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Two Churches #2

A Tale of Two Churches (Part Two)

Last week, I wrote about the church that looked healthy on the outside, yet had some serious issues with what was happening in worship (If you have not read the post, please read that now)

Now, the rest of the story:

That Sunday night, we attended the opening “session” of the worship conference at the second church in the same area. It was actually a worship service involving their choir and congregation with us being a part of the congregation. I cannot begin to express to you the difference in the two churches. Read more »


Do We Still Need Choirs?

Many churches struggle with whether or not the choir should be a part of their future. While I don’t believe that it should be a part of every church, there are some compelling reasons for a church to utilize a worship-leading choir in their times of worship.

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Worship Choir

Transitioning – Part 8 – Cast Vision for the New Role of the Choir

As East City Church transitions its worship service to a unified style of worship (see story), they will need to help their choir to catch a vision for becoming a worship-leading choir. ECC already has a great choir, but in the style of worship that is currently in place, the choir is often a centerpiece, singing many selections and often leading to a spectator role of the congregation. Read more »


Why Should My Modern Church Add a Choir?

Many churches today are struggling with the concept of the choir in modern worship. Today, I have a guest post by Kim Gentes that comes from his interview with Dave Williamson. No matter where you stand on the use of choirs in worship today, take time to hear Dave out. Good stuff… Read more »

spectator long

Producing Pew Potatoes: Creating a Culture of Spectators

What is a “pew potato,” you may ask? It is a term I use to refer to a person in the church that takes on the characteristics of a “couch potato”–someone who sits on the pew in times of corporate worship and expects to be entertained without having to get involved in any way. Here is the sad truth: our churches, no matter the style of their worship, are producing and encouraging spectators in our corporate worship experiences to a large degree. Read more »