Six Keys To Good Study

Every once in a while, I love to re-read parts of Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. I was challenged by the six aspects to good study of a book. For the last few years, I have incorporated the discipline of … Continued

Sing With People – Not For Them

Leading worship is an incredibly humbling role in the church. It’s more than music, more than being on stage, and more than strategic leadership. In worship, we have an opportunity to meet with God in his presence and give our all in praise … Continued

Create Time For Community, Connection and Conversation

Sundays are game day for most local church worship teams. As a result, it gets busy. There are a lot of details; everyone is working to get their part done, and the morning flies by! One role for the worship … Continued

The Advantages Of Serving In Your Home Church

You have probably heard the definition of an expert being “anyone who travels at least 100 miles to speak.”   I have, on many occasions over the years, had the privilege of being called upon to lead/speak in various locations around … Continued

Seven Things Volunteers Need From Their Leaders

Most paid ministry staff roles in the church require work and leadership with volunteers. It’s not always easy, but the reward of equipping the church for ministry is incredible! With effective volunteer ministry, more gets accomplished and it’s more fun. … Continued

Ten Ways To Mentor Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders are tasked with raising up worshippers and worship leaders. This includes specific moments and events where worship leaders can grow. Even more important, it must be a part of the nature and culture of the worship ministry to … Continued

Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace

As I’m planning to take a break from writing in the blog for a couple weeks, these four words come to mind: Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace. Time away provides margin. It’s like the white space around the typed words on … Continued

Create Something People Want To Join

If you want or need people to be a part of your ministry, make sure you’re offering something people want to be a part of. The leader is the cultural architect. You can create a great place for people to … Continued

Five Ways Leaders Bring Energy To The Organization

Those around. you will feed off your energy – good or bad! When you show your passion and heart for the work, others will feel a sense of permission to follow suit. Without a level of energy, it’s going to … Continued

Seven Fun Worship Team Christmas Ideas

Here are some fun ideas for celebrating the season with your worship team: Solos Pick a good song and a good Sunday to highlight the musical skills of your team members by doing “solos.” Christmas is also a good time … Continued

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