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Christian Song Competition - Top 25+ Songs in the PraiseCharts Worship Song Category (#csong2014)

PraiseCharts, Christian Songwriting Competition | January 22, 2015 | Categories: News | Tags: , ,

PraiseCharts is excited to partner together with our friends at the Christian Song Competition to choose this year's winner in the PraiseCharts Worship Category. The entries are in and selections have been made for the Top 25 songs in that category.  These songs have all been loaded to the site and are waiting for your votes and shares! More

7 Best Practices For Running A Great Worship Rehearsal

Dan Wilt | January 13, 2015 | Categories: News | Tags: , , ,

Rehearsing is just plain, hard work. Every worship leader, band member, and pastor I know all loves the end result of rehearsal – seamless music, the rising and falling of beautiful, passionate worship, and the silent hum of a well-oiled community doing ministry together. But as I said, rehearsal is just plain, hard work. More

WEBINAR: Building A Culture Of Worship & Songwriting with Vertical Church Band

Vertical Church Band | January 9, 2015 | Categories: News | Tags: ,

Discussion around writing for the Church Songs album Each album stems from about 120 songs per cycle.  Over about 5-6 writing retreats and personal writing times. Andi “I have been impacted by 1000’s of church songs.  What we are doing right now is a drop into the ocean of church songs”. We are writing these songs to the Lord.  But how do we get from 120 songs to 11?  We take those multitude of songs and take the 20-25 that are More

Top 100 Worship Songs From 2014

PraiseCharts | January 5, 2015 | Categories: News

Here’s a list of the top 100 worship songs for 2014 (excluding Christmas songs). Rankings were normalized for new songs that were added late in the year, so that all songs stood an equal chance of getting a top position. The top song, We Believe, came out incredibly strong in 2014. Oceans has been around for a few years, but claimed two spots in our top 100 this year. Chris Tomlin has 14 songs on the list; Hillsong has 17. Bethel Music is More

3 Keys To Leading A More Meaningful Life In The New Year

Dan Wilt | January 5, 2015 | Categories: News | Tags: , , , , ,

Every year, as we enter a New Year, we have high hopes for living a more meaningful, purposeful life. Here are three ideas, that can be applied by anyone from any walk of life, that will help you move on your desire to lead a more meaningful life in the New Year. More

Hottest New Worship Songs For 2015

PraiseCharts | December 30, 2014 | Categories: News | Tags: , ,

Check out the list for the hottest songs rising as we enter 2015. More

The Fraction Principle: How To Make Beautiful Music By Playing Less

Dan Wilt | December 29, 2014 | Categories: News | Tags: , ,

The Fraction Principle is, perhaps, the most important band-arranging principle any musician, worship leader, or arranger can implement immediately to make their music start sounding 100% better. More

Christmas Carols For Acoustic Worship Saves Church Worship Service

PraiseCharts | December 19, 2014 | Categories: News | Tags: , , ,

The best part of what we do at PraiseCharts is connecting with the people who use our resources on a weekly basis.  We often hear stories about how a worship leader's job has been made a little easier through a simple download.  Truthfully, this is why we do what we do. We are passionate about resourcing the church with worship music. More

An Open Letter To My Fellow Worship Leaders: The Secret To The Most Effective Worship Leading On Planet Earth

Dan Wilt | December 17, 2014 | Categories: News | Tags: , , ,

My Fellow Worship Leader, in the short space of this blog post, I’d like to disclose what I believe is the powerful secret at work within the most effective, influential, impacting, and Christ-modeling worship leaders/songwriters of our generation. More

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