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 […]
Leadership tips specifically related to worship leading.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Recently I spent half a day with a fellow worship leader going through all the church songs in our folders. It is helpful having a list of ‘go to’ songs when selecting which songs to play in church. However when that list gets way too long after a few years, it is helpful to go […]