The Gift I Regret Putting On The Shelf

Just a few short weeks ago our VWorship community celebrated the release of our new album “Unveiled”.  If you haven’t streamed or downloaded it yet, do it as soon as you’re done reading my blog ;).  It’s not only an album, it’s a worship experience and I trust you will enjoy it! A few of…

Top 5 Christmas Mashups

The Christmas season is upon us!  And that means Christmas songs during our services! Some of us get excited by that idea. Others of us find it challenging to arrange a traditional carol in a modern context. Something we love to do that helps are mashups, combining two or more songs together. So we polled…

Sing In The Storm?

by Dianne Leman We were just settling into bed for the night when my phone rang. It is somewhat unusual to receive a call after 10 PM but it was especially concerning when I saw it was from our youngest son who lives in Chicago. He usually has to get up between 4 and 5…

Following Well: 5 Ways to Serve Your Leaders

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in worship ministry as both a worship leader and a worship band member.   I’ve been able to personally experience the difference between leading and following in the worship setting. I can relate to the challenges, the pressure, and the joy of leading well, and I…

Gold in the Process

I was 21 years old with a lot of dreams in my heart. On the inside, I always felt that I was making steps towards those dreams. But on the outside, I had one year of college under my belt, I was working 30 hours a week, and not really doing a lot with my…

Let Us Not Grow Weary

“Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.” -Galatians 6:9 (AMP) Sometimes, it’s hard to keep going.  We may have started our journey with excitement and enthusiasm, bursting out of the gate at a sprint.  But then over…

Mark of His Presence

Acts 2:1-4 (The Message) “When the feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force-no one could tell where it came from.  It filled the whole building. Then, like wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking…

2 Types of Confidence for Worship Leaders

Confidence is absolutely essential for anyone who leads worship.  As worship leaders we’re called to boldly lead people into God’s Presence.  You need confidence if you’re going to take people there.  I’ve led worship both with and without confidence in the past and it’s just more enjoyable, more freeing, and more powerful to lead with…

Song Selection

After a discussion today about song selection, it made me think about how I choose songs for a worship set.  There are many ways to do this, but here’s the initial process I go through. First Question: What are the key verses being preached or what is the series or conference theme? This hasn’t always…