Category Archives: Church

Worship Leading: 4 Keys To Improving

Leading people in worship to the Living God is an awesome privilege and really involves four major areas: music, worship, leadership (people) and your relationship with God. The more you understand and grow in each area, the stronger your worship leading should become. … Continue reading

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12 Keys To Being A Successful Worship Pastor

I love to help worship leaders and worship pastors grow and become all that God has called them to be. I hope these 12 keys challenge you like they challenge me. I have been leading worship and pastoring for over … Continue reading

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12 Things That Can Discourage Congregational Singing

I love it when congregations sing so loud that the soundman has trouble hearing the worship band over the people singing around him. Worship leaders – if the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called … Continue reading

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Strong Congregational Singing: 12 Things To Avoid

I love it when congregations sing so loud that the soundman has trouble hearing the worship band over the people singing around him. Worship leaders – if the congregation is not singing, we are not doing what God has called us to do. Here are a few things that I’ve learned to avoid in order to encourage the congregation to sing.
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The Real Saint Patrick

The real St. Patrick…. Wasn’t Irish, Born a Roman citizen in Britain Came from a wealthy aristocratic family Father was deacon, grandfather a priest Showed no interest in following Christ in early years Kidnapped by Irish pagans at age 16 … Continue reading

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Why I Didn’t Eat For 40 Days

In 1998, my wife, Anna and I were asked to accompany a group of students on a missions trip to the Philippines. We spent a few months helping prepare the group for the two-week trip. Anna was on staff at … Continue reading

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Stewardship Principle: Your Money Is A Test

From James MacDonald devotionals ~ For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21, ESV). It’s mine, versus it’s God’s. Deep down, how do you view your things, including money? You can’t divide the pot—this part is God’s; … Continue reading

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Worship Leaders: 7 Keys To A Successful Life

Worship Leaders: our true success come from spending time with God and His word. God is the source of life, creativity, power and true success. Have you read Colossians 3:16-17 lately?  In this passage, Paul gives 7 keys on how to … Continue reading

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Worship Teams: The Role of A Music Director

For most of my years working with worship teams, I have been both the Worship Leader (WL) and the Music Director (MD) or Band Leader. Many worship leaders prefer having someone else to direct the musicians so they can concentrate … Continue reading

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My Top Worship Songs for 2017

Picking great songs for your congregation and worship band is one of the most important tasks of a worship leader. Great songs have a sense of God’s Spirit on them. Great worship songs make you want to sing them again … Continue reading

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