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.

Ed Stetzer on church music, generations, and unprecedented change:

The church has not been immune. Isaac Watts, writer of some of Christianity’s most revered hymns was criticized. John and Charles Wesley were criticized. Luther was criticized, as was Calvin. The tunes of the Jesus Movement were criticized as Larry Norman complained that the devil had all the good music.

Every generation tends to dislike the music of the next generation. But the current shift is unprecedented historically. So what can the larger church learn from the churches that are growing?

Darlene Abbott explains where worship starts and how we teach it to our kids:

As we work with young children, people usually ask when we should begin to teach worship? Or when do I think worship begins in young children? I do want to answer those questions, but I want to do that by looking first at where worship started in the Bible. Let’s begin by going all the way back to Genesis…

Tim Lucas ponders whether high school students should lead adults in worship:

Great question, and one that high school students who are interested in worship leading should be asking.

Likewise, worship ministries should establish a plan to train up young leaders.

I absolutely think high school students should be leading worship in youth ministry and when appropriate, in the adult service.

However, there should be a progression to how this happens…

More tragic worship-related news from the Babylon Bee:

According to eyewitnesses at Tides Church, worship leader Wes Kimball was tragically caught in an infinite loop between the bridge and chorus of Chris Tomlin’s hit worship song How Great Is Our God.

“It’s a real tragedy. It’s scary, honestly,” keyboardist Jessica Randall told reporters as she choked back tears after the service Sunday. “This is our third worship leader who’s been sucked into a PCBV (Perpetual Chorus-Bridge Vortex) in the past year.”

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