A Pastor's Plea to Worship Leaders
Jason Janz is a pastor who has put a lot of thought into his postion on worship... take a read... I was listening to some music from a popular ministry the other day, and the idea for this article came...

How to Plan a Worship Service
Cory, over at BuildingChurchLeaders.com sent me an email about an article you might be interested in over at BCL. It includes nearly a half hour of video from Granger Community Church about how they plan their worship services. Now you...

Anybody for a Worship War?
What do you think of this quote from Church Consultant Ken Johnson? (via Church Central)... "This may sound harsh, but church members who don’t like the worship style, need to find another church that uses the style they prefer. It...

How to Get More Musicians Involved in Your Church
This is from the "Ask Rick Munchow" article listed recently at PurposeDriven.com: Question: I am running two contemporary services and one blended service. We have a praise band and team in place, but we have some instrumentalists (brass and winds)...

The Truth and MisConceptions About Hula Worship
Worship is becoming so specialized. I remember when I started as a pastor a little over 20 years ago, there really wasn't too much controversial about church music and worship... mostly because just about everyone was the same. The difference...

Chuck Colson Shouts Down His Worship Leader
Provacative title... I know. But it sounds like it really happened. What would you do if you were leading worship and asked the congregation to repeat a song only to hear Chuck Colson yell 'NO'! (Actually... I'd love to hear...

Churches Start to Add Hymnals (again!)
It seems many churches are adding back hymnals. While many churches are finding their contemporary music services extrememly effective, they are learning that it doesn't have to be an either/or situation. There are still a good group of people who...

Why Don't People Sing During Worship
To all of you worship pastors out there, I feel for you. How many Sundays have you gone home thinking that you were a failure because it just didn't seem like people were involved in worship (excited, singing, outwardly worshipping)?...

American Idol: Three Lessons for Worship Leaders
Sharing a bowl of buttery popcorn, the Beauty Queen (my wife) and I joined about 32 million other Americans for the season finale of American Idol. Admittedly, I was cheering for Bo, the southern rocker, but couldn’t really be disappointed...

The Worship Team Dictionary
Worship pastor Phil Christensen offers a humorous glossary definitions that just may improve understanding and—dare we suggest—shine up our harmony on the worship team A new worship team member once confided to me that she felt like a stranger in...