Higher Plane

The last couple weeks, the Lord has been speaking to me through the life of David. As I read through the stories of his life, I kept thinking to myself, “this guy is operating on a totally different plane than everyone else”. Over and over, David responds to his circumstances...

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Closer Still

Closer still. Closer still.
 Jesus, come closer still. We are nothing without you. Come and have your way. Invade this place, invade my heart. James writes to First-century Christians about drawing near to God and turning from earthly ways. He hits on the importance of humility and rejecting self-seeking pleasure,...

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Worship Is Not A Spectator Sport

“Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him — his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” – Psalms 68:4-5 I have been considering what it means...

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Dreams & Deeper Rhythms

During the Summer of 2011, I had a series of dreams on leading worship and some other seemingly random things. I want to share specifically about the dreams where I was leading worship. In each of these dreams, I remember feeling very anxious and stressed out. The dreams typically started...

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Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break. But there’s just one...

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Songs for Advent & Christmas

Originally posted during Advent 2014, we have been updating this every year to be an ongoing resource. If you have any suggestions or favorites to add, please comment or let us know! We’ve turned the corner into a new year in the Christian liturgical calendar as the season of Advent...

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Upbeat Worship Songs

We recently asked people in our Facebook Group what some of their favorite upbeat songs (old and new) are to lead in community worship. We’ll continue to update this list as well as link to any additional resources. I don’t know about you, but I’m really good at chill, emo, introspective worship...

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1 on 1 Lessons and Discipleship

by Matthew Tims, owner/instructor at Coming Hour Working with individual musicians on your worship team is one of the most efficient and most underutilized ways to disciple those under your leadership. It can be more effective than the best-run rehearsal and can cultivate a deep level of trust with your...

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5 Principles for Curating Worship

Being involved in leading worship, it would be helpful to see yourself as a curator of worship. A curator is one who cares for, selects, oversees, presents, and often interprets content. The worship curator truly acts as a pastor who shepherds a team of people involved in worship leadership. As a...

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