Resources on Worship

May 9, 2016

Is Your Worship Service Upside Down? by Jared C. Wilson

If your church orients its weekend gathering around reaching seekers, it's quite possible you've adopted some working assumptions and programmatic arrangements that actually turn the biblical shape of evangelism and mission upside down.

Jul 22, 2015

How We Teach and Admonish in Our Worship by Sam Parkison

God wants us to experience our messy community when we come together in worship. He is honored by it.

Sep 19, 2017

How Can Believers Cultivate A Culture Of Family Singing? asks Christian songwriter and author, Keith Getty, "How Can Believers Cultivate A Culture Of Family Singing?"

Jul 23, 2015

Help for Worship Leaders From Hebrews by Josh Starkey

Worship in your church does not stand or fall with you as the corporate worship leader. Be faithful to prepare, and lead music and other elements in your gatherings that put Christ on full display for your church. Look to Jesus.

Mar 1, 2017

He Is Your Praise by Steve Bezner

God gave Jesus because Jesus is the highest form of praise I could ever receive.

Aug 1

Gazing on His Beauty by Fred Zaspel

Their souls also yearn for what is most glorious, and it is our privilege and solemn duty faithfully to display that glory as it is revealed in God’s Word. 

Aug 17, 2017

From Mumbling to Singing by Joshua Jenkins

What if our perceived problem in worship is not the congregation's problem after all? What if the problem lies within the music itself?

Jun 28, 2016

Expecting God for More Than a Feeling by Stephen Miller

Corporate worship is not about getting some feeling. It’s about getting God.

Jul 11

Episode 035: Wrong Ways to be Seeker Sensitive

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses some ways the seeker service approach to church gatherings may be "upside down."

Jan 1, 2016

Doubt in the Midst of Worship by Chris Thomas

"And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted." What a phenomenal phrase.

Jul 28, 2015

Don't Treat Sunday Morning Like It's Your iPod by Nathan Rose

With an iPod the music is for you. But in worship the music is for someone other than yourself.

Jul 31, 2016

Don't Stop Singing by Charles Spurgeon

By the love of Jesus, let us be stirred up to close the day with a psalm of sanctified gladness.

Oct 26, 2017

Disciple a Worship Leader by David Bronson

Most worship leaders genuinely want to see the church grow in godliness. It's just that no one ever told them that they might be able to do something about that.

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on Getting Creative Without Obscuring the Gospel

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

Aug 16

Come Thou Fount - Part 3 by Joshua Jenkins

Man is never more free than when he is a prisoner of Christ. May Christ bind us up to Himself with no wiggle rim.

Aug 9

Come Thou Fount - Part 2 by Joshua Jenkins

What a joy to sing that Jesus sought us out while we were strangers to the fold of God!

Aug 2

Come Thou Fount - Part 1 by Joshua Jenkins

The cross of Jesus Christ is the central theme of Christian worship, for without it, there is no worship.

Jan 8, 2016

Churches, Promote Your Worship Dude by Owen Strachan

In a good number of churches, the person who leads music operates in limbo. Half rock-star, half-minister, the worship leader doesn’t know exactly where he stands, and the church isn’t quite sure what to think about him. Where this kind of confusion exists, a solution is needed.

Mar 3, 2016

Can Non-Christians Comfortably Sing Your Songs? by Adam D. Swift

I once had an interesting conversation with an agnostic about a Christian worship song they enjoyed because it reminded them “God loves them so much.” Interestingly enough, the worship song did not specifically mention Jesus’ name or his Gospel work on the cross.

Sep 4

Being Aware of God's Presence in Worship by Dustin Rouse

As worship leaders, our primary job is to raise our church’s gaze to Christ - to take their eyes off the mundane things of life and set them on the majesty of their Savior.

Dec 19, 2017

A Worship Leader's Real Hope by Dustin Rouse

As worship leaders, we don’t have to lead anyone into God’s presence. We’ve already been carried there by the finished work of Christ at Calvary.

Nov 8, 2015

Aiming Our Worship by Dustin Rouse

The beauty of the gospel is that it hijacks our worship and aims it at the One in whom our worship finds its consummation of joy.

Apr 23, 2015

A Colossians 3:16 Kind of Singing by Dustin Rouse

When we dwell on the gospel, it should stir within the depths of our soul an uncontainable joy.

Aug 4, 2015

9 Marks of a Healthy Worship Leader by Alex Duke

I’m convinced these nine things are must-haves for anyone leading a congregation in song week after week.

Aug 7, 2017

70 Prompts for Praising God by Lianna Davis

When we delight in You and want You, You never fail to give us what we want. 

Aug 15, 2016

5 Ways to Revitalize Your Worship Service by Cody Barnhart

Does your church's worship service look like Lord’s Day of the Living Dead?