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The Step-By-Step Process for Rehearsing a New Anthem

The Step-By-Step Process for Rehearsing a New Anthem

The following post originally appeared on Ashley Danyew’s blog. Be sure and check out even more helpful content about leading choirs on her site here: ashleydanyew.com. How do I introduce this anthem to my choir? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another. And truth be told, the rehearsal process for a church […]

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Breaktime’s Over! Tips for starting your new choir season

Breaktime’s Over! Tips for starting your new choir season

Summer is ending. The kids are headed back to school, the weather is slowly but surely cooling down, and football season is (aptly) “kicking off.” This time of year is a return to normalcy for many, and choir directors would be wise to take advantage and get their folks excited for what’s to come. Whether […]

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Why People Aren’t Joining Your Choir (and How to Change It)

Why People Aren’t Joining Your Choir  (and How to Change It)

by John Chisum You’ve spent months culling through music, thinking, praying, and planning. You’ve set up a calendar and scheduled the perfect songs for just the right Sundays. You’ve thought through instrumentation and which musicians need to be scheduled. You’ve talked with the lead pastor about sermon subjects, series, and Scriptures. You’ve got all the […]

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Why Have a Children’s Choir?

Why Have a Children’s Choir?

By Joyce Samples Children learn by watching the role models in their lives, but they also learn by participating. Providing a children’s choir in which they can learn, grow, move, and serve in God’s kingdom is an important way to accomplish spiritual growth in each child’s life. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way […]

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Sunday Setlist Stuck on Repeat?

Sunday Setlist Stuck on Repeat?

If you’ve been in any position to lead worship at your church, you know the struggle of balancing the old songs with the new. You may feel the pull to stay relevant but don’t want to simply give in to what’s popular. On the other hand, you might be tempted to rely solely on songs […]

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5 Tips for Dealing With Conflict in Worship Ministry

5 Tips for Dealing With Conflict in Worship Ministry

For better or for worse, dealing with conflict is part of that territory in worship ministry. Having dealt with conflict in church music ministry on all kinds of levels, I’ve learned many things throughout the years that are a tremendous help. Here are five tips that will help you deal with conflict in your church […]

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Planning for Sunday Worship

Planning for Sunday Worship

Have you ever found yourself scrambling to make copies of charts on Sunday morning only to discover that three of the vocal charts are missing for today’s set, the bass player went out of town, and two of your singers, who happen to be both your tenors, have the flu? All of us have moments […]

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How to Create a Bigger Sound From Your Choir

How to Create a Bigger Sound From Your Choir

Every week you have the challenge and privilege of helping a group of voices present music that honors God and ministers to His people. However, have you ever wished for a way to extract a bigger sound from those in your choir? I’ve compiled a few tips and techniques to help your choir sound bigger, […]

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How the Choir Can Be an Outreach Toool

How the Choir Can Be an Outreach Toool

We all love singing in the choir. For many of us, that is our primary ministry in the church. We gather together on Sunday morning and in rehearsals to sing and worship the Lord with all our hearts. But why are the beautiful sounds the choir makes reserved for your own congregation? We should use […]

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5 Ways to Equip Yourself for Ministry

5 Ways to Equip Yourself for Ministry

Being a music minister can be draining. So many of our days are spent pouring ourselves out 
to others — with our time, our talents, and our focused attention. As choir directors and worship leaders, we must take time to nurture and care for our faith in Christ. Here are five ways we can equip […]

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