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A Focus on Faith

~by John Roberts. Faith is one of the most challenging components of the Christian life. For those of us who call ourselves Christ followers, faith is the evidence that Christ has been given authority over our hearts and, in turn, our lives. For the Christian, faith is hard. When life Read More

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How to Lead Worship for Others Week After Week (Without Forgetting to Lead Yourself)

~by John Chisum. Okay, let’s get real for a minute. Have you ever gotten through with a rehearsal and felt so upset or agitated by it that you immediately started dreading the next one? Have you ever gotten to the start of a Sunday service only to realize that the Read More

Learning Silence

Learning Silence

2019 is here! The church platform has been returned to its normal setup after the Christmas programs. The poinsettias have been removed from the sanctuary window sills. At home, the Christmas decorations are packed up again and beginning to settle to the bottom of the Rubbermaid storage bins in the Read More

How to Start a Choir, Part 1

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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5 Ways to Equip Yourself for Ministry

By Johnson Roberts Being in ministry can be draining. So many of our days are spent pouring ourselves out to others—with our time, our talents, and our focused attention. As Christians, we must remember that we can only pour out so much before our spiritual well runs dry. Jesus tells us Read More