Posted on March 12, 2017
For nearly 20 years, PraiseCharts has dedicated our self to resourcing the church with music for congregational worship. After all, the Bible tells us to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” (Eph 5:18b-19a, NLT). Singing in church is so important, and has a deep impact on our theology. We sing what we believe, and we believe what we sing. But the Bible also says, “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” (1 Tim 4:13, NIV). Apparently, there is more than just singing that a congregation can experience together ... more
Apparently, God loves a good party. From the divinely-commanded feasts of the ancient Hebrews, to Jesus’ first miracle happening at a wedding reception, it seems that the God of the interstellar fireworks has a penchant for celebration. Weddings are “parties with a purpose.” After the ceremony and formal rituals of marital union are performed, well-dressed partiers of all ages typically join in a meal, a dance, and a time of festivity that rivals few others. In our time, constricting ties are loosened, and high heels are kicked off for a few hours of remembering that life is fleeting, and some parties should be embraced when they come along ... more
Featuring Vineyard Worship Posted on October 31, 2015
In a Macy’s department store, a strange Christmas happening occurs. In the movie, Miracle On 34th Street, an old man going by the name “Kris Kringle” sets about the task of bringing back the spirit of Christmas by filling in as a Macy’s department store Santa. The children love him, but the story hinges on Kris convincing Doris, the store’s special events director, that he is the real Santa Claus.
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
"To be good at anything you have to work hard at it. If you work at it you can do anything." - Mia Fieldes
Featuring Dan Wilt Posted on April 20, 2015
I lead worship every week for my community, and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – as well as disease, unemployment, divorce, and many other struggles – are always in the room with us. If a theology of resurrection (the empty tomb, renewal, personal transformation, healing, miracles) does not stand together in worship with a theology of suffering (the full cross, intercession, trouble, sorrow, struggle), then I contend our worship is out of accord with both the Scriptures and the daily news. more
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on April 19, 2015
Here's a list of the Top 100 Christian Worship Songs released in the last five years. Calculations are adjusted based on how long songs have been available, so that a newly released song has the ability to rank just as high as a song that was released five years ago. These are the fresh, new songs that churches all around are singing in worship from week to week.
- Because He Lives (Amen) (Matt Maher)
- Forever (Kari Jobe)
- Lamb Of God (Vertical Church Band)
- Jesus Loves Me (Chris Tomlin)
- This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham)
- This I Believe (The Creed) (Hillsong )
- We Believe (Newsboys)
- Shout Hosanna (Passion Band/Kristian Stanfill)
- How Can It Be (Lauren Daigle)
- 10000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Matt Redman/Passion Band)
Featuring Dan Wilt Posted on April 1, 2015
My daughter showed me the post someone shared on Facebook. I’ll be honest; when I saw the title, I was angry. I even ranted in our kitchen. The title (and, I assumed, the post that would follow) was taking another pop-culture hunk out of the high calling of worship leadership. She said, “It’s viral; people really love it.” I said, “Of course they do.” more
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on December 23, 2013
Momentum continues to rise with another great year of powerful worship music being sung by churches across all denominations, all around the world. Some of the highlights for 2013 include the new Christmas Worship album by Paul Baloche, Matt Maher's remake of the classic hymn, Lord I Need You, the grand comeback of Darlene Zschech with Victor's Crown, and the somewhat surprising world-wide adoption of Oceans (Where Feet May Fall) from Hillsong United.
Here are a list of the top songs that are making a mark on the church in 2013 so far. If you are looking for something new or a tried and true customer favorite this is the list for you!
Featuring Christine D'Clario Posted on February 8, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - - Integrity Music announces the much-anticipated February 19th global release of Deeper, the first English language album from beloved Latin-American worship leader Christine D’Clario, along with the simultaneous release of its Spanish language counterpart, Mas Profundo.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on January 4, 2013
Here's a list of the top 77 worship songs for 2012, not including songs with a Christmas theme. The rankings are adjusted so that songs added later in the year are valued based on the number of days they were available. Some of the big songs added later in 2012 include three in the top five: Cornerstone, Redeemed and Whom Shall I Fear. Whom Shall I Fear is the first single from Chris Tomlin's much anticipated Burning Lights album that relases on January 8, 2013.
Featuring Jennie Riddle Posted on December 17, 2012
As we celebrate the coming of our Emmanuel, the blessed Son of God, I wanted to share a few thoughts from my heart to yours on WORSHIP and THE INCARNATION
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on October 15, 2012
Did you know that less than 40% of the Top 50 songs at PraiseCharts are ranked in the latest CCLI Top 100? The top songs at PraiseCharts are more than just popular. They represent a fresh flow of new music being written and sung around the world, tried and tested by thousands of musicians and singers. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to find a new song that is fresh, singable, and Biblically solid. PraiseCharts offers a river of water that is so fresh, even the major publishers are watching to see what happens to their songs. (We update our rankings every night!) If you are looking for a new song to sing next Sunday, browse through our Top 50 below. This list is based on download actvity in the last 60 days.You might find it interesting to see how our list compares to CCLI. Who knows? It may even give you a window into songs that, one day, will end up in the CCLI Top100.
Featuring New Release Today Posted on April 25, 2011
What’s most amazing about our Savior Jesus is that of all the ways He could have chosen to save us, He chose to come down and be the least among us and a suffering servant. The main message of the song is to hold on to Christ, as something better is coming. The grace that God offers in the crux of the song, ultimately the bridge “Just to see the face, Of amazing grace, As our hearts rise up and sing” is what really moves me and guides me in my Christian walk, which is to live every day for Heaven. This is an amazing song to sing at the top of our lungs “Thank You for the cross.”
Featuring Scott Allen Posted on April 12, 2011
Many of you claim to be artists in one form or another, yet you surrender to self-doubt more than you create. I'm concerned that many of the creators of this generation fail to see the power of their own art. I'm concerned that you don’t see the power of your own art. I'm concerned that you don’t believe in what you create. I'm concerned that you don’t know that your art can “send light into the darkness of men’s hearts…” Read more here.
Featuring Frank Ralls Posted on October 14, 2010
Christmas. Need. These two words are interchangeably connected. Christ came because of man's desperate need right? We've all heard the sermons, and know the story. It's so easy to take this statement for granted - but it becomes very real to me when I recognize this one fact: I need God. I NEED God. No, wait, I REALLY NEED God. Because without Him I'm prone to fail - miserably.
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.