"I use a multi-effects pedal board at church (the I use is a Line 6). I like it once I have it tuned in to the sound I want. Each bank has four different sounds and I NEVER move from the bank. #1 is heavy distortion, #2 is…"
First of all I think any church that expected you to do 40 - 50 hours per week for less than a half-time was expecting way too much. They were taking advantage of you in a very disrespectful way. It would be different if you were an…"
"If it is done tastefully, and has the intent of adding to -not dominating or distracting- the message of the song, I would go for it. I don't think there is Biblical formula for instrumentation, only (as has been said) a cultural one.…"
"I've had times when I thought the service was dead, but the feedback I got afterwards was very positive. This past Sunday we focused on the Cross and Communion and for the most part the songs were pared down and acoustic, yet the…"
"You're absolutely right. It should be something better than this. May your prayer be answered. The only thing I can say is if you are not moved, something needs to change. Also, be aware, I've done this a long time.…"
"The elderly ladies probably don't like guitar, and that's all that that's about. But the caution is are we focusing so much about how we are worshiping that it takes away from an honest awareness of who we are worshiping .…"
Hey... Holland Davis here. I'd like to tell you about worshipsong.com. It's a website that is song focused...
The original premise was to make a site where worship leaders could listen to a song, download a chord chart and teach it in their church. I had a song - I Will Stand - jump 500 points on CCLI just through this site alone.
We've since expanded it to featured CD's, Artists, Songs...
We've also added the ability to sell mp3's, rhythm charts, orchestrations, backing trax, whatever you can think of...
You can upload any video or audio format and it will play it...
We've also made it user friendly for non-musical folks by adding a playlist feature where you can make a playlist of your favorite songs and play it like a radio station. You can also email the playlist to other people. I use it for my worship team to send out the setlist and charts for songs.
Future items are a pay per view feature for educational videos, a more expanded social networking feature, blogging, etc. Right now it's really song focused.
If you write and record worship songs... I'd love it if you would upload your songs to the site.