When it comes to music, I believe that music is organized sound, it is an abstract, amoral language, a tool we can use to express emotions and moods especially. It is beautiful and valuable all by itself, but is often at its most powerful when matched up with words, helping us to express more than […]
One of the best ways I have found over the years to help to unify the generations is to find good solid modern band arrangements for the classic hymns. When I first started, I used my music theory training to analyze the hymns in our hymnal and then made my own chord charts with […]
In many churches, I know, we are lucky to even be able to even get ONE qualified person to run sound for each service without wearing them out. I want to start out by thanking the many sound engineers, including Rob and Bill at our church, who work so tirelessly and often so thanklessly […]
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How do we attract, develop, and keep your worship team members – NW Ministry Session
How do we Attract, Develop, and Keep a worship team?
Discipling in Worship Ministry
Attract… (Crowd 5000/120/70)
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How can I as a leader server you better? How can we as servants, serve one another better? If we really want to offer our best to God and his people … what kinds of things can we do to inspire us? Should we go […]
A good friend of mine is going to have a “Vision Night” with his worship team. A time to get together and enjoy a meal and pray and discuss what God might want them to do as a worship team in this next season … He asked what questions I might put out there […]
One of the most basic definitions of music is that it is organized sound. When you take random noises and organize them into some kind of discernable pattern, you have music. If those sounds are made by a human voice and have meaning, you have human speech. The two are closely related.
And in […]
My good friend Ruth Goddard from Joy of Music Co. wrote some things in a recent email conversation that I thought were terrific suggestions that are worth passing along:
What can we do to engage all generations?
1. Teach a respect for other generations’ musical heart language
-when I learn your songs, I show […]
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To many people, especially older folks, the electric guitar solo is the very epitome of everything that is wrong with modern worship music. It is the symbol, the icon of that evil rock ‘n roll that has crept into the church.
Why do many of todays modern songs that are on the radio, both […]
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