Four Reasons To Keep Backstage Tidy

I’ve seen the backstage of many churches. Some are closets, others are huge areas that incorporate hospitality space, restrooms and production storage. No matter the size or style, a tidy backstage is important. As I recently heard it said, God … 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

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

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

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

Your Comfort May Be Overrated

In his book, Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt talked about comfort being overrated. “We think that if we had every comfort available, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now that we’re so comfortable, we’re miserable. There’s … Continued

How To Respond To A Challenge

Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a challenge at work which requires extra-long hours on a special project. You may be dealing with a personal challenge such as a financial setback. Sometimes the challenge we’re facing … Continued

Our Concurrent Sunday Worship Schedule

Like many churches, our Sunday morning worship schedule has morphed into its current state through many little decisions and seasons. The current times for worship are: 8:00 a.m. – Sanctuary 9:00 a.m. – Family Life Center 10:15 a.m. – Sanctuary … Continued

Become A Person Of Action

Many people will move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up in the wake. My activity will create a wave of success for the people who follow. Andy Andrews, The Traveler’s Gift A … Continued

The Remedy For Becoming Complacent With Success

An inwardly focused organization inevitably misses new opportunities and hazards coming from competitors, customers or changes in the culture. John Kotter Once we reach some level of success in our church or ministry, it’s too easy to sit back and … Continued

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