Worship leaders should pray the Word, teach the Word, and sing the Word.
It is easy for us to catch ourselves gauging a service by how well the band played, how the tech team did, and if the congregation sang loud or a few people raised their hands. I fall victim to this mentality quite often, but leading worship is centered around trust. I am at least skeptical of someone’s directions if they haven’t been there themselves. Worship leading is the same way; you cannot lead someone where you have not been yourself.
Chris Collins talks about how, as leaders in our churches, and also as believers, we must be in God’s Word. The Bible helps us resolve conflict, fight sin, and trust God’s faithfulness in difficult circumstances.
Chris Collins talks about how dangerous it can be to replace our time in God’s Word with other things. While those things may not be bad, we must dig into scripture so that we can enjoy the fullness of studying and knowing it.
Nothing is more vital for our churches, our families, our spouses and the people we serve (and serve with) than for our hearts to be healthy. Here are four vital practices we must have in order to make sure our hearts are constantly chasing after God.
Aaron Ivey talks about Jesus’s servanthood, and how being a servant is an inherent desire of ours. We were designed and created for servanthood. Our aim should be for the name of Jesus to be lifted high and glorified.
If you’re skeptical of support-based ministries or are nervously considering one, this is meant for you. I was often asked questions like, “Why isn’t the church paying you?” After raising my support, I have no question why.
Jimmy McNeal takes a closer look at Romans 16. He points out that Paul knows, loves, and prays for the people in the church in Rome. Can we say the same for the people in our congregations? How would knowing our people change the way we lead them in worship?
Justin Cofield talks about taking care of the bride of Christ. If you have been put in a position to shepherd others, it is your responsibility to watch over them and care for them.
Daniel Darnell talks about how dangerous it can be to pursue excellence aside from the way God designed it. Seeking excellence as the world seeks it is unhealthy and can only lead to things like pride, jealousy, and greediness.