Are our worship songs like our Instagram filters, helping us express ourselves in a manner that is, well, better than we truly are? Are these songs that may be true of Charles Wesley or the Torwalts but are way beyond our level of spiritual maturity or commitment? Maybe. Probably.
Being a worship leader is first and foremost about being a disciple, or follower, of Jesus. And no follower of Jesus stays the same for very long. Following Jesus is as much about who we are becoming as it is what we are doing. This is the call.
If you are anything like me, you landed in worship leadership quite by accident. But it was not an accident, and God has handed you the hearts of the people in your congregation. Maybe as you plan the next service on your radar, you can try not starting with a song. Instead, start by envisioning your people, reminding yourself of their stories.
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.
Unless you are an experienced instrumentalist, the prospect of leading a worship band in a modern worship context can be an intimidating one. This article is intended to demystify the process of leading a band in a modern worship setting.
How do we navigate the seemingly endless options and choose the right songs for our specific congregation, in each specific moment of the Christian year? In short, how do we discern?
Our experiences in corporate worship sculpt not only our understanding of the Triune God, but also our capacity as image bearers of the Creator. Our prayer is that the Triune God would use this community to bring renewal in your congregation’s worship. We hope you’ll join the fellowship as we pray and share together resources for worship design.
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 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.
In this video, watch Matt Sigler summarize 3 key insights that the Wesleyan movement offers to contemporary worship. They include rootedness, personal, and sanctifying elements, all of which may serve to renew the contemporary worship movement.