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The view of the interior of Asam church in Munich. This small church, 22 by 8 m, is a baroque church built in the middle of the 18th by the brothers Asam’s as their private church. #asamchurch #munich #smallchurch #travel #see #explore #beautifulview #wanderlust
Next week starting on Monday and ending on Friday we will be having a yard sale for anyone wanting to stop by. Lots of clothes, some furniture, and other cool stuff.
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#lowsda #lakeofthewoods #frazierpark #lebec #pinemountainclub #gorman #kerncounty  #thegrapevine #lockwoodvalley #mtpinos #tejonpass #adventist #adventistchurch #adventistfaith #sda #smallchurch #seventhdayadventist #digitalevangelism #yardsale #garagesale #treasure
See Michelle perform tonight for the Year end recital at Airdrie United Church - 7:30. Good Luck Michelle!

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Evaluation is the key to consistently growing. In order to improve, you have to know where you are, where you want to be, and how you are going to get there. This is true on a personal level and even more necessary when it comes to improving as a team. The more people that are involved in the process, the more difficult it is to improve. When it's just you who needs to improve, you can come up with ways to improve your skill. But when a team is involved, there are a ton of other variables that factor into your ability to improve.
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In the end, the only way to improve consistently is to create a culture of healthy evaluation.
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🔴 Here are 3 ways you can create a culture of healthy evaluation:
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1️⃣ Have a method
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You need to have a system of how you're going to evaluate. Start by defining what's important to your team. Musicality, team relationships, personal faith, and congregational engagement are good places to start. Then, break those general categories into more specific things that you can measure. For example, when it comes to musicality: is your band hitting the right notes, playing at a consistent tempo, etc. Find exactly what you are going to measure for each area of evaluation.
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2️⃣ Do it regularly
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When you don't evaluate regularly, people just assume that you're evaluating them because they did something wrong. Evaluation should lead to encouragement. Create a rhythm of regular evaluation. Maybe that's once a month at rehearsals or quarterly with individual team members. These meetings are the perfect time to point out things that could be better because your team will be expecting to talk about those things.
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3️⃣ Help people see the benefits
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Let people know why you're evaluating. It's not to make them feel bad about their musical skill. It's not about kicking them off the team. It's about helping them to continue to grow in their ability. It's about not becoming stagnant and doing the same thing over and over again. Help your team see the benefit of evaluation!
Evaluation is the key to consistently growing. In order to improve, you have to know where you are, where you want to be, and how you are going to get there. This is true on a personal level and even more necessary when it comes to improving as a team. The more people that are involved in the process, the more difficult it is to improve. When it's just you who needs to improve, you can come up with ways to improve your skill. But when a team is involved, there are a ton of other variables that factor into your ability to improve. — In the end, the only way to improve consistently is to create a culture of healthy evaluation. — 🔴 Here are 3 ways you can create a culture of healthy evaluation: — 1️⃣ Have a method — You need to have a system of how you're going to evaluate. Start by defining what's important to your team. Musicality, team relationships, personal faith, and congregational engagement are good places to start. Then, break those general categories into more specific things that you can measure. For example, when it comes to musicality: is your band hitting the right notes, playing at a consistent tempo, etc. Find exactly what you are going to measure for each area of evaluation. — 2️⃣ Do it regularly — When you don't evaluate regularly, people just assume that you're evaluating them because they did something wrong. Evaluation should lead to encouragement. Create a rhythm of regular evaluation. Maybe that's once a month at rehearsals or quarterly with individual team members. These meetings are the perfect time to point out things that could be better because your team will be expecting to talk about those things. — 3️⃣ Help people see the benefits — Let people know why you're evaluating. It's not to make them feel bad about their musical skill. It's not about kicking them off the team. It's about helping them to continue to grow in their ability. It's about not becoming stagnant and doing the same thing over and over again. Help your team see the benefit of evaluation!
