We are preparing to start a contemporary worship service. Our church is a smaller/older congregation but we desire to reach out to younger people. The problem is that we do not have instrumentalists…Continue
I would encourage you to go to www.WorshipLeads.com. You can list all of the instrumentalists and vocalists you are looking for and other people can search and find you there. I trust this will help build your team!"
"Hi Mark, I just signed up on the site, but I was a frequent member of the UK forum a couple of years ago. There has been some very good practical advice here, but I would like to add some advice from the non-physical side.
Based on my own experience…"
"Lots of good advice here. Asking around some more contemporary type churches for help is a great way to go, Mark. I would be surprised if there aren't dozens of guys who'd jump at the chance to help-out. Stevo's not…"
"I think one important aspect of what you are doing is to keep it real. Don't just do it for the sake of contemporary. Allow the musicians who step forward some breathing room to carve out their style. I am not the worship…"
"You could hire a band... or see if any local churches would help you out with providing volunteers. If you're really going to have a positive effect for the Kingdom, you need to place quality that the core of your ministry... if your band…"
"Last year, our church had to go through the same thing. We had transition from Traditional to Contemporary.
This is how we did it:
1. Planned it out, made a timeline, set deadline.
2. Asked for volunteers willing to learn to play instruments (for…"
"I'll agree with the advice "find one good guitar player." Or a keyboard player who can keep a good rhythmic flow. The instrumentalist doesn't need to be able to sing and play at the same time -- you can use any…"
"Thank you very much. I appreciate your advice. Our congregation so far has bought into the plan. They also voted to move the more traditional worship service earlier in the morning. My pastor is putting together a launch team that will commit to…"
"Mark, I'm going to suggest that the best first step to reaching out to younger people and opening to "non-traditional" forms of worship would be to start a Sunday evening (?), informal, home-church-type of gathering in someone's…"
"Probably the most legal route to take is the iWorship DVD collection (I think that is what it is called).
I'm not 100% sure how the licensing works - so you'll have to talk to them. But I THINK that you buy the DVD and you can use…"
I've been a church musician since 1989 and I have taught music in public scholls since 1994
Tomlin, Redman, and many other Christian Contemporary Artists, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, 70's rock, Eagles, Chicago, Kansas, Boston, etc. Andrea Boccelli, Muchael Buble, Nora oberts, Diana Krall, Sara McLaughlin I could do this for a while and still not finish.
Favourite Books / Authors
Worship Matters - Bob Kauflin, The Air I Breath - Lou Giglio, The Unquenchable Worshipper - Mat Redman, God's Holy Word, The Shack, Pat Conroy Books, Diana Gabaldon Outlander Series, Chriton, Clancy
Favourite Bible Verses / Passages:
"I am confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in me will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus". Phil. 1:6
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