Posts Tagged ‘worship’



Tips for Reverse Church Growth

This is a great reminder for pastors and church leaders, so I brought this post back from the archives.  A few years ago, my friend, Broadway actor Fred Applegate, sent me these sure-fire tips for REVERSE church growth after traveling around the country and visiting quite a few houses of worship:

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Is Convenience Ruining The Church?

In my upcoming book, “Unique: Telling Your Story in The Age of Brands and Social Media,” I tell the story of a pastor who never preaches for more than 12-15 minutes because he feels that’s all he can demand of his audience. Today, many churches across the country are slaves to the clock, and wouldn’t think of pushing a service past the hour mark. Last week I was in Nevada shooting some television segments with Pastor Benny Perez from The Church at South Las Vegas. We started talking about the “convenience” culture that’s Read the full article »

What Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Can Teach Church Worship Leaders

The truth is, the vast majority of church “worship leaders” aren’t worship leaders at all. They’re simply musicians playing what are called “worship songs” from popular artists who write that sort of thing. The music is fine, and I have no argument with that, but a real worship service should be a lot more than simply a concert. Watch for yourself:  If your church still has both a “traditional” service and a “contemporary” service, I encourage you to attend each and watch the audience. You may not care for traditional hymns, but guess what Read the full article »