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Why Your Sunday Setlist Matters

The Sunday setlist you choose each week makes a bigger difference than you might think.

The Nature and Marks of Spiritual Pride

When we foster spiritual pride, we reveal that we do not truly see our need the atoning sacrifice of Christ for our sin.

Holiness is True Freedom

Jesus, I want true freedom. I want holiness. I want anything out of the way that separates me from the incredible love you have for me.

The Truth About Leading Worship

It isn't always pretty—but this is what reality looks like for worship leaders.

Top 10 Praise and Worship Songs From the Last Two Decades

Praise and worship occupy a special place in the hearts of believers everywhere. Whether it’s the private experience of God’s near-ness or the corporate experience of a shared event, praise and worship is one of God’s means of grace. Here are 10 of our favorites #PraiseAndWorship

The Legacy of Books – Three Lasting Impressions

These friends are books. And I fancy that I am acquainted with the author of every one—and they with me. That, for me is the legacy of books.

How to Lead Effective Rehearsals

On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love worship rehearsals?

10 Best Practices For Worship Sound Techs

Running worship sound has demands on all sides, opinions aplenty, an ear to the Pastor (the real head Sound Tech), an ear to the worship leader/band, and an ear to the Holy Spirit, this role requires a saint, a sound technician, and a servant – all wrapped up in one.

9 Postures of Worship

The Psalms have given us nine different postures of worship: heart expressions, not actual postures. These expressions stem from David's desire to worship the Lord wholeheartedly and without reservation.

10 Common Worship Distractions

Worship music is an incredible blessing, and I have the utmost respect for worship leaders. However, there are 10 distractions that have been frustrating to me as I've encountered them in worship.

How to Jumpstart Your Creativity

This is as good a time as any to take your creativity to the next level. You can jumpstart your creativity.

God’s Promises Give Us Everything We Need

In modern life we have trained ourselves to discount promises as nothing more that echoes in the wind. The one great exception is when it comes to God’s promises.

Writing Worship Songs: It’s an Inspired Collaboration

Biblical writers searched intently, but the Spirit did not leave them alone. It was an inspired collaboration.

4 Behaviors of a Thriving Worship Ministry

Over the past 18 months, I have served 50-plus churches as a worship team trainer and guest worship leader. I’ve noticed some interesting trends in thriving worship ministries that are healthy, growing and happy.

9 Essentials of a Great Worship Leader

What should you look for a in a worship leader for your church?

Worship Space Design 101

How we design the physical space of our worship gatherings matters. That’s why we need Worship Space Design 101.

Handling Conflict on the Worship Team

The members of a worship team often have many different preferences and musical palates. Sometimes we worship leaders impose our preferences. Handling conflict is a necessary skill.

Worship and the Christian’s True Identity

Decrying and denouncing the culture around us isn't enough. In order to preserve our Christian identity, we need to immerse ourselves in a counterculture. Thankfully, God offers us that counterculture every Sunday in corporate worship.

When Prayer and Corporate Worship Aren’t Working

I was sure I could make it all work if I just tried harder. And try harder I did—to the point that I was not only exhausted from ministry but exhausted from trying to become a better person.

The Most Powerful Worship Song You Will Ever Sing

How to move beyond the singing a worship song and into the living.

Dennis Quaid Joins Greg Laurie at 2024 Harvest Crusade: ‘I’m a...

Actor Dennis Quaid told Pastor Greg Laurie that he has a personal relationship with Jesus, which is a “wonderful feeling,” but he is still learning what that relationship means. Quaid appeared at the annual Harvest Crusade in Anaheim, California, which took place on Saturday, July 20.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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