Hearing From God During Worship

I firmly believe that it’s impossible to worship in a vacuum. All of the Christian life is a response to God—to Who he is, to what he has done. So, I’m finding it more and more disconcerting to presume to be worshiping God without listening. But—”Sing it again!” “Louder!” “Clap!” “Jump!” “Shout!” (depending on your […]

Lessons Our Creative Arts Teams Can Learn from Jimmy Fallon, Pt. 2

This is part 2 of 2 part series on what we can learn from Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show. Be sure to check out the great short article in the link in Part 1. How do we learn to reach and engage people in a relevant way? One way is by studying those who are […]

Why Sing?

I’ll admit it. Singing together in worship can seem strange. I grew up loving the alt rock of the 90s. About as demonstrative as we got was crossing our arms and bobbing our head back and forth to the beat. We don’t sing in public often (maybe when singing the national anthem at a sporting event, if […]

Setup Your Planning Center Account Like a Pro

We use Planning Center Online for service planning, scheduling, communication, and rehearsal preparation among other things. So, it’s vital that each of us take the time to setup our account and keep it updated. Here’s what you need to do: New band members and techs, read steps 1-3. If you already have an account, skip to Step […]

The Awe, the Aha, and the Haha

When we plan our services across multiple campuses, it’s important to maintain our “DNA,” the things that make us uniquely “us.” We can help maintain this DNA in our worship service planning by thinking about the kinds of moments and experiences we plan as a part of each service. There are at least three types […]

Worship Leader Q&A with Hillsong’s Jad Gillies

Jad Gillies is one of Hillsong’s key worship leaders. They recently interviewed him at a team night gathering about worship leading. There are many good and interesting thoughts here (once you get past the puff questions at the beginning, haha). Hillsong uses a system of co-leadership to apprentice and train new worship leaders and he speaks to […]