Combatting Spiritual Warfare with Wisdom and Boldness

Combatting Spiritual Warfare with Wisdom and Boldness

When it comes to angels and demons, I have more questions than answers. Have you ever wondered why angels always had to say, “Do not be afraid,” even though they’re on our side? Why did cartoonists illustrate the devil with a pitchfork? Why is it that most of our modern day stories of intense interaction with the spiritual realm come from missionaries serving in countries where some kind of voodoo or black magic is practiced?   Every account of the spiritual realm given to us in the Bible is... Read More
6 Questions to Help You Create Services That Matter

6 Questions to Help You Create Services That Matter

If you’re tired of chasing what’s cool, feeling inadequate in your creativity, and you really desire to simply be effective, then you’re exactly who I hoped would read this post.  This article is NOT advice, but a set of questions that every ministry team can ask themselves as they plan anything from worship services to outreach events. If your goal is to create something bigger, better, and more creative than last Sunday, you will have discovered the Law of Diminishing Returns to be very... Read More
Family Worship Nights For The Season

Family Worship Nights For The Season

by Yancy Richmond ’Tis the season for special events and breaking out of the normal routine of how we do church. I love the inspiration and the creativity that this time of year brings and how it so often makes us dig down deep to find and give our best. Even in all the hustle and bustle we can provide a way for families to stop, reflect and worship the Lord. Look up the passage in Luke 2:13-20. I love how it tells us the angels and shepherds praised God! There was a lot of worship happening... Read More
5 Tips For Leading Worship Well

5 Tips For Leading Worship Well

by Yancy Richmond The subject of worship is both simple and complex. I’ve spent the better part of my life studying and being a part of leading worship. Most everyone has worship as a part of their services and programs. We know it should be there but we don’t always help our attendees understand why we do it and what the importance of worship is. I heard Darlene Zschech (composer of Shout to the Lord) speak recently and she said, “as worship leaders we should be releasers of worship.” If... Read More
How To Develop A Culture Of Worship In Your Church

How To Develop A Culture Of Worship In Your Church

  by Yancy Richmond I’ve been a part of leading worship for every age group in the church. “From birth till death” as I like to call it. I’ve organized and led teams that lead worship effectively for preschool, elementary, preteens, middle school, high school, college, and adult worship. Also, I’ve been a part of some ministries in a very disjointed way where each area did their own thing with little to no connection to the other age groups and ministries. I also was a part of a church that... Read More