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Leadership insights, top tips and thoughts from Matt McChlery

Sunday Setlist – Waiting

Sunday Set list

Last week we explored the theme of waiting upon the Lord and enjoying his presence. It was a good service and many were touched. It was made more special by the willingness of the leaders and congregation to respond to The Word and ‘wait’ upon the Lord during the sung worship. This is what we […]

Lead Us On

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This song was written during a time on transition and uncertainty in my local church. It reflects this season and was used effectively during that time in corporate worship. It lends itself to working well within any uncertain situation where we need to remind ourselves that God is in control and we are called to […]

Sunday Setlist – In Times of Trouble

Sunday Set list

On Sunday I was leading the time of singing at church, which means I also get to choose the set-list! The sermon was based on the Psalms and focused around the theme of having the freedom to express our emotions to God in times of trouble, seeking his face in the midst of the storm […]

Building Church

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One of the jobs I have whilst working for my local church is to create and implement systems to help the church function, maintain its health and grow. This includes things like creating ‘pathways’ to help new people connect with our church: a website that looks good and contains relevant information for visitors, training and […]

Small is Beautiful – Guest post on BarnabasME

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Here is a guest post I was asked to write. It is always an honour to be invited to contribute towards the vision of others – especially when it lines up with your own! Here I speak about the beauty of small churches and how ‘church’ is all about people. Have a read and leave […]

How to Engage Your Congregation in Worship

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Here are a few quick ideas to help engage your congregation in worship. There are a few blog posts doing the rounds at the moment that focus on a problem many church worship leaders face: How to engage the congregation during times of sung worship. Unfortunately they often criticize or point out the mistakes rather […]

Clone Wars: The Courage to Sound Different

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Are you afraid that your church will sound different to others? Are the songs you singing following global patterns or the heart-beat of God for your community? Here are some questions I’v been asking myself recently: Should all churches worship sound the same? Should the music I play and the songs I write sound the […]

Rediscovering Silence in Worship

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The March/April 2012 edition of Worship Leader magazine highlighted the often overlooked element of silence in our worship. This has been challenging for me as a worship leader in my local church as well as for me in my personal times with God. The Problem Today’s world is so noisy and jammed full of sound. […]

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