F A M I L Y  T I M E |  Come hang out with us! Sunday, July 1 after the service we’ll be gathering together as one big #churchfamily (kids included!) to #fellowship and hear Pastor Erick share his heart. We’ll be wrapping up by 12:30 to get you off to your afternoon in the summer sun 😎 And, because we’re a family, when the family gets together, the family pitches in together! You can sign up to help with set up, tear down, or food this Sunday at #firstalliancechurch #hockessin #delaware
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F A M I L Y T I M E | Come hang out with us! Sunday, July 1 after the service we’ll be gathering together as one big #churchfamily  (kids included!) to #fellowship  and hear Pastor Erick share his heart. We’ll be wrapping up by 12:30 to get you off to your afternoon in the summer sun 😎 And, because we’re a family, when the family gets together, the family pitches in together! You can sign up to help with set up, tear down, or food this Sunday at #firstalliancechurch  #hockessin  #delaware  • • • #welcomehome  #aplacetobelong  #instachurch  #churchesofinstagram  #smallchurch  #localchurch 
Construction has begun at the church. Of course it begins the same week we have a wedding on Saturday. 🤦🏼‍♂️ #perfecttiming #murphyslaw #pastorlife #smallchurch
C O N S T R U C T I O N ---> Hey everyone, if you've tried to access our website over the last few days you may have been dissapointed to find that it is not working. Buuuut that's because we got a major website overhaul in the works that we think you will like. -
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C O N S T R U C T I O N ---> Hey everyone, if you've tried to access our website over the last few days you may have been dissapointed to find that it is not working. Buuuut that's because we got a major website overhaul in the works that we think you will like. - - - - #knowGod  #lovelife  #serveothers  #silverspring  #silverspringmd  #colesville  #colesvillemd  #dc  #washingtondc  #maryland  #church  #instachurch  #christianity  #Godisgood  #smallchurch  #localchurch  #districtofcolumbia  #columbiamd  #cloverlymd  #md  #religion  #diversity  #unity  #construction  #website  #new  #newwebsite 
Thanks right!  This Sunday is the unofficial kickoff of Summer!  So dive headlong into the season!  Wear your Summer Sunday best! - flip flops, camo crocks, it’s shorts weather!  Prizes for the best Magnum PI shirts!
Thanks right! This Sunday is the unofficial kickoff of Summer! So dive headlong into the season! Wear your Summer Sunday best! - flip flops, camo crocks, it’s shorts weather! Prizes for the best Magnum PI shirts!
NEW CHORD WEDNESDAY
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A - x07450
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🔴 This chords works well in the key of E along with these chords:
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E - 0x6450
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C#m - x46450
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B - x24400
NEW CHORD WEDNESDAY — A - x07450 — 🔴 This chords works well in the key of E along with these chords: — E - 0x6450 — C#m  - x46450 — B - x24400
We are sad to say a well deserved goodbye to pastor Mike and Carrol during the summer. May you return well rested! 😭😭😭
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What gatherings do you have with your team outside of rehearsal? Let us know 👇!
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It's okay to have fun with your team. It doesn't have to be all work. It's easy to get caught in a routine of just running through songs, maybe doing a quick devotional, and heading home. But, some of the best and most important moments with your team are those moments that happen outside of your normal rehearsal time. These are the moments where you truly get to know each other and these get togethers can take your team to a whole new level as they build deeper relationships.
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🔴 Here are 3 gatherings you can have with your team:
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1️⃣ Team night
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A team night is just a time to hang out. It can really be doing anything besides what you usually do. You could get together and play ultimate frisbee. Or have other people in your church serve by cooking your team a meal. Do something unexpected with no other reason than to build relationships. This can expand beyond the worship team as well. This is a great time for several teams in your church to get together!
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2️⃣ Jam session
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When's the last time you just got together and played music for the sake of playing music - not to prepare for a worship gathering. Get your team together for a jam session! Pick some songs and hang out together while making music. This is something that surprisingly a lot of musicians haven't experienced before. Have some song ideas ready to play through and let the evening flow from there. This, in turn, helps develop your band musically as they get more used to playing with each other.
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Take your team to a concert in your area. This is a great way to give them the chance to worship apart from leading. If you're in a small church and your team leads worship every Sunday - give them a chance to experience worship without leading. Not to mention the best relationships are built in those moments before and after the concert.
What gatherings do you have with your team outside of rehearsal? Let us know 👇! — It's okay to have fun with your team. It doesn't have to be all work. It's easy to get caught in a routine of just running through songs, maybe doing a quick devotional, and heading home. But, some of the best and most important moments with your team are those moments that happen outside of your normal rehearsal time. These are the moments where you truly get to know each other and these get togethers can take your team to a whole new level as they build deeper relationships. — 🔴 Here are 3 gatherings you can have with your team: — 1️⃣ Team night — A team night is just a time to hang out. It can really be doing anything besides what you usually do. You could get together and play ultimate frisbee. Or have other people in your church serve by cooking your team a meal. Do something unexpected with no other reason than to build relationships. This can expand beyond the worship team as well. This is a great time for several teams in your church to get together! — 2️⃣ Jam session — When's the last time you just got together and played music for the sake of playing music - not to prepare for a worship gathering. Get your team together for a jam session! Pick some songs and hang out together while making music. This is something that surprisingly a lot of musicians haven't experienced before. Have some song ideas ready to play through and let the evening flow from there. This, in turn, helps develop your band musically as they get more used to playing with each other. — 3️⃣ Concert — Take your team to a concert in your area. This is a great way to give them the chance to worship apart from leading. If you're in a small church and your team leads worship every Sunday - give them a chance to experience worship without leading. Not to mention the best relationships are built in those moments before and after the concert.
