceptable true worship Christ looks for calls for our entire spirit, the totality of all we are, to be actively engaged. The nature of true worship is active, demonstrative and participatory.
What is Acceptable Worship?
You may be surprised to know that when Jesus talked about worship, He said nothing about music. In fact, the Bible is fairly silent on musical style with the exception of God’s love for new songs that express the new things He is doing among His people (Psalm 33).
Hosanna! Music: 8×8: The Best of the Best
I thought it would be fun to highlight one album from each of these worship leaders that was influential, memorable or even trend-setting.
This History of Integrity’s Hosanna! Music With Tom Brooks
It would not be an overstatement to suggest that Integrity Music, specifically their Hosanna! Music series of live worship recordings, influenced and changed the way North America worships.
The Worship Leader’s Most Important Staff Relationship￼
Your relationship with the senior pastor will ultimately determine the length of your tenure at a church and deeply contribute to how content and fulfilled you are in your job.