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Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
Paul Baloche Answers Worship Leaders’ Questions During Webinar

Today I sat in on a live and interactive webinar with song-writer and worship pastor, Paul Baloche – you know, the guy who wrote such great praise songs as Above All and Open the Eyes of My Heart! Paul downloaded some amazing insights onto all of us in this class, which was offered by Worship Leader Magazine. Below is

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes
Prioritize Ministry During Music Rehearsals

Below is an insightful article on how to best utilize rehearsal time by my friend, Michael Adler, who is the Worship Arts Pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy! – Dwayne  Guest post by Michael Adler  My wife and I stepped off of the TRUTH bus in 1983 and began what has now

Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Worship Planning
Handling Interruptions in Worship Services

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article by Joe McKeever. You can read the full article in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. Enjoy! Most church interruptions and disruptions are not as dramatic as gunshots, as dangerous as bomb threats, or as unnerving as a wild-eyed schizophrenic. They might be as routine as a

Biblical Perspectives, Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts
Worship Is the Place Where God Is at Home

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series by Rex Terry, entitled “Why Worship Is Our Primary Responsibility”: III. Worship Was The Practice Of The New Testament Saints And Believers • They worshiped Christ at His birth. (Matt. 2:11) • They worshiped Christ during His earthly ministry. (Matt. 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 28:17) • They worship Christ in heaven now

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Worship Was the Pattern of the Old Testament

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series by Rex Terry:  II. Worship Was The Pattern Of The Old Testament As we mentioned earlier, God always clearly directs, explains and illustrates what He commands His people to do.  He leaves nothing to chance or personal interpretation.  It’s always plain for all to see and understand. As

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Worship Is a Priority Commandment of God

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series by Rex Terry:  I. Worship Is A Priority Commandment Of God David Jeremiah writes, It has been said that too many Christians worship their work, work at their play and play at their worship. One does not have to read but the first four words of the Bible to

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts
Why Worship Is Our Primary Responsibility

This is a 4-part series written by my friend, Rex Terry. Rex has an amazing ministry in Decatur, AL. He has been the worship leader at Decatur Baptist Church for 25 years. His choir has some 140 members. Anyone who joins Rex’s choir or orchestra must first go through Bible training about how and why

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10 Principles for Music Ministry Members

This is a fantastic list of guidelines for those involved in a music ministry. Michael Adler, worship leader at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, compiled this list for his choir and orchestra. Many thanks to Michael for sharing it with us! 1. You are not Singing or Playing Because You are Good: You have been given

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Deep Worship That Reaches the Unchurched

The following excerpt came from an article in last week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox. Oh, that every congregation’s leadership understood these powerful truths about corporate worship. Special thanks to Pastors.com for allowing us to feature this excerpt. Guest article by Rick Warren: At Saddleback we believe worship services can be deep, meaningful, and accessible to the unchurched. Your

Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts, Missions
Underground Church Risks Their Lives to Worship God

Last Sunday a young couple shared their testimony at our church. They were members of an underground church in Saudi Arabia for five years. Their story moved our congregation to tears and a standing ovation for their courage. Click in the audio box below to listen to their 20-minute testimony with our pastor, Randy Norris. While you

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Pastor: Worship Leader or Lead Worshiper?

Guest Post by John Martin:     As senior pastors, if we are fortunate enough to have a praise and worship person who really wants to do a quality job, we often breath a sigh of relief and say, “I’m glad that is taken care of.  It’s one less thing for me to worry about.”  Then each

Devotional Thoughts, Guest Posts, Random Thoughts
Video of Refugee Children Singing Praises to God

Have you ever had something just stop you in your tracks and leave you speechless for a moment? When I first saw this simple, one and a half minute video, that was my reaction. These are people who have absolutely nothing, yet they are praising their God… My dear friend, Ken Galyean of CallToAfrica.org, just returned

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Worship Study Helps Pastor’s Pursuit of Passionate Praise

Whew, that’s a lot of P’s in one title! Nonetheless, it is the best way to describe an email a pastor sent me yesterday. I love this guy’s heart and grasp on praise and worship of our awesome God. That everyone had his passion and understanding! According to this note, what helped encourage his pursuit of deeper and greater praise was our worship study, Praise More

Biblical Perspectives, Guest Posts, Leaders' Notes, Resources, Worship Planning
An Effective Corporate Worship Approach

A good friend, Michael Moore, sent me a graphic he designed that is based on a simple approach his church leaders use as they plan their worship services. Michael is a former college roommate of mine and pastor at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Virginia. (For the record, no, we’re not kin – but I’d sure claim him if I could!) This

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Interview with Scott Dawson about Artists and Evangelism

Scott Dawson took a few moments out of his very busy schedule this past weekend to give us his insights about artists. As he and I sat backstage of his Strength To Stand Conference for students, we discussed the role and importance he sees that Christian artists play in evangelistic events. I’ve had the privilege to be Scott’s