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Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
It even made it on popular television when a pastor who is a descendent of Robert E. Lee condemned racism at the Video Music Awards on MTV, stating, "As a pastor, it is my moral duty
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
A subscription to Audible or music services like Apple Music or Spotify allows me to listen to my fill of music or books as I commute to visit my congregation members.
Personal Branding, Platform, and Pride-Management
Promoting the message of Christ―rather than ourselves.
There are some qualities readily distinguishing one particular church from other places of worship―often through the style of music, preaching, programming, and environment within
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
With her family, especially her brother BeBe, she was a longtime fixture in Gospel music before launching a solo career. It's my first released music in over nine years.
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
wanted. After another member of the music program quit the ministry, Lisa finally decided to address her concerns with her supervisor, the senior pastor.
A Conductor of Community
Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry.
A Conductor of Community. Gail Song Bantum turned a love of music into a life of ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: provided by Quest Church. 0; tweet; email; print.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
She chose her favorite—a button-up dress. That morning she sang, danced, and swung her arms to the music, but she had forgotten to button the dress below the waist.
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
morning's service. But on this night I brought over not only my notebook of sheet music and chord charts, but also a 5½-page manuscript of my first sermon. I
No, Our Church Doesn't Sing New Music to Appeal to Nonbelievers
Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship.
Christian UnityOctober 07, 2016. No, Our Church Doesn't Sing New Music to Appeal to Nonbelievers The world is not dictating our worship styles when we sing new music.
I Don’t Like the Way You Do Church
...but our unity in Christ is much stronger than our differences in style or method.
I don't like the way you do church. The music is too loud or too soft; The clothes are too casual or too formal; The preaching is too emotional or too academic;
Your Church Can Be a Refuge
4 steps to provide a calm, safe harbor of connection.
We made our prayer gathering a regular weekly event and started a monthly night of worship through music. This created a rhythm of varied worship within a context of community.
Facing My Inner Control Freak
An unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything.
Music hung in the air like a thick blanket—warm, cozy, comfortable. The worship team sang, and a feeling of calm filled the room. It wasn't mystical or creepy, just simple and holy.
Sorry, Pastors – The Growth Of The Church Is Not Up To Us
Preaching the Word, training disciples and ministering to the community may or may not increase the number of people who sit in front of me from Sunday to Sunday.
He had previously been on staff at a megachurch, where he had led a huge youth group and participated in some well-known Christian music projects.
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
And about those contrived “greeting times”—many people do not mind shaking hand after hand while loud music plays, but a large percentage of the population (like me) are introverts.
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture
Artifacts are anything that are externally visible about a church: its architecture, where visitors and staff are supposed to park, the type of music, the location of the pulpit, the style of dress
Why We Need Churches of All Types – And All Sizes
It's important to learn from other churches without becoming a cookie-cutter copy of them.
Every week they get on a small stage in a small restaurant to play live music for a small, but enthusiastic group of fans. No. He runs a live music restaurant. Not a karaoke club.
Body Cameras in North Charleston
And 3 other innovative ‘ideas that work’ from creative churches.
Spotify and other music streaming services are increasingly useful in church settings. “Music is something people consider when they're choosing a church,” notes Yock.