Avoid these Top 3 Worship Planning Mistakes

I’ll shoot straight with you . . . I don’t like it when someone tells me that I’m making a mistake.

Call it foolish pride I suppose. Can you relate?

After all, no one’s perfect and I know I make mistakes (just ask my wife and she’ll tell you all about it :-).

But, usually after I get over my bruised ego and damaged pride and I realize that the person telling me about a mistake I’m making really has my best interest at heart, my grumblings are replaced with gratitude. After all, I’ve been in ministry long enough to know that I don’t know it all and I need people to help along the way.

What if I told you that you are making a BIG mistake in your worship planning that was keeping you from: Read more

Three Ways to Thank Your Worship Team Volunteers

Have you ever wondered what your service would look like on Sunday if NONE of your volunteers showed up to serve?

No band… no sound team… no media or tech crew…

It would be a disaster (seriously, I have this nightmare some Saturday nights)!

Your volunteers are vital to the mission of your church. As you’ve heard me say many times before, “As goes your worship team, so go your worship services.”

They are at the very heart of what you do in ministry and that’s why it’s important that you learn to thank them for their investment in your church and the kingdom.

Thanking your volunteers is one of the most important ways you can celebrate them . . . and one of the best ways to ensure that they “want” to come back and serve again next time.

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You are Called to More than Music

Are you a worship leader or a worship pastor?

That’s a question I ask the men and women that are part of the Worship Pastor Tele-Coaching networks I lead.

And it’s an important question for us to answer if we are going to fulfill the calling that God has given us.

On the surface, the two seem to be the same. But as you might imagine, there’s a little more to it than just a matter of semantics.

Let me explain . . . Read more