The hardest conversation a worship leader can have isn't saying no to someone when they want to join the team. The hardest conversation is when someone is already on the team and has to be removed. Maybe you've inherited a problem person. Maybe in a moment of weakness you let someone on the team who wasn't quite ready yet. So what can you do?
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🔴 Here are 3 things to remember when someone isn't working on your team:
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1️⃣ Give them every chance possible to remain on the team
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Give them as much opportunity as possible to stay on the team. Schedule one on ones to work on their problems. Make sure they are adequately provided for when it comes to having songs in advance and chord charts and lyrics. Actually communicate how they could do better. Often times we store those thoughts up but never communicate them. At the end of the day, do everything you can to set them up to succeed.
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2️⃣ Guide them to make the decision on their own
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What if you could move them to a place where they realized they aren't able to serve any longer? This comes through setting expectations. You've got to be able to communicate what the expectations are for your team. Then, when someone isn't meeting the expectations, ask them what they think: do you feel like you're prepared for rehearsal? Do you show up on time? Give them recordings of services and ask them what they hear. If you lead them through the thought process, they might come to the conclusion on their own.
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3️⃣ Speak the truth in love
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Finally, sometimes you just have to do it. If not for yourself, do it for your team. If not for your team, do it for your church. God has given that person a specific gift to be used in the church and if that gift is not related to being on the worship team, you are doing them a disservice by lying to them and keeping them there. Don't let them try to be a foot when they're really a hand. Help them step into the role that God has actually called them to.
The hardest conversation a worship leader can have isn't saying no to someone when they want to join the team. The hardest conversation is when someone is already on the team and has to be removed. Maybe you've inherited a problem person. Maybe in a moment of weakness you let someone on the team who wasn't quite ready yet. So what can you do? — 🔴 Here are 3 things to remember when someone isn't working on your team: — 1️⃣ Give them every chance possible to remain on the team — Give them as much opportunity as possible to stay on the team. Schedule one on ones to work on their problems. Make sure they are adequately provided for when it comes to having songs in advance and chord charts and lyrics. Actually communicate how they could do better. Often times we store those thoughts up but never communicate them. At the end of the day, do everything you can to set them up to succeed. — 2️⃣ Guide them to make the decision on their own — What if you could move them to a place where they realized they aren't able to serve any longer? This comes through setting expectations. You've got to be able to communicate what the expectations are for your team. Then, when someone isn't meeting the expectations, ask them what they think: do you feel like you're prepared for rehearsal? Do you show up on time? Give them recordings of services and ask them what they hear. If you lead them through the thought process, they might come to the conclusion on their own. — 3️⃣ Speak the truth in love — Finally, sometimes you just have to do it. If not for yourself, do it for your team. If not for your team, do it for your church. God has given that person a specific gift to be used in the church and if that gift is not related to being on the worship team, you are doing them a disservice by lying to them and keeping them there. Don't let them try to be a foot when they're really a hand. Help them step into the role that God has actually called them to.
Discovering small churches in the heart of the countryside ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @la_bottega_del_sogno #tuscany #church #smallchurch #weddingseason #weddingplanner #instalove #instawedding #thebestday #love #bride #destinationwedding #weddingdestination #countrywedding #religiousceremony #ceremony
Here is a clip of Zoe Walkes performed “The Lovers Waltz” today at church. Listen to the whole performance on our website. balzacunitedchurch.com

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Here's the truth: What you do in private comes out in public. Those private disciplines you've built over the years slowly but surely creep into your public life. That can be either scary or exhilarating. You may be able to fake it and do all the things that you're supposed to do for a while, but eventually the true you comes out.
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So, what are you doing in private? Are they things that are going to help you minister better? Or are you simply relying on knowing the right things to do in the moment?
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1️⃣ Prayer life
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Have you ever heard one of those people who are really good public prayers? It seems like they know all of the right things to say and you're amazed by their ability to pray. Most of the time, that's a reflection of their private prayer life. They didn't just walk into church on Sunday and suddenly start praying these amazing prayers - these are prayers that are birthed out of their private time with God. The language they use isn't for show, it's a vocabulary they've built over time with God.
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If you want to improve your public prayers, focus on your private prayers.
