Monthly Archives: July 2016

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 Tool

How the Choir Can Be an Outreach Tool

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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How To Grow Your Choir

How To Grow Your Choir

I’m not sure I’ve ever known a choir director who would say, “My choir is just too large. I don’t know if we can handle any more people.” Most of us are usually racking our brains trying to see how we can get more people to join. While it can be a challenge to grow […]

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Honey, Who Shrunk the Choir?

Honey, Who Shrunk the Choir?

By Garren McCloud Maintaining consistent membership can be one of the more frustrating parts of leading a choir. I’m not just talking about people going on vacation in the summer, even though that can be frustrating too. I’m talking about those times when you find membership at an all-time low. If you’ve ever directed a […]

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Then Came the Light — Narration Sneak Peek

Then Came the Light — Narration Sneak Peek

Then Came the Light is a new Christmas musical by Derric Johnson and Richard Kingsmore that blends captivating elements of storytelling and music. The following is an excerpt from the narration in Then Came the Light written by Derric Johnson. To check out samples of the complete narration and music, visit our website here: http://bit.ly/29x0xG7 Joey was […]

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