Matt Merker

Episode 30: On Planning the Sunday Gathering (with Matt Merker)

By M. Dever, M. Merker | 12.05.2017

What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer?

Why and how do we sing to one other?

By Matt Merker | 11.15.2017

We all understand that our singing during our gatherings is for God. But do we also think about how we’re supposed to sing to each other?

How should a worship service be ordered?

By Matt Merker | 09.07.2017

Preach the Bible, read the Bible, pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible.

What’s the Goal of a Music Ministry?

By Matt Merker | 08.08.2017

The goal of a music ministry is to accompany, facilitate, and enhance the singing of the people of God. In this sense, everyone in the church is part of the choir.

VIDEO: How do you strengthen congregational singing?

By Matt Merker | 07.06.2017

— Teach on it; sing accessible, excellent songs; accentuate voices, not music.

Beyond the Worship Set

By Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014

What exactly is “the worship set”? And should it be a given in our churches?

Book Review: Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars, by Stephen Miller

Review by Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 2 | 10.25.2013

For all the worship leaders out there, serve yourself and your church by letting Miller’s thought-provoking book critique your heart.

The Pastor and Evangelism: Finding an Audience

By Matt Merker | 9Marks Journal: Evangelism - Part 1 | 09.09.2013

For a pastor the tough part isn’t knowing what to say, but—six days of the week—finding someone to say it to.