4 Goals Every Worship Gathering Should Accomplish (Repost)

Reprinted from Week 7 of Pure Praise.  Every time we come together to worship our Lord on Sundays (as well as at other times), there are four goals our worship gatherings should meet. While we have quite a bit of freedom in how we go about accomplishing each goal, the goals themselves are not optional and not subject to change. They remain

Worship Ministry Ideas for Christmas!

It's that time of year again! As you plan your church services this year for Christmas, we wanted to give you some different ministry ideas that you and your worship team could do to reach others in a new way! These are just some ideas, and we'd love hear yours! Be sure to leave a

How to Develop Your Team To Be Ministers Through Music (Repost)

The goal for church musicians and assistants should be that they become ministers through music. Ministers through music have some very distinguishing characteristics. They are passionate about what they are doing. They have a sense of calling. They are disciplined. They are full of integrity, and they clearly exhibit a servant heart toward God and

Africa Worship Training Tour: Pray With Us

The worship training tour is almost over! Thank you for following along, and more importantly, thank you for your prayers and support! We've been here 18 days! On this trip we've trained hundreds of worship leaders, worship team members, and pastors. God has been working in many lives. We've seen some place their trust in

Why Do Churches Need Worship Pastors?

Let's say you're a lead pastor, and you need someone to lead the music in your church. You have enough money to hire a permanent worship leader, but you're thinking about trying a different approach. Instead of paying a worship leader a full-time salary, you could use that same money to bring in some professional

“Worship Influencers Retreat” at Saddleback Church

Hey everyone, I'm excited to be going next week to the first ever "Worship Influencers Retreat" at Saddleback Church in California. Rick Muchow, Saddleback's long-time worship pastor, told me it's a small gathering of 12-15 worship mentors and trainers from around the world. Rick Warren's Chief of Staff, David Chrzan, is organizing the event. It's an honor to have

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