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Author: Andy Chrisman

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Put a Weekend on Autopilot

“Don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.” Colossians 3:23-25 (MSG)   Every week I hear stories of people who came to our church or caught a service online and were impacted by our worship services – people...

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Building Anticipation for Worship

The enemy of creativity is getting caught in the cycle of doing the same thing over and over. Every creative person I’ve ever been around is constantly looking for a new way of expressing themselves. As much as we need to serve our audience/congregation, we also have a desperate need to see how far we can go—how much we can push the envelope. Keeping things fresh without alienating those we serve every weekend can be tricky. Let’s face it: the heart wants what the heart wants. For the most part, we want the hero to win at the end...

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Shaping the Vision for Your Worship Service

Worship can be a polarizing word—loud, exciting music to some, quiet hymns to others. The majority of people, I’ve come to find, like their church music to land somewhere in the middle. Make it interesting, make it accessible, but most of all make it meaningful. That’s a lot harder than it sounds, and it’s the burden that those of us who do this weekly task regularly bear. Worship leaders who have been thrust onto the stage without any direction or parameters tend to default toward flash and awe, which eventually leads to a hollow experience. In shaping the vision...

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