Special guest post by author, song and hymn writer Keith Getty As the holidays approach, I often remember my days as a student in music class. My high school music teacher lived for Christmas carols. I spoke with him recently as I was working on our new Christmas album, “Joy–An Irish Christmas,” and his enthusiasm […]
As a pastor, you’re probably focused on using scripture in your sermon, right? Have you ever focused on using scripture in worship? If a working definition of worship is our response to God’s revelation, then how is God revealed? One central way that we know God chooses to reveal himself to us is through His […]
@Maurilio Amorim shares his perspective on what, when and how you should plan an outreach-centered Christmas celebration at your church. The first thing might be something you have only thought about from a “who can be there to help lead” perspective. LifeWayWorship.com can certainly help with the second thing… but has the third thing even […]
This Thursday, Mike Harland and Ed Stetzer will return to discuss Transformational Worship in a Transformational Church in a special edition of The Choir Room. Hundreds have already pre-registered, have you? Ed Stetzer talks about what to expect.(opens in a new window) Mike Harland shares what he'll be sharing.(opens in a new window) Pre-register today […]
Have you ever wondered how songwriters get their inspiration to write new Christian music? Keith Getty shares about the story behind the modern hymn “By Faith:” Several years ago I turned to a wise and older friend for some much-needed advice. My friend humbly replied that while he didn’t have all the answers, he’d gladly […]
Please forgive me for the personal nature of this blog. I prefer to write about the state of churches in America and trends that impact those churches. But my heart is full right now, so please allow me the opportunity to share some thoughts.
You may worship by doing nothing. Psalm 4 teaches us that.
One of my favorite hymns is Just As I Am. I can remember growing up in church and hearing this song played at the end of almost every service. The message and music are so simple. Just as I am, O Lamb of God I come, I come. This is such a simple statement, but sometimes so difficult to get our heads around.
Guest writer Paul Clark states the case for intergenerational worship.