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SING HIS PRAISES

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I’ve served as volunteer minister of music for many years at our church under the same Pastor. One of the main musicians for Sunday morning worship is the Pastor’s wife. In recent years, her health has declined. We do not practice for service. I think we should but don’t know quite how to address it with the Pastor. He is one of her greatest ‘fans.’ How would you handle this issue?

From a Worship Leader serving in OK  QUESTION:Health Issue Affecting The Team? I’ve served as volunteer minister of music for many years at our church under the same Pastor. One of the main musicians for Sunday morning worship is the Pastor’s wife. In recent years, her health has declined. We do not practice for service. I think we should but …

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A young couple in my church asked me to perform their wedding. Part of the Groom’s extended family will be coming from a Muslim country. Do you have any input as to what wedding songs we could include to make the service evangelistic?

rom Andy Anquoe serving in Oregon City, OR  QUESTION:Wedding Service? A young couple in my church asked me to perform their wedding. Part of the Groom’s extended family will be coming from a Muslim country. The couple’s desire is that the gospel be shared in the ceremony because it might be the only time that the extended family hears it. …

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(Link) We are looking at starting a second service. Is there a resource that you would recommend? Do you have suggestions that would help prepare to start this service?

From Randy Brown serving in Lufkin, TX  QUESTION:Tips When Starting A Second Service? We are looking at starting a second service. Is there a resource that you would recommend? Do you have suggestions that would help prepare to start this service? RICK MUCHOW:   Absolutely, go to a worship conference! I’m not aware of a stand alone resource that would …

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How can I hold separate rehearsals for these in order to have more time and not burn my people out?

From Daniel Thomas serving in Tempe, AZ  QUESTION:Not Enough Time At Rehearsal? We have 3 separate services in our church. I lead the traditional and blended. I use the same people in both but do not have enough time at rehearsal. I hold a choir, orchestra, worship team (trad./blend), and rhythm section (trad./blend) rehearsal within 2 hours. How can I …

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How does one have a balance in how they worship on stage when others are really watching?

From Terri Christensen Serving Kansas City, KS  QUESTION:Appearance from the stage? How does one have a balance in how they worship on stage when others are really watching? I am a singer in a choir and I am having a hard time with looking at the congregation when I am singing a song that leads to a personal time towards …

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When do you approach your Pastor/Personnel Committee about pursuing a worship associate?

From Marc Brown serving in Woodbridge, VA  QUESTION:When to ask for help? When do you approach your Pastor/Personnel Committee about pursuing a worship associate? Currently my Pastor teaches and I lead worship in our Saturday worship, three Sunday morning services, as well as other venues which seem to happen weekly. Many weeks I feel like I spend most of the …

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How to deal with someone who has an influential presence and a controlling personality?

From L. serving in Winston-Salem, NC  QUESTION:Leader Hasn’t Left I am serving a church as minister of music, and my predecessor is still actively involved in the church and music ministry. After this person resigned, they continued (with the personnel committee’s permission) to lead the children’s choir, a youth creative movement team, and a Southern Gospel vocal ensemble. I am …

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How do you deal with criticism and encourage others to grow in their involvement in ministry?

From Val Roark serving in Lake Elsinore, CA  QUESTION:Criticism and Involvement? You stated in a past article that you have removed individuals due to moral failure. I had to remove a band member for moral failure, but have been accused of being judgmental. Some are saying ‘we all sin and have fallen short of the glory of God.’ Could you …

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