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This one's obvious. The more you privately prepare the more it shows in public. People can tell when you're winging it - you're not getting away with one when you walk in on Sunday morning and figure you'll just make up the transitions as you go. This goes for speaking transitions. This goes for musical transitions. This goes for leading your worship team rehearsals. You need a plan.
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Before you publicly present, privately prepare.
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3️⃣ Character
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This has the potential to be the most damaging. As they say, "character is what you do when no one is looking." What they don't tell you is that character is also what you say to your team after a 2 and a half hour rehearsal when the AC is broken and it's 90 degrees inside.
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Who you are privately eventually comes out publicly.
Here's the truth: What you do in private comes out in public. Those private disciplines you've built over the years slowly but surely creep into your public life. That can be either scary or exhilarating. You may be able to fake it and do all the things that you're supposed to do for a while, but eventually the true you comes out. — So, what are you doing in private? Are they things that are going to help you minister better? Or are you simply relying on knowing the right things to do in the moment? — 🔴 Here are 3 ways your private life reveals itself in your public life: — 1️⃣ Prayer life — Have you ever heard one of those people who are really good public prayers? It seems like they know all of the right things to say and you're amazed by their ability to pray. Most of the time, that's a reflection of their private prayer life. They didn't just walk into church on Sunday and suddenly start praying these amazing prayers - these are prayers that are birthed out of their private time with God. The language they use isn't for show, it's a vocabulary they've built over time with God. — If you want to improve your public prayers, focus on your private prayers. — 2️⃣ Preparation — This one's obvious. The more you privately prepare the more it shows in public. People can tell when you're winging it - you're not getting away with one when you walk in on Sunday morning and figure you'll just make up the transitions as you go. This goes for speaking transitions. This goes for musical transitions. This goes for leading your worship team rehearsals. You need a plan. — Before you publicly present, privately prepare. — 3️⃣ Character — This has the potential to be the most damaging. As they say, "character is what you do when no one is looking." What they don't tell you is that character is also what you say to your team after a 2 and a half hour rehearsal when the AC is broken and it's 90 degrees inside. — Who you are privately eventually comes out publicly.
Our first ever Amazing Race- BUC Edition!
Four Teams participated yesterday :
Purple people eaters 
Lost & found
Amazing Race Zoomers
Girl power  It was a very close race. In the end The Purple people eaters come in first. But they forgot their their trophy and it was claimed by team Lost & found!

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Our first ever Amazing Race- BUC Edition! Four Teams participated yesterday : Purple people eaters Lost & found Amazing Race Zoomers Girl power It was a very close race. In the end The Purple people eaters come in first. But they forgot their their trophy and it was claimed by team Lost & found! #home  #BUC  #Church  #Awesomness  #smallchurch 
How many things are you in charge of at your church?
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Do you ever feel like you're overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility that you have at church? From creating slides to leading rehearsal to picking songs for the week to developing your team to leading worship. The list goes on and on but what if there was a better way? What if you didn't have to do it all? In fact, what if the better way for the church to function was for you to do half of the things that you're doing right now?
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1️⃣ Kill your pride
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There are two sides to your need to do it all and the first always stems from pride. As much as we don't like to admit it, we like getting the credit. We like receiving the compliments and knowing that whatever happened, we were responsible for it. So you've got to kill your pride. You've got to get to a place where it brings you just as much joy seeing other people succeed as you do when you succeed.
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The other side of your need to do it all is that you don't have the team to fulfill the role that you're doing. No one else knows how to set up the lyrics for the weekend. No one else is at a level where they can lead worship. You've got to build the team. Identify one thing that you can give away. Something that you don't need to be doing and find a person to fill that role. Give someone a role that fits there skill set not just because you don't want to do it anymore.
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Finally, you have to trust them to do what you've given them to do. Start out small and slowly ramp up the responsibilities once they've shown they can be trusted. Have them lead one song on Sunday. Then two. And so on until they're ready to lead a whole service. Or have someone help you pick out your set list for this week. Then eventually allow them to put the whole list together. This is how leaders are developed in the church!
How many things are you in charge of at your church? — Do you ever feel like you're overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility that you have at church? From creating slides to leading rehearsal to picking songs for the week to developing your team to leading worship. The list goes on and on but what if there was a better way? What if you didn't have to do it all? In fact, what if the better way for the church to function was for you to do half of the things that you're doing right now? — 🔴 Here are 3 steps to stop doing it all: — 1️⃣ Kill your pride — There are two sides to your need to do it all and the first always stems from pride. As much as we don't like to admit it, we like getting the credit. We like receiving the compliments and knowing that whatever happened, we were responsible for it. So you've got to kill your pride. You've got to get to a place where it brings you just as much joy seeing other people succeed as you do when you succeed. — 2️⃣ Build the team — The other side of your need to do it all is that you don't have the team to fulfill the role that you're doing. No one else knows how to set up the lyrics for the weekend. No one else is at a level where they can lead worship. You've got to build the team. Identify one thing that you can give away. Something that you don't need to be doing and find a person to fill that role. Give someone a role that fits there skill set not just because you don't want to do it anymore. — 3️⃣ Trust them — Finally, you have to trust them to do what you've given them to do. Start out small and slowly ramp up the responsibilities once they've shown they can be trusted. Have them lead one song on Sunday. Then two. And so on until they're ready to lead a whole service. Or have someone help you pick out your set list for this week. Then eventually allow them to put the whole list together. This is how leaders are developed in the church!
