Music in Worship Archives - Seedbed

How can you find your own unique voice as a worship leader? Branden Petersen shares tried and true methods for coming into your own in the music world and in leading worship.

Many still use the term “contemporary worship” as it was used in 1995. What should be clear is that several things have changed over the past two-decades. Here are six things that are different from contemporary worship in the '90s.

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.

The Easter season (Eastertide) lasts for fifty days. We still have forty-six more days to go. There are still scars to be touched, fish to be caught, breakfast to be eaten, and an ascension to behold. Two of our contributors share their Eastertide soundtracks. We hope you’ll enjoy these songs during the journey!

What is your tradition for Christmas that helps you draw near to the birth of our Savior? Matt Sigler shares a hymn that has come to hold special meaning for him at Christmas.

We often assume that people know things, but sometimes they are afraid to ask. Emily Barlow shares why we should define what Easter actually is during the worship service.

Do you really know the significance of Advent? Matthew Sigler shares why Advent is a part of the church calendar you should not skip over.

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.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed the use of a metronome in rehearsals and performances as well as the need for band members to think like arrangers instead of simply guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, and bass players. In this installment, we will look at the basic roles of each band member.

In everyday life, timing can make all the difference in the world. The same is true for worship leading. Mark Benjamin offers wisdom on making sure you keep time consistently during worship

Featured Books