Prepare Well + Rehearsal Tips

This post includes excerpts from our Worship School curriculum on cultivating authentic worship. “Principle Three: Prepare Well” was originally part of a blog post called 5 Principles For Curating Worship.  It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are, how awesome your song choices are, how smooth your transitions are, and...

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How Are You Speaking?

How are you speaking? What are you saying? How are you moving? What are you doing? As we approach the end of 2016, what do you find yourself praying and hoping for as we move into a new year? I find it easy to get caught up in the distractions...

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Selah

dictionary.com selah [see-luh, sel-uh] noun an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause.

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With Thanksgiving

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 As worshipers of Christ, what does this look like in...

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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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Making A Mess And Meeting God

There’s something about brokenness and messiness that creates the perfect context for our imperfect selves to encounter the Living God. Mandy Smith put together a book of ideas and experiments called “Making a Mess and Meeting God: Unruly Ideas and Everyday Experiments for Worship.”

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