This Access VBA software was written to create usher schedules for our church. It works on any computer that has Microsoft Access 2007 or later installed on it.
Perhaps you have heard this all-too familiar mantra: Life is worship! I wonder, however, if we can hit the pause button to reflect on the premise that worship includes everything we do.
Is your church still singing a doxology? Should you be?
Beyond Sunday morning, leaders are asked to do a lot of one-off events and tasks. How much is too much?
We may answer that question in two ways. A prescriptive answer offers essential connections between Reformed theology and Reformed worship. A descriptive answer assumes that Reformed worship is worship by Reformed people.
Use music and song lyrics every day to praise the Lord.
During the last few decades the Worship Pastor or Director of Worship or Worship Leader has become a very important position within the ministry team of a local congregation. In response, a number of worship schools have popped up around the nation...
There are three things that a lot of worship leaders do, often without thinking about it.
I wonder if sometimes we say something is too repetitive because we do not particularly appreciate or connect with a certain type of worship.
Autumn prayer to offer at a Disability Awareness Sunday service.
A prayer by Elizabeth E. Schultz to offer at a Diversity/Disability Awareness service.
The Lord calls us as his covenant people to care for each other. We who belong to Christ must answer his call to serve each other in his name...
Our worship team was talking about transposing church music into a higher or lower key to make it more manageable for people to sing. We were thinking of trying musescore.org...
I would like to hear from churches who have adults with intellectual disabilities who attend your worship services. How do we make worship meaningful to them? What are some useful tips to help our pastor to preach his sermons in a way which will be understood by everyone? What about the rest of the service?
For what seemed to be a brief while (to me) there was a bit of a trend in the Church to abhor "planning" as a way of "stifling the Spirit." But has this short little trend been replaced with too much "order", "planning", and "professionalism"?
We often think of worship as mostly just music, but many forms of art can be part of our offerings to God.
This webinar presents a basic structure of a worship gathering, exploring a variety of ways that communal worship can form God's people for a missional way of life.
While few of us spend much time in the Old Testament book of Leviticus, when we do we discover an exciting truth: our God loves to party.
Worship leaders, could I ask your advice? I would like to learn how churches begin their worship services. Do worship leaders typically begin with a call to worship, opening word, reading, song, etc. that points to the transcendence of God as a foundation for understanding God's immanence? Do...
Sometimes changes to a songs lyrics can lead to a different meaning or focus, which might impact how you use the song.
When you can't have someone on every instrument, how do you decide which ones to use?
Using a playlist to share with singers and instrumentalists has helped our praise team prepare.
It was exciting to conduct research ‘on the ground’ of Evangelical church culture. It will be exciting to watch new classes of students build on this body of research...
Why is it so difficult for most of us to effectively and lovingly address concerns about performance? When should we say something? What should we say?
Worship is a primary spiritual food group, and must be a big part of our daily spiritual diet.