Category Archives: Church

Four Behaviors of a Thriving Worship Ministry

Lessons From Churches from 50 and 5000. By Mike O’Brien Over the past 18 months, I have served fifty-plus churches as a worship team trainer and guest worship leader. I’ve noticed some interesting trends in worship ministries that are healthy, growing, and happy. This … Continue reading

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How To Last In Ministry

By Pastor Rick Warren
Ministry is a marathon: it’s not how you start in ministry; it’s how you finish. Continue reading

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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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