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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Lessons In Humility

“A wise man will receive a rebuke and he will prosper. But a fool rejects his father’s discipline” (Proverbs 15:5). Let’s look at it from the perspective of receiving discipline from Our Father in Heaven… when the Holy Spirit exposes sin in our lives, how do we respond? Do we...

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Why Our Songs Matter

Have you read the news lately? It looks like the world is getting darker and darker, doesn’t it? It almost seems like every time I look at social media, I see another friend who used to run hard after God now turning away from the faith. Though there are great...

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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

We’ve turned the corner into a new year in the Christian liturgical calendar as the season of Advent has begun. The first Sunday of Advent this year (2014) was November 30. I grew up not really ever hearing about Advent. December hit and we busted out all the Christmas carols....

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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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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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