Here are three ideas for bringing back the ancient into our contemporary worship spheres.
Primarily, it’s because the songs weren’t congregational. Most of them seemed to have been written with the band in mind more than the congregation.
One of the hallmarks of great software is that it’s easy to use at first, but when you need it to do more, you can find more capability than you just hadn’t discovered before; it grows with your needs.
We all know how cool trusses can look in a stage design – especially if you light the inside of them with some truss warmers. But other structural elements can look cool.
Make sure it’s easy enough that the worship band can play it, but hard enough that the congregation can’t follow along. Don’t throw too many chords at the worship band—they’re musicians, not magicians.
Hats of to Hasbro for taking a risk and choosing to make decisions based on who they might REACH rather than who they might LOSE.
Not only do worship songs differ than pop songs in lots of ways – pop songwriting techniques often work against congregational singing.
It’s quite possible you have musicians on your team who aren’t quite ‘there’ yet, especially if you lead worship at a small church. It’s also likely that you are frustrated with this very thing.
Searching for a volunteer audio tech? The drummer might be your best choice!
How does worship music style relate to congregational growth?
I’ve seen plenty of megachurch leaders make the same bizarre mistake: they dig their heels in to prop up a crazy staff member who then proceeds to drive off half the congregation.
Picking great songs for worship is one of the most important skills a worship leader needs to learn. What songs help our congregations to sing with all their hearts and connect with God?
Free stills and videos for worship.
There are several things that keep us from writing new songs—fear, insecurity, laziness, and lack of discipline to name a few. But perhaps the most prevalent, and ironically the easiest to overcome, is simply not carving out time for cowriting.
One of the best ways to help your choir or vocal team be successful with their music is to provide a powerful learning aid for them that continues beyond the weekly rehearsal times.
If you often feel Sunday-morning letdown, consider the expectations you have for your church.
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There are fast songs, medium songs and slow songs. There are difficult songs and easy songs. But what are the best songs for us to sing with our congregations? What songs help our congregations to sing with all their hearts and connect with God?
Of course, the first thing I thought of was electronic drums…but, my drummer absolutely refused. And, I don’t blame her. The only other option was to figure out how to make the drums quieter, so we purchased different drum sticks to try, and here is what we found.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).
The expectation is for churches to be creative, original, and fresh 52 out of 52 Sundays a year, along with extra services and events.
Disaster strikes and it’s usually during the service.
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
Do you have some worship team members who are… Uncommitted to your worship ministry? Unprepared with their music? Un-on-time…all the time?
We can become infatuated with the emotional high of singing instead of relishing the splendor of our Savior. We can marvel more at the skills of the musicians than the majesty of our Maker. All too subtly, we can begin to delight more in the praise we offer to God than the praiseworthiness of God.
Easter hymns and songs need to of course focus on the triumph of Christ—in fact this is the most appropriate season to sing ‘Hallelujah’ songs.
There is one audio effect that is absolutely CRUCIAL for getting your sound to actually sound great.
Have you thought about using surveillance cameras at your church? A pastor contacted the Christian Law Association with a problem that most small churches struggle with and an attorney was able to provide a solution.
Over many years Reuben Morgan has been incredibly devoted and distinguished within the Hillsong team for writing congregational songs of worship.
As worship leaders, most of us work with a team of volunteers. Considering the team is not paid to be there, we employ a subdued leadership style.