Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 2
Jun20

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 2

Hear Jesus says, “to those who have ears let them hear.” In Bible times, hearing was a necessity, even over that of the other four senses. Only about 2% of the population could read, and so they heard information. Fun Fact … did you know, that sound resonates in the brain faster than through sight? It also enters first through the spine. It rouses the work of the body before the mind. Sounds educate people differently than do...

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Freebie #7-Charlie Hall: Renown vs Fame
Jun20

Freebie #7-Charlie Hall: Renown vs Fame

In this video, Charlie Hall talks about the importance of pastoring and passing on the heart and gifts of Jesus. We  are  giving  away  hundreds  of  videos  about  creative  ways  to  bring  Jesus  into  all  of  culture.  Go  to  www.makejesusculture.com  for  FREE  weekly  releases.  From  our  website  you  can  also  access  smaller  bundles  of  video  content  pertaining  to  all  realms  of  creativity  and  innovation  in...

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Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1
Jun13

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1

Theological Sound A study was done in which gardens were planted in different and yet identical greenhouse environments. The only thing that varied from greenhouse to greenhouse, was the music.Various boom boxes were placed next to the plants to serenade them with tunes as they grew. One greenhouse played classical. Another, metal. Another, rock. Another, pop etc. By the end of the experiment, the only plants thriving were the ones...

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“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song
May21

“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song

      In this video, Josh Blake teaches us creatively, about God’s family and kingdom. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts, governance,...

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Tips for Having an Impartful Praise & Worship Ministration
Feb23

Tips for Having an Impartful Praise & Worship Ministration

Hello! From my personal few experiences as a worship leader, here are a few things I have come to understand can truly help you minister effectively during a praise and worship session, be it in a large church gathering or a house fellowship or a small group. • Have a Spiritual Focus: At the time of preparation, prayerfully have a definite focus for the session. Let the Holy Spirit open the eyes to what he needs to get done through...

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Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)
Aug23

Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)

Hello, I thought I should post helpful tips on how a growing worship leader can prepare to lead a praise & worship session for a church service/event. Here is me writing from how the Holy Spirit has helped me, time and again. I wasn’t really taught all of these things, but I picked them up as the Holy Spirit helped me. Fundamentally, your offering of praise & worship to God must be given your best efforts at all times....

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My Worth is Not My Own
May18

My Worth is Not My Own

One of the greatest struggles we each face is the search for significance. Our 21st-century sense of identity is grounded in individualism, self-entitlement, and narcissism. From whom we marry to what career choice we make to what church we attend to what we think of church music, every choice is geared around what these things do for us. This attitude of consumerism is one of the most prevalent idols in Western culture and has become...

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Psallos | Free Music from Romans
Dec05

Psallos | Free Music from Romans

Cody Curtis was kind enough to join us for a podcast interview that has aired on WMC and GCP’s podcast in November 2016. His group Psallos has been gracious enough to allow us a chance to give you a sample of his music over the ensuing weeks. Please, if you’re looking for Christmas gifts, CLICK HERE and give away the whole Book of Romans in musical form to your friends and family this Advent season.  ...

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Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity
May26

Flexibility: A Precursor for Unity

About 8 months ago, our church discovered that the multipurpose room we were meeting in (I call it a sanctuasium) was structurally unsafe. See, our meeting space is a pole building design and the posts that are holding everything up were rotten. So in a matter one week, we had to move our entire worship service out into the Fellowship Hall. Luckily, we have a Fellowship Hall that is large enough where we can squish everything and cram...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice
May19

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 5: Target Practice

Part 5  |  What about Target Practice By Dave Yauk In Review… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 and Part 4. In previous posts we’ve looked at reconsidering the nature of our corporate singing in church. We’ve considered our singing through the use of these words: total, text, tone and target. I’ve also provided a resource called the Song Selection Rubric, that enables one to plug in their songs and categorize them...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten
Apr21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 4: Songs For The Forgotten

Part 4  |  Songs for the Forgotten By Dave Yauk What about the affections… Before you read this visit Part 1 | Part 2 and Part 3. Recently, I found myself sipping beer and carrying on conversation with some good Christian blokes around a table at a local restaurant. We were philosophizing over the state of singing in the church, and talking about how the church has grown too “happy.” On a typical Sunday morning, a Western church goer...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important
Mar17

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 3: Text Is Important

Part 3  |  Text is Important By Dave Yauk The Total Story in Text… In case you haven’t tuned into previous posts, In Post 1, I introduced our series by considering Paul’s exhortation in Colossians as to why and how he thinks we should sing as Christians. In Post 2 I first explored how a good approach to singing would be to first ensure that we are singing the total scope of God’s story. I included a document for Corporate Worship...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope
Feb18

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 2: Total In Scope

Part 2  |  Total in Scope By Dave Yauk See Part 1 for Series Introduction  A (c)anon within a (C)anon…. I heard a Professor in college once say that most Christians are struggling deeply with their faith because they believe in a “canon within a Canon.” He made this statement while teaching the history behind how we received the 66 book Canon of The Bible. What he meant in this statement is that most Christians are like flower pickers...

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Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul
Jan21

Reconsidering Why We Sing, Part 1: For The Mind, Body and Soul

Part 1  |  For the Mind, Body and Soul By Dave Yauk Songs are important to us!  They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride but they rise to even higher levels of influence. Songs like My Generation, written by The Who, came to define actual points in history.  Jimi Hendrix defined a time period with All Along the Watchtower.  Fast forward into today with U2’s With or Without You, and again we find that a song’s...

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Reconsidering the Worship Leader, Part 5: Jesus: The Worship Leader of Culture
Dec17

Reconsidering the Worship Leader, Part 5: Jesus: The Worship Leader of Culture

What is culture anyway? Etymologically, the word culture comes from the Latin verb colere, which refers literally to agriculture, tilling the ground in order to grow things.  “Culture is not only what we grow what we make, both with our hands and with our minds.  It incudes our houses, our barns, our tools, our cities and towns, and our arts and crafts.  It also includes the systems of ideas that we build up:  science, philosophy,...

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Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 4: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Church
Nov19

Reconsidering The Worship Leader, Part 4: Jesus: The Worship Leader of the Church

We began in Part 1 of our 5 part blog series concerning Jesus as Worship Leader by considering the writer of Hebrews reference to Jesus in Hebrews 8:2 as “minister.”  Not only is Jesus’ identity that of High Priest in the heavenly realms, but the work he performs on our behalf is that of ministry.  I’d encourage you to check out why Jesus is the only one able to bear the title Worship Leader (Part 1).  Secondly, we considered in Part...

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