Following Jesus – Making Disciples – Changing the World

Todd Koeppen

Why do We Sing in Church?

Why do we sing songs at church? Ask people and the answers will vary wildly: to worship God; to praise God; because we love Jesus; because the church makes us sing… Interestingly enough, I can’t ever remember hearing what I feel is the best answer. We sing in church because the Bible tells us to sing. The Bible tells us over and…

You Are the Worship Team

You are the worship team. The corporate you. It’s not the band, the leader or any of the people holding microphones. Don’t get me wrong, they are part of the team, but ultimately, we want every person who walks into the building to feel they are part of the worship. We’ve tried over the years to break the mindset of worship team…

How Do We Pick Our Songs Each Sunday?

How do we pick songs at Journey Church? The easy answer is that the worship leader picks the song for the set and runs them by the Director of Worship and/or the Pastor. The reality is that there are several factors involved. First and foremost is prayer. This goes way beyond asking God, “What songs should I pick?” I ask this often,…

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