Leading Worship: Give People Something to Do

I’m excited to share with you another fun installment in my “leading worship” series! I believe that when people see Jesus, really see Him, they don’t need to be instructed to worship—worship is the heart’s natural response. A person is suddenly confronted with the reason for his existence, and he reacts accordingly. You see it … More Leading Worship: Give People Something to Do

Leading Worship: Old and Young (or, Hymns vs. Contemporary Worship)

The churches I have been part of are each a blend of old and young folks—as every family should be. The gathering of believers should in fact reflect a demographic of passionate twenty-somethings, loving grandfatherly types, playful toddlers, young newlyweds, empty-nesters… We all need each other! I’ve spent considerable time thinking about and studying church revitalization (resurrecting dying … More Leading Worship: Old and Young (or, Hymns vs. Contemporary Worship)

Leading Worship: Building a Song Repertoire

Happy Thursday! I love being a worship pastor. I love arranging music, teaching parts, and selecting songs. I love singing our church through the good and the difficult times, and I love that worshipful music has a way of prophesying life over hopeless situations reflected on weary and anxious faces. I love teaching about the … More Leading Worship: Building a Song Repertoire