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 […]


Is Your Ministry Position A Perfect Fit?

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Shapes Toy

Several years ago I had a church search committee member call me to come to work for them.  This gentleman was the second caller of two from the same place.  Both were charged with the mission of convincing me to make a career move.  While it was an honor to be sought after, I knew […]


Defining Worship (Part 2)

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Worship

I’ve written two definitions I suggest for worship. I’ll unpack each of them in this article. “Christian worship is the response of God’s redeemed people to His self-revelation that exalts God’s glory in Christ in our minds, affections, and wills, in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Christian worship…is different from every kind of worship […]


Defining Worship (Part 1)

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Worship

Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) once said “Every definition is dangerous.” That may explain why when we try to define a word simply and precisely we often end up missing significant aspects of the word we’re defining. Attempts at explaining worship as “love,” or “intimacy,” or “relationship” say something true, but end up leaving out […]


The Power of Pastors Praying Together

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Pastors Praying Together

There is nothing like seeing pastors praying with other pastors. I just returned from Little Rock, Arkansas, where I led a prayer gathering for 304 Arkansas pastors, church staff members, and ministry leaders. In light of this, I am reminded again of the value of praying with other pastors. Prayer between pastors is needed Every […]


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