This semester I’m teaching Introduction to Church Music Ministry at Truett McConnell University. My students are church music majors and this class is a required overview of what to expect in local church ministry. One of the assignments I have the students completing are… Continue Reading “Church Music Students Need Local Church Worship Leaders to Model Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution”
Being a firm believer that all ages should be engaged in serving the Lord in music ministry, finding ways during a pandemic has been challenging. Since March, our church like virtually all others, has had to adapt to the ever changing challenges of providing… Continue Reading “Resuming Choir Rehearsals During a Pandemic- How we’ve done it.”
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Last night I was approached by an octogenarian woman during our family night meal. She looked me dead in the face and said something to the effect of, “Will, you’ve made me learn to love contemporary music.” As I’ve thought about this over the… Continue Reading “You’ve Made me Learn to Love Contemporary Music”
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“Intergenerational Worship” is worship in which people of every age are understood to be equally important.