Four Types of Church Video Venues

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Video Campus

Once churches discovered the value of video, the multi-site and satellite campus model went from a handful of mega churches to tens of thousands of churches. With this explosion of multi-site churches, a separate venue utilized as another service style option – or even just a simple way to make more room -  has also been gaining popularity on existing […]


How to Stay Fresh for Life

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Fresh

All of us prefer food that is fresh. In much the same way, God enjoys people who are “fresh,” Christians who still have the joy of the Lord and a passion to know Him more, no matter what age they are. These are the ones who represent Him best because they demonstrate the fresh life […]


How To Make Your Time With God Count

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Time with God

As pastors, our life-blood, our power, and our strength comes from the time we spend with God. But if you’ve been in ministry for more than a few minutes, you may have noticed that as a pastor, spending time with God can feel like yet another task on the to-do list. There’s a tension here—because […]


The Model Prayer of a Worshipper

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Prayer

The Model Prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6 can be divided into three distinct parts. As we build a daily habit of praying “in this manner,” our prayer lives can significantly deepen and our perspective of things can radically improve. Part 1: Vertical—Start with praise and surrender. When we pray, we should […]


How to Have a Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting

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Crosschurch Rogers

On Sunday morning, October 13, 2013, I led our entire Cross Church Family in a prayer meeting. I believed it was time to issue a call to the Cross Church Family for spiritual revival in the church and spiritual awakening in America. Our Purpose Why dedicate an entire Sunday morning service to a prayer meeting? I […]


The Importance of Multi-Generational Worship, Part 2

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“One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4 Music is vital to both Old Testament and New Testament worship. One cannot read through the book of Psalms, itself a hymnbook, without seeing the obvious emphasis on music both vocal and instrumental. While the New Testament is […]


The Importance of Multi-Generational Worship, Part 1

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“One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4 The Congregation It was the LORD who first identified his covenant people, Israel as “קָהַל,” “qahal,” or “the assembled.” Learning from covenant statements throughout the first five books of the Bible, we see the importance of communication between […]


Worship As the Target for Christian Living

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HeavensPraise

Have you ever felt like you’ve been wandering through life, not quite knowing what exactly God’s expecting from you? Sadly, many in God’s family spend much of their lives this way. They walk around with an I-hope-so approach to the Christian life—they hope they’re in God’s will, or hope they’re doing what is best and […]


Effectively Using Visual Arts in Worship

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Have you gazed at the sky lately? Have you noticed the amazing colors of an evening sunset? Have you been mesmerized by a gigantic rainbow with its backdrop of smoldering gray rain clouds? Our God is a magnificent designer! It’s as though every day provides Him a brand new canvas and He paints for us […]


Eight Steps to Transform Your Worship Team

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Worship Team

Below is a step-by-step plan to help your worship team members flourish in three fundamental areas—as worshipers, musicians and mentors. This approach can change the culture of your worship ministry and help your team grow spiritually and numerically—no matter the size of your church. I’ve seen firsthand the impact it has made in smaller congregations I’ve […]


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