Happy Father’s Day, may the Lord bless you as you guide your children. Thanks to @the_lettering_gal for putting this image together.
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my last picture today:
a small church in the Greece part of Cyprus 👌🏻 #sobeauty #smallchurch #greecepartofcyprus #cyprusholidays #naturephotography #naturelovers #mood #summer
Our annual BUC Father's Day Event, with our first ever Amazing Race- BUC Edition!
Results tomorrow

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Saint Hubert’s Chapel reflected in Lake Kinnelon.
Saint Hubert’s Chapel reflected in Lake Kinnelon.
I challenge you to model worship tomorrow.
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Show your church what worship looks like. Show them that it's more than just singing. Part of worship leading is leading by example. What you do on stage shows your church what's appropriate for worship in your church. If you stand there with no expression and your face buried in your music, that's what most people in your church will associate with worship.
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For some ideas on how to model worship, check out my post "How to Model Worship While Leading" @leadingworshipwell.
I challenge you to model worship tomorrow. — Show your church what worship looks like. Show them that it's more than just singing. Part of worship leading is leading by example. What you do on stage shows your church what's appropriate for worship in your church. If you stand there with no expression and your face buried in your music, that's what most people in your church will associate with worship. — For some ideas on how to model worship, check out my post "How to Model Worship While Leading" @leadingworshipwell.
What's your best tip for worshiping while you lead worship? Let us know 👇!
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It can be difficult to find the balance between leading worship and personally worshiping during worship gatherings. If you focus too much on the logistics of leading worship, you can miss out on the personal connection with God. If you focus too much on personally worshiping, you aren't fulfilling your responsibility of being a worship LEADER. What if you could do both at the same time?
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🔴 Here are 3 ways you can worship while you lead worship:
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1️⃣ Be prepared
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Being able to worship while leading is a process that starts long before Sunday morning. It requires preparation. Simply put: the more prepared you are logistically, the more free you are spiritually. The more you know chords and lyrics - the more you are able to focus on other things. If you're finding it hard to worship and lead worship at the same time, ask yourself: Am I truly prepared to lead worship?
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2️⃣ See your worship leading as worship
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While music is a form of worship, it is not the only way to worship. Another way to worship God is to be obedient to him. What better way is there to be obedient to God than to serve his Church? The simple act of allowing God to use you to lead his church is an act of worship. So don't get so caught up on the musical aspect or even your "personal worship" while you lead that you forget that the very act of you LEADING worship IS worship.
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3️⃣ Model worship
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At points during your leading, it is appropriate to focus completely on modeling personal worship. Create space where you can step away from the microphone and show people what it looks like to worship God. If you need ideas on how you can model worship, check out my post "How to Model Worship while leading" (@leadingworshipwell). Find the balance of utilizing these ideas while still leading your church in worship.
What's your best tip for worshiping while you lead worship? Let us know 👇! — It can be difficult to find the balance between leading worship and personally worshiping during worship gatherings. If you focus too much on the logistics of leading worship, you can miss out on the personal connection with God. If you focus too much on personally worshiping, you aren't fulfilling your responsibility of being a worship LEADER. What if you could do both at the same time? — 🔴 Here are 3 ways you can worship while you lead worship: — 1️⃣ Be prepared — Being able to worship while leading is a process that starts long before Sunday morning. It requires preparation. Simply put: the more prepared you are logistically, the more free you are spiritually. The more you know chords and lyrics - the more you are able to focus on other things. If you're finding it hard to worship and lead worship at the same time, ask yourself: Am I truly prepared to lead worship? — 2️⃣ See your worship leading as worship — While music is a form of worship, it is not the only way to worship. Another way to worship God is to be obedient to him. What better way is there to be obedient to God than to serve his Church? The simple act of allowing God to use you to lead his church is an act of worship. So don't get so caught up on the musical aspect or even your "personal worship" while you lead that you forget that the very act of you LEADING worship IS worship. — 3️⃣ Model worship — At points during your leading, it is appropriate to focus completely on modeling personal worship. Create space where you can step away from the microphone and show people what it looks like to worship God. If you need ideas on how you can model worship, check out my post "How to Model Worship while leading" (@leadingworshipwell). Find the balance of utilizing these ideas while still leading your church in worship.
