30 Thanksgiving Worship Songs For Your Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thanksgiving Worship Songs - Thanksgiving Worship Service

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.

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2016 Top Church Resources Guide: Sharefaith Editor’s Pick

Top Church Resources Guide - Sharefaith Editors Pick 2016

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.

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The Best Training Resources for Church Sound Technicians

Best Training - Church Sound Technicians

 

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…)

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Looptimus: The Ultimate MIDI Foot Controller for Live Performance

Loop community - looptimus

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.

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Thanksgiving Backgrounds

Thanksgiving Graphics & Thanksgiving Backgrounds

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!

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Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders

Best Mobile Apps for Worship Leaders

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.

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Why Martin Luther Would Live Stream His Church Service

Martin Luther - Live Stream Church

Martin Luther
Thesis #93

“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.

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A Top Church Website Template – Elevation Church Theme

Elevation Church Website Template

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:

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Heart-driven vs Task-driven: How to Lead Worship from the Heart

Worship From The Heart

Whether you are leading worship from the heart or leading out of obligation, it gets exhausting! Yes, it is tough, but every week we as worship leaders need to evaluate where are hearts are in leading worship before leading our congregation.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, NKJV)

There are 52 weekends to lead worship, plus additional services and events. For a worship leader, this means that your work—whether you are even in town or not—is framed with at least 52 projects a year. It is like a train that works as a slave to the clock. Any church has seasonal spikes and maybe a lull here and there. But, the train keeps coming to each of its 52 or more stops. This can become a daunting task. If you are more on the creative side, this makes for stress in trying to make each whistle stop while staying enthused throughout the seasons and even the years. Many burn out while others learn simply to manage the task. All that being said, our churches and leaders need inspired and passionate leadership from us. We need to lead worship from the heart, not the task.

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Church Branding: 3 Reasons to Brand Using Merch

Merch and more - Church Branding

 
In today’s culture it seems everyone and everything is so focused on branding. Sports fans have everything from clothing, license plate covers, phone cases, lawn chairs, throw blankets, BBQ equipment and more. When you go to a concert, you see tons of branding material as well. The same goes with their favorite coffee shop/brand. So how come the church has been behind the curve on this? Megachurches have started to do this, but how can your church start branding? What are some reasons behind church branding? We asked Bryan from GOA Merch to write more on the subject of church branding.

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