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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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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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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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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Choir Experience

The almighty church choir. It’s your mid-week refuge from the stresses of the week, your second family, and the thing that makes you rush out the door on Sunday morning. It provides an outlet for those who feel called to sing and lead in worship and draws the congregation to Read More