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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6)

A Not-So-Joyful Noise

I come from a family of musicians. It’s a great way to grow up, but a problem we used to often encounter is we could not turn off that side of ourselves in church. Some of you know what I’m

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Note to Self: Sing

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.  PSALM 30:4 Dear Self, You really should sing more. You should sing more than at gathered worship with the church. You should sing in

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30 Seconds

It’s Sunday morning. You step onto the stage and sit down at the piano or strap on your guitar. The songs you picked out earlier in the week have now been practiced well, the band is behind you tuning their

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Staying Healthy Emotionally and Spiritually

In Worship Ministry Effective worship ministry is a challenge that few people, other than worship leaders themselves, completely understand. Not only are most of us juggling family and career obligations while we lead our faith communities in praise each week,

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Love Moves Slow

by Audrey Assad The slow burn of intimacy. Have you ever gone for months, or even years, without hearing God’s voice? I have. And I have seen dear, faithful friends and believers, other women who desire intimacy with God, do

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Breaking Out of the Worship Formula

Can you make authentic worship? Growing up in a small Baptist church helped me learn something at an early age: Our gatherings as the Church tend toward formula. There are lots of reasons for it. It’s easier. It’s comfortable. It’s

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Recruiting and Training New Members for Your Worship Team

Here are some guidelines I follow in recruiting new worship team members. The first six points apply to all worship team members and the last five points apply to worship team leaders. Choose people who have a heart of worship.

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Confessions of a Former Worship Leader

What is our worship music really pointing to? Growing up as the oldest son of a pastor, as well as a trained musician, the use of music as an expression of worship has been an integral piece of my church

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Easter Worship Songs

Can you believe Easter is just 5 weeks away from this Sunday? Whether you’re in the middle of or just getting started planning your Easter worship services – we’ve got 10 powerful and timely songs for you to download FREE

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Re-thinking the Words of Worship

Are we thinking about what we say to God during worship? You scratch your head, you look around, and you ask your friend, “Wait, what did he just sing?” You just heard a theological lapse from the mouth of the

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