37 Great Quotes About Worship

prayerIn order for powerful, anointed music ministry to occur in our churches we must learn how to truly worship God. I this great list of quotes on-line that really blessed me. They’re all quotes about worship, and I found that reading them really gave me a sense of peace.

The list was originally posted in an article on a great worship where you can also find a lot more information about worshiping God more authentically.  http://www.experiencingworship.com.  is a the name of the site, and it’s a great resource for really studying and learning more about praising and worshiping God. This list is sure to be a source of encouragement and peace as you continue to seek higher levels in your music ministry.

Great Quotes on Worship | Experiencing Worship

“The whole person, with all his senses, with both mind and body, needs to be

involved in genuine worship.”
Jerry Kerns
“The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in
God which made David dance.”
C.S. Lewis


“When God’s people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods
He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater
measure.”
Graham Truscott


“God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy
exultation.”
Charles H. Spurgeon


“Worship is an it-is-well-with-my-soul experience.” –
Robert Webber


“Without worship, we go about miserable.”
A. W. Tozer


“‘A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him will sanctify you.”
Manley Beasley


“We only learn to behave ourselves in the presence of God.”
C. S. Lewis


“If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship.”
Michael Catt


“As worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience
saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern
life.”
Richard Foster


“Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which “comes upon you,” but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Graham Kendrick


“Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped”
Jack Hayford


“Worship must be – Christ centered, Holy Spirit led, a Response to the Father, about Intimacy and Service and always lead to Transformation!”
Tim Hughes


“As John 4:23 says, Its time, as worshipers of God, to give him all we have. For
when he is exalted, everything about me is decreased. So many times we stand in the
way of really stepping into the secret place of worship with God. Just abandon tradition
and the “expected” ways of Praise & Worship and get lost in the holy of holies with the
sole intention of blessing the Fathers heart.”
Jessica Leah Springer


“When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without
heart.”
Lamar Boschman


“Worship is first and foremost for His benefit, not ours, though it is marvelous to
discover that in giving Him pleasure, we ourselves enter into what can become our
richest and most wholesome experience in life.” p.58 “A Heart For Worship” by Lamar
Boschman
Graham Kendrick


“. . .by lifting our hands we symbolically receive everything God is doing in our lives.”
Bob Sorge


“We must bear in mind, true worship is a matter of the heart and of genuine devotion to God.”
Vivien Hibbert


“Worship songs can’t just be rooted in culture – they won’t be deep enough. They have to be rooted in scripture.”
Matt Redman


“No man gives anything acceptable to God until has has first given himself in love and sacrifice.”
A.W. Tozer


“Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.”
Warren Wiersbe

“If you come to worship for any reason other that the joy and pleasure and satisfaction that are to be found in God, you dishonor Him…God’s greatest delight is your delight in Him.”
Sam Storms

“Corporate worship is a regular gracious reminder that it’s not about you. You’ve been born into a life that is a celebration of another.”
Paul David Tripp 


“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
John Bunyan


“Songs of worship arise from a life of worship.”
Tim Hughes


“We must never rest until everything inside us worships God.”
A. W. Tozer


“Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin
maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God
tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce
pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express
praise, that which is internal becomes visible.” p.60 “A Heart For Worship” by Lamar
Boschman
Don McMinn


“Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father.”
Richard J. Foster


“How quickly we forget what it’s all about. We can get so strategic that we worship so
our church will grow, not because He is worthy. But we’re doing all this because God is
worthy and we want to worship Him.”
Tommy Walker


“When you have a heart to serve and help others it unlocks something in you”
Reuben Morgan


“The first element in worship is adoration. The Hebrews expressed this by their posture
and not alone my their word. For they prostrated themselves before God. O come, let
us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. They did not come
with an easy familiarity into the presence of God, but were aware of his greatness and
majesty, and came with a sense of privilege to His house.” H.H. Rowley”Worship in
Ancient Israel” p. 257
H.H. Rowley


“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.”
C.S. Lewis


“Whenever His people gather and worship Him, God promises He will make His
presence known in their midst. On the other hand, where God’s people consistently
neglect true spiritual worship, His manifest presence is rarely experienced.”
Ralph Mahoney


“Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting
pattern for earth.”
Paul E. Billheimer


“When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship
alone, we worship ‘with all the company of heaven.'”
Marianne H. Micks


“Church: if the world could see a snapshot of our worship today, would they perceive that we believe our God is worthy of praise?”
Matt Papa


“If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs
to recapture it is this awe before the surpassingly great and gracious God.”
Henry Sloane Coffin


“The time has come for a revival of public worship as the finest of the fine arts…While
there is a call for strong preaching there is even a greater need for uplifting worship.”
Andrew W. Blackwood

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Finding the worship flow; 3 ways to break your praise team out of the “A & B selection” mentality

Finding the worship flow; 3 ways to break your praise team out of the “A & B selection” mentality

Do you ever feel like your praise team is kinda missing something in their delivery of worship? You’ve seen those praise teams that just have this “flow” in their service. Things just naturally move from one song to another in a kind of organic way.  Sadly though, for many younger, newly established praise teams it’s more like “and now for our next number”.

