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At rehearsals, we practice community when we don’t practice music. Creating space for community inside our rehearsal time hasn’t made us perfect musicians. We still hit wrong notes. But it is helping us build relationships with each other. It’s helping us see where God is at work in us, forming us into more mature disciples.

Why should we leave our Bibles at home and turn off our apps on Sunday morning? What possible reason could there be to discourage people from reading their own Bibles?

What are some of the non-negotiable traits of the worship leader? In this video interview, Marva Dawn shares about the importance of a worship leader's community, devotional life, Trinitarian orientation, and rehearsal.

Sabbath keeping is about freedom and was given to deepen our joy. In this video, Marva Dawn shares 4 reasons why we keep the Sabbath: 1. Ceasing, 2. Resting, 3. Feasting, 4. Embracing. In the process, she shares practical ways to keep us enjoying this gift from God.

It’s not to say that the Senior Pastor is the end-all-be-all in every church, but you are the appointed shepherd and your congregation is likely to value what you value. Your role is a high calling and I’m sure you are thankful for those specialized pastors who serve alongside you.

Many forget (or don’t know) that “contemporary” worship was inextricably linked to the Charismatic Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. This connection forged a musical style that was rooted in a particular understanding of the Spirit in worship. God was uniquely encountered, by the Spirit, in congregational singing.

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.

Looking for an order of worship for your Christmas Sunday service? Emily Vermilya shares hers.

The Lenten season has a rich catalogue of songs for us to sing together. As an extension of his 2012 post on songs for Lent, Drew Causey adds five more songs for those who build the liturgies and choose songs for more modern or contemporary services in the local church.

Contemporary worship music has come under fire for being flashy and theologically weak. However, always the contrarian, I have become a bit perturbed by the way that many people talk about contemporary worship. This dismissive attitude becomes ultimately unhelpful because it assigns generalities to an entire genre of music.

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