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  • The Roundup: November 22, 2017

    The Roundup: November 22, 2017

    Thinking About Your Church’s Liturgy | Austin Stone Residency | 5 Leadership Questions with Keith Getty | Luther, the Reformation, and Songs in the Venacular | In the Room: Mike Cosper | SUDDENLY | Everflow | Prayers of the Saints Live | Work Songs

  • 10 Tips for Leading Worship in a Church Plant (Part 2)

    10 Tips for Leading Worship in a Church Plant (Part 2)

    Last week was Part 1 of 10 Tips for Leading Worship in a Church Plant. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read that post first before you go any further. As I said in my previous post, leading worship in a church plant setting is unique in that you have the opportunity to develop a ministry from scratch. In many ways, you are laying a foundation that will impact your church for years to come – so it’s crucial that you start well. While there are lots of resources aimed at worship leaders in established churches, I have found a lack of materials for equipping worship leaders in church plant contexts – hence the reason for these posts. So, without further adieu, here is Part 2.

  • 10 Tips for Leading Worship in a Church Plant (Part 1)

    10 Tips for Leading Worship in a Church Plant (Part 1)

    Five years ago I moved to Bend, Oregon, to help lead worship for a young church plant. At the time, I didn’t fully understand what I was getting myself into, but I was convinced that God had led me there for a purpose. Five years later, I can say that leading worship in a church plant is both good work and hard work. It is humbling and flat out exhausting at times, but also joyous and life giving. Most of all, it’s a privilege to have a front row seat watching God build his church.

  • The Roundup: November 3, 2017

    The Roundup: November 3, 2017

    Heart of the Worship Leader | Red Flags | A Mighty Fortress | Utilizing Your Acoustic Guitar to Its Potential | Worshiping With Limited Resources | Lessons from Luther on Congregational Singing | Setting the Table for Worship

  • Singing in the Life of the Church

    Singing in the Life of the Church

    A couple months ago I preached my first sermon from Colossians 3:16, focusing on the role that singing plays in the life of a local church. The main thought I wanted our congregation to leave with was this: singing together as a church is an act of spiritual formation meant to renew our hearts in the gospel and deepen our love for God.

  • Imperfect Worship Leaders

    Imperfect Worship Leaders

    We need more imperfect worship leaders – worship leaders who are truly humble, aware of their sin, and who find great joy in following Jesus in the ordinary things of life.

  • The Roundup: May 26, 2017

    The Roundup: May 26, 2017

    Common Worship Leading Mistakes | Preparing a Setlist | Panel on Liturgy | Singing With Martin Luther | Jamming With Jenson | Finding the Perfect Volume | Lost Art of Congregational Singing | The New City Catechism

  • Songs from Man Camp 2017

    Songs from Man Camp 2017

    Last month several churches from Acts 29 Oregon gathered for an annual men’s retreat weekend called Man Camp out at Washington Family Ranch in Eastern Oregon. It was a great time of fellowship, outdoor activities, and spurring one another on towards Christ. This year I had the joy and opportunity to lead the singing during the main sessions (we rotate who leads each year).

  • How Good Friday Prepares Us For Easter

    How Good Friday Prepares Us For Easter

    Easter is only a few days away, but before that comes Good Friday – the day that churches around the world gather to remember Jesus’ crucifixion, death and burial. The day is called Good Friday because the death and suffering of Jesus, as horrific as it was, is the apex of God’s plan for saving his people from their sins. What man meant for evil, God intended for good.

  • Singing With Thankfulness

    Singing With Thankfulness

    When was the last time that you sang to God with thankfulness in your heart? I ask because I know how easy it is for my own heart to become numb, forgetful, or even callous to the glorious news of the gospel. Life runs at a reckless pace and, before you realize it, can swallow you in a sea of worry, anxiety, and stress. Yet Colossians 3:16 says that we are to sing with thankfulness in our hearts. How are we to do this when we feel all spent and dried up? How can we give thanks when our hearts are heavy and weighed down?

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