The ‘five big boxes’ to check when choosing songs

Here’s some great advice from Jamie Brown on how to select congregational worship songs for your church’s repertoire: Biblical faithfulness, theological correctness, gospel centeredness, musical richness, and congregational accessibility are the five big boxes you should be able to check. If a new song is really popular but doesn’t check all five of those boxes, then maybe you shouldn’t use it. There’s other good points there too, […]

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Two Excerpts

Here are a couple of quotes for your Sunday reading: Those of us in ministry, whether it’s full-time, part-time, flex-time, or volunteer, are just stewards of God’s ministry. He uses us for a time, and then he moves us on and uses someone else. We don’t build dynasties – God builds His Church. – Jamie Brown   I’m starting to think that a lot of […]

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The heart of worship planning

The heart of worship planning

A few weeks ago Jamie Brown stirred up the evangelical worship leader blogsphere with this post. While there was quite a lot of pushback from some, there was also a lot of helpful dialogue about why we do what we do in our services. I think it was a good conversation to have, and Jamie raises some really important points. In the week following, another thoughtful worship […]

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‘We will proclaim’ from Falls Church Anglican

One of the things which stops me quitting Facebook (as I have the frequent urge to do) is the Liturgy Fellowship group. I won’t wax lyrical about the group, but suffice it to say that I’ve come across a whole bunch of great resources from the other members, including, some great music, such as the new album from Jamie Brown’s church*, Falls Anglican Church. One […]

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