Posts under Leading Worship category
Core Values of Worship Ministry #10: Fun

If you aren’t having fun serving Christ in ministry, check your motives. A person serving out of felt obligation or trying to earn God’s love will quickly stop having fun. Jesus wants you to know that his yoke is easy and his burden is light.

January 16, 2017
Core Values of Worship Ministry #9: Fresh

It is not wrong to sing the old songs and the new songs don’t replace them. God doesn’t need to encourage us to sing the old songs because we naturally are inclined to do that. But God is still actively moving in our lives and new songs are appropriate for new manifestations of His grace.

January 12, 2017
Core Values of Worship Ministry #8: Fine Tuned

Andrew Carnegie said that “An average person puts only 25% of their energy and ability into their work. The world takes its hat off to those who put more than 50% capacity in, and stands on its head to those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” What percentage of effort are you willing to give to God?

December 2, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #7: Fit

There are many people who dive into different ministries without ever considering whether God has gifted them for that particular service. We are like the woman who was facing a knee replacement surgery. During the final medical checkup prior to the surgery, she nervously asked the doctor, “Doc, will I be able to play the piano after the surgery?”

November 10, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #6: Front Line

Worship leaders are on the front lines of spiritual warfare. While God tells us that the battle is his to fight, the best way to meet the enemy is with songs of praise and thanks. Recognizing this is a spiritual war, we are the first to the battle, as we lead the church into conflict with praise and thanksgiving. Our position on the front lines of this conflict carries with it some important responsibilities.

October 28, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #5: Followers

What is your response when a supervisor at work or a leader at church asks you to do something you would rather not do? Do you argue, gripe, and complain? Do you reluctantly do just enough to minimally check off the box? Or do you trust the vision and devote yourself to the task in submission to their authority?

October 14, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #4: Family

There is a huge difference between being a performer and being a worship leader. A performer is only concerned with practice and performance. A worship leader, just like a person involved in any other church ministry, is primarily concerned with serving and loving people.

September 30, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #3: Freedom

This post is the third post in a series on the core values of worship ministry. These core values were

September 16, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #2: Faith

To take others to the throne room of God, you have to have actually been there yourself. To communicate about the love of Jesus, you have to have experienced that first-hand in your own life and circumstances. How can you truly share the power of the Spirit if you have never tapped into it? You can fake it for a little while, maybe, but your audience will feel your uncertainty and phoniness soon enough.

September 2, 2016
Core Values of Worship Ministry #1: Focus

Worship leaders are tour guides. We stand at the front with our back to the throne, sharing the excitement and knowledge of our Lord. But we understand that we are not what the people came to see. We are merely leading the people into the presence of God. Ultimately, whether the worshipper remembers who the leaders were on a particular week should be irrelevant. But they should always leave knowing they have visited with God.

August 5, 2016
Worth Waiting For (Morning Statement of Faith #4)

This post is part of a series on the five things I need to remind myself of every morning. Click

July 8, 2016
When It Doesn’t Go Right….

As a lifelong performer, I can share a ton of stories about times when I stepped out to perform and

February 12, 2016
A Surefire Way to Improve the Church’s Worship

With the ever-increasing emphasis in mainstream churches on “worship” (put in quotations because here I am using that word specifically

January 29, 2016
Two Songs from Last Sunday

This past Sunday I was blessed to be able to lead two songs during morning worship.  One of them is

September 4, 2015
My Interview with the Building Your Band podcast

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest of the “Building Your Band” podcast.  A friend of mine, Pete

February 4, 2015
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