My Worship Leader Toolbox

I get asked about once a week from someone what resources I use as a worship leader to find songs, schedule the band, find liturgical readings, and everything else that goes with leading worship week in and week out throughout the year. So I thought I’d throw together a list of resources. Some I use…

Full-Time Worship Leader

A few weeks ago I led the morning worship gatherings at Sunset and shared some of what I’ll say in this post. Over the summer I had the stark realization that I had become a full-time worship leader and a part-time follower of Christ. I lead worship a lot. Most weeks I am on stage…

The New Arrangement of a Hymn

Being that I play guitar, I’ve never been a big fan of hymns. About 95% of them are impossible to play on guitar because there are too many chord changes. However, I am a big fan of re-arranged hymns. In fact, when done right I believe it is a powerful way to bring the ancient…

Song Retirement

After church yesterday Jay and I had a quick conversation about a song we’ve done a lot of at Sunset over the past 3 years. The response from the congregation yesterday felt less than was usual in the past, and the overall feel of the song over the past few times we had sung it…

Hymns Aren't Just a Thing of the Past

Many people are of the opinion that churches should only sing the “hymns of the faith” (whatever that means). 3 funny (or odd) things about that: Most hymns aren’t really “hymns.” Hymns in a musical sense have no chorus, but a lot of “hymns” do. The Bible speaks about singing a new song, and I…