Required Reading: The Worship Pastor by Zac Hicks
Mar07

Required Reading: The Worship Pastor by Zac Hicks

I haven’t recommended a lot of books on WMC over the 10 years we have been doing this little thing. There have been some like Paul Baloche’s God Songs, that I would definitely still recommend.  I’m sure there have been a few others, but not many. There are reasons, mainly because I’m a slow reader and I don’t like to recommend something I wouldn’t stand behind.  Well, I want you to know, I would...

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Soak: Giving People Time To “Take It All In”
Feb24

Soak: Giving People Time To “Take It All In”

A while ago we were privileged to be able to interview Jon Egan on the podcast and he shared with us a very important concept. And it’s one that I think we need should spend more time thinking about as worship leaders. Let me explain. We live on a farm. During the summer it can get to be pretty dirty around here. The first summer we lived in this house they were doing some logging. The dirt on the logging road was a real fine...

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Tips for Having an Impartful Praise & Worship Ministration
Feb23

Tips for Having an Impartful Praise & Worship Ministration

Hello! From my personal few experiences as a worship leader, here are a few things I have come to understand can truly help you minister effectively during a praise and worship session, be it in a large church gathering or a house fellowship or a small group. • Have a Spiritual Focus: At the time of preparation, prayerfully have a definite focus for the session. Let the Holy Spirit open the eyes to what he needs to get done through...

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WMC Podcast, #196: Paul Baloche, Part 1 – Worship Leading
Feb19

WMC Podcast, #196: Paul Baloche, Part 1 – Worship Leading

Paul Baloche Over the 10 years of this podcast we have often spoken of our admiration for Paul Baloche. In our opinion he is the cream of the crop when it comes to worship leaders and worship songwriters. You would be hard pressed to find a worship songwriter who has had more of an impact on modern worship than this guy. In part 1 of our 2 part interview with Paul, we talk about worship leading and Paul shares with us some very...

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WMC Podcast, #197: Paul Baloche, Part 2 – Worship Songwriting
Feb19

WMC Podcast, #197: Paul Baloche, Part 2 – Worship Songwriting

Paul Baloche Over the 10 years of this podcast we have often spoken of our admiration for Paul Baloche. In our opinion he is the cream of the crop when it comes to worship leaders and worship songwriters. You would be hard pressed to find a worship songwriter who has had more of an impact on modern worship than this guy. In part 2 of our 2 part interview with Paul, we talk about worship songwriting. What an honor this was for us....

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WMC Podcast, Episode #195: What do you do when your church wants to meet a justice need, but the neighborhood doesn’t support you?
Feb12

WMC Podcast, Episode #195: What do you do when your church wants to meet a justice need, but the neighborhood doesn’t support you?

What do you do when your church wants to meet a justice need, but the neighborhood doesn’t support you? One of the harshest criticisms against the church has been that we don’t do enough to take care of the hurting and the poor. I’ve heard it many times. I’ve probably even said it many times. But, what happens when your church wants to step into that gap and help meet a justice need, but you’re met with...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #194: Why Do We Change In Ministry? What Changes Should We Be Making Now?
Feb05

WMC Podcast, Episode #194: Why Do We Change In Ministry? What Changes Should We Be Making Now?

Why Do We Change In Ministry? Over the years of the podcast, Kevin & I have talked on the topic of change several times. You can look back through the archives to listen to some of those episodes. However, in today’s episode, we talk about some of the changes that have taken place at Kevin’s church and the impact they have had. We also talk about some broader changes we need to be thinking about in terms of ministering...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0193: Keith Getty
Jan17

WMC Podcast, Episode #0193: Keith Getty

Keith Getty Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over. The Gettys’ hymns are used increasingly both in contemporary and traditional circles,...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 22
Jan11

The Book of Numbers: Day 22

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 22: Submission...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 21
Jan10

The Book of Numbers: Day 21

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 21: Progress In...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 20
Jan09

The Book of Numbers: Day 20

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 20: Sex With...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 19
Jan03

The Book of Numbers: Day 19

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 19: The Enemy...

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Assumptions: Dangerous in Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Jan02

Assumptions: Dangerous in Multi-Ethnic Ministry

A few weeks ago, I was with my friends Royce and Jhonny across from a resort entrance in the Dominican Republic. Here we were in our flip flops and bathing suits, holding our towels and backpacks, standing on the side of the highway waiting for a public bus. We might as well have painted a target on our backs. TOURISTS! Though he doesn’t look like it when he is with me, Jhonny is Dominican. And though I am not Dominican by birth, I...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 18
Jan01

The Book of Numbers: Day 18

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 18: Baby Steps...

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Highways to Zion in Your Heart
Dec29

Highways to Zion in Your Heart

One of the sacred actions of Christian worship is pilgrimage. The word “pilgrimage” may be defined as “journey made to a sacred place as an act of devotion.” The practice of pilgrimage may be traced to one of the theological emphases derived from the idea of “sacred place” connected to Hebrew worship in the Old Testament. The pilgrimage was a part of Israel’s religious life from the very beginning, attested by the patriarchal journeys...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 17
Dec28

The Book of Numbers: Day 17

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 17: A Hatred...

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