Posts by Jason Lehman

Our Perception of Success

We all want things to go well in a Sunday morning environment. We want the music to flow and to avoid awkward transitions and wrong notes. We want the screens to look the way we designed and the video to play the way it’s supposed to. We want the planning that we’ve done to be…

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How to Stay Encouraged

When we first gets into ministry, everything looks awesome. There’s a feeling of “we’re going to change this world together, we’re going to make a difference, we’re going to impact people for the Lord, we’re going to use the skills and opportunities to do something that really matters.” At the beginning you’re looking at everyone as…

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A Thankless Job Disappears When You Say Thank You

Worship pastors and worship leaders have a unique role. Not only are they responsible for leading worship, but they are also accountable for the health of the teams they lead. One of these teams is the technical ministry team. The group of individuals solely responsible for whether or not the congregation can hear, see or…

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4 Ways to Navigate the dualism of pastorship and self development

This is an election year. You know what that means, right? All the “crazies” come out. Candidates, commentators, opinion makers and takers. I don’t mind so much except that often statements are made in public forums that may or may not reflect what a candidate actually feels or thinks about a subject. This lends itself…

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Worship Observations: What is Your Breaking Point?

A Few Worship Observations I think most people want to make a good impression in any setting. I know I am that way. Meetings, conferencing, the stage, services, new clients, staff team… I want to be confident, friendly, sincere, kind, strong…etc. There are aspects of this approach that are good. Confidence leaves people feeling secure. Friendliness…

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Church Envy: When the Grass is Greener on the Other Side

A look at church envy and when the grass is greener on the other side I was going through some old files the other day and came across a bunch of notes from some worship conferences I attended a few years ago. As I leafed through all my chicken scratch and half legible note taking, I started…

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Learning to Trust Your Worship Leaders

I have a good friend who is one of the most gifted worship leaders I have every had the privilege to work with. He has an amazing ability to connect with people in worship. He is also an amazing example of what it means to be a servant of the Lord. I have learned so…

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Worship vs. Performance: How I Keep my Perspective in Check

I often wonder how worship leaders draw the line between what is worship and what is a performance. It can be a difficult distinction to make. Because worship is based on a personal response it is almost impossible for people to remain purely objective when evaluating the difference. Over the years I have come up…

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Embracing Conflict and Ministry Growth

Conflict is never fun. Most of us avoid it at all costs, especially if we are in ministry. But in a creative ministry it is inevitable. I had an experience with conflict that really opened my eyes to the brighter side of interpersonal entanglements. It allowed me to view conflict as a tool to healthy…

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