It just might be timely for some practical tips on planning music for your Christmas service. The turkey has been carved, and Christmas services are quickly arriving. With the final song selections being put into place, we created a list of Christmas songs for you with our very own Christmas mix-tape or Christmas worship medley. In addition, it is not just about choosing Christmas songs, but how do you create an environment that feels like Christmas, but still flows with modern worship? You can sandwich songs, combine songs, and more. Our mix-and-match medleys will take some of those songs and give you ideas of how to incorporate them into your service. Finally, how about some ideas to mix it up a bit?
Whether it’s a candlelight Christmas service or a living nativity with real camels and kings, you need to know what you can and can’t do. If it’s a major mega-production, the plans should’ve been revealed long ago. If your Christmas service is more like your normal meetings, you may not need as much preparation. Preparation is the key. Have a plan. Plan the work and work the plan. However monumental or sublime the challenge, approach the celebration of the birth of Christ with the right attitude and reflect the source of our celebration.
Our houses of worship often host special services. My local church has one the Sunday night before the Thanksgiving holiday. Most churches that I know will celebrate this incredible theme, on point with millions together in our nation. We truly are a blessed nation and blessed to live here in America! It is a special opportunity to pray and sing this month with Thanksgiving on our lips and in our hearts.
We are excited to release our Top Church Resources Guide for 2016! Our Sharefaith Editor’s Pick were handpicked by our CEO and team and based on the criteria we felt best related to quality, product offering, service and support. We believe that our Sharefaith Top Church Resources Guide for 2016 is a great list of amazing resources for churches big and small. Whatever you need, this top church resources guide is bound to bring some solutions and inspiration.
For all of you Church Sound Technicians who are responsible for the audio in your church, I just want to say “Thank You“ for your service. It’s a critical position and you are the one responsible for the church and its visitors’ ability to hear the WORD: in the preaching, the songs and the reading of the Scripture. Faith comes by hearing! Many of you feel inadequate and under-qualified. You are most likely a volunteer who never made a living as an audio engineer and/or in many cases has had little training in the art and science of recording or live sound.
So I am going to load you up with a plethora of resources to help fill in the gaps. Many of these are easy on your wallet, but you will need to invest your time, and the more time you can commit to learning and practicing, the more you will know how to do the things you’ve been assigned to do. Being nominated as Church Sound Technician is more than just gaining a title, it requires a little knowledge and training in order to be successful. (more…)
Technology is a wonderful thing, and many worship leaders and churches are starting to incorporate technology more and more with their worship services. One of the front runners for providing worship technology resources for churches is Loop Community. We’ve asked Janson Roberts from Loop Community to share with us the about their MIDI foot controller for live worship.
Over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege to learn all about how technology has been incorporated into modern church worship culture and the tricks and tips to being more successful in leading worship, managing volunteers, and growing ministry opportunities. The resources that are available for worship leaders and churches in the realm of music is frankly amazing. My challenge to worship leaders, musicians, and tech engineers/producers would be to saturate yourself with things, people, and environments that cater to learning new technologies, techniques, and tools that you can use at your churches, jobs, and ministries. Every day, I’m more and more acquainted with software, hardware, recording, producing, and just the overall culture of what’s new and how to master it so that I can teach it to other people.
Sharefaith has been the go-to place for all Thanksgiving Backgrounds and Thanksgiving Graphics for churches all over! These Thanksgiving Graphics are perfect for use for your upcoming fall or Thanksgiving worship service at your church. With over 78,000 sermon and worship media, Sharefaith has all of your media-related needs, from sermon PowerPoints, church bulletin covers, church newsletters, worship video loops, worship backgrounds, church service video loops, church flyers and more!
We’ve assembled a list of the Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders to be used during, before or after the worship service. These mobile apps help worship leaders plan, perform and execute their tasks with excellence. Whether you use iPhone or Android devices, the smartphone has become a powerful tool for people today—especially for worship leaders and their teams. What, until recently, could only be accomplished on a tablet or PC now resides in the palm of your hand. You can plan worship, practice your set list, work on your musical skills, and even compose new songs with something that fits in your pocket.
How were these apps for worship leaders chosen? I surveyed worship leaders from all over the country about what Android or iOS apps for worship leaders they currently use and recommend, asking them to share the mobile apps that are most helpful to them. The list you find below is a result of the best practices of actual worship leaders. I am sure this list will change, and we will update it as new apps for worship leaders are discovered and put to use. In this ever-changing world of technology, we hope this is a place you can find the best smartphone apps for worship leaders curated for your mobile device.
“Blessed be all those prophets who say to the people of Christ, ‘Cross, cross,’ and there is no cross!”
Though I love candy as much as the next guy, I’m most looking forward to October 31st because it marks the 499th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On that date nearly 500 years ago, a man named Martin Luther changed the world with a hammer, a nail, and a really long piece of paper.
Say hello to our new church website template entitled “Elevation”, featuring amazing design, layout and awesome church website features. Elevation theme is the latest release in our regular lineup of top church website templates giving church ministries, non-profits, youth groups and worship leaders the easiest and most affordable tool to create and design their own church website in minutes. No joke! When using the Elevation church website template, you simply replace the placeholder content with your own. If you stick with the beautiful black and white imagery and stay within the designed confines of this beautiful church website template, you will have a 5-star church website theme in no-time. Let’s look at all the beautiful features this church website template comes with: