FOR OR AGAINST: Style-Based Worship Services

In the latest Church Music Today series, we will discuss 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 topics and sharing viewpoints on each side of the argument.…

Five Ways to Improve Congregational Singing from TGC

(pic and article from The Gospel Coalition) Today, The Gospel Coalition released a blog post written by Keith Getty.  This post gives great insight on ways to improve congregational singing.  These may be common sense to some, good reminders to others or very helpful insight to others.  Here are the five tips…with much more info…

FOR OR AGAINST: Churches Hiring Dual-Role Ministers

In February on Church Music Today, we will discuss 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 topics and sharing viewpoints on each side of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Less Is More: Sound

(featured image from story church) It’s been a while, but we’re back. Back to sharing some things that God has taught us in our ministries. Zach Rice and I will be sharing this month in a two-part post about the theme “Less Is More” that puts some of our practices in the spotlight to question…

A Fresh Perspective

In 2014, contributor Zach Rice and I will be back with more regular blog posts.  In late 2012 and early 2013, Zach and I both transitioned into new ministry roles at new churches.  So, as it should have been, we have concentrated a great deal in beginning our new churches with a clear, undistracted focus.…

Getty Music To Release First Live Album

via GettyMusic.Com Getty Music announces the release of the first live album from Keith and Kristyn Getty, which was recorded at The Gospel Coalition in Orlando, FL, this past spring. Keith and Kristyn Getty Live at The Gospel Coalition is produced by Ed Cash and features 13 previously-released songs that are heard live on a…