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3 Ways to Keep Familiar Songs Fresh

As worship leaders, we all have our “go to” songs that we use regularly in our services. These are the songs you probably use once every 4-6 weeks. These songs speak to the season our churches are walking through. These are the anthems where we always see hands raised and hear voices sing out the loudest. So how do we …

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Tips for Communicating to Your Band

One of the biggest issues I see in many wor­ship lead­ers and their bands is a fail­ure to com­mu­ni­cate. If you can effec­tively and effi­ciently com­mu­ni­cate to your band, not only will they feel more con­fi­dent in their play­ing, but your wor­ship will take another step in the right direc­tion. For instance, I know there’s a big band break right …

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Easter Isn’t Special

Now that I’ve shamelessly used a click bait title, let me explain what I mean. In the last few decades there has been an influx of creativity surrounding the church and its effort to invite the lost to hear the good news of Jesus on Sundays. Churches have gone to great lengths to attract people in their community to come …

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Taking Over The Team – Part 1

Be Strong and Courageous I have been leading worship or helping lead worship in some shape or form for the last twenty years. It’s been a great joy to step into this calling that God has placed on my life. I’ve led in many different places and size congregations, from college ministries to mega churches to church plants and student …

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Best Use of Time

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17 Whenever we talk about stewardship as worship, we usually hear about how we use our money and resources, how …

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Why Is It Important For Us To Sing About The Finished Work Of Christ?

One of the best ways for our minds to remember something is to sing it. From the ABC’s to the books of the Bible and of course the various songs of Schoolhouse Rock, we all have learned many things from singing them. It is the same way with the story of the Gospel and scripture itself. Songs are very valuable …

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The Man Jesus Christ

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” – 1 Timothy 2:5 (ESV) Do you ever, as a worship leader, take time and think on Christ’s humanity? We spend much of our time teaching on and singing about God’s holiness, Christ’s mercy in dying on the cross and rising again, …

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The Gathering: Q & A with Bob Kauflin

(Eds. note: Jake asked Bob Kauflin a couple of questions in anticipation of The Gathering, a worship conference hosted by Crosspointe Church and Redeemer Church in Lake Nona, Florida.  We hope you can join us! Register for the conference here. Bob Kauflin is a pastor, songwriter, worship leader, and author with over thirty-five years experience. After pastoring for 12 years, …

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Leading a Team Large and Small (Part 2)

Last time we left off with the promise of looking at two things 1) how to and/or whether to measure the success of our small or large teams 2) the key piece of advice given to worship leaders and team leaders at the “Worship Cohort One Day” last month in St. Louis. Today we’ll look at how to and/or whether …

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Leading a Team Large and Small (Part 1)

This Monday we gathered together for a worship workshop with worship leaders from St. Louis Cohorts. The questions focused on how, as worship leaders, we can better develop our teams (music, creative and technical teams). How do you lead a small team without burning them out? Give volunteers permission to place their health & family above their talent and serving. …

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