Posts Tagged ‘community’

Tensions in Leadership: Passion and Commitment

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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Evaluating Worship as a Total Service

At Park Church, we utilize a portion of our staff meeting to evaluate the prior Sunday. While this is probably normal for most churches, we’ve chosen to have a group review of the total service, rather than have individual leaders or departments only evaluate the areas in which they are directly involved. Often this leads…

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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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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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Authentic Worship: 3 Ways to Keep Your Church True to Thyself


Leading authentic worship in a church can feel like a nebulous task without a clear path to success, so its no surprise that when a ministry is successful, they are quickly emulated. It’s certainly wise to learn from the experience of others, but when we are honest with ourselves, I think we tend to do…

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6 Principles of Collaborative Worship Songwriting

The benefits of collaborative worship songwriting Collaborative worship songwriting is an incredible resource for the local church. In the ministry I serve in, we’re connecting Christian songwriters and worship leaders across our community to write and share songs of prayer for our city. We’re continuing to discover that unity and collaboration is challenging work. It’s much…

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5 Ways Songs of Prayer Impact a City


I work with a ministry in Tucson that serves to transform our community by helping unify and mobilize followers of Christ. We believe prayer is the catalyst for transformation, so our hope is to collaborate with local churches on building a culture of prayer in our city. As we’ve been strategizing together how to make…

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