#joinustomorrow as Pastor Mitchell Alvarez brings us a message for this Father’s Day weekend on “Father: The House-band”. We will also be live streaming on Facebook on Saturday morning at 11:30, hope you can join us.
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#joinustomorrow  as Pastor Mitchell Alvarez brings us a message for this Father’s Day weekend on “Father: The House-band”. We will also be live streaming on Facebook on Saturday morning at 11:30, hope you can join us. . . . . . . #lowsda  #lakeofthewoods  #frazierpark  #lebec  #pinemountainclub  #gorman  #kerncounty  #thegrapevine  #lockwoodvalley  #mtpinos  #tejonpass  #adventist  #adventistchurch  #adventistfaith  #sda  #smallchurch  #seventhdayadventist  #digitalevangelism  #sabbathsermon  #preaching  #fathers  #fathersdaymessage  #houseband  #godlyfathers 
How do you view the balance between preparation and being spirit-led? Let us know 👇!
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In recent online conversations about preparation, more than a few people have expressed how they simply plan the bare minimum because they want to allow the Spirit to move when they lead worship. They might pick songs out but they let the Holy Spirit lead them in the moment.
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🔴 Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn't let the Holy Spirit replace your preparation:
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1️⃣ The Holy Spirit doesn't only work on Sundays
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To rely on God's Spirit only when you lead, reinforces the idea that God is only present at church on Sundays. That's obviously not true. God is at work just as much on a Tuesday afternoon when you are working on your set as he is on a Sunday morning. Think about it: you could let the Spirit guide you for 30 minutes on a Sunday morning or you could seek his direction throughout the week.
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2️⃣ God blesses your preparation
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Proverbs 16:9 says "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." At first glance, it seems like that says that God is going to do whatever he wants so why plan a course? But what that verse assumes is that you have a plan in place in the first place - then God uses that for His purpose. God blesses your preparation when you seek his will in the process.
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3️⃣ God works on you during your preparation
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God shapes you in your time of preparation. He uses that time to prepare you to lead. Don't let the only time your being shaped by God be when you lead worship on Sunday. Allow him to work on you through the preparation process.
How do you view the balance between preparation and being spirit-led? Let us know 👇! — In recent online conversations about preparation, more than a few people have expressed how they simply plan the bare minimum because they want to allow the Spirit to move when they lead worship. They might pick songs out but they let the Holy Spirit lead them in the moment. — Here's the problem: The Holy Spirit is not a substitute for preparation. — 🔴 Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn't let the Holy Spirit replace your preparation: — 1️⃣ The Holy Spirit doesn't only work on Sundays — To rely on God's Spirit only when you lead, reinforces the idea that God is only present at church on Sundays. That's obviously not true. God is at work just as much on a Tuesday afternoon when you are working on your set as he is on a Sunday morning. Think about it: you could let the Spirit guide you for 30 minutes on a Sunday morning or you could seek his direction throughout the week. — 2️⃣ God blesses your preparation — Proverbs 16:9 says "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." At first glance, it seems like that says that God is going to do whatever he wants so why plan a course? But what that verse assumes is that you have a plan in place in the first place - then God uses that for His purpose. God blesses your preparation when you seek his will in the process. — 3️⃣ God works on you during your preparation — God shapes you in your time of preparation. He uses that time to prepare you to lead. Don't let the only time your being shaped by God be when you lead worship on Sunday. Allow him to work on you through the preparation process.
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This guide includes all-in-one Sunday School ideas, Bible lessons for kids of all ages, and other top resources for one room Sunday School classes, homeschool families, Bible study groups, and any other situation where you teach God’s Word to a mixed age group.⠀
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Read it at BibleBaton.com/one-room-resources-ideas-sunday-school-curriculum-multi-age-class/⠀
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Need a Bible curriculum for a very wide age range?⠀ ⠀ Teaching a multi-age class is challenging–especially when you can’t find good lesson plans for multiple ages.⠀ ⠀ This guide includes all-in-one Sunday School ideas, Bible lessons for kids of all ages, and other top resources for one room Sunday School classes, homeschool families, Bible study groups, and any other situation where you teach God’s Word to a mixed age group.⠀ ⠀ Read it at BibleBaton.com/one-room-resources-ideas-sunday-school-curriculum-multi-age-class/⠀ OR click the link in my profile⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #biblecurriculum  #sundayschool  #mixedage  #multiageclass  #allinone  #oneroom  #oneroomsundayschool  #kidmin  #childrenspastor  #kidsministry  #childrensministry  #church  #childrenschurch  #smallchurch  #smallchurchprobs  #sundayschoolprobs  #sundayschoolteacher  #bibleteacher  #kidsteacher  #iteachkids  #iteachfirst  #iteachsecond  #iteachthird  #iteachfourth  #iteachfifth  #passingthefaithalong  #churchcurriculum  #biblelesson  #biblebaton 
Music Sunday, June 10. Featuring the Balzac United Church Choir performance of I will sing. Listen to the service or the performance on our website.
