Musical discipline, electronic worship music, songwriting, Marines, yo-yos, and a guy named Bunny. It’s Weekend Links.
I almost stood up and shouted “Amen!” as I read this post by Joe McKeever.
While I like to flex my creativity from time to time, I stick to a fairly standard template when it comes to service planning. I like to think of it as my “non-liturgical liturgy.”
I’ve said it many times: the most important aspect of any worship song is its theology. There are some songs I really enjoy that I can’t do with my congregation because they’re theologically unsound. If I’m choosing the words for them to sing, I have to choose wisely.
I’ve been at my current church for about ten years, and in that time, I’ve seen someone start a choir twice, only for the choir to dwindle and fade within a few months. There were a number of reasons for this, but that’s a story for another day.
There are a few ways to plan a great service, and almost unlimited ways to wreck one. Here are seven ways a worship leader can take a great service and tank it.
This week’s Leadership Roundup: Sunday School, leadership failure, goal setting, empowering others, and things you should probably just stop saying already.
Jasmin recently asked us a question via Twitter: “What key ranges would you suggest for women to lead in? Most recorded worship songs are led by male vocals.”
Great story by Andrew Mihaleff about advice his father gave him on worship ministry.
I often have to remind my son that his tone matters. Not his guitar tone – he doesn’t play – but his tone of voice. Saying the right words in the wrong way is just as bad as saying the wrong words. The same goes for worship music: singing the right words in the wrong way is just as bad as singing the wrong words. If worship is about the heart, then half-hearted singing is bad worship, right?