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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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Sorted Out

2 comments Written on September 13th, 2013     
Filed under: Bible, Core Values, Ethics, Formation, Leadership, Order of Worship, Songwriting, Style of Worship, The Psalms

psalmsToday’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.

A headline …

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1 Comment » Written on January 25th, 2013     
Filed under: Culture, Leadership, Missional, Order of Worship

Today’s post is written by Chris Logan, Pastor of Worship Arts at Community Covenant Church in Lenexa, KS.

Over the last few months I’ve been part of a “cohort” (whatever that means) of other pastors around Kansas City Metro, led …

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3 comments Written on November 16th, 2012     
Filed under: Culture, Leadership, Liturgy, Local Church, Music, Order of Worship

Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Director of Music and Worship at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN.

During our weekly staff meeting, the senior pastor always asks, “What’s left over from last Sunday?”

He asks this question …

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sundry things…

It’s been a busy week over on the Better Together Facebook page for lead worshippers and those who think about worship in the Covenant. Many things were discussed; I used the word ‘sundry’ above, but now realize that can mean …

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Vision Casting, Finances and Digital Resources

CCC CandlesThe Better Together worship community continued to discuss a myriad of topics this week.  Among them were celebratory comments regarding one of our members who was recently published in the Huffington Post (congrats brother!), pondering discussions relating to the covenant …

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December 15 is the Cutoff Date for Sharing Your Songs

Thanks to everyone who has sent in songs for consideration for use at Midwinter.

Sharing our Songs

The cutoff date for song submissions is December 15. Review will begin shortly after. Selected writers will be contacted early in January to …

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Telling Each Other’s Story (But NO Anonymous Song Requests)

Allow me to share an idea that’s been helpful in our church. It has done much to lessen the “worship wars” that sometimes happen because of stylistic preferences.  See what you think.
We ask people to recommend songs that “God

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Bringing my World to Christ

1 Comment » Written on March 16th, 2009     
Filed under: Missional, Order of Worship

Yesterday was Bringing my World to Christ Sunday— as encouraged by the ECC. We’re wondering if your church participated. If so, how did you incorporate BMWTC into weekend worship? What was the sum and substance of your participation?

Interesting. …

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