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Music Sunday, June 10. Featuring the Balzac United Church Choir performance of I will sing. Listen to the service or the performance on our website. balzacunitedchurch.com #home  #BUC  #Church  #Awesomness  #smallchurch 
A special presentation to Hannah for graduating High School. 
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Livadia Larnaka. St Anastasias church. Some of us love places like this...
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What do you consider yourself: a worship artist or a worship pastor?
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There are two types of worship musicians that many have conflated. Those two roles are worship ARTIST and worship PASTOR.
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Keep in mind, it isn't wrong to fulfill either of these roles. God has called some to be worship artists and some to be worship pastors (and even some to be both). The problem comes when both of these roles try to fulfill each other's purpose.
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🔴 Here are 3 differences between worship artists and worship pastors:
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1️⃣ Pastors lead churches - Artists perform songs
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Worship pastors spend all of their energy leading churches. That means making sacrifices. Doing things that might not make them sound as good musically. They make musical choices for the church so that the church can participate to the fullest extent.
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Worship artists spend their time perfecting their performance. That means doing things that make them sound as good as they possibly can - choosing the perfect key for their voice, creating complex arrangements, etc. They make musical choices to express their musical ability.
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2️⃣ Pastors focus on clarity - Artists focus on art
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Worship pastors spend their energy on being as clear as possible. They want the people they're leading to be able to engage fully with the text - understanding it completely. They may reject a song whose language isn't clear.
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Worship artists create art. Complexity. Using whatever phrases they can to express the emotion behind their thoughts. Their lyrics are up for interpretation.
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3️⃣ Pastors lead people - Artists lead bands
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Worship pastors lead people. They understand that the people in their church are not professional musicians but are still able to add value by using their gifts. They focus on people first. —
Worship artists lead bands. They lead a group of musicians. They focus on the musical ability of their bandmates.
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🔴 In the end, it's likely that you have a little bit of both in you - pastor and artist. Find your dominate trait and lean in.
What do you consider yourself: a worship artist or a worship pastor? — There are two types of worship musicians that many have conflated. Those two roles are worship ARTIST and worship PASTOR. — Keep in mind, it isn't wrong to fulfill either of these roles. God has called some to be worship artists and some to be worship pastors (and even some to be both). The problem comes when both of these roles try to fulfill each other's purpose. — 🔴 Here are 3 differences between worship artists and worship pastors: — 1️⃣ Pastors lead churches - Artists perform songs — Worship pastors spend all of their energy leading churches. That means making sacrifices. Doing things that might not make them sound as good musically. They make musical choices for the church so that the church can participate to the fullest extent. — Worship artists spend their time perfecting their performance. That means doing things that make them sound as good as they possibly can - choosing the perfect key for their voice, creating complex arrangements, etc. They make musical choices to express their musical ability. — 2️⃣ Pastors focus on clarity - Artists focus on art — Worship pastors spend their energy on being as clear as possible. They want the people they're leading to be able to engage fully with the text - understanding it completely. They may reject a song whose language isn't clear. — Worship artists create art. Complexity. Using whatever phrases they can to express the emotion behind their thoughts. Their lyrics are up for interpretation. — 3️⃣ Pastors lead people - Artists lead bands — Worship pastors lead people. They understand that the people in their church are not professional musicians but are still able to add value by using their gifts. They focus on people first. — Worship artists lead bands. They lead a group of musicians. They focus on the musical ability of their bandmates. — 🔴 In the end, it's likely that you have a little bit of both in you - pastor and artist. Find your dominate trait and lean in.
NEW CHORD WEDNESDAY
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G - x 10 x 0 12 x
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🔴 This chords works well in the key of G along with these chords:
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C - x3x05x
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D - x5x07x
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Em - x7x08x
NEW CHORD WEDNESDAY — G - x 10 x 0 12 x — 🔴 This chords works well in the key of G along with these chords: — C - x3x05x — D - x5x07x — Em - x7x08x
#wellnesswednesday Today’s health recipe is brought to you by @cookingwithzoe_, our youngest member of our church. Swipe 👈🏻 to see full video in parts.
