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Help! I’ve never directed a choir before

~by Kevin Bengtson. What happens when your Music Minister or Choir Director has resigned, and you aren’t able to find someone to come in to lead your choir. You may love the choir, and there are about 15-20 people that love to sing in the choir. Your pastor and congregation 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

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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

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Handling Criticism: Part Two

In part two of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them. If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here.  Communication issues There are some folks that really don’t mean to criticize, but they don’t understand the Read More

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Handling Criticism: Part One

In part one of this two-part series, Marvin Copaus introduces common conflicts choir directors and worship leaders face and how to deal with them.  It’s a typical Sunday morning at your church, and you are ready to lead God’s people in worship. You managed to get the family to Sunday Read More

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Stepping Out of the Choir Loft and Into the Community

We all love singing in the choir. For many of us, that is our primary ministry in the church. We gather together on Sunday mornings (or Wednesday night rehearsal), sing, and worship the Lord with all our hearts. It’s a wonderful routine that we take great pride in. But why Read More