I referred to it in the subject line as the A&B selection mentality. I realize that I have readers from many backgrounds, nationalities and even a few different countries who might have NO CLUE what I’m talking about there, so let me briefly explain. The term “an A & a B selection” is an old term that has been used for many years in the black church.  You’d hear the emcee announce “And now the choir will come to us with an A & a B selection”. It simply meant that the choir would be singing 2 songs (I’m speaking as if this term isn’t still being used, lol!).  The two songs don’t necessarily have anything in common with each other besides the fact that they’re both Gospel songs.

This is fine for a choir, group or ensemble. For a praise team though, it’s not the ideal way to go. A praise team’s job is to help set an atmosphere that encourages  corporate praise and/or worship. We want everyone to be in a place where they are communing with God in a very personal way.   As such a praise team must seek to do more than just simply sing two praise team songs. Many praise teams, for example, feel that because it’s “praise and worship” we must sing a fast song (for the praise) and a slow song (for the worship). There’s not much thought put into it beyond that though.

As a result, many praise teams find that even when the audience is enjoying their selections, they fall short of creating that atmosphere of worship. It ends up a lot like a mini version of the choir. So in order to really be effective a praise team has to break out of this “one song, then another song” way of ministering. Here are 3 ways you can help your praise team develop that natural, organic worship style where worship seems to just kind of evolve from one stage to the next.

1. Look for songs of similar subject matter.

Find songs that have similar lyrical content. These songs will feel more natural when you sing them back to back because one will feel like a continuation of the same thought or message.

2. Try doing songs with similar tempo/feel

Don’t get too locked into thinking you have to do a fast song and a slow song. Think instead about songs that have a similar tempo or feel. I.e, two up-tempo songs rather than one really up-tempo song and then a very slow worship song with totally different subject matter.

3. Try to avoid the “dead stop” between songs

Even if the tempo of the next song is dramatically different than the one before, the most effective praise teams find ways to make the transition between the two feel natural and smooth. Your musician(s) (can be an integral part of helping make this happen). Try to avoid ending a song and completely stopping down. Instead look for ways to connect and transition out of one song and into the next. Here’s one example we did recently using two songs with totally different tempos but very similar lyrical content.

We sang VaShawn Mitchel’s “Chasing After You” and transitioned out of that into a very slow song, More, More, More by Joan Rosario. The two are very different as far as feel and tempo, but they worked great together because “Chasing After You” ends with the lyrics repeating  “more and more”.  We simply came out of that and into the chorus of More, More, More.

Get the idea? This is not only a very effective way to help take your praise team’s ministry to new heights, but it’s really fun to do and you’ll get into it once you get started.  In fact, let’s start now! Leave me a comment below and tell me two praise and/or worship songs that would be great together back to back.

If you found this article helpful and would like more information like this for your praise/worship team you can get 12 more just like it in my new e-book Praise Team 101.

 

 

How to deal with difficult members as a music ministry leader

181/365 We Are Not AmusedI was just asked this week by one of family members on my Fan Page about leading through difficulties. Now, I’ve been in music ministry for over 30 years, but whether or not I’ve actually been a “leader” is debatable. I’m often referred to as one of the leaders because I’m always up front teaching songs and such. So while I’ve had my share of experiences and encounters with personnel challenges (both as the leader dealing with the challenges and the person creating the challenge,( lol) I wanted to be sure I gave my friend the best answer I could.

The first thing I do when I’m about to write a blog is draw from my own experience. Often that’s enough for me to write an article I think has enough real, relevant content to be a blessing to the reader. In this case I didn’t think I did, so I wanted to do a little research before I answered my friend. What I came across was a great article on the subject that I was really encouraged by. I’d like to share that with you today.

The author’s name is David Santistivan, who writes a blog for worship leaders and musicians. David wrote a blog on the subject entitled Rudeness In The Ranks:  How Do You Handle Difficult Worship Team Members?  In the article David offers 4 great tips for dealing with difficult team members. Not only is the article a great read, but other readers have added even more great content to the conversation via their comments.

So be sure to click the link above and head on over to David’s blog. If you leave a comment be sure and tell him you learned about him here on The Music Ministry Coach.com. For even more help with your worship/praise team check out Praise Team 101 .

Be blessed!