Once upon a time a group of families met to sing songs of worship to God. They all squished into a nice, clean, warm, bright room with wooden arches and padded pews where one could see and hear everyone, including the piano and/or organ and everyone sang melodies and harmony out of a hymnal. […]
Modern worship songs are often accused of being too repetitive. Let’s take a look at some key questions around repetition.
Is repetition ever ok?
I don’t know anyone that is against all repetition. Everyone is in favor of some repetition. Let me […]
When it comes to training musicians and leaders for Concerts versus Church Worship Services, both of which can be useful in the Kingdom of God, many of the required skills are the same, but here is my list of the main differences in emphasis.
Do you agree? Have I left some out? Give me some […]
Today at worship camp we went over a quick flyby of music history and thought you might enjoy the notes and links:
History of Worship Music
Section 1: Pre-History:
We know very little because there were only crude notation methods:
From Adam through Patriarchs: Bedouin music with lyres out by the sheep
I have been very excited lately to read about and experiment with some new ways of discipling and have hit a very exciting treasure trove with “storying” from Avery Willis and Discipleship training from Jim Putman and Real Life Ministries in Post Falls Idaho. If you want to read along, my […]
We are going to be implementing a new schedule this coming week, which is a slight variation on what we have done in the past and I thought I would share it with the reasoning behind each one.
4-5 JAM session for newbies
5:00-5:30 clean the building as a team!
In our culture we don’t have “servants” who “wash our feet” which in cities […]
Dave Morgan from Canyon Hills Community Church in Bothell and formerly from Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, is a great worship leader who I look up to. One of the things he is great at is networking with other worship leaders and he hosts a worship leader’s network meeting a few times a year and […]
This one is fairly simple. It is hard to sing along on a new song, so you want the majority of songs that you sing to be songs that are familiar to most people if you can. It’s only once you learn the melody that you have enough brain power to spare […]
Once you have spent time asking God to reveal to how what He wants, you might want to take a look at your song selection. What does God want to hear?
1. Give me the Gospel Truth!
The first thing you probably want to do is take a look at the lyrics to […]
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