There is a delicate balance between keeping and maintaining the things that are working, releasing the things that no longer connect with your congregation, and introducing new worship actions that broaden your reach. Every leader in every church must try to make these decisions based on prayer and what works for the individual congregation. Here are a few suggested steps to help you assess and improve the worship in your church: (more…)
Sharefaith Kids V2 is out and we couldn’t be more excited! Version two has enhanced what you already loved about SFKids, while packing this amazing product full of new features. Whether you’re a long time user, or brand new to SFKids here is a quick rundown of the 5 best ways to use the new Sharefaith Kids! (more…)
There are always pros and cons to using wireless on any type of device for both pastors and worship leaders and it’s one of the most common questions I get. In this article, I’ll show you great examples of when a wired device (microphone or in-ear monitor) is a better choice over wireless and when wireless would be the better choice.
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:15-17). Why are children so important to Jesus? It’s not simply that they represent the next generation of leaders; it’s because their capacity to understand and subscribe to a faith in the unseen God is so much greater than those who passively believe. We’ve assembled a list of top books that will certainly benefit you in your work with children, and we hope too, that your work with children will continue to benefit you and your faith as you press on to know Christ and make him known. (more…)
We all hope to find that musician or singer that is “just right” when we open up for auditions to be on our the worship team. You know, the one who comes prepared, ready to do what is needed so that you can make a good decision. The person who is a great fit for your team and isn’t a regret in a month or two. There are a few tips that can make auditioning go wonderfully for both you, the worship leader, and the auditionee. Here are some easy steps to having a great audition. (more…)
There are lots of folks out there serving as worship leaders in their local churches. Most of these people are hard working volunteers serving others out of love and devotion. I would also venture to say that most, if not all, would love to ably serve and care for their teams. In the interest of helping to that end, I’ve come up with a few extremely important things that many worship leaders, team leaders or music ministers often miss when leading their own teams. (more…)
Technical skills are important and hard to hone with the limited time a volunteer sound tech has available. Being a sound operator in church requires much more than technical acumen, it also requires an understanding of why we do what we do and for whom. Although there are dozens of things to practice, I’ve limited this article to the ones that follow. (more…)
Distractions often are needed throughout our day, calling for that Facebook meme or Youtube shock. But, maybe you are in need of a true lift—some inspiration. We decided to pull out and post 30 inspirational Christian videos to encourage you in your faith! Whether it’s a spoken word, a song, or a film short, we hope you can take a pause instead of a distraction today. Try one, or more and please tell us about how you’ve been lifted or encouraged.
James tells us that, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (3:1) How much more are those who shepherd, lead and teach the teachers? You are responsible for breathing in the life of the Spirit in every word and action. You are given the charge to disciple and build a sanctuary in a land weary with the Fall. We hope this list of top leadership books will equip you in your ministry and overall path, that you may bear the marks of Christ in your work. We pray you might be built up in the faith as you embody His hands and feet in fields, as Jesus reminds us, that are ripe for harvest (John 4:35).