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

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 the throne room. Believe me, […]

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The Power of the Unexpected Touch

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 deeply stressed out about a […]

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Handling Criticism: Part Two

Handling Criticism: Part Two

In part two of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them. If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here.  Communication issues There are some folks that really don’t mean to criticize, but they don’t understand the why behind what’s being done. […]

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Handling Criticism: Part One

Handling Criticism: Part One

In part one of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them.  It’s a typical Sunday morning at your church, and you are ready to lead God’s people in worship. You managed to get the family to Sunday School on time, and everyone […]

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The Step-By-Step Process for Rehearsing a New Anthem

The Step-By-Step Process for Rehearsing a New Anthem

The following post originally appeared on Ashley Danyew’s blog. Be sure and check out even more helpful content about leading choirs on her site here: ashleydanyew.com. How do I introduce this anthem to my choir? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another. And truth be told, the rehearsal process for a church […]

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Honey, Who Shrunk the Choir?

Honey, Who Shrunk the Choir?

By Garren McCloud Maintaining consistent membership can be one of the more frustrating parts of leading a choir. I’m not just talking about people going on vacation in the summer, even though that can be frustrating too. I’m talking about those times when you find membership at an all-time low. If you’ve ever directed a […]

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How to Start a Choir at Your Church

How to Start a Choir at Your Church

There is something about a choir that enriches the worship service. I believe it brings pleasure to the LORD when He hears His children working together as a team to give praise to Him. But if you do not have a choir, how can you start one? It’s actually not as hard as you’d think. […]

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