Introduction to Curating Worship

The following is the introduction for “Five Principles for Curating Worship” which is part of our Worship School curriculum.  Having been involved in worship ministry for about 20 years, I have come across several roles and titles for those who lead worship in the local church; Worship Pastor, Worship Leader,...

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Pursuing Excellence

Rather than giving specific instructions or keys to success, I want to invite you to reflect and prayerfully consider what it looks like for you to pursue excellence, whether in worship leadership or anything else. Maybe you’ve already figured this out, but I encourage you to lay that aside for...

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Lessons on Worship Leading from 1 Timothy

When thinking of worship-leading “coaches” from Scripture, we’re more often inclined to think of David than of Paul. After all, David was a skilled musician who wrote history’s most influential worship songs (the Psalms) and arranged the 24/7 tabernacle worship. There is certainly much to learn from David’s life, his...

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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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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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3 Ways to Lead Men More Effectively

Post written by Justin Vandewater. You can find out more about Justin here. “And he (Jesus) went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.  So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they...

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5 Things ‘Organic’ Means

Organic is a buzzword. This means some of us, even leaders, might use it without knowing precisely what it means. It also means some others of us—think skinny-jean-clad hipsters—will refuse to use it because it’s too popular.

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