Regarding “Blessed Be Your Name”… 27,489 – The number of worship leaders that have used Matt and Beth Redman’s song “Blessed Be Your Name”. 27,488 – The number of worship leaders that need the words of Matt and Beth Redman’s song in front of them to lead it. 2,783 – The number of worship leaders […]
16 years ago today, the world said goodbye to Rich Mullins. Rich was tragically killed in an accident while riding to a concert location with his friend and fellow artist Mitch McVicker. Rich is best known for his songs “Awesome God”, “Sometimes By Step”, “Hold Me Jesus” and “That Where I am, there you may […]
This weekend I had a long talk with my youngest son. It seems he has been trying to avoid forming relationships at his school. His reasoning was that if he didn’t form relationships, he could head off any behavioral issues that he may have dealt with in the past (showing off, etc). This year he […]
Here’s a great blog by my friends at Church Production Magazine on mixing when there are significant volume restrictions. If you mix in a catholic church, you ARE mixing in an environment with those restrictions. Even if they aren’t formal, like a 95db ceiling, they are implied by God’s people. “It’s Too Loud” is a […]
Great article on the separation that exists within our churches, and even within our music ministries. Thanks to my friend Steven Vore for sharing this great blog post. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/modern-worship-music-wars
What are your best practices for effective rehearsal and preparation?
“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire”.
So, why mention that here? Because being our authentic self isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially in music ministry. It’s easy for people to compare us to their favorite worship leaders.
Let’s face it, the vast majority of Catholic churches weren’t designed for the acoustical needs of a contemporary music group. In truth, the acoustics in most Catholic churches are less than stellar, even for chant and spoken word. Many of our worship spaces are built with hard surfaces like marble, glass, and wood that add […]
How do you invite and welcome new members into the music ministry at your church?
Props to my good friend, and confirmation ninja @ecbuergler for aiming me at this video… Enjoy!