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Are You Ready For Leadership?

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Leadership always has been and always will be a big deal. You’ve probably seen that section in Barnes & Noble with shelves of books with leadership in the title. Perhaps you’ve been to leadership conferences like the Global Leadership Summit. If you’re in the U.S., you can’t escape the conversation about who would be the better […]

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4 Ways To Arrange Your Worship Set

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None of us want to be boring. I’ve noticed that worship ministry tends to attract people who hate to be boring. If you’re reading this, there is a good chance that this might be a real fear for you. Sometimes the order of our songs can start to become predictable. Predictable doesn’t always equal boring, but boring […]

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4 Ways To Turn Your Worship Team Into A Family

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You probably already know it’s important for a worship team to feel like family. Church is a big extended family. A worship team is like an immediate family. The rewards of a team that feels like family is both extraordinary and immeasurable. In many ways, that feeling of family is why people go to church. […]

My Favorite Prince Moment

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I don’t have a favorite Prince song, but I always had a favorite Prince moment. This is Prince at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004. If you don’t want to listen to the two minute guitar solo, skip ahead to time code 2:30 and ask yourself, where does the guitar go? I […]

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How To Get Started With Live Enhancement Tracks At Church

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Sweetwater and Will Doggett of Multitracks.com collaborated and put together a great video on the “5 Pieces Of Gear You Need To Run Multitracks.” I’ve been exposed to Multitracks for a while and I know if I wasn’t surrounded by people who were smarter than I, I wouldn’t be able to do it. When I […]

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6 Takeaways From Outcry 2016

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A couple days ago, my girlfriend, Michelle, and I went to Outcry 2016 in Omaha. It was refreshing to be able to sit back and simply worship for a change. There were four notable churches/worship leaders there leading worship. Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, and Hillsong (a combination of all of them, even Hillsong […]

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The Head, The Heart, And The Worship Leader

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How do you communicate with your church? On what level do you connect with them? Generally, there are two camps and I’m guessing you probably fall into one of them. Camp Number 1 connects with their congregations on an intellectual level. They speak to the mind. They explain their exegesis, refer to studies and appeal to […]

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Expanding Holy Week

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My campus pastor, Jon Anenson, shared his ideas for expanding the church calendar. I liked it so I thought I would share it with you. Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Easter Sunday What Just Happened Monday WE MADE IT Tuesday I’m not so sure it will catch on, but just in case it does, […]

Easter

No Post Until After Easter

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Holy Week is a busy time for worship leaders. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be focusing on Easter. Recovering from Easter is also a thing, so it might take a couple weeks to recoup the creative energy to write. It will happen, but it might be a little bit. If you do want […]