Kevin and Tanisha Hamilton, founders of Southwest Soul Circuit Ministries, describe their passion for evangelism through music. The Hamiltons share their testimonies, their marriage journey and their vision for ministry. Urban gospel music concerts are combined with inner city service events.
Pastors, worship leaders, creative teams and volunteers should collaborate to produce fresh, worshipful seasonal services. Emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation should be addressed. Planning, resource allocation and recruiting are important.
Pastors and worship leaders often have to overcome challenges because of different perspectives and approaches to creating an effective service. Many of these obstacles can be overcome by prayer, honest communication, empathy, common goals and a consistent work ethic. Humility and patience can solidify a team.
Topic: Team Building
We all have them. Actually, worship wars started with Gregorian chant. Some monks got bent out of shape over the newer, fancier plainchant. Pastor Carey Nieuwhof has some sagely advice for pastors: "So let me guess: someone recently complained about the music at your church. It doesn’t matter what style of music your church features or how traditional or edgy your music is;...
Author: Carey Nieuwhof
How do we give our lives to God with complete abandon? What does worship look like in our daily lives as well as on Sunday mornings? This series unpacks God's plan to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Type: Bible Study
Dear Roger, If Adam and Eve had only boys, how did their children reproduce to create the world’s people? Incest? Sincerely, Questioner in Casas’ “What’s Next Class” Dear Q, According to the Bible incest is as good a guess as any. Let’s look at several options. We shall begin with the Biblical Foundations. According to Genesis 4:1-2 Cain and Able were born to Adam and...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Science
Lead pastors spend a lot time in the front row of the church participating in worship services. In fact, if you’re a church leader reading this you know the double track mind that we end up having during these experiences. On one hand, we’re attempting to be engaged in what’s happening while at the same time we’re evaluating what’s going on and thinking about the feedback...
Author: Carey Nieuwhof