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9 Tips for Choosing Worship Songs

  By Maribeth Dodd  Have you ever wondered how worship leaders choose which songs they use? Have you ever wondered how YOU should choose the songs you bring to your church? After years of planning worship services, I can say that there are a few key things that I consider when choosing songs. By no

The Art of Song Selection

By Josh James Worship leaders/pastors are teachers. The fact of the matter is that music is one of the most important parts of church gatherings. From my own experience growing up in church, I left the gathering singing a song we sang together more often than I would remember large chunks of the sermon or

The Benefits of Projecting Hymns

  This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue. By James Tackett James Tackett is with The Paperless Hymnal, www.paperlesshymnal.com. When most of us went to church not many years ago, we expected to sit in a pew, take a hymnal from the rack in front of us, and sing along with the song

8 Questions Every Worship Leader Must Ask When Choosing Songs

By David Santistevan I’m often asked how I choose songs. Let’s face it. There are thousands upon thousands of worship songs. Even with all of us combined, we could never sing them all. There are many worship songs I like that I never lead. There are also a lot of worship songs others lead that

The Critical Importance of Church Choirs

By Vince Wilcox Are church choirs going the way of pay phones and Blockbuster video stores? The evidence seems pretty convincing. From 1998 to 2012, 21 percent of evangelical churches and 40 percent of mainline churches stopped using choirs regularly in worship (according to the most recent National Congregational Study). That said, of the 200,000

Conveying Heavenly Music

Founded in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1956, Sacred Heart Cathedral served as the cathedral for the Diocese of Knoxville from 1988 until very recently. It was superseded by the new 1,300-plus seat Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was built on the same property for $30.8 million. With assistance from McCrery Architects (Washington,

8 Practical Ways Lyric Operators Can Prepare for Sundays

By Jeff McIntosh The role of a lyric operator in worship services is extremely important. You are so much more than a button pusher – you lead people in worship visually. Providing lyrics for your church not only enables regular attendees to worship more freely, it allows newcomers to comfortably join in on the experience.

Stone Bridge Church Expands Coverage with Martin Audio

Martin Audio CDD-LIVE’s exceptional coverage enabled Mike Sessler of CCI Solutions to design a sound system for StoneBridge Christian Church’s Fremont, Nebraska, campus sanctuary consisting of only two CDD-LIVE 12’s and two CSX-LIVE 218 subwoofers. The Fremont campus sanctuary is housed within a traditional A-frame style church built in the 50s with large wooden truss
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