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

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The Worship… Service?

8 comments Written on August 15th, 2014     
Filed under: Formation, Language, Leadership, Missional, Theology

1954-mercury-1950s-chevron-gas-advertising-postcard_t2by Matt Nightingale

This fall, the church I serve will kick off a series called #WeAreRedwood. We’ll be exploring our identity as God’s church… We’ll consider what it means to be disciples, community, witnesses and worshippers. To be the church …

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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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The Mechanics of Awkward

5 comments Written on July 25th, 2014     
Filed under: Leadership, Order of Worship, Vocational Excellence

by Chris Logan

I interned for a summer with a worship arts pastor when I was in college. At the time, it had nothing to do with my major, and I did it for free. But it was an awesome

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1 Comment » Written on May 30th, 2014     
Filed under: Culture, Leadership, Liturgy, Missional, Style of Worship, Theology

by Chris Logan

“Sometimes we try too hard to manufacture something that is so much richer when we just let it happen.”

3430144_origA friend of mine wrote this the other day, and it resonated with me. Much proverbial ink has …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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The Fine Line Between Faithful and Fraudulent

4 comments Written on October 19th, 2013     
Filed under: Leadership, Vocation and Call

Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Pastor of Worship at Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa, CA.

worshipSeveral weeks ago, I was leading worship at RCC. I was playing piano with the band and singing a duet with a …

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3 comments Written on September 28th, 2013     
Filed under: Leadership, Vocation and Call
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Today’s post is written by Chris Logan, Pastor of Worship Arts at Community Covenant Church in Lenexa, KS.

Think of this as part 2 of my last post. A ying to its yang.

I recently read a new book

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