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Worship Tools 9.25.12

September 25, 2012


Worship Wars: Finding a Middle Ground
by: Tim Keller



Three False Reasons To Label Your Song A Hymn by Bobby Gilles

The Arts

Highlighting the Church Year with Dance by Julia K. Start Fletcher

Worship Leading

10 Outstanding (And Old Testament) Reasons to Stand in Worship, Pt. 1 bJon Nicol

Graham Kendrick on the leadership role of musicians other than the worship leader – from Musicademy

Worship Planning

Planning Powerful Worship Sets by Rob Still

Worship Teams

Getting the Best People to Say “Yes” – by Hugh Ballou

Worship Tools 9.11.12

September 11, 2012


Rethinking the Worship Wars By Justin Deeter
“When it comes to worship styles we must think like a missionary.  No one method is superior to another, but one method might better advance the Gospel of Jesus in your community.” 

Weighing in On the Worship Wars by Matt Marino
“It doesn’t have to be a choice between a great band singing unsingable songs or being trapped with an organ and an archaic hymnal. Worship could be a recovery of the ancient pattern of Christian worship, artfully and powerfully done, with music that is culturally appropriate to the context you are in.”

 The Role of Singing in the Life of the Church by 
“In short, the God who has held back nothing from us, not even his only Son, deserves far more than the dregs of our attention and the leftovers of our affections.” 

Worship Leaders & Leading

The Worship Leader and Character from Biblical Worship, the blog of Music and Worship Leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
“Robert Murray M’Cheyne: ‘It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus.  A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.’  Worship leaders need to seek to be conformed to the image of Christ daily.”

You are Called to More than Music by Jason Hatley


Top Ten Songs of Sending from Cardiphonia

Earlier,Cardiphonia released a post of their top opening songs for worship. This week the song collection revolves around the idea of sending God’s people forward from worship and into service.

Are you aware of the Liturgy Fellowship Facebook page hosted by Cardiphonia? A great resource!

Guitar Technique

How To Use A Cut Capo by Chris Vacher
Last week Chris shared a helpful post on using a capo. This week he moves on to using a cut capo.

Tech: Audio/Video

How to Plan for the Worship Band by Chris Huff

Our Motion Loop Render Settings by Jeff McIntosh at Church Motion Graphics
“The settings you choose to render your video files are very important. Unfortunately a lot of programs don’t give you clear direction on what settings to choose for desktop playback. Here is a detailed list of our hand-crafted render settings from our many years of research, testing and failed attempts….”

The Funnies! 9.7.12

September 7, 2012

Well, and then there’s this…

Songfest March 21st, 2010 Funny Songs from Apostolic House Of Worship on Vimeo.

“Skilled worship leaders may select music with the intention of leading worshipers from adoration to confession to assurance to thanksgiving and preparation for instruction, but this is not the norm. The more likely mind-set is that worship leaders will select and sequence music that will wake people up, then get them fired up, then settle them down for the Sermon, and send them home afterward feeling good.”

Bryan Chapell in Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice

Worship Tools 8.22.12

August 22, 2012
Worship Leading

5 Tips To Engage People While Leading Worship by Peter Webb

 Lessons in Worship Leading by Chris Mitchell


Why should we study the history of Christian worship? – by Scot Aniol

Is Modern Worship Sort of Like a Cocaine Rush? from Musicademy

 Song Writing

How Moses Can Improve The Quality Of Your Church’s Worship Songs by Bobby Gilles


Stage Design: SPLASH from Church Stage Design Ideas

A Vote for Clicks and Multitracks! – from Worship Ideas

Team Building

How a Worship Arts Reception Can Help You Find New Volunteers by Jason Hatley

5 Reasons Why You Lack Good Musicians on Your Worship Team from Worship Ideas


Liturgical v. Freeform Prayer by Sandy Grant for Matthias Media

Defining God as Indefinable by Bosco Peters

Sunday Morning Liturgy For Celtic Retreat by Christine Sine


This new release, Rushing Waters, by Dustin Smith is a very moving song. It’s the kind of “vertical song” I think serves the church well. Very big picture but also engendering a very congregational expression. You can get the chord chart here.

Worship Tools 7.24.2012

July 24, 2012

New Releases

Magnificent Obsession: OneThing Live
You Are The Fire by Dustin Smith


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Should You Pay Your Praise Band? from Worship Ideas

Your Worship Team Can Grow . . . and Here’s How! from Jason Hatley

The Ultimate Worship Song Arrangement – from Musicademy (Hilarious!)


Guitar: What Is The Best Acoustic Guitar For Worship from Nic Riley at Worship Ministry

Copyright Issues: Christian Copyright Solutions

“Christian Copyright Solutions’s quest is to simplify copyright compliance and licensing for Christian organizations. Churches and ministries are using copyrighted works on an ever increasing basis. They want to use these works legally, but are often confused by the complicated world of copyrights. Hundreds of thousands of churches and ministries seek help with diverse licensing needs due to inexperience with copyright issues. CCS’s solution is to build digital bridges between copyright owners and users through its exclusive online web-based application, CopyrightSolver. Visit them for more info!

Orchestras, Choirs and Educational Services

Visit My Church Orchestra for all your orchestra and choral needs. They also provide solid discounts and services to academic institutions.

“I know that this happens to worship leaders all the time because it happens to me. You feel compelled to talk, talk, talk during worship because you feel the energy is waning in the band behind you. The band loses its steam as you begin talking because now you’re “winging it” and the vicious cycle begins. Taking the time to build better musical moments will set you free from feeling the need to narrate.” (More)

Andy Chrisman: Better Music, Less Talking


Take a look at Psalm 136.

You just need to know how to make the repetition worthwhile!

Posted by Alan Wilson on his blog: Time for Thought

The Funnies…

June 21, 2012