New Song: Beautiful Forever

New Song: Beautiful Forever

In February a group of musicians from our church had the privilege to lead the singing at a women’s conference in FeG Ettlingen, and introduce a brand new song we’d written for the occasion. Im Februar hatte eine Musikteam aus unserer Gemeinde das Privileg, bei einer Frauenkonferenz in FeG Ettlingen den Lobpreis leiten. Wir einführte einer neuen Song, den wir für diesen Konferenz geschrieben haben. The […]

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Please stop telling #worship songwriters to be more creative.

Please stop telling #worship songwriters to be more creative.

I have a bit of a request: can we please stop telling people who write songs for the church to be more creative? No, I don’t mean we encourage mediocrity, or stop encouraging creativity. I mean, to stop saying discouraging things like, “modern worship music is so bland” or however it might be phrased. You know the kind of comment I’m referring to. I recently […]

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8 Tips for an effective #worship team band practice

8 Tips for an effective #worship team band practice

As a professional performer, I spend most of my week practising. You might say that, basically, I get paid to practice. Your church band might not cost the tens of thousands of dollars it costs a symphony orchestra to rehearse, but it probably costs your members valuable free time, and so we need to respect that and use the time effectively. It’s common for church music teams […]

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