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FOR OR AGAINST: On the Clock

In February on Church Music Today, Zach and I will be arguing, er, having a healthy discussion on topics that could be controversial and push-button issues for many of you out there.  Our February series is called “FOR OR AGAINST: There Are Two Sides To Every Story” in which we will be taking sides on certain…

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Less is More: Technology

We are living in a world that’s technologically advanced.  The majority of folks today have a smartphone that allows them to place and receive phone calls, check e-mail, search and connect on the web, etc.  How does that technology transfer over to our worship? The majority of Baptist churches in Kentucky probably have some sort…

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Less Is More: Performance

As we begin to wind down our “Less Is More” series here at CMT, I’d like for us to look at how our performance can play a role in worship leading.  I believe that the performance trap is one of the biggest obstacles that a worship leader and / or worship ministry can face on…

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Commandments for Ministry Leaders by Bob Russell

h/t to Barry Fields for the link Bob Russell was pastor of Southeast Christian Church for forty years in Louisville, KY.  During that span he led his staff in his “10 Commandments for Ministry” which can be applied not only to church staff but everyone in ministry leadership.  See the youtube video below from LifeWay’s…

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Less Is More: Lighting

Continuing in our “Less Is More” series, today’s post is on lighting.  This is a touchy subject, I’m sure, so read with an open mind.  Many of these ideas we will share in this series could be boiled down to personal preference, but I am writing with the overall worship perspective in mind, not just…

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Less Is More: Announcements

No doubt, if you are regularly involved in the planning of worship gatherings you have run into problems with “announcements.”  Figuring out where to place them in the service can be like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  They are necessary to the body life of the church but they disrupt…

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Sunday Setlist – CBC 1-12-14

Our Theme:  “Lord Over All”  A verse by verse study of the Book of Colossians This Week’s Passage:  Colossians 1:3-8 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid…