Turn Up the Volume On Engaging Through Worship

Turn Up the Volume On Engaging Through Worship

When you plan a trip, rarely do you hop in the car and start driving with no plan of where you’re headed, much less have a plan for stops along the way. Leading a worship set is similar to taking a trip. It’s important to think about and develop a plan for where you want to take the participants. What’s the goal? How will you determine the “win”? Or think about it like planning a party. Most of us don’t just invite a bunch of people over and have them show up without first having planned a... 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
Four Tips For Leading VBS Worship

Four Tips For Leading VBS Worship

by Yancy Richmond With many great summer outreaches on the horizon—like VBS, camps and more—we want to help you use music effectively. Music is a tool for you to connect with kids. It also reinforces the teachings and lessons they are learning and will help what they learn stick and last a lifetime. Here are a few things you can do to help the music and worship times at your VBS come alive after you press “Play.” Be prepared. I’ve been around church world enough to know how much... Read More