I can’t tell you how often I sit down at my computer to start planning a service or work on the slides for the coming weekend, only to realize an hour later that I’ve done nothing but read Facebook and Twitter. I can’t imagine that I’m the only one with that problem. And being a “creative person” only makes it worse, because it gives us an excuse to say that we’re not wired to be productive.
We don’t gather in worship because it’s convenient or fun. Let’s face it: sleeping in on Sunday morning sounds pretty great sometimes, doesn’t it?
Jonathan Aigner is the Director of Worship for a United Methodist church in the Houston area. Recently, Jonathan talked to Worship Links about planning worship services, the importance of learning theology, and why we gather to worship together.
Wine, grape juice, music marketing, the spirit, the flesh, generational distance, and U2’s new album. It’s Weekend Links.
Everybody needs a break once in a while, even as a worship leader. But how we prepare for a Sunday when we won’t be around can make or break the service in our absence.
A short anecdote that illustrates how people view worship styles we’re not familiar with.
Brad + Rebekah are husband and wife worship leaders and recording artists, known for albums such as The One We Love and When We Gather. Recently, the husband and wife team talked to Worship Links about their latest album, God’s faithfulness, and doing ministry as a couple.
Doug Lawrence on developing and improving worship leaders.
Robert Morrison is a worship leader and recording artist currently out of South Carolina. Recently, Robert talked to Worship Links about his new album, leading worship at a small church, and planning out what to say between the songs.
This week’s Leadership Roundup: playing nice, self-awareness, depression, distraction, and destruction.