Posts Tagged ‘authentic worship’

The Spaces Between: Filling and Embracing them

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planned, prayed over and rehearsed the most amazing worship songs on planet earth with my team only to take the stage with an under my breath comment because I’d forgotten to think about those moments in between. Those moments between songs… before songs, and sometimes even during songs.…

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Creating a Setting that Gets Them to Sing

I’m a firm believer in setting big picture goals and then structuring daily activities around these goals. By putting in the heavy lifting early, all of the little decisions become much easier, because they are effectively made. As worship leaders, we have to make a lot of small decisions relating to liturgy, aesthetics, presentation, etc.…

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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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The Five Things That Happen When We Worship Together

As a younger Christian I would often attend weekend worship services with an expectation of how I would be able to engage with God in a private way, expressing my heart to Him individually in song, receiving the preaching of the Word with an application specific to my life, and responding to the Holy Spirit…

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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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