Weekend Links

Weekend Links

Worship leaders, pastors, and everyone serving this weekend: know that I’m praying for you! I pray that God will bless you and stretch you and use you to grow His kingdom and expand His family.

As usual, I found lots of great links this week that I wanted to share with you but that didn’t quite fit into a post. When you get a few minutes this weekend, check them out and be encouraged and challenged. Maybe even learn something. 🙂

Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Stephen Altrogge shares the details of a church planning meeting that you probably shouldn’t try to emulate:

Alright everyone, let’s take our seats. We’ve got a lot to cover in today’s meeting. It’s only a couple weeks until Super Bowl Sunday – a.k.a. Easter. We need to make sure everything is on track. Heaven and Hell literally hang in the balance. Ben, where are we with the fog machines?

Magoo Del Mundo lists five great online resources for worship leaders (and there’s one you certainly know about already – thanks for link, Magoo!):

Today, all you need is a data connection and a device you can surf the net on. And that’s basically your mobile phone, tablet or computer. But with thousands upon thousands of sites that present itself as a resource, how do you filter? How do you choose?

Personally, I only frequent a very few websites when I look for new songs or read up on best practices in praise and worship or ethno-doxology. Let me share with you my list of best worship resources online. And here they are in no particular order…

Matt Brady teaches you three steps to throwing your first worship team fellowship night:

I think it’s important for worship teams to have a chance to hang out and fellowship when they are not focused on setting up equipment, rehearsing guitar parts, or when there are other things going on, like church!

No matter the size of your worship team, it is never too early to host your first team night.

If you want to keep it simple, try these three steps to get started.

Stephen Bedard shares five reasons that many churches don’t minister to those with special needs and disabilities:

Is your church ready to minister to families with disabilities? Perhaps you want to but have some fears about how that would look like. The following are some observations from someone who is both a pastor and a father of children with disabilities.

I know I shouldn’t laugh at this, but I just can’t help it:

Computers containing song slides, lead sheets, and orders of worship for Passion Church were seized this week by agents from Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). Worship leader Zackhery Smyth has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into his song choices for the church’s Sunday services…

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