Since I am wrapping up my seminary program this week, I have done a lot of reflecting on my journey as a worship pastor thus far. God has taught me a lot through experience, learning form mentors and through some really good resources. I thought today I would recommend some books on worship and even … Continue reading Five Books for Worship Pastors
There’s no doubt that the church has faced many obstacles in planning and implementing worship in the last year. I recently asked worship leaders and other church leaders to take a survey. I also interviewed a few pastors from different worship contexts to see a few different points of view. My purpose was to … Continue reading Churches Need Worship Shepherds (Worship Survey Part. 1)
As I write this, I get to share a house with a wife who is 37-weeks pregnant. While this in itself is a learning experience, the events of this past week have been very revealing to us. We had a near experience with a possible early delivery of our daughter. We found out Friday that … Continue reading Have We Forgotten How to Wait?
Have you heard that we have just begun a season called Lent? How your church members answer this question might have something to do with your church's particular worship style or where you define yourself on the spectrum from traditional to contemporary. However the shape or size of your church, you likely will be putting … Continue reading Beyond Fasting: 7 Other Practices for Connecting with Lent
Maybe you are like me, and you've come home from church completely worn out before. There is nothing wrong with working hard to serve with excellence. But I've recently been asking myself if exhaustion can be a sign that we are trying to lead worship in our own power. When I looked at the book … Continue reading Who’s Really Leading Worship in Your Church?
In my last post I listed some songs that have unifying qualities, especially ones that can speak into the cultural climate of today. I tried to pick some hymns and some contemporary worship songs as well as songs from a few different traditions. Here are a few more that can tie the body of Christ … Continue reading Unifying Worship Songs Part II
There’s no denying that current events in the world have led to a very divisive climate. Our culture in the west has seen increasing polarization for years. It’s been my conviction and the conviction of a lot of others that we, in the church should be dependent on God now more than ever. And while … Continue reading Unifying Worship Songs Part I
Like I mentioned in my last post. Finding authenticity and depth in worship is really tough, and we have to rely on being rooted in God FIRST in order to have a hope at understanding it. This blog is called Rediscovering Worship. I have wanted, for a long time to put together some resources to … Continue reading What is the Purpose of This Blog?
Wow, it's my first post to a brand new blog site. I have to admit that trying to figure out where to start is like finding a place to swing your pick at an iceberg. Speaking of which, an iceberg really is a good analogy. It's similar to worship because most of it is below … Continue reading The First Swing At An Iceberg