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…

How To Have A Worship Team Family

Unity is a beautiful gift. It is the Lord’s heart to see His children, unified & declaring Heaven’s promises here on the earth.  Well, sometimes that isn’t always easy. Unity is a choice. Family is a choice. Over the last four years, I have had the honor of overseeing our Alive College Ministry worship team….

3 Ways Learning An Instrument Has Changed My Worship

I’m one of those kids who took piano lessons for about a year (or until I lost interest) and then decided it was more fun to listen to songs on the radio and try to cover them.  I learned chords mostly on my own and could play a couple hymns for my Dad during ministry…

5 Keys to Stewarding God’s Presence

You could feel God in the room. The band had stopped playing and they were just waiting. My body felt heavy but also light at the same time. I had this warm feeling inside. People were singing out loving words to Jesus, some were weeping, some had expressions of joy on their faces. We knew…

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…

Preparing the Way

My guitar was out of tune.  My drummer was playing like Animal from the Muppets.  My electric guitar player was playing floaty, noodley, guitar solos non-stop.  My bgv singer was harmonizing to every. word. of. every. song. As I was leading, I was so annoyed, and couldn’t wait for the worship set to be over…and…