Top Ten Posts of 2012

Top-Ten2012 was a busy year around the blog. These were the posts you readers visited the most:

Questions-banner#10: Life’s Toughest Questions Series Resources

This series we did at Journey this past fall was very popular and so were the resources I shared with you!

Seasons#9: Prayer for Journey of Faith

Our church went through some pretty big changes this year and prayer was a big part of helping us move through it.

Robot-Musician#8. Beefing up the Band With Digital Musicians

When you don’t have unlimited musicians at your disposal, how can you enhance your sound? Here’s what we’ve done.

Marketing#7. Church Marketing Resources

These were some recommended resources from a presentation that I gave to a group of church planters in Michigan.

Choosing#6. Finding Good Worship Songs

There’s no shortage of “Christian” songs out there that could be used in worship. But not every Christian song is or should be a worship song.

listen#5. How to Listen to a Sermon

It seems like a no-brainer, but the preacher giving a message is only half of the equation. As listeners, we have work to do too!

Criticism#4. Responding to Criticism

At some point, we’re going to face criticism and how you respond and react will make all the difference.

church-technology#3. 5 Ways to Use Technology at Church

Some practical ways that any church can use to try something new with technology.

Banner#2. “He Said” by Group 1 Crew: A Theological Perspective

This song was got lots of airtime on the Christian radio stations, but is it scriptural?

Worship-War#1. The Future of Contemporary Worship

This post was a long time in the making. The ideas behind it had been formulating for more than a year. Is there a future for “contemporary” worship?


About Matthew Starner

Matthew Starner is pastor of Journey of Faith Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they help people take their next step on their journey with Jesus.

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