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Worship-Service

How's Your Sunday Service?

As a pastor, you set the tone for true corporate worship.

Every pastor wants to raise up a group of people who God considers true worshipers. Jesus defined these people in John 4:23 as those who "worship the Father in spirit and truth." He even added that these are the ones after whom the Father seeks.

We have the chance to cultivate these kinds of worshipers every Sunday in our services by how we lead. Whether you are a senior pastor or a worship leader, you serve as a model for true worship. You play a key role in creating an environment that is conducive to the moving of God's Spirit. To excel at both of these requires some understanding of what I believe are fundamental principles of congregational worship.

"Worship time" is not a setup for the sermon. If we're not careful we can develop a dangerous mind-set that believes the praise and worship part of a service functions merely to prepare the congregation for the preaching. Though preparing people for the message can certainly be one benefit of a good "worship time" (and I use that term begrudgingly), it must not be its primary purpose. read more

An Audience of One

Ron Kenoly speaks out on the worship 'bandwagon,' the senior pastor's role, and the line between entertainment and ministry. read more

Making Him Known

The worship leader is called to educate believers in the wonders of God and to lead sinners into an awareness of His love. read more

Going Vertical

Whether with a contemporary or traditional style, Michael W. Smith is challenging believers to fight stale familiarity and embrace the fresh spirit that is blowing through the church and pointing worshipers upward to God. read more

Write Songs That Transform

Great songwriting doesn't happen by accident. These keys will help you unlock the doors to creativity ... and change people's lives. read more

Getting Back to the Heart of Worship

Understanding God's original intention for corporate worship can mean the difference between people experiencing God's power or just falling asleep in the pews. read more

Your Worship: Dull or Dynamic?

God never meant worship to be a stale experience in a sterile environment. Here's how to help your congregation experience the fullness of God in your times of worship. read more

Power Prayer

Awesome things happen when God's people come together in worship and intercession. read more
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