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Time Management Tips for the 21st Century Choir Director

~by Jeff Redding. Probably the greatest challenge choir directors face today is the busy schedules of the average American choir member. We have school, work, and community schedules that keep us in a whirlwind of activity and on-demand social media to further distract us when we do have a moment Read More

Pastoring the Choir

Pastoring the Choir

~by Cliff Duren. Wednesday nights are one of my favorite parts of being a worship pastor: Don’t get me wrong, Sunday mornings are way up on the list as well. But, I know that my best opportunity to pour into the choir and band is when we come together to Read More

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Help! I’ve never directed a choir before

~by Kevin Bengtson. What happens when your Music Minister or Choir Director has resigned, and you aren’t able to find someone to come in to lead your choir. You may love the choir, and there are about 15-20 people that love to sing in the choir. Your pastor and congregation 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

Love Your Church 2x3

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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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