Posts Tagged ‘attitudes’

Tensions in Leadership: Passion and Commitment

Last year, our church expanded our meeting room by eliminating our office space. The expansion meant that the whole room was now off center, so everything had to be moved and/or expanded. Mains, subs, sound booth, stage, backdrops, lights, you name it. Our amp closet was demolished in the expansion, and everything had to be…

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Leading Worship for the Long Haul: 3 Ways to Endure

This month marks my 13th year in ministry. I am frequently overwhelmed with gratefulness that God chose me to lead people to corporately worship Him. Over the past 13 years of voluntary, bi-vocational, and full time ministry, I have learned some truths. First, ministry can be hard on your family, your friendships, and you. Second,…

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How to Prevent Burnout: The Ministry Axiom

In my last article, I talked about The Ministry Axiom, a way of thinking about our time and resources that can help cope with burnout. Now, I want to look at the example that Jesus gave for dealing with his “>” followed by practical steps for preventing burnout in your own ministry life: Jesus Stayed…

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How to Grow a Sustainable Worship Team

Who among worship leaders is not on the lookout for new players to add to their team? The average size church in America is just south of 100 people, so it comes as no surprise that bands don’t just form all on their own. But there’s a way to build a sustainable worship team, rather…

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How to Lead Worship in a Multigenerational Setting

Our church sits on a corner. To the north are several retirement communities and to the south are expanding neighborhoods bursting with young families. One of our church’s key values is to be relevant; but how can a church be relevant to such a diverse community? When I began here we were planning two services: classic…

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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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3 Ways Uphold God’s Glory During Worship

As a Senior Pastor, when God’s people walk in the back doors of the church, their view of God is often not big enough.  When the worship teams begins to play, they aren’t simply making music.  They are beginning to unpack a statement that describes the character of God.  The purpose of corporate singing is…

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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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