Featuring Vineyard Worship Posted on October 30, 2015
According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, the song “White Christmas”is the bestselling single of all time. Written in 1940 by Irving Berlin in his hotel room, the song has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and the version sung by Bing Crosby (highlighted in the movie White Christmas) has alone sold an estimated 50 million copies. Written during World War II, Berlin apparently told his secretary, “Grab your pen and take down this song ... more
Featuring Andy Park Posted on September 22, 2015
There is a journey to being a lifelong worship leader. When leading worship for the long haul, that road comes with challenges and ups and downs ... more
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on February 27, 2015
Easter is quickly approaching, and we have made your preparation easier by compiling a list of top worship songs about the blood of Jesus. From Gateway Worship and Hillsong Church to The Gettys, there is something for everyone. Download these great songs today!
- O The Blood (Gateway Church)
- Nothing But The Blood (Andy Cherry)
- Nothing But the Blood (Matt Redman)
- For Your Glory (with Nothing But The Blood) (All Sons & Daughters)
- Nothing But The Blood (CentricWorship/Corey Voss)
- Nothing But The Blood (Hillsong Church)
- Power In The Blood (Rush Of Fools)
- This Blood (Rita Springer)
- Nothing But The Blood (Hillsong Church)
- Power In The Blood (G3 Worship)
Featuring Dan Wilt Posted on October 20, 2014
Every church has a culture, and every worship ministry within a church has a culture as well. Our worship culture determines our long-term effectiveness at loving each other deeply, making beautiful music, creating environments that disciple, mentor, and release others (often to replace us), and building consistent spaces that empower our community in Kingdom worship. I put together the following “Our Worship Culture” statement for our own worship community at the Vineyard Church of Franklin in TN, and am posting it here if it can be helpful in forming your own for your church. more
Featuring Dan Wilt Posted on September 30, 2014
Many churches these days have moved to IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) to reduce stage clutter, tighten up sound, and heighten musicality in the band. The sound and individual control of IEMs is fantastic, but it takes some getting used to – especially because the relational, community environment that is worship is very different from a straight performance. Gleaning from some great friends who have gone before us in the IEM world, here are 10 best practices for using IEMs in your worship environment. more
Featuring Dan Wilt Posted on July 9, 2014
A few years ago, after our worship gathering one Sunday morning, two very different people came to me. One was a young man in his late 20s, and the other was an older woman in her late 50s. After they spoke to me, I realized that there are two profoundly distinct “worship experience cultures” gathering in our churches today – and their diverse perspectives on worship are making the creation of effective gatherings a tremendous challenge. [more]
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on May 31, 2014
- We Believe (Newsboys)
- At The Cross (Love Ran Red) (Chris Tomlin/Passion Band)
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Hillsong United)
- This Is Amazing Grace (Bethel Music)
- It Is Well (Kristene DiMarco/Bethel Music)
- Never Gonna Let Me Go (Kristian Stanfill/Passion Band)
- You Make Me Brave (Amanda Cook/Bethel Music)
- Forever (Kari Jobe)
- 10000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Matt Redman)
- I Am (David Crowder)
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on January 12, 2014
Here is part 3 of a special blog series we have posted to honor the hundreds of worship leaders who were nominated to win the Duncan Africa Guitar in our 12 Days Of Christmas Promotion of 2013/2014. Only one person could win the guitar, but there were so many great stories from the other nominations, that we decided to ask for permission to post them. Within a day, we had more than 250 people give us permission to post their stories. So, here they are - pages, and pages, and pages of them. This is our testimony to honor the worship leaders who work so hard and tirelessly for church ministries all over the world. Thank you!
Featuring Brenton Brown Posted on September 28, 2012
Renowned modern worship songwriter/artist Brenton Brown releases his fourth full-length album, God My Rock, Oct. 2 from Integrity, with distribution in North America by Provident Music Distribution. Marking Brenton’s first live solo record and first live worship project since the Vineyard UK’s release of Come Now is the Time and its all time best-selling album Hungry, God My Rock features six brand new songs and new versions of many of Brenton’s worship classics all recorded with his band, The Worship Republic (Daniel Ornellas - bass, Ben Showalter - drums and Scotty Murray - guitar), in Dayton, OH in front of 4,000 energized high school age students at a Dare2Share event.
Featuring Desperation Band Posted on September 23, 2010
Desperation Band Lights Up The World: NRT Contributor Andrew Funderburks speaks with Desperation Band's Jon Egan about their latest praise & worship project, Light Up The World.
Featuring Brian Doerksen Posted on April 3, 2010
God’s people sing! They always have, and they always will. And what is it that makes us sing? What causes words to be lifted out of simple prose and speech and launched heavenward with melody? The sheer overflow of our hearts! Our songs spring from the intensity of emotion and conviction that cannot be contained.
Featuring Brian Doerksen Posted on April 2, 2010
From the moment I heard the beginning of this song floating through the air early on a September morning in London, England, I knew something special was happening.
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on March 31, 2010
After more than a year of planning and development, PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc. is set to relaunch thier highly acclaimed web site with a new look at www.praisecharts.com. PraiseCharts begain as a mail and fax delivery service in 1998, resourcing worship pastors around thd world with praise band arrangements of contemporary worship songs. Ryan Dahl, founder and President, developed the service in response to his own needs as a worship pastor, looking for an active flow of new music for his growing worship team.
Featuring Steve Pruitt Posted on April 30, 2008
There are other things that we should take into consideration while planning for corporate worship, such as making sure that the words to the songs are easily accessible, adjusting the music to a favorable volume and determining how the members of the worship team should be dressed.
Featuring Steve Pruitt Posted on April 28, 2008
God is always the one to determine when he will receive our offering. However, no amount of practice or rehearsing can move the heart of God to inhabit our praise. Does that mean that practice and rehearsal times are not important? Not at all. I believe God takes delight in a sacrifice that costs us something, and practice costs us something. It costs time, energy and money.
Posted on April 2, 2008
Churches in the business of music? Hillsong, Willow Creek Community Church, Saddleback Church and Gateway Church have all faced this question and embraced it with different perspectives and models.
I recently spent time consulting with a Florida church currently addressing that question and developing plans to launch a music publishing company and record label. I always look forward to interacting with church leaders in developing a solid foundation for building a music publishing business. One of the big challenges is helping churches understand that it IS in fact a business, and a very complex one at that.