Category Archives: Leadership

On Choosing Songs

It is the  contradiction for worship planners: Pick songs your congregation knows YET pick new songs for your congregation to learn. Yep, we gotta sing songs people know, otherwise, they won’t sing.  How can they?  Yet, if we keep singing the same … Continue reading

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How Do I Know If I’m a Workaholic?

It’s not a question of whether I’m addicted to Workahol. Rather it is these questions here that shed some light on how I view work. …had a realization about myself and about ministry today that I’m still stirring over. So … Continue reading

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How Do I Become A Morning Person?

Good question. You’re probably asking for the same reasons I did: 1. Seems like most people who have it together are up before sunrise 2. I am not a morning person and find the sunrise despicable Some of the hardest … Continue reading

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Linkfest 2 – For Planners, Leaders, Bored among us…

Linkfest. Celebrating what’s there. Planning Center Online is a web-based service planner that we’re currently experimenting with. Anything to get away from Microsoft Word based Worship orders. So far it’s working pretty well. We’ll see what it looks like when … Continue reading

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The End of an Era?

Dr. Gayle Beebe served as president of Spring Arbor University for 7 years and is now being called to the next vocational station. Will he be missed? Absolutley. Gayle leaves big shoes to fill. But I would like to think … Continue reading

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Online Leadership & Personality Indicator Links

This past weekend I participated in a conference with The Other Craftsmen in Ottawa Lake, MI. In the Teambuilding workshop I talked about the importance of knowing your leadership strengths and weaknesses. While there are many in-depth tests that can … Continue reading

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Continuing Worship Education

I’m happy to report that after seven years of on-and-off study, I have finally received my Certificate of Worship Studies from the Institute for Worship Studies. It was a foundational set of courses for me as it helped me to … Continue reading

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