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Ancient Future


Does the climate change when you cross the threshold of your church? NWLC featured artist, David Baloche invites you to stop at the threshold of worship … it’s a call to preparation for a deeper encounter. 

The First Known Christian Songbook

The early hymns that every worship leader, songwriter, and worshiper should know about.


Who Owns a Hymn?

A look at the ongoing sung narrative of God’s salvation throughout history.

Is Your Worship Prayer or a Program?

The vast importance of grasping worship as public prayer as opposed to platform performance.

To the Pastor

Biblical worship does God’s story. God’s story is not this or that story contained in Scripture. God’s story is the story that Scripture tells from Genesis through Revelation.

On Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs

In his letters, Paul gave us one of the most important passages of Scripture regarding music. Here is an in-depth conversation between worship theologians about its meaning.


Go East, Young Songwriter, Go East

How Eastern Orthodox writers can help us write ancient new songs

The 4 Movements of a Worship Service

We came across this printed directive on the 4 elements of worship written by Robert Webber. We thought we’d share it with you.

Remember Your Worship History

How can we use the past to create formative worship today?

10 Worship Guidelines From the Early Church

Dr. Lee McDonald offers us a brief rundown of what worship looked like in the early church, so we can learn from our first-century brothers and sisters.

Something Old, Something New

Pulled from the Worship Leader archive, Matt Redman encourages us remember the past while moving forward.

Singing the “Symbol”

There’s a Presence in how singing the faith binds us together, making us both His and one another’s. “So say we all!”