Author: cmt

A Resource for Choir Directors

  Choir Directors – If you are looking for good resource to train your choir in music, you can use The Choir Director’s Toolkit by Byron Foxx and Bible Truth Music. It has some great stuff in it. Such as: Resources & Ideas, Teaching materials, Verses on music, Tips for proper singing and vocal health. It also has lesson worksheets that you can copy and hand out to your choir every week. It comes complete with CD example so you can go through and talk about the vocal skill of the day, the rhythmic dictation exercise, sight singing and...

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Humility in Music Ministry

Essential Attitudes for Music Ministry PART 1 OF 4        If you are a decent musician, you became thus through lots of blood, sweat, and tears. And if you’re a diehard musician, it took lots of tears. Musicians tend to be a little more passionate and emotional. Nothing wrong with that, because it is this sensitivity that makes a good musician. These “wunderkids” seem to possess special software in their brains which enables them to receive all stimuli around them, run it through their internal processors, and spit out a near-divine opinion. And woe be unto the hapless...

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The Basics of Church Sound

   1. Purpose To Glorify God by transparently amplifying the message of the pulpit and platform.  2. Philosophy Based on the Biblical model that the Lord Jesus is the Shepherd and the Pastor is the under-shepherd and thereby has the authority to call the shots in the church. Including what does and does not happen with the sound booth. At the end of the day if the Pastor is not pleased with your work then you need to re-assess what you have done! The thinking of the sound personnel should be that of team-minded ministry, not solo-minded showbiz. It’s...

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Please, Can I Join the Choir?

Invariably, the one who “can’t sing,” is the most faithful, most energetic, and sometimes…the most spiritual choir member! “I’ll move around and see if I can spot who it is.” Ah yes, the infamous “Barney and the Choir” from The Andy Griffith Show, Season 2, Episode 20. We all remember it, we all laughed, we still do. What makes it, in my opinion, one of the best episodes of all time on The Andy Griffith Show , is the reoccurrence of that particular episode every Sunday in our churches.   A church choir can be an incredible asset to our church...

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What Is a Church Music Tune-Up?

Last year in July, church musicians and directors came with a desire to become rededicated and refreshed in our music ministries. We didn’t seek to reinvent our ministries, but rather, to get encouragement, instruction, and share fresh ideas on what truly is working. On Friday, we were brought back to why we serve in our church music, what the goals are, and how we can continue to pass this purpose on to others. We also had a time of asking questions, sharing ideas, and a workshop of congregational songleading. On Saturday, we were greatly blessed to see our workshop and choir rehearsal move to a higher...

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