Children in worship

This article concerning children in worship – particularly so called ‘adult’ services – on my friend and colleague of many years’ site, youthworkconnect.org. Since we discussed it together, and he wrote it first, I have no problem dropping it verbatim onto here!  Enjoy… Whether you are part of a charismatic, evangelical or reformed church, it is [...]

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Worship and our reponse: part two of What is Praise and Worship

In my thinking about worship leading, I suggested that the key part of worship relied on the question: what does God require? (read the article here)  Based on Micah 6.8: seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly, and encouraging one another 1 Thes 5.11 and Ephesians 5.19.  But worship must be directed towards God, otherwise it [...]

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Review of the Heidi Joubert Cruz Cajon

Why get a cajon?  Well if you are setting up a new worship band, then this is a fantastic cheap but quality sounding drum, not too big, and perfect in smaller settings but (if mic’d up) can be used in bigger venues. Hillsongs use them in smaller venues too. http://hillsongcollected.com/creative/drum-set-up-technique We got ours from Heidi Joubert [...]

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What do we do when we don’t think we can praise?

My minister has just got a new gadget.  For want of a better word, it’s a buzzing praise reminder.  Every 10 minutes it’s buzzes to remind him to praise God. The other day, shortly after having got the buzzer, his car broke down, and like many of us he was spitting and fuming.  Then his [...]

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What is Praise and Worship?

Ask a hundred people what worship is, and you’ll get a hundred answers.  Books abound on what it is, and how to do it.  A significant complication arises out of the term praise and worship, and to whom the worship is directed.  It seems to me that on many occasions people consider that since worship [...]

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