Calling all disciples! We are in desperate need of a worship leader in Portland, Maine! God has blessed the church as the church was planted in September 2012 with 12 disciples and multiplied our church to 51 disciples in 21 months! This year we have seen 14 baptisms/restorations and God is multiplying the disciples rapidly. And our dream is to get to 80-100 disciples by the end of the year.
Do churches need to aquire proper licensing before posting lyrics at worship? Or are they exempt under a "religious services exemption" within The Copyright Act?. These questions came up at the 2011 American Leadership Conference in Boston. And a helpful memo has been prepared to assist churches in following through on what the law requires.
The answers to these questions are clear for Church Leaders, Elders and Administrators. And the solutions are neither difficult nor expensive.
Thousands around the world are looking forward to the World Discipleship Summit this summer. The theme is “On the Mountain of the Lord.” This theme is from Genesis 22 where we read the account of Abraham and his only son Isaac. Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” - Genesis 22:14
Here is a lesson by Jerry Maday from the 2011 American Leadership Conference: Worship Track. "Understanding the Power of Music"
The Bible shows how Music is an evidence of a loving God and how musicians' hearts can be faked out by the enjoyment of performing. It isn't worship if the heart is prideful. Jerry shows God's call to worship team members to lead the way in knowing and adoring God.
From The 2011 American Leadership Conference in Boston here is a video lesson from Douglas Arthur and Bruce Williams.
"What Every Church Leader Wishes the Worship Team Knew"
The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Onward Christian Soldiers, His Eye is on the Sparrow and America, The Beautiful. - What do all of these famous hymns have in common? They were all written by women. History is full of women who have given their hearts and talents to God in worship.