In this video interview, international song-writer and worship leader Andy Piercy shares two pieces of advice, both spiritual and practical, for worship leaders. He also reminds leaders the 4 things that matter most for congregations wanting to sing along.
In a world that is increasingly loud and hard, ministers can lead worship experiences of quiet where we find a soft place to land in the love of God through Christ Jesus. Read more today from Laura Beach on the importance of guided times of lament and grief in worship.
What do you expect to happen when the Word of God is read in church? Do you treat the reading of Scripture in a way that is conducive to these effects? In today's video interview, Christine Parton Burkette of Duke Divinity School shares how the public reading of Scripture will never be the same once we come to terms with its central role in the worship service.
Some charge the contemporary worship movement as not being trinitarian enough in its content. In today's post, Drew Causey draws up 12 worship songs that are exemplary trinitarian and that should be on the regular rotation of every worship leader. Add your favorites to the list!
Why does the public reading of Scripture matter? Should it still be included in worship services? In today's video, Christine Parton Burkett shares how and why reading Scripture helps to form us into the people of God, and why the reading of Scripture should be done with care and excellence.
Market segmentation—it's a business concept that appears to have made its way into the church, expressed primarily through worship services tailored for different audiences. In today's post, Jonathan Lawson examines the effect of traditional and contemporary worship styles on the church.
Why don't they sing? There are many situations where those present in a church program sing with great gusto and spiritual fervor, but this isn't always the case. In today's article, Mary Crowson shares 5 reasons why a church might not be singing along—and suggests for curbing this from happening.
If we’re serious about letting the Christian calendar be our master calendar, how can we change some of our life patterns to more intentionally follow that calendar? Teddy Ray suggests for each season some simple practices in three different areas: family/individual, worship, and larger church activity.
What is liturgy and why does it matter for the church? Hear Dr. Michael Pasquarello III on the nature and place of liturgical worship in the church.
Worship and Christian education are often kept separate within the church. As some argue, both serve different functions, one for instruction and the other for worship. In reality, however, they are not that different. The worship leader is a kind of catechist whose purpose is to both usher people into the presence of God and instruct them in His truth.