Local Church

Dear Young Worship Leader

2 comments Written on March 6th, 2015     
Filed under: Leadership, Local Church, Vocation and Call
We recently had a worship intern from a local Christian college. Here are some things I told him, and a few things I wish I had told him.

  1. Whatever you do up front must be informed by relationships with these



The Journey of Collaboration

2 comments Written on August 8th, 2014     
Filed under: Better Together, Leadership, Local Church, Order of Worship, Scripture, Worship Planning

By Randall Wilkens

collaborationI remember the first time I heard someone talk about the concept of collaborative worship planning. It was about 10 years ago in Chicago at one of those Worship Connections we used to have. If someone had



Unqualified

1 Comment » Written on November 15th, 2013     
Filed under: Guest Post, Leadership, Local Church, Stories, Vocation and Call
norm-abrams-publicityby Chris Willard

I’m a fan of the home improvement show This Old House. On this show is a master carpenter and home improvement guru named Norm Abrams. He can do seemingly anything when it comes to building. If you



Perspective

1 Comment » Written on November 8th, 2013     
Filed under: Culture, Formation, Leadership, Local Church
Today’s post is written by Chris Logan, Pastor of Worship Arts at Community Covenant Church in Lenexa, KS.

 

The word on the street is that perspective matters.

RelativityHow you understand what’s happening depends on where you’re standing. If you’re



Creatively Creating Culture

Post a Comment » Written on September 20th, 2013     
Filed under: Better Together, Culture, Local Church
Today’s post is written by Jessica Perez, Worship and Creative Arts Director at Crossroads Church in Loveland, CO.

What is the culture like on your team? Are you frustrated by it? Happy with it? Proud of it? I read a



The Burden of Faith

5 comments Written on July 5th, 2013     
Filed under: Local Church, Stories, Vocation and Call
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Pastor of Worship at Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa, CA.

Transition seems to be a common theme of a lot of the posts here lately. My own ministry/job and location have changed



Speak Life

1 Comment » Written on June 8th, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Culture, Dance, Drama, Local Church, Missional, Music, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

Some days life feels perfect. Other days it just ain’t workin’. The good, the bad, the right, the wrong and everything in



Learning to Love

1 Comment » Written on May 13th, 2013     
Filed under: Current Events, Local Church, NPTS, NPU, Writing and blogging
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Today’s post is written by Geoff Twigg, Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Geoff is a pastor, singer/songwriter, worship leader and ministry consultant, and serves the ECC as a member of the denomination’s Commission on Worship.

Apologies to



Transitioning Well

Post a Comment » Written on May 3rd, 2013     
Filed under: Ethics, Health, Leadership, Local Church, Vocation and Call
transition-101-bannerToday’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

What does it mean to transition gracefully? As pastors and worship leaders, transition – sometimes radical transition – is often an “occupational



WARNING: Contents Under Pressure

1 Comment » Written on January 18th, 2013     
Filed under: Better Together, Leadership, Local Church
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Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Music and Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

We have barely made it through Christmas, but planning for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter is already underway. Meanwhile, there’s