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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
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.
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.
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
To illustrate that work and those means, Hicks spends most of the book expanding our vision of a worship leader's pastoral vocation through 17 metaphorical job descriptions for the
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
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
language. 1. Christian jargon is isolating. For church outsiders, our worship gatherings can be like watching a foreign film without subtitles. Our insider
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
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
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.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry. Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped
Wanted: New Church Methods for New Church People
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year.
As long as you want to minister to traditional church members. Traditionalists (whatever your tradition may be) need places to worship, learn and be discipled.
Saving the Funeral from an Untimely Death
People today are confused about what funerals are for. How should pastors respond?
It becomes a vicious cycle. When the funeral isn't worship, there's no compelling reason to go. It is public worship whose intent is to deepen our hope in the Resurrection.