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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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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Oh, How He Loves Us!

Sometimes in worship, both privately and corporately, we need to sit in the truth of how much God loves us. He pursues us. He wants us to rest in him. This song by John Mark McMillan has impacted my relationship with God as I worship him and basque in the...

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Songs Speak

Whether you like it or not, the songs that we are singing in worship speak volumes about our faith. You might say that songs have four functions; they proclaim, they praise, they teach, and they minister. Take a step outside of the church and think about the thousands of marketing...

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Empty Praise

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Psalm 103:1). One of the biggest things I...

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