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The Church Needs You – What Donald Miller Got Wrong

Over the years, I have encountered the phrase, “I love God, but church is just not my thing,” more times than I can count. You’ve probably heard some variation of that as well. Just a couple of days ago, Donald Miller spoke up that he struggled with similar thoughts, particularly in the area of gathering with the church to sing …

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On Worship: Turn It Up

One says, “I love loud electric guitars in our worship music! It adds a lot. I love it.” The other says, “Well, I love when I can just hear the voices raised!” Now what? Is one better than the other? Of course not. One of the great things about attempting to be a biblical Christian is remembering that our opinions and …

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When Words Won’t Work – In Defense of “Oh”

I am a lyrics snob. I’ll admit it. I get hung up on some of the most unsuspecting words or phrases and pick them to shreds. This is especially the case when it comes to leading worship and deciding what words I’m going to put into people’s mouths, which I think this is a really good practice. But what do …

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Old Road

Leading Through Failure (Pt. 2)

Moral Failure Previously, we identified two broad categories of leading through 1) situational failures and 2) moral failures. Here, we’ll focus on moral failures. To begin—as we began the last blog—the cross of Jesus Christ stands as a constant reminder that while we were still sinners, Jesus paid for our past, present and future sins, especially our moral failures (Romans …

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Interview with Chris Brown

Elevation Church just release a new album called ‘Only King Forever‘ and we had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Brown to talk about the album and how Elevation goes about leading their worship ministry. Worship Cohort Interviews Chris Brown from Worship Cohort on Vimeo. For helpful resources and tutorials, make sure to visit Elevation Worship’s blog.

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The Beauty of the Local Church

Lasting legacy is birthed locally. It happens as fathers pour into their children, husbands pour into their wives, and pastors pour into their churches. We are made to be local people. To live in community. To know and be known. I mean really known. Not the “I know who you are” kind, but “I know YOU.” The kind of knowing …

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Old Road

Leading Through Failure (Pt. 1)

Failure There are many kinds of failures in ministry. To simplify I’d love for us to narrow it down to two broad categories 1) situational failures and 2) moral failings. Here, we’ll focus on situational failures, and before we get started let me give you the good news. The cross of Jesus Christ stands as a constant reminder: that while …

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From Here to There: Importance of a Home Church

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.  Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Col. 2:6-7             Over 200 days. Over 200 days this …

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LEADing Up. When Submitting to Leadership Means Submitting to Christ

“But the Lord was with Joseph…”  – Genesis 39:21  If you have spent a significant amount of time in a position of leadership, at some point, you have  clashed with those in authority over you, regardless of the context. The same goes for worship leaders. Spend enough time as a worship leader and you will experience times of stress in …

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How Structuring Your Service Teaches

You’re holding in your hand the ticket to the next film on your list of must-see-movies. You hand it to the ticket taker, who rends it in two and hands you back a stub you’ll hold onto as a keepsake along with all the stubs from the previous installments. Making your way into the theater, you discover your favorite seat …

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