Ministry Finish Lines: How Will You Know You Succeeded?

I always like ministry work trips where you spend a few days serving in building walls, cleaning out old houses or other small projects. I enjoy completing those things!  When you’re putting up a wall, you know when you’re finished.  At the end of the workday, you have completed the steps, you can see progress and … Read more

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 is still the God of the backstage. We want to honor and give our best … Read more

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 band and until we began the second of the two in that space, the sound … Read more

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 way or another. It’s a servant role to create opportunities for worship and engagement. And … Read more

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 standing in back with their hands in their pockets barely singing along in a monotone … Read more

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 the church. There are a few things we need to do because of this: Lovingly … Read more

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 no struggle in our lives. No sense of adventure.” Dean Karnazes Butterflies are beautiful because … Read more

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 is a result of our poor decisions, but other times we’re up against something that … Read more

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 10:45 a.m. – Family Life Center All four services have the same preacher (live) and … Read more