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 …

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I Doubt It

1 Comment » Written on December 20th, 2013     
Filed under: Bible, Devotional, Guest Post, Leadership, Prayer, Scripture

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by Michael Hill


It’s Sunday morning, and you’re up before the dawn to prepare your heart to lead God’s people in worship. You make a beeline to …

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In the Den?

1 Comment » Written on September 6th, 2013     
Filed under: Bible, Devotional, Formation, Guest Post, Scripture, Theology, Writing and blogging

Today’s post is by guest blogger Josef Rasheed, Senior Pastor of CrossRoads Covenant Church in DeSoto, TX. Josef is a member of the Covenant’s Commission on Worship and a regular worship leader at Midwinter and Annual Meeting. He blogs

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Devotional for a pilgrimage…

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.

As we …

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Post a Comment » Written on August 3rd, 2012     
Filed under: Bible, Local Church, Scripture, Writing and blogging

Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

Tonight I’d like to offer a song. Sometimes music says more than our words alone can communicate, and I’ve been singing this …

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Don’t Ignore Your Core

5 comments Written on July 29th, 2011     
Filed under: Core Values, Formation, Leadership, Prayer, Scripture, Vocation and Call

Today’s guest post comes to us from Doreen Olson, Executive Minister of the Department of Christian Formation.

If you’re following the trends in exercise and fitness, you’ve probably heard the phrase “core strength.” It refers to the muscles of …

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Psalm 23 (part 1)

2 comments Written on April 27th, 2009     
Filed under: Church Year, Formation, Scripture, The Psalms

I notice Psalm 23 is the lectionary text for Sunday, May 3. For whatever reason, I’ve come closer to this Psalm in the past year. I’ve been speaking it and praying it almost daily, and I’ve come to experience the …

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Feast of the Holy Family

Post a Comment » Written on December 30th, 2008     
Filed under: Church Year, Scripture

During Christmas, we think a lot about family. For some, this focus is painful and difficult. We lift you up to the Lord.

For others, it generates joy and thanksgiving.

For the family of Jesus, well, Christmas was an ordeal: …

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