Check out this helpful sound technology training video. After all, some of the most important people in the sanctuary or worship center are those operating the sound and video technology!
We talk about what to sing, how loud the drums should be, how fast the organist plays, and more. But what about conversations around the deep meaning and purpose of worship?
Young and old enjoyed the freedom to sit, to stand, to kneel at the altar, to dance, wave flags, or to stay in the pew. And then a holy moment broke out...
The Children at the Table Toolkit is now available from Faith Formation Ministries. The online toolkits, designed to fit YOUR ministry context, offer a wide variety of resources, stories, ideas, and more.
And so as she preached God’s words from Deuteronomy 6 instructing parents, families, and the faith community to pass on the words and stories of God, the children were also present.
An article in the Banner made me more aware of copyright permission and so I'm trying to do it right. Do I need to buy a copyright license (between $200 and $400) to project only 2 or 3 songs?
Every good soccer or basketball team does drills to practice basic skills. What kinds of drills or scales would be most fitting for worship planners and leaders?
Prayers and Liturgies for worship can be found in these excellent resources.
Do you stream or podcast your worship service? Do you watch other services to get inspiration and be exposed to new ideas? Keep reading to find out more details, including what is legal.
Though we talk about the meaning of marriage, we rarely discuss what the ceremony itself says about our theology of marriage. In other words, how is a Christian view of marriage expressed in how we get married?
Harry had been coming to church for months, but I didn’t really know him. When he said he was thinking about playing guitar with the worship team, I hope my face did not reveal my incredulity.
The many resources on this page will help your congregation think about worship that is inclusive of all abilities.
When I wanted to join the worship band, I was told (gently) that I needed to spend more time developing my skill. In response, I spent hours each day spending “time in the woodshed”, as my friend likes to put it.
In this touching video, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recite Psalm 139.
A Millennial shares his take on what will draw his generation to the Church...and you might be surprised. But what do you think? Is Jonathan right?
A few years ago, a Ministry Q&A was posted on The Network seeking feedback on simple ways for churches to honor mothers and fathers. Discussion encouraged churches to proceed carefully. What does your church do?
When it comes to paying our congregational musicians, most churches are faced with a couple different scenarios. Has your church wrestled with this question?
If every congregation has a liturgy and every congregation has liturgists, doesn’t it make sense to prepare individuals to serve as liturgists?
We felt many members were placing too much emphasis on the style of our music. We needed everyone to focus on the essence of being a church. We saw a music fast as an impactful tool...
For those who work in the church, Sunday is a work day. It’s a high calling, it is kingdom work. But if you don’t get a Sabbath – a true rest day – even church work will drain your soul.
It didn’t take me long to determine that my repertoire doesn’t include a song with lyrics like those written by God in Deuteronomy 32 – and then to ask, “What is God trying to teach me?”
Last summer, though it wasn’t for Lent, our church gave up something bigger than chocolate; we gave up music. Taking a break from music can help a church reach a deeper understanding of worship.
“...the use of themes and sermon series is the new wave in 21st century congregational worship." But then I wondered. Are all series or themes equal? What makes for a good series?
Small group conversations are challenging for hearing-impaired members & small group discussions aren't accessible to the range of cognitive development. How have others tackled this?
In the Christian Reformed Church you sometimes hear people talk about the three forms of unity. Those three forms consist of the Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort, and Heidelberg Catechism.