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How to Start a Brand New Choir, Part 1

by Matt Williams ~ Why start a choir? For many churches, choir is the foundation of music ministry. For others, choir is a foreign concept or an anomaly at best. However, God gave me a clear vision and desire to start a choir. How? Let me begin by sharing my Read More

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

by Cliff Duren ~ I’m sitting down to write this article on the eve of my 39th birthday. Yes, that’s right. I’m 366 days away from kissing my 30’s goodbye forever. Some of you are thinking, “30’s?! Sonny boy, I kissed them goodbye ages ago!” … while you fresh-out-of-college types Read More

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Love Your Church

Sunday mornings are a busy time. A lot of details go into making sure Sunday morning services go off without any components slipping through the cracks. Most of the time, it takes many people to pull these services off. With the busyness of the morning, it is easy for us, Read More

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Getting Started with Blended Worship

Rev. Kevin L Bengtson Traditional, blended, contemporary. These words have inspired decades of authentic worship as well as decades of disagreement. They are the three most commonly used words to describe styles of worship for most churches. If we like or even use those terms for ourselves, the reality is Read More

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The Importance of Worshipping When You Don’t Feel Like It

by Lauren Bruce “I hate this song, so I’m just not going to sing.” “I can’t lead others in worship when I’m not worshipping.” I have said both of these things on more than one occasion. And you know what? God still lets me worship Him. I’m still allowed in Read More

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The Power of the Unexpected Touch

Do you remember the last time God unexpectedly touched you? We all desire for His presence in our lives daily. But sometimes, He chooses an unexpected moment or an unusual circumstance to really reach us deeply. One of those times happened to me in December of last year. I was Read More

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Story Behind the Song: Almost There

Songwriter Wes King shares the story behind the song “Almost There.” The powerful lyrics and melody invite you on Mary’s journey to Bethlehem. “Almost There” was featured on Michael W. Smith’s album The Spirit of Christmas and is the title track of one of our new Christmas musicals. Check out Read More