Creating a Community of Song

As music ministers and choir directors know, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut as we plan, organize, and offer our worship to God week after week. This can be especially true as we attempt to create meaningful experiences for our choirs. In this section of WORSHIP SONGS ONLINE, we will explore…

A Choir Director’s Wish List

More members. Specifically, more tenors! Seven, please. Talent. An accompanist who enjoys ALL key signatures. A higher first soprano. A choir that knows how to read music. 100% attendance at rehearsals, full pastoral support, bigger budget, fill in the blank ____________…. Sounds great, doesn’t it?! In fact, most of us are so dedicated to our ministries…

Choosing Quality Music for a New Children’s Choir Year

One of the great joys of music ministry is nurturing the spiritual and musical gifts of children. To help them develop these gifts, directors and teachers need exceptional, age-appropriate resources that provide the foundation for learning and success. Zoltan Kodály once said, “Only the best is good enough for a child.” This truth sets a…

Fighting Back

Our culture is “dumbing down.”  The evidence is everywhere – from pop music (where melody is almost non-existent), to TV (which gets most of its laughs from sexual innuendo), to movies (preaching the Gospel according to Hollywood). And it’s nothing new, really. This dumbing down has been happening for quite some time.  The question is: What…

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to WorshipSongsOnline. This new gathering place for church musicians is especially designed to help you connect with products and ideas that will assist you in your music ministries. Each month, readers will receive new material, blogs, and articles from some of our leading sacred writers and church leaders