We know how difficult it can be to find upbeat, encouraging songs that speak to the young people in your congregation. So we've pulled together a playlist of songs to help! Featuring artists like Vertical Church Band and Elevation Worship, there's a great mix of uptempo and reflective songs alike that are theologically sound and adaptable for even the simplest worship bands.
What are some other songs you've found that work great with your youth ministry? What needs or challenges do you face when service planning for the young generation of your church? We'd love to hear from you!
"In order for the waters to part, you have to put your foot down."
The God that we serve is most definitely a God of passionate creativity (Need proof? Take a minute to check out the world around you.) That's why worship and songwriting are such an awesome way to honor and lift Him up. The gift of creation has been given to us by the Creator Himself, and that's worth celebrating!
But what do we do when there are roadblocks and challenges in our attempts? When we feel stuck or discouraged while trying to create something God honoring?
This month we have an awesome giveaway for all of you that we are so excited to share.
Matt Maher has been working on some brand new worship songs, and we get to debut the first for you today! Inspired by one of our all time favorite hymns, Because He Lives, we are giving the song & chord chart away FREE through October 14 here at Essential Worship. We are so excited to share this song with the church at large. Let us know your thoughts!
"As worship leaders we are called to lead in a way that allows people to take a photo in their heart, but never have us in the picture." - Andi Rozier
Regardless of your position in ministry, it can be challenging to find the balance between leading well and keeping the focus of our ministry on the Creator. Vertical Church Band sat down to talk with us about this very thing, and we love the unique perspective they brought to the topic.
Check out the video- and we'd love to hear your thoughts!
How do you lead well in your ministry, while still keeping the focus solely on God?