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How to Fight Against Isolation

Fight Isolation, Lean Into Community 1 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. 2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. 3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. Proverbs 18:1-3 (ESV) It’s striking to me the order that these verses appear. And I believe it speaks …

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What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Church Music

Last night, while relaxing on the couch, I overheard my wife streaming a movie trailer on Facebook. I immediately rolled my eyes. It was for a new Cinderella movie. “Well, so much for Elsa,” I said. “Now they’re gonna start pushing new Cinderella stuff to all the toy stores out there.” I watched for a moment, and in my best …

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Interview with Kari Jobe and “We Are” Acoustic

Today, we revisit an interview that our very own John Redgrave had with Kari Jobe. John Redgrave, of the Worship Cohort, sits down with Kari Jobe to talk life, worship, songwriting, and an acoustic performance of “We Are.”

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Embracing Opportunity in 2015

When I was in school I was an athlete.  I played baseball, basketball and I ran track.  I loved playing sports, as I still do.  Basketball was the most fun for me because it’s the sport that I was the best at and for me success was when I was having the most fun.  Because I had a small bit …

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Jesus, Our Incarnational Worship Leader

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” –John 1:14 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” –Hebrews 4:15 On the night before Thanksgiving, not far from where I live, a group of local high-schoolers suffered …

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Leading By Shepherding

I think as worship leaders we sometimes forget that there is an aspect of care to what we do. How we plan,sing, and interact with people is a way of shepherding them. We must not perpetuate the disconnect from stage to pew but rather do all we can to clear all barriers. We do this because we want to remind people …

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What Do Your House Lights Communicate?

A couple of years ago, I attended a large, super savvy ministry conference with musical worship led by some of the most influential worship leaders of our day. The quality of production for the conference was top notch. But when it came time to participate in corporate worship, the room in which we gathered was so dark that one could …

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What’s the Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned About Leading Worship?

We are going to be starting a new series of posts from the leaders of the Worship Cohort. We’ll be answering questions in less than 140 characters that we hope are short, sweet, and super helpful. So for our first installment, we asked our leaders, “What’s the Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned About Leading Worship?” And here was the response: …

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3 Ways to Lead Without Distractions

Any worship leader that has been leading worship for any period of time has a story about distractions. We’ve all been there right? The keyboard player is transposed and starts the song in the wrong key. The guitar player walks off the stage with his in-ears still plugged in and sends his Aviom console flying. The vocalist forgets the lyrics …

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The Idolatry of Busy-ness

2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But …

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