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#lowsda #lakeofthewoods #frazierpark #lebec #pinemountainclub #gorman #kerncounty  #thegrapevine #lockwoodvalley #mtpinos #tejonpass #adventist #adventistchurch #adventistfaith #sda #smallchurch #seventhdayadventist #digitalevangelism #healthyfood #healthrecipe #vegan #guacamole #avocado #chipsanddip #chips
#wellnesswednesday  Today’s health recipe is brought to you by @cookingwithzoe_, our youngest member of our church. Swipe 👈🏻 to see full video in parts. . . . . . . #lowsda  #lakeofthewoods  #frazierpark  #lebec  #pinemountainclub  #gorman  #kerncounty  #thegrapevine  #lockwoodvalley  #mtpinos  #tejonpass  #adventist  #adventistchurch  #adventistfaith  #sda  #smallchurch  #seventhdayadventist  #digitalevangelism  #healthyfood  #healthrecipe  #vegan  #guacamole  #avocado  #chipsanddip  #chips 
How do you model worship?
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There is a fine balance in worship leading that every leader has to deal with: How much do I focus on my own personal worship and how much do I focus on leading? Focusing too much on your own personal worship means that you aren't leading because you're focused on your connection between yourself and God. Focusing too much on leading means that you don't engage with God during worship on a personal level. Personal worship is how you model what worship looks like to your congregation.
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As a leader, you are setting the tone for the room. The act of you simply being in front of people automatically means that you are modeling what worship looks like - for better or for worse. That means, if you stand up front with your hands in your pockets staring blankly at your lyrics - that's what people will associate with worship. Show your people what it means to worship - your congregation won't go where you don't lead them.
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2️⃣ Thoughtfulness
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Times of reflection are powerful in worship. Those moments where you let the song breathe and contemplate on what you just sang show your church that worship is more than just singing through a list of songs. It's a conversation between the church and God. It's not a script to be memorized but an organic conversation. So show your church how to reflect during worship.
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3️⃣ Explanation
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Some times you just need words. This isn't a half an hour teaching on the systematic theology of worship. This is identifying key aspects of worship and interjecting them throughout your set. "We aren't just singing songs, we're magnifying the greatness of God." "I'm not singing you a song and you're singing along with me. We are all singing to God together." Identify a key component of worship and highlight it in a transition this Sunday.
How do you model worship? — There is a fine balance in worship leading that every leader has to deal with: How much do I focus on my own personal worship and how much do I focus on leading? Focusing too much on your own personal worship means that you aren't leading because you're focused on your connection between yourself and God. Focusing too much on leading means that you don't engage with God during worship on a personal level. Personal worship is how you model what worship looks like to your congregation. — 🔴 Here are 3 ways you can model worship while leading: — 1️⃣ Expressiveness — As a leader, you are setting the tone for the room. The act of you simply being in front of people automatically means that you are modeling what worship looks like - for better or for worse. That means, if you stand up front with your hands in your pockets staring blankly at your lyrics - that's what people will associate with worship. Show your people what it means to worship - your congregation won't go where you don't lead them. — 2️⃣ Thoughtfulness — Times of reflection are powerful in worship. Those moments where you let the song breathe and contemplate on what you just sang show your church that worship is more than just singing through a list of songs. It's a conversation between the church and God. It's not a script to be memorized but an organic conversation. So show your church how to reflect during worship. — 3️⃣ Explanation — Some times you just need words. This isn't a half an hour teaching on the systematic theology of worship. This is identifying key aspects of worship and interjecting them throughout your set. "We aren't just singing songs, we're magnifying the greatness of God." "I'm not singing you a song and you're singing along with me. We are all singing to God together." Identify a key component of worship and highlight it in a transition this Sunday.
#treasuretuesday This week remember to be the light that God has created you to be. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
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#treasuretuesday  This week remember to be the light that God has created you to be. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” . . . . . . #lowsda  #lakeofthewoods  #frazierpark  #lebec  #pinemountainclub  #gorman  #kerncounty  #thegrapevine  #lockwoodvalley  #mtpinos  #tejonpass  #adventist  #adventistchurch  #adventistfaith  #sda  #smallchurch  #seventhdayadventist  #digitalevangelism  #crello  #bealight  #lightoftheworld  #matthew514 
Det är alltid så fridfullt att vara i Esperyds åttkantiga gamla missionshus. Kommer du dit så lyft blicken, missa inte änglarna i taket... 😊 #esperyd #esperydsmissionshus #änglaritaket #gammaltmissionshus #småland #smallchurch #angels