Church, Music, and some other stuff

Sweet Lorraine

Oh Sweet Lorraine

Oh man! This video got me in a “the first 10 minutes of the movie Up” kind of way!  This is exactly what I needed to counteract what I saw at the VMA’s. Please do yourself a favor and watch this! We need more song writers like Fred.  I miss Lorraine, and I never even met her. Enjoy this post? …

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Why First Impressions Make or Break a Church

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I would venture and say that about 90% of a person’s decision whether or not they are going to come back to your church is made by their first impression. So let me get the obvious question out of the way. What kind of first impression is your church giving? Here’s a recent first impression I received after visiting a …

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See How Easily You Can Change Your Church Culture

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This is part five of a seven part “Band Schmand, YOU Bring the Worship” series on what we can do as leaders to break through religion when it comes to worship!  I have all of the posts listed at the bottom. Today let’s talk about tongues. Yes, you are still on the correct website.  Don’t freak out.  Let me explain. …

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“No You Cannot Play my Drumset!” A Unique Look Into Sharing Our Equipment!

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into the church and found some random person who just took it upon themselves to play on the drums. Or how many times I’ve heard a drummer upset because someone had been messing with their stuff. Before you click away and think that all this post is going to be is …

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Why Some People ALWAYS Encounter God In Worship

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This is part four of the seven part “Band Shmand, YOU Bring the worship” series on what we can do as leaders to break through religion when it comes to worship!  I have all of the posts listed at the bottom. Today I want to challenge you with What are you expecting God to do during worship? Now hear me loud …

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You Don’t have to be Hillsong to Have “Powerful Worship”

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This is part three of a seven part series on what we can do as leaders to break through religion when it comes to worship!  I have all of the posts listed below. So my big point today is, Don’t count on anyone else to bring “powerful” worship! I’ve been a part of countless “services” where too many people have …

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Solve Your “No Keyboardist” Problem Once And For All

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I’m taking a break from the “Band Shmand, YOU bring the worship” series today to share some interesting stuff with you! Worship Pads Pads in worship are exactly what they say they are.  A pad.  But not just any pad.  I imagine worship bands playing over a pit of spikes…What the pads do is protect the worship band from plummeting …

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Give Me 5 Minutes, and I’ll Show You Why Your Church Doesn’t Worship

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This is part two of a seven part series on what we can do as leaders to break through religion when it comes to worship!  I have all of the posts listed at the bottom. Teach about Worship! What else is there better to do with people that don’t actually know a thing about worship, than to TEACH ABOUT IT! I …

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Band Shmand, YOU Bring The Worship

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This is part 1 of a 7 part series on what we can do to bring true worship into our churches.  It’s about to get real!  I have all of the posts in this series listed at the bottom. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received a phone call or email from a pastor inviting me to come …

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Take Some Freakin Notes – 3 Reasons Why

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Do you ever just feel good about yourself after taking notes in church? I could have sat on the couch eating Cheetos and watching Sponge Bob all day, but if I took notes during a service that night, I can rest well feeling like I just took a giant leap in achieving my life goals. Not to mention it gives …

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