The Power Of Words

O Lord, keep our hearts, keep our eyes, keep our feet, and keep our tongues. – William Tiptaft This is a powerful reminder. Our words hold so much potential to either encourage or discourage. My prayer every day is that God would prepare me for every conversation…every interaction I will have that day. I pray … Continue reading

More Than Anything Else

“When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree. – Jeremiah 29:13 (The Message) What a great reminder for all of us, myself included. What a Call To Worship. A call to set our hearts … Continue reading

Should We Sing That? Picking Songs For Corporate Worship

Let’s Connect: Facebook   Twitter   Instagram  Tabor Ministries “Hey man, listen to this new song from _____. The vibe is sick…” is how the email started. And 3 lines in I heard a lyric that sent me running for my Bible, searching for chapter and verse. Does the Bible really say that? Should we sing … Continue reading

A Worship Reminder – “Unstoppable God”

Let’s Connect :: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” – Matthew 19:26 As a worship leader, I have a few goals for every worship gathering. I want our services to honor God and provide a creative environment where people can … Continue reading

I’ve Got Issues…

As the title of this blog reveals…I’ve got issues. I struggle with trust. I struggle with rest. These two issues are forever tied together. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble … Continue reading

MPCC Night Of Worship 2014…Gratitude & Set List

What a night. Seriously, I am overwhelmed with gratitude that God met us last night at MPCC. Thank You, Father, for the honor of worshipping You. Thank You for this amazing church that I get the opportunity to serve. Thank You for an absolutely incredible team of staff and volunteers that serve together week after … Continue reading

“We Talkin’ Bout Practice?” Thoughts From A Worship Pastor on Practice and Preparation

“We talkin’ bout practice?” Those words were spoken by former NBA star Allen Iverson back in 2002. He was being questioned by a reporter for missing his team’s practice. It was quite a rant, one that has gone down in recent sports history as an example…and not a good one at that. He went on … 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