Getting in the way of worship

I went to Dollar General last night to pick some last minute things for a meeting. Because of a semi truck parked diagonally, I had to squeeze into the parking lot with little room. Because of the truck, the only spaces available were across … Continued

Three “Greetings” Worship Leaders Should Make on Sunday Mornings.

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Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each … Continued

Focus Your Youth Ministry, Widen the Impact

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Here’s a reminder for three important things to focus on in your ministry to students!  Helpful Holy Teaching—Teaching can come in lots of forms, but it must be something that will help students.  Chart your course for the next few … Continued

Eight Thoughts for Cultivating Growth In Your Church

There are a few words that need to stay on our hearts and minds; in our vocabulary and conversation when we are cultivating growth in our church and ministries. Hope — Any local church–no matter the size, attendance or budget … Continued

10 Things Every Congregation wants their Worship Leader to Know

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1. “Don’t try to be Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Paul Baloche or Darlene Zschech.  God already has those folks.”  We need you to be uniquely who God created you to be.  Be unique to our church and to our community.  2. “Loud … Continued

Five Things That Never Go Out of Style In Ministry

Prayer It may seem obvious, but prayer is the bedrock to ministry and a life of faith. There is a work that is done through prayer that will never be accomplished otherwise.  The fruit from the prayerful ministry will be … Continued

The Only National Holiday for a U.S. Preacher!

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I heard someone say once that MLK day was the only National Holiday for a preacher. I think about it every time we roll around to Martin Luther King’s Birthday each January.  It’s inspiring to think, even with all the … Continued

Three Steps to Making a Statement Your Own

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I was in a seminar with John Maxwell and in passing, he mentioned this little formula (in fun) for taking a statement, giving someone credit and then making it your own.  Here are the three steps:  1)      John Maxwell says, … Continued

Giving to Haiti

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As I reflect on the year anniversary of the earthquake disaster in Haiti this time last year, I lift the nation up. Recently, I got a letter from a friend of mine who was going on a Haiti work trip with his … Continued

5 Simple Questions to Ask Your Team Members

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1)      Do you know what you are planning to accomplish tomorrow?  2)      Are you having fun in your job / role on this team? What have you planned today, outside of your team role, for fun and relaxation? 3)      Would … Continued

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