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Worship Servant: Serving God

It can be very easy to get so involved in doing our ministries that we lose sight of actually “serving God.” We lump our ministry into a blanket form of God service when actually we are missing the opportunities we need to serve God directly. This week we look at three specific areas where our service to God could usually be much better.

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Worship Servant: Servant Leader

As we start this new podcast series looking at what it means to be a true servant in worship, we begin with our roles as leaders. What does it mean to be a servant leader in the areas of music and pastoring? Join me this week as we talk about practical examples of being a servant leader in the areas of worship in the church.

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Fighting Fair: Be the Example

It is all well and good to know how to fight fair, but being the example when we are attacked can be the most difficult part. This week we explore how to exemplify a compassionate and forgiving fighter just as Jesus set the example for all who saw and followed him.

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Fighting Fair: Agree to Disagree

Refusing to listen and work together because you have to have your way is not fighting fair. Agree to Disagree was once one of our best features as a church and as a society at large. Today this ability is quickly finishing much to our detriment. We need to rediscover how to agree to disagree so that we can find common ground in order to put ministry first.

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Fighting Fair: Building Up Without Tearing Down

Fighting fair is as much about what we say about others as it is about what we say about ourselves. When we have to tear down someone else’s position in order to lift up our own, we are portraying ourselves as the attacker instead of a leader of thought. This week we talk about how to build a position on its own merits instead of tearing down another.

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Fighting Fair: Listen First

Being the first to listen in any disagreement is a positive sign of strength, compassion, and respect. Join me this week as I give real-life examples of when listening first made a profound difference in a disagreement.

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Solving the Monitor Mess

So many leaders struggle with the soundcheck/ monitor mix process. Everyone in the group wants to hear what they need and you and the sound tech are driven crazy by 4 words, “ I need more _____!” This week we look at ways to solve this issue and some of the basic misunderstandings about building a solid monitor mix, especially for those groups who do not have In-Ear Monitors.

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Words for Powerful Worship: Awe

Do you ever experience the power of God during worship in such a way that you are in awe of God? Is there still a sense of awe in your worship? Has there ever been? Join me as we talk about the incredible and often missing power of awe in the worship at our churches.

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Words for Powerful Worship: Action

Worship is a verb. If your congregation is not bringing their worship but are only coming to receive, they are missing out on half of what true, biblical worship should be. This week we discuss how to bring more action to your service. 

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Words for Powerful Worship: Relationship

One of the key goals of any worship service should be the building of relationships. There are three key relationships that are developed in worship. The building of relationship in and of itself is a key ingredient in powerful, transforming worship that ultimately grows the church. This week we identify those relationships and talk about what it takes to make them a meaningful part of our worship experience.

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