Is It Too Loud?

Author – Dan Wilt. Worship Accompaniment Vs. Worship Immersion Culture A few years ago, after our worship gathering one Sunday morning, two very different people came to me. One was a young man in his late 20s, and the other was an older woman in her late 50s. After they spoke to me, I realized that there are […]

Four Lies Female Worship Leaders Believe

AUTHOR – Jaleesa McCreary It is easy for women to experience confusion in their roles as worship leader and/or background vocalists in the Church. Oftentimes, we simply believe that our role doesn’t matter at all. The longer God allows me to lead worship and shepherd at The Austin Stone, the more I am convinced that […]

An Obituary for the American Church

By Mike Breen From time to time, I will have the people I’m discipling write out their own spiritual obituary—how the enemy would take them out, rendering them unable to serve their family and communities. As you can imagine, the answers vary, but it always serves as a really helpful exercise as they are forced to […]

The Art of Song Selection

AUTHOR –  Josh James Worship leaders/pastors are teachers. The fact of the matter is that music is one of the most important parts of church gatherings. From my own experience growing up in church, I left the gathering singing a song we sang together more often than I would remember large chunks of the sermon […]

All We Like Sheep – Justin Unger

AUTHOR – Justin Unger All through scripture we (the Church body) are referred to as “Sheep”. If you really stop and think about it for a moment, you will quickly see all the incredible similarities.  Over and over the Lord speaks to us as a good and faithful Shepherd, knowing that we are completely hopeless and […]

Why Pastors Need Soul Care – Ted Wueste

Author – Ted Wueste – Director of SFSAZ There is crisis in the church today. It’s not that people in our churches are not committed or consumeristic or mirroring the world. It’s a leadership crisis. In the late 1970s, author and professor Henri Nouwen made the following observation in his book, The Wounded Healer: “The first and […]