Worship School Story: Darrek

You belong here. Whether you’re involved in worship ministry or not. Whether you’re a spectator, participant, volunteer, full-time, part-time, or not even sure exactly. You belong here. Darrek grew up going to church. In college, he got involved with music, playing guitar with his roommate. After a few years of...

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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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Lord Willing!

“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while...

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Notifications

>> READ. Take your time, and read the passage below from Colossians 3. Let the Spirit of God speak to you through this passage. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another...

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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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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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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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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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Worship Wars

I don’t love contemporary worship music. Never have. I tried liking it back in my early years of college—when I started taking Jesus seriously—because that seemed like the good Christian thing to do. But even the contemporary Christian artists that I could stomach better than others still couldn’t compete with my...

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