In Colossians 3:16, God says something very interesting about the function of songs in Christian worship. He says, "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Songs (described in three categories) function as occasions for teaching. And how do songs teach? Through the content of their lyrics, and the emotion that is being communicated and connected to the lyrics. Our desire to teach has flowed out of the realization that as songwriters and worship leaders, we were teaching people long before we preached a sermon or stood in front of a congregation of conference.
Our contributors have many years of experience preaching and teaching on various aspects of worship. You can find some of our audio or video messages by searching our site or browsing though our blog. While in most traditions preaching isn't done to music, it should not be seen as separate from music and singing. The most effective speakers often have a natural and musical cadence to their voice, and the intensity, volume, and range of their voice matches the contour of their message. We look at every facet of worship as having a teaching component – planning, leading singing, prayer, reading, or preaching. The way in which God’s people are transformed is firstly by the renewing of their minds, so we take every opportunity we can get to teach God’s people – whether through songwriting, exhortations during songs, or preaching – more about Him in His Word. Would you consider giving us the opportunity to serve you and your people by having us come and teach at your church or event?