“Worship leaders” aren’t as ‘contemporary’ as some think they are. If you pay careful attention, particularly in the Old Testament, you’ll see that there are people who facilitated worship. The ‘priesthood of all believers’ doesn’t take away from that we all have different giftings. And one of those areas of gifting is music. Music is one of the ways of expressing worship. Many churches do this weekly. How we facilitate or lead in the time of worship can hinder or enable people from connecting with God.
How often do you sit in a team meeting at church and feel bored or like you are wasting your time?
The CrashCourse video below is 10 minutes of great tips and suggestions regarding team meetings. And it got me to thinking about all the teams one can find in a church, from the church-tech team to the door-greeter team, and there are all sorts of other places in the church where these tips could come in handy.
In this week’s episode, we talk about Eric’s recent run-in with his lawnmower and what any of that has to do with Church Tech.
Are you careful when approaching something new? Or does your caution cause you to lack action?
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In the VlogBrothers video below, John Green shares about the only Psychiatric Hospital in Sierra Leone and its 199-year history.
It made me think about churches, missions, and non-profits and the ways we, as the church, can make a difference in the world.
Church and organizational life has big moments. These span campaigns, big events and such. Church calendars can include Easter, Christmas and other specific community drives. Those are usually times of disproportionate focus and attention. Some things in ‘normal’ church life make way for the campaign. And, teams across organizations have a single focus. Many of us can identify with the buzz–palpable excitement and expectancy.
The Internet isn’t going anywhere. As innovation, whatever that is, continues, it is how we use it that will keep changing. The challenge for churches and organizations is navigating the ever-shifting landscape. One of the areas the Internet changed how we communicate was through email. Blogs then came in. So much has changed in the blogosphere that has affected engagement. For churches that blogged, it might be time to rethink email. I’d like to suggest that making a shift back from blogging to email might make sense for some churches.