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.
Worship Planning: Refining Your Song Canon
Just as flags mark ownership and territory, songs often reflect the desires we have for the Lord to take deeper ownership and territory of our hearts.
Worship Planning: Canon Conversation Starters and Closers
One of the most daunting things both a worship leader and pastor face every Monday morning is a blank sheet of paper.
Worship Planning: Organizing Your Song Canon
A worship leader’s job is done when the church sings aloud in spirit and truth.
Worship Planning: Defining Your Song Canon
Critical to the effectiveness of any worship ministry is determining what songs you will use to lead your people in worship.
Modesty: The Heart of A Worship Leader God Uses
I recently was reading the values of a church on their website. Dead center on the webpage it read, “Modesty: We value personal and ministry modesty, making Jesus famous, not ourselves”. When I read that something immediately resounded deep inside me. All my heart’s deepest desires were awakened. We’ve all been programmed to worship, …
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The Ultimate Destination of Biblical Worship is Vertic^l
Biblical worship, like our lives, is also consumed with destination and the final destination of all Biblical worship is vertical. I’m not saying that worship cannot or should not have horizontal aspects.
Prioritizing Our Worship Philosophy: Subject > Substance > Style
Every week when we gather to lead worship we stand as teachers in a classroom of congregants. The songs and materials we use in corporate worship teach others how to think about God. A.W. Tozer once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
20 Things I’ve Learned From Listening to Great Songs and Songwriters (13-16)
The penultimate installation in this year-long series . . .
20 Things I’ve Learned From Listening to Great Songs and Songwriters (11-12)
11. Learn the power of slant (imperfect) rhymes Rhythm, rhyme and repetition are the building blocks of good lyrics. Rhythm is how words sound as we sing them and the cadence they rest upon, repetition is the frequency of a lyric and rhyme provides the verbal adhesive that bonds a lyric to a listener. For …
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