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Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified.
But I was tired, worn out by the juggling act of the preacher-mama: studying, preaching, leading worship, attending to my flock, and teaching while being a wife, raising a toddler, doing
Mean Girls in the Church
How to become women who embolden rather than undermine
as adolescents can be mean girls, grown-ups can turn into mean women who subtly—or not so subtly—undermine, judge, and criticize the choices of other women they worship next to
Pastors, We Need To Stop Expecting Worship Leaders To Do Our Job For Us
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper.
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper. Innovative MinistryJuly
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
The worship pastor at her church was clearly a very gifted musician. On Sundays, he consistently produced the highest quality worship program she ever experienced.
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
Imagining the Next Generation of Women in Leadership
A conversation between a lead pastor and her daughter
At that point I thought maybe it would be worship ministry and I guess it could be. But there was no question about whether ministry was possible or allowed as a woman.
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
My first foray into ministry as vocation wasn't with a church, but rather as a guest preacher and worship leader, filling the pulpit or leading worship for pastors who were away for a week.
9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Moms in Ministry
The awkward, embarrassing, and hilarious truth about balancing motherhood and ministry.
by their gumption. One young mom I know leads worship at her church while her newborn daughter sleeps on her chest in a baby wrap. Another mom
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
'Dear Worship Leader...'. A review of Zac Hicks's The Worship Pastor. For the missional, the temptation becomes focusing as much on the where of worship as on the Who.
Signs Of Life: 7 Ways To Find A Great Small Church To Attend And Serve
Look for a church that does small church things well, instead of trying to do big church things on a smaller scale.
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: SF Brit | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. A lot of people would like to worship in a small church if they could find a good one.
Effective Church Leaders Do Not Treat Everyone Equally
If you don't decide whose opinions carry the greatest weight, the loudest voices will win and your ministry will be reactive, not proactive.
If you need help getting started, we have a list. People on the worship team should have a greater say in the purchase of new worship software than those volunteering in the nursery.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
When church members join the staff, their place of worship becomes their workplace. We are paying closer attention to the worship and community opportunities within our organization.
Where Have All the Lamenters Gone?
No one laments more than God, so why do we as leaders feel pressure to keep a happy face?
happy face? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print. Would King David be hired as your church's worship pastor? Would you
8 Assumptions Pastors Can't Make In A Post-Christian Culture
The so-called Christian culture is going... going... gone. We need to get ready for what’s next.
Churches on every corner, Christian radio and TV on more than one station, and worship songs as background music in a restaurant where almost every table says grace before they
Overlooked: When Women Are Passed Over for Leadership
Research suggests a reason for this phenomenon beyond the glass ceiling.
Scenario #2. When a large, Midwestern church felt ready to hire a full-time worship leader, they embarked on a year-long search. They curiously overlooked
My Place in the Pulpit
Approaching that giant piece of furniture shook loose all my insecurities, doubts, and fears.
As was my custom, I walked across the street from our parsonage to the church building around 10 pm to practice the worship songs for the following morning's service.
Why Was I So Hard On That Church I Visited?
Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship service and solid, biblical teaching.
Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship service and solid, biblical teaching. Church & CultureMay 30, 2017. Why Was
Introducing Lent to Your Congregation
It starts with your example.
Here are a few ideas to consider as you shape your church's outreach, discipleship, preaching, and worship in Lent. Lenten Outreach Ideas. Lenten Worship Ideas.