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Finding The Courage To Lead

Scott Allen | March 29, 2011 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , ,

Change. Innovation. Leadership. All three require the courage to step out of status quo and risk something. Your current job description may not include the necessity to take the lead, but if you’re living, breathing and have a vision, it’s somewhere in the plan for you to lead. Some way, shape or form, it’s in your DNA. It’s in your assignment.  Keep reading. More

Skillfully Combining God's Word

Bob Kauflin | June 10, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

“Come join us this Sunday for worship and the Word.” I've heard that invitation more than once. It's an unfortunate dichotomy. Most people understand it like this: Worship is when we sing and experience God's nearness, express our love for him, and allow his Spirit to move in our midst. All right-brain activities. Hearing the Word, on the other hand, appeals to our left brain. It's mind food. It's for our intellects, designed to make us think, More

Worship In Times Of Sorrow

Paul Baloche | June 9, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Some of the hardest yet most inspiring times of worship occur during funerals. The raw emotions of sadness and loss are mixed with a sense of hope and eternal perspective. More

How to Glory in the Cross of Christ

Bob Kauflin | May 11, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

Worshiping God in spirit and truth involves magnifying the way God has shown his greatness in Jesus Christ and his glorious work of redemption. This doesn't happen automatically for us or for those we lead. I've learned I need to present these truths in consistent, clear, and compelling ways. “To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle,” George Orwell wrote. Unless we consistently keep the cross within our view, More

For God's Glory

Bob Kauflin | May 2, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

Christ's work on the cross displays God's glory most clearly. As we set our hearts and minds on worshiping God, his various attributes can begin to seem contradictory to our finite minds. He is merciful and gracious, compassionate, forgiving, abounding in steadfast love. But he's also pure, holy, and righteous, and he “will by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus34:7). How do we worship this God in truth without minimizing any aspect of More

Magnifies the Greatness of God

Bob Kauflin | April 28, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

“Great is the Lord,” David reminds us, “and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). David shows the appropriate starting point for worship. It involves thinking about, magnifying, and responding to the glory and splendor of God. Many of those we lead on Sunday morning are eager to join us and have been magnifying God's unsearchable greatness all week. Others are distracted. It could be anything More

Making the Most of the Situation

Bob Kauflin | April 28, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

I would abolish forever the notion of a “worship leader.” If you want to have a “song leader” who leads part of the worship, just as the preacher leads part of the worship, that's fine. But to call the person a “worship leader” takes away the idea that by preaching, teaching, listening to and devouring the word of God, and applying it to our lives, we are somehow not worshiping God. Carson makes a great point. If More

Set the Believers Example in Love

Bob Kauflin | April 27, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

We can't claim to fulfill the greatest commandment in song while neglecting the second greatest commandment in life. God calls us to set an example in love. The love he calls us to is grounded in his character, not ours. It's more than our culture's idea of being tolerant or experiencing sexual attraction. Our love is fleeting, self-centered, and polluted. God's love is eternal, sacrificial, and holy. God describes love as being “patient,” More

Set the Believers Example in Conduct

Bob Kauflin | April 27, 2010 | Categories: Blogs | Tags: , , ,

Worldly musicians can make great music on stage and live totally decadent lives—and no one thinks twice about it. Worship leaders don't have that option. God wants our conduct to be an example to others. If the way we live doesn't back up what we proclaim on Sunday morning, we're not only deceiving the church—we're misrepresenting the God we claim to be worshiping. I don't ever want people who see me lead worship publicly to be surprised More

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