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Planning Powerful Band and Choir Rehearsals

By John Chisum Call me “idealistic,” but I could do with a lot less stress these days. Life itself is stressful enough, and if we were completely frank and honest with ourselves, leading Wednesday rehearsals can be one of the most stressful hours we face. Other than Sunday mornings when Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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? Read More

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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. Read More

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5 Ways to Equip Yourself for Ministry

By Johnson Roberts Being in ministry 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 Christians, we must remember that we can only pour out so much before our spiritual well runs dry. Jesus tells us Read More