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The Importance of Friendship in Ministry

Calvin had Hobbs. Mario had Luigi. Lebron needed Wade and Bosh. You get the idea. Success in all areas of life requires some sort of healthy partnership, and this includes ministry. Paul didn’t do it alone, and he’s the prototype of pastors/evangelists/worship leaders/preachers/mentors. The apostolic nature of Paul’s leadership demanded a partner. Or two. Or many more. Looking at how …

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If You’re Prepared for Zombies, Your Prepared for Anything

Did you know that on Sept. 26th, Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback, signed a “proclamation” naming October the state’s “Zombie Preparedness Month”? The announcement urges state residents to prepare an emergency plan and survival supplies that can last at least three days. Of course, the gathering up of water, non-perishables and batteries to wait out a zombie siege sounds an awful …

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Influence Versus Platforms

When you think of a platform what do you visualize?  A small wooden box? A giant stage? Scaffolding 100 ft tall? When you think of a platform as it pertains to a person standing on it the image begins to take on a very different shape.  Most of the language of “platforms” within the church is typically tied to a …

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Outfoxing Your Post-Sunday Melancholy

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow springs of life.” –Proverbs 4:23 The hours following Sunday morning are widely considered a low point of the week for worship leaders and pastors of all stripes. The high of leading at full capacity has worn off and we re-awaken beneath that familiar, but no less ominous cloud of despondency. …

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No More Worship Casualties

Shakespeare once wrote that, “All the world’s a stage.” Since the invention of YouTube, that has never been more true. We can broadcast anything we want at any time we want.  For worship leaders, this can be a powerful tool to equip the broader Church, or learn from the broader Church. Song stories can help us gain clarity on the …

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Worship Leader Keep Your Eyes Open

“Hey, why do worship leaders always sing with their eyes closed? It’s weird…” I get this question a lot, and most recently by a great man of God who has helped to plant over 400 churches throughout the world. He has been in many and various contexts and seen worship leaders all over leading worship on stage with their eyes …

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3 Easy Ways to Keep Worship Leaders Humble

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2 (ESV) Pride is a dangerous vice. It’s sneaky and subtle. As worship leaders, humility is an attribute that we simply cannot live without. Here are 3 easy things we, as worship leaders can do to make sure we stay humble in our churches, with our teams …

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An Encouragement to the Church Plant Worship Leader

From one worship leader at a church plant to another… Keep going I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. In case you didn’t know, that was written by Paul, a guy who had it way worse than you do, yet kept going. Paul didn’t always get kudos for his …

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How Good Worship Makes Us Feel Scrutinized

Isaiah and the All-Seeing Eye One of the most compact Scriptural illustrations of the narrative dynamic of a Gospel-shaped worship service is found in Isaiah 6. Many have noted Isaiah’s progression from encountering God’s presence, to cowering in confessional fear, to hearing the relieving news of atonement, to being sent forth on mission.  Commenting on the particular moment of confession, …

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Singing Is Teaching

We would be amiss to think that the words that we put in our mouths and others from the songs that we pick don’t matter, have value, or teach something. Over the years my song list has shrunk because of this. The thought that we put words in people’s mouth at least every Sunday should terrify us. It is a …

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