Finding Our True Hope

I love the language of Psalm 31. This psalm paints an incredible picture for us. It gives us a roadmap for dealing with adversity: When we are in distress, we find true hope in Jesus alone. When people turn their backs on us, we find true hope in Jesus alone. When we face incredible adversity, … Continue reading

A Night Of Worship 2013 – Recap

Wow. Coming off of last night’s Night Of Worship at MPCC all I can say is WOW. I am so grateful to the Lord that HE met us here in such a powerful way. I am humbled and blessed to serve with such a gifted Worship Staff and Volunteer Team as well. It took a … Continue reading

A Night Of Worship 2013

Worship is defined as: The Feeling or Expression of Reverence and Adoration. I love that. I don’t reflect on words like reverence or adoration often enough. Those words inspire an This Sunday night, October 27 at 6pm, we will be doing just that, as we gather for our annual “Night Of Worship,” at MPCC. Are … Continue reading

Worship Moment :: “Great I Am”

I have often said that we live in a time when some very gifted people are writing some amazing songs for us to sing in worship. We recently introduced “Great I Am” in our services at MPCC. You’ll find the video below. I hope it encourages you. I love these lyrics from the bridge: The … Continue reading

Worship Interview – Encouraging Confidence and Calling – Vernon Rainwater, Northland Church

We all have heroes. I’m not talking about the kind that wear capes and are able to leap tall buildings in a single bound; but, real-life heroes. Even in ministry, it’s important to have people that we look up to….people who inspire us to be better and more effective leaders. I can gratefully say that … Continue reading

Worship Leaders :: A Spiritual Check-Up with Dr. Fred Meadows

Pastors can get stressed, overwhelmed and burned out. It happens every single day, unfortunately. What helps? What are the signs? Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had flashing red lights on our desk that alert us when we are getting close to the edge? My friend and one of my mentors, Dr. Fred Meadows … Continue reading

That’s Not A Hashtag….

Have you ever been leading a rehearsal and something your band was playing or a singer was singing didn’t sound quite right? I will never forget leading a rehearsal when this happened. I kept hitting this section of the song and though I didn’t want to embarrass any of our players, something wasn’t right. The … Continue reading

Encouraging & Developing Your Volunteers: Thoughts From A Fellow Worship Pastor

Ministry can be many things. It can be thrilling, fun, energizing and many other positive things. As I look back on my days in ministry I can think of things that still make the hairs on my arm stand at attention. I can remember praying with people as they accepted Christ and rejoicing with them! … Continue reading

You posted WHAT??? Thoughts On Social Media and Ministry

Let’s Connect: Twitter @BrianLTabor  Instagram @BrianTabor  All of us, at one time or another, have had that moment…the moment that causes us to do a wide-eyed double take. We’re scrolling down our Twitter or Instagram feed or looking at Facebook and we see something that a friend or family member posted that stops us in … Continue reading

Building A Ministry Team….It’s All About The Volunteers

Ministry and Volunteers. Volunteers and Ministry. The two go hand in hand. Growing ministries need a large pool of committed, passionate and gifted volunteers. As leaders we need to always be on the lookout for prospects to join our teams. Once we identify them, how do we recruit them? What do we look for? I’d … Continue reading