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4
Jun
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Nine Rapid Changes in Church Worship Services

Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, recently assembled nine changes that have come at a rapid pace in many churches. Take a look at his post: Read more »

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21
May
New Songs

Ten Ways to Find New Songs for Worship

In the old days, song selection for congregational singing was pretty much a look into your denominational’s hymnal. Today things have vastly changed with multiple sources of new music from around the world. How do we identify new songs that are worthy of singing in our churches? Here are 10 ways to find new songs: Read more »
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14
May
1980s church

Is Your Church Rushing to the 1980s?

My family was out of state this past weekend and attended a “blended” service Sunday morning. I realize many of our churches are struggling to determine what their corporate worship should look like, but unfortunately (as I experienced this weekend), what I see in most settings is a rush to move from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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7
May
three generations

Worship That Divides – Ageism

Many churches choose to have worship that separates congregations by generations, such as a separate children’s worship or youth worship. Additionally, churches offer several styles of worship which often divide congregations along generational lines. I talked some about this in my Worship Summit video, Unified Worship.  Today, I share with you a blog post written by my friend, Dr. Paul Clark, Jr., Director of Worship & Music Ministries for Tennessee Baptist Convention, who confronts the problem of ageism head on.

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30
Apr
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If We Just Change Our Worship Style, the Church Will Grow Again

Often people feel that if they could just change their church’s worship style to be like the church across town or on television, the church will explode with growth. Read more »

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23
Apr
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Platform Presence for Worship Teams

The way our worship leaders look on stage can aid in or greatly distract from our times of worship. I have witnessed services where the team members were emotionless, non-moving statues on stage. Others have been distracting in their countenance. Some have done a great job engaging the congregation in meaningful worship. Read more »

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16
Apr
Crown of Thorns

A Song and a Devotional for Holy Week

A modern hymn that has been one of my favorites for several years is The Power of the Cross (Oh, to See the Dawn) by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend. If your congregation is not yet singing this song, I highly recommend it. For this Holy Week edition of the blog, I want to share the song with you or simply remind you of it. Sit back, listen. and take in the profound lyrics. The song is available on LifeWayWorship.com with full orchestration.  Read more »

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9
Apr
Millenials

What Worship Style Attracts the Millennials?

Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, provides some great insights about worship and Millennials: Read more »

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2
Apr
Songs for Easter

Easter Songs for Worship

This week, PraiseCharts.com sent out a list of twenty well-loved Easter songs and modern hymns to help make your Easter planning easier. Read more »

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26
Mar
Seven Uses for Video

Got Video? Now What?

I have written in other posts of the importance of incorporating video in worship. Many churches, thankfully, have entered the video world in the last few years, but often aren’t sure what to do now that they have the equipment. Some may even be using their technology in ways that can harm worship or divide the congregation.

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19
Mar
Reverence vs Relevance

Reverence vs. Relevance

I have often shared these videos with people but realized I have never posted these on the blog. Here are some great discussions on various worship topics with Mike Harland,director of LifeWay Worship, and Ed Stetzer, President of LifeWay Research. Read more »

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5
Mar
Theologian

You Are a Theologian

If you were to line up every person in your church and ask them to quote all the Bible verses they know, then ask those same people to sing you a verse and chorus of every song they know, I think you would find that people know far more songs than they know Bible passages. This alone tells us how vitally important it is that the music we have our congregations sing each week MUST be sound theologically. Song evaluation is a vital component of our Worship Leader Boot Camps. Today, Mark Logan, of WorshipPlanning.com explores this more deeply. Read on:

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