Batteries and Bunnies Nothing will make you look as dull as a dead battery. Three weeks ago, we had our lenten parish mission, and I handed our presenter a lavalier mic without applying all the rules below. Know what happened? After the speaker began his presentation, the mic began to put out a low level […]
As I write this, I am sitting in the tech booth at church, serving on our high school spring retreat. I am running tech this weekend, not leading worship. For the last few weeks, I have been running from project to project at work and at home. I am tired. I am worn out. And, […]
Let us begin again, reflecting on past accomplishments. For the benefit of measuring how far we can go and even dreaming of new heights. Every time we do something, we begin with more knowledge and wisdom than we had the last time. Let us begin again, for each time we repeat an action we get […]
Regarding “Blessed Be Your Name”… 27,489 – The number of worship leaders that have used Matt and Beth Redman’s song “Blessed Be Your Name”. 27,488 – The number of worship leaders that need the words of Matt and Beth Redman’s song in front of them to lead it. 2,783 – The number of worship leaders […]
This weekend I had a long talk with my youngest son. It seems he has been trying to avoid forming relationships at his school. His reasoning was that if he didn’t form relationships, he could head off any behavioral issues that he may have dealt with in the past (showing off, etc). This year he […]
Great article on the separation that exists within our churches, and even within our music ministries. Thanks to my friend Steven Vore for sharing this great blog post. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/modern-worship-music-wars
“Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.” – St. Philip Neri
What are your best practices for effective rehearsal and preparation?
Three things to do this week to strengthen your ministry… Commit to learning and memorizing one new worship song. Find a new blog on worship and subscribe to it. Find a way to increase your prayer time. Adoration, reading Scripture, having a cup of coffee with God in the morning, or praying with that new […]
“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire”.
So, why mention that here? Because being our authentic self isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially in music ministry. It’s easy for people to compare us to their favorite worship leaders.