Category: Music Ministry

With 25 years of experience in the ministry of worship and ongoing church ministry, I share a wealth of my own experience and insight, here, to assist those of you who serve in ministry in the local church and your communities.

When Men Despise Your Worship

The anointing at Bethany. Many believe the woman who entered the room was Mary, the sister of Lazarus. The account in John 12 identifies her as such. The other Gospel accounts don't mention her name and it says they were at the home of Simon the leper. Details for a scholar most likely, but our ...

A Paradigm of Musical Purpose for People of Faith That Will Change the Way You Look at Your Calling

As a person of faith and a worshiper of Jesus, who creates music, my world has been rocked and turned upside down of late by the teachings of Ray Hughes. If you are searching to find your musical "voice", mission or purpose, or a songwriter searching for true north in that calling, these videos are for ...

The Church is Alive & Well!

My hope was renewed today as I looked out over a congregation of believers from the choir loft! "What Love is This", by Kari Jobe had just been ministered by our Performing Arts department and I'd venture to say there wasn't a dry eye in the house, including mine. I pondered the morning's events in my ...

Identity in Christ; It’s More Than Security, It’s Ownership!

Why do we allow what has happened to us to become our identity? We drown in the failure of others to affirm or love us as we constantly struggle with the truth that we are loved and accepted by God. Unable to assimilate that His approval is the only approval that matters. We let our past, our failures and mistakes ...

The Lie That Steals Our Beauty

*{The term "man" or "men" in this article refers to mankind=men & women unless otherwise specified}********************************************************************** Do you know we have been fed a LIE? Not just any lie, but THE LIE. And that LIE has stripped us of our value to the lowest common denominator. Common is the operative word here. We have all ...

What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Song…..

What do you do when you've lost your song? I'm not talking about losing your iPod or MP3 player. Nor is this a case of not having time to get your praise on before work in the morning. I am talking about losing the song of your heart. You can't hear the music anymore. You don't feel the hope of your future. ...

Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

The day was marked in time. The moment planned from the foundation of the world. "Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world!" John's words rang from eternity and into the hearing of all those surrounding his revelation of Jesus Christ at the Jordan. [John 1: 29-32] Soon after, John's ministry ...

The Power of Music!

It's been said, music is the universal language. I don't know who coined the phrase, but it appears to carry a lot of truth! Artists can travel around the world singing to those who don't speak their language and still be just as powerful as they are in their native land. Why? Because song has power! Why does it ...

VOICES

"My God's not dead, He's surely alive. He's living on the inside roaring like a lion." This was a song written by Daniel Bashta made popular by David Crowder Band and Newsboys. A song of revival and spiritual revolution. When I think about all the revolutions in the earth and our country, they started with a ...

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What’s Important to God?

I have always been astounded at what is important to God. That's why I hate religion! And I believe that's why Jesus hated religion too. It was because of how unlike God religion was in Jesus' day. Always has been and still is today! For instance, when God is evaluating his people at the end of ...

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Misplaced Allegiance = Misplaced Worship

WORSHIP is not about our music, it's about our allegiance! (loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause. Loyalty , faithfulness, fidelity ,obedience, homage, devotion.) Our adversary is not after our song, he wants our allegiance! He wants our obedience. He wants our worship. He wants us to profane God's ...

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