If you want to see the worship leadership of your choir go to another place, you’ll have to aim higher than pounding notes and rhythms. A choir that knows the song sings one way. A choir that has made personal application of the truth of it sings a different way.
One of two things is always true: Christmas is coming, or Easter is coming.
Over time, terrible rehearsals drain morale, eliminate productivity, and encourage team turn over. In the moment, it doesn’t seem so bad. Long rehearsals, bad rehearsals just seem like a necessary evil in order to have a great Sunday. As long as Sunday goes off without a hitch, who cares about…
There are two musical truths that have inspired my passion for bass playing: bass players are indispensable and good bass players are rare. When something is both indispensable and rare, it becomes valuable. Yes, bass players are valuable.
Most small town churches make the mistake of trying to reach everyone, and in turn end up reaching no one. It’s impossible to please everyone, so don’t waste your time. Figure out who your church is uniquely gifted to reach, and focus your efforts on identifying their needs and wants.
Excellent musicians show up to rehearsal knowing their music and the unique parts that they will play for each section of each song. They understand that “practice is personal, and rehearsal is relational”, so they put in the time at home to get their individual parts nailed down.
Many worship ministries today are using the powerful combination of Ableton Live and MultiTracks to enhance the level of excellence in their worship.
PODCAST: David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters) talkS about his new project, the insecurity of an artist, how to be a great producer, waiting on God, and more.
Easter is the day that Christians and skeptics alike are most likely to attend church. This gives your church a great opportunity to see people begin a relationship with Jesus, people recommit to their relationship with Jesus, and people take their next steps in their relationship with Jesus.
PODCAST: The oldest members of Gen Z are just entering college and the work force. Today, we discuss a recent Wall Street Journal article on Gen Z and the generation’s implications on the church.
At one time, church planting was the rage. It’s still a growing trend, but we’ve also learned that revitalization is a valid and necessary ministry. Young leaders no longer look down on that option.
Why my worship team sounded so BAD: we didn’t pay any attention to the different parts of the arrangement. (more…)
Obviously, not all congregations are gifted with musicians who can create original songs and therefore must use the songs created by other artists and composers. The difference between using and imitating, however, is taking the time to interpret those songs through the lens of your own congregation.
One might wonder, is there a difference between mixing audio for a secular live event, to mixing for a worship service?
PODCAST: Corporate prayer is instrumental in shaping the DNA of a church. A praying church is often one who realizes that they are fully dependent on God’s power. Today, we discuss five ways you can increase the power and frequency of prayer in your church.