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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

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

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

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The Importance of Worshipping When You Don’t Feel Like It

by Lauren Bruce “I hate this song, so I’m just not going to sing.” “I can’t lead others in worship when I’m not worshipping.” I have said both of these things on more than one occasion. And you know what? God still lets me worship Him. I’m still allowed in Read More

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The Power of the Unexpected Touch

Do you remember the last time God unexpectedly touched you? We all desire for His presence in our lives daily. But sometimes, He chooses an unexpected moment or an unusual circumstance to really reach us deeply. One of those times happened to me in December of last year. I was Read More

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How to Lead Worship Through Christmas (Without Missing It Yourself!)

By John Chisum “’Maybe Christmas,’ the Grinch thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.’” —Dr. Seuss Beatle boots. I just wanted Beatle boots. But the package under the tree that had been so promising, the one shaped like the perfect pair of black Beatle boots, packed such a walloping disappointment on 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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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