Teach Your Students The Power of Off

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Youth pastors, Sunday School teachers and other next-generation leaders should help students understand the issues associated with digital devices during class. As it’s been said, “anyone can do two things at once. It takes real discipline to do one thing … Continued

Transitioning To A Paid Sound Engineer

Currently, we have four morning worship services on Sundays. Two of these services are held in the Family Life Center and two are held in the Sanctuary. The two services in the Family Life Center are led by the worship … Continued

Does It Spark Joy?

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It’s been a big deal for a few years now, but I just read Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up.” The basic idea is that home should be a place where we find rest, not a … Continued

You Can’t Sing Over People You Don’t Love

When you’re in ministry, you spend a lot of time working with people. And people aren’t always easy to figure out. Worship leaders, along with pastors, have the unique situation of encountering weekly interactions with the whole church in one … Continued

Kill The ANTS (A tip for fear & anxiety)

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As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized more clearly the times that fear and anxiety are approaching in my life and mind. In a book I just read called, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, I heard a phrase that seemed … Continued

Four Reasons To Equip Your Church For Active Response In Worship

I’ve been hearing various worship leaders talk about how their congregations don’t seem to open up in worship. Since worship is about the heart, can you really ever say that one person is more worshipful than another? Is the person … Continued

Pray Out Loud For Your Students

I like the prayers King Solomon prayed out loud over his people at the dedication of the new temple in 2 Chronicles, Chapter 6. He praised God humbly. He thanked God for his father and those who had gone before … Continued

Grow The Tree You Have

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Imagine a tree growing in your yard. It’s a magnificent oak tree, one of rare breed and very beautiful. But the owner doesn’t really care for the mighty oak because he wanted some Australian Acacia growing there. The owner dismisses … Continued

Because Worship Leaders Are Shepherds, We Need To…

The worship leader role is less about performing and more about shepherding. We are with our congregations on a weekly basis and though we may not be preaching the message, we are part of the shepherding process that happens in … Continued

Smile When You See Them

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“Smile when you see them…” This simple rule applies to several areas of life. It applies to your spouse. It applies to your kids. It applies to your ministry team. It applies to your coworkers. It applies to your congregation. … Continued

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