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April 25

WHEN DESIRE BIRTHS PASSION

Passion is birthed out of desire, but what are the ingredients that will cultivate your passion and grow your musical desire into an effective music ministry? At nine years old, I would lock myself in a room, and with two wooden spoons, my mother’s old pots, pans, and some old boxes, I would play the drums on what […]

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March 23

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but the vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team”. – John Maxwell What a powerful statement to apply to your music department. Worship Pastors, Worship Leaders, musicians, vocalists, media and sound techs, we need to be reminded that there is no “I” […]

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November 22

A Sound Perspective

When mixing live church praise and worship bands, or any other band for that matter, it’s the seasoned, tasteful and professional musicians that always make the sound tech’s job easy and rewarding.  Their musical talents can enhance the entire worship set and they can make the sound tech’s craft really look good to boot!  A […]

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September 29

Music: What Are You Teaching the Church?

BY: Brittani Scott Seattle, WA www.brittaniscott.com/blog Music is a vital part of the ministry in our church services. We use music to facilitate congregational praise and worship. We use music to create a faith-charged atmosphere where the Spirit can minister. We use music to set the stage for the preaching of the Word of God. […]

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July 15

Investing In The Future: Music Ministry

Written by Rob Greene, Worship Pastor of The Pentecostals of Quinte (Belleville, Ontario) I’ve had the privilege to explore many churches both in North America and abroad and one common need is the same: the need for musicians/singers. As a music director of a thriving church, I understand the struggle and the need for competent, […]

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June 18

UPCI Music Ministry Instructor Spotlight – Chris Moses

Christopher Moses is a gifted musician and certified audio engineer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Chris began playing drums at the age of 15 at his home church in Ozone Park, Queens. Chris emulated many of his favorite drummers such as, Buddy Rich, Dennis Chambers, Omar Hakim and others. His passion for the keyboard and […]

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June 18

Relevant Heart in a Digital World

     What an amazing time to be living and serving The Lord in music ministry! We are already halfway through 2016, and it seems as if the master time knob has been recalculated and turned up a bit. The days are coming and going a lot faster than they used to! Technology has produced […]

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May 16

Where Do You Live?

Written by: Mona Griffith “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” I must have read this 685 times, at least. I’m going to be completely honest; each time I read it before, I had this vague impression of the “secret place” as a place to […]

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April 23

What Amount of Equipment Would I Need?

A few years ago I was sitting in a service at General Conference, when I began to feel a burden for church planters. It wasn’t like some celestial, booming, voice from heaven saying “Go Ye Unto The World” or anything. It was more like a sinking feeling in my chest, and a swelling in my […]

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March 15

Selecting The Right Keyboard For Your Church

By Aaron Curtis Our church needs a new keyboard, but how do I know what to buy? This question is probably one of the most recurring posts in church music forums on the web today, and for good reason. Keyboard manufacturers are now offering more highend sounds and features than ever before due to technological […]

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