Posts Tagged ‘calling’

4 Books Every Worship Leader Should Read

My transition from volunteer to worship leader was a bit of a crash course, so I made sure to start grabbing books, reading blogs, and really living worship development. Some of us don’t like to read books, but I’m just going to say “grow up” and not even deal with that objection. You either take…

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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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The best $50 you can spend to grow a small church

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” – I Timothy 5:17-18 This is going to sound self-serving, but bear with…

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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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Getting Real About Burnout: The Ministry Axiom

Warning: this article contains mathematical concepts that you may have not stumbled across for a long time. Please consult your closest available 6th grade math book to refresh yourself on these symbols: <, =, > before reading any further.   I remember my very first paid ministry position. I had joined the team of a…

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