In looking at what is shown on screens in churches around NC, I see lots of great stuff. Unfortunately, I see a lot of really bad stuff as well. I am very excited about a new resource that can tremendously help our media teams to create excellent presentations for our worship services. Read more
So often, worship bands take the easy way and play an entire song with the same textures and intensity. Variety is so important. Read more
I work with many multi-generational churches that are striving to achieve unified worship. To achieve true unity in worship, there must be much love and self-sacrifice. This article, written by my friend, Paul Clark, Jr., Director of Worship & Music Ministries for Tennessee Baptist Convention, sheds more light on the issue. Read more
In our quest to continue to seek out great, new worship songs, it is important to see what is trending at CCLI, PraiseCharts, and LifeWayWorship.
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As we look back over 2013 and the vast number of new worship songs that are circulating, it is helpful to see what songs seem to be working in other churches. Read more
I talk quite a bit about the importance of creating an environment in worship of active participants, not mindless spectators (or “pew potatoes). Unfortunately, I see a culture of spectatorship in all styles of worship in churches I visit.
My friend and counterpart from the Kansa-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists, David Manner, offers some great words on creating “worship tourists.”
Usually, when we begin to think about styles of worship, we think of Traditional, Contemporary, and Blended. UNIFIED worship may not look very different from blended worship on the outside, but looking on the inside, the difference is monumental. In unified worship we see a multi-generational and perhaps a multi-ethnic congregation worshipping in complete unity. Read more
This week’s video discusses several topics related to corporate worship based on Chuck Swindoll’s book, The Church Awakening. Discussing the essence and expression of worship as well as the essentials and non-essentials of worship are some of the important considerations. Is the pulpit an essential of worship? How about choir robes? Pastor wearing a suit? Take a look: Read more
Normally, I use this weekly post to lift up issues involving worship renewal. Today, I want to share with you a video of Milton Hollifield and many others who will describe the Baptist State Convention of NC‘s new five-year strategy that focuses on impacting lostness through disciple-making. As churches focus on creating a disciple-making culture, I guarantee you that you will see worship renewal in your church. Whether you are NC Baptist or not, understanding this strategy can revolutionize the impact of your church. Read more