Church, Music, and some other stuff

Worship Leaders – 4 Ways to Encourage People To Worship

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If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re a worship leader, church leader, or something similar to that.  And it’s very possible that you’ve been in a service, like I have, where it seemed like the worship was just… dead. If you’ve never been in a service like that, congratulations on reading this to simply better yourself.  For the rest of us, we …

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How To Not Be Bored At Church

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When people ask me my goals in life (not that I get asked that a lot, but it does happen) they are sometimes startled by my answer. I always respond, “To never be bored.” You may think I’m crazy, or even slightly ignorant. I mean, what about the thousands of self help books and speakers that tell us to make …

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Are You Treating Your Volunteers Like “Slaves”?

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If you’ve been a part of my blog for some time, you know that I’m the biggest supporter of excellence.  I am 100% for people being prepared and honoring of the positions they have.  Today I want to take a different approach.  And I’ll start with this statement… Your musicians on your team are not slaves. They aren’t workers. They …

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How “Crazy” is Your Church’s Worship?

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The other day I was talking to a pastor and he told me, “We worship, but we don’t get out of control.”  Ok, now hear my heart on this… I’ve been in the “worship game” long enough to know exactly what this is code for…and I won’t water it down for you… What he’s trying to tell me is that his …

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Did You Know That Even Pastors Don’t Feel the Presence of God Sometimes

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How great would it be if every single time we went into worship, the heavens opened and we felt the presence of God fill every inch of the room.  It would be fantastic!  However, unless you’re a super Christian and just won’t admit it, the truth is, it just doesn’t happen that way all the time. Sometimes it feels like …

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Are You Taking Responsibility For Your Own Worship?

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This is just a short piece of my free eBook I give away as a gift to people who subscribe to get my blog posts via email.  I hope it speaks to you in the same way it did me.   And I know what you’re thinking, “If he wrote it, and it’s speaking to him, does that mean he’s speaking …

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Are You Numb To The Whole “Worship Service” Thing?

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One of the most awkward situations I’ve ever been in was a job interview for a worship position at a fairly large church in my city.  We went up to their media room and one of the two men interviewing me asked me to play and sing for them. They handed me a guitar and away I went with “Draw …

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Who’s Faking Worship In Your Church?

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As a worship leader, there are few things better than finishing a worship service where it seemed that everyone in the entire place was going crazy for Jesus. You know what I mean!  The service where everyone in the congregation is singing, jumping, lifting their hands, stage diving…ok, stage diving is questionable.  The point is, that it really makes a …

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Should We Allow Un-Saved Musicians to Play In Our Services?

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Quite often I’m asked my opinion of if it’s OK to hire unsaved musicians to play in a worship service.  I’ve heard this topic debated from every angle you can possibly imagine, and I’ve even seen it done a few times.  I mean, God can move through anyone, right? Let’s look to the Bible.  I believe this answer can be …

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Do You Make This Mistake When Planning Your Services?

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The other day I showed up a little early to a surprise birthday party for a friend of mine. And yes, I know the “cool” people don’t get there till late, but it doesn’t quite work that way with surprise parties. You’ll just end up missing the surprise. Anyways, when I got there, it was like I walked into onto …

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