http://media.blubrry.com/worshiplife_with_mike_harland/p/ministrysites.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/worshiplife/EP28_WORSHIPLIFE.mp3Podcast (worshiplife-comfeedworshiplifewithmikeharland): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Today’s WorshipLife Podcast features Mike Harland and Brian Brown discussing a blog written by Dr. Ed Stetzer titled “Worship Leaders Are Not Rock Stars”. ** iTunes reviews really are “Better Than Sliced Bread.” If you’ve listened to WorshipLife Podcast, we would truly love for you to leave a comment/review. […]
By now, you’ve seen the reports and heard the news. All the statistics point to a downward shift in church activity in the United States. It seems we are becoming less and less oriented toward church life. A variety of perspectives have emerged as to what is really going on. As for me, I place […]
I am a child of the contemporary church movement. I even came to Christ in a contemporary church. The contemporary church movement is what I’ve known in most of my life in ministry. I’ve planted six churches that were contemporary. Yet, I never would have guessed, though, that worship music would have its own genre […]
2015… it’s hard to say it, much less get used to writing it. WOW! What an amazing year 2014 has been for LifeWay Worship. 2014 saw many new marketing efforts, but one of the biggest commitments we made was to our blog, WorshipLife.com (an online community created for Worship Leaders and Worshipers). With a committment to […]
Determining the right music for church is not easy, but God’s Word offers helpful metrics. Christians disagree about music style as much as any other issue in the body of Christ. More than likely, you’ve experienced this firsthand. As I’ve already written, conflicts over music have been common through out church history. Christians have listened to […]
We serve a God who is worthy of worship and praise, and we must wisely consider three factors in planning worship. By Ed StetzerWe serve a God who is worthy of worship and praise, and we must wisely consider three factors in planning worship.By Ed Stetzer I’ve always loved worship. As a failed worship leader […]
The motivation behind having different worship services is key. | Ed Stetzer Having multiple services with different musical expressions has become the accepted norm for many churches. Signs and websites routinely advertise “contemporary, traditional and blended services.” Lask week, at the Momentum Conference in Ohio, I mixed it up a bit with Derwin Gray of Transformation Church, who thinks […]
The Associated Press recently published an article about the house church phenomenon – a movement where Christians are choosing to gather together without connection to a denomination or even a gathering place. LifeWay’s own Ed Stetzer is quoted, calling it a “simpler expression of church.” The resources available at LifeWayWorship.com are great for house churches […]
Yesterday, The Tennessean published a story on the front page of their Sunday issue about the growth of Hispanic churches. It profiles Hispanic church plants as well as the outreaches of English speaking congregations.
Ed Stetzer brings up the issue of worship music again on this blog post, “How To Test Your Music”. He offers seven tests for songs to pass before they should be used in a worship service.