March 5 2018-1

How to Lead Worship for Others Week After Week (Without Forgetting to Lead Yourself)

~by John Chisum. Okay, let’s get real for a minute. Have you ever gotten through with a rehearsal and felt so upset or agitated by it that you immediately started dreading the next one? Have you ever gotten to the start of a Sunday service only to realize that the Read More

Voice of Joy Choir - Christmas 2018

How to Start a Brand New Choir, Christmas Program Wrap-up

We asked Matt Williams a few more questions about how the Christmas program went for his community choir and what the future of the choir looks like. We want to share his experience with you and we hope this encourages you as you consider starting a choir and as you Read More

Learning Silence

Learning Silence

2019 is here! The church platform has been returned to its normal setup after the Christmas programs. The poinsettias have been removed from the sanctuary window sills. At home, the Christmas decorations are packed up again and beginning to settle to the bottom of the Rubbermaid storage bins in the Read More

Matt Williams, Part 2

How to Start a Brand New Choir, Part 2

We asked Matt Williams a few questions about starting his community choir and how things are going. We wanted to pass it along to you, to encourage your ministry, and remind you that we are all in this together. We hope this helps and blesses you today! What are some Read More

How to Start a Choir, Part 1

How to Start a Brand New Choir, Part 1

by Matt Williams ~ Why start a choir? For many churches, choir is the foundation of music ministry. For others, choir is a foreign concept or an anomaly at best. However, God gave me a clear vision and desire to start a choir. How? Let me begin by sharing my Read More

2 Looking back and looking forward-2x3

Looking Back and Looking Forward

by Cliff Duren ~ I’m sitting down to write this article on the eve of my 39th birthday. Yes, that’s right. I’m 366 days away from kissing my 30’s goodbye forever. Some of you are thinking, “30’s?! Sonny boy, I kissed them goodbye ages ago!” … while you fresh-out-of-college types Read More

Love Your Church 2x3

Love Your Church

Sunday mornings are a busy time. A lot of details go into making sure Sunday morning services go off without any components slipping through the cracks. Most of the time, it takes many people to pull these services off. With the busyness of the morning, it is easy for us, Read More

Photo for Brentwood Benson Choral Blog, capturing piano and mixed worship.

Getting Started with Blended Worship

Rev. Kevin L Bengtson Traditional, blended, contemporary. These words have inspired decades of authentic worship as well as decades of disagreement. They are the three most commonly used words to describe styles of worship for most churches. If we like or even use those terms for ourselves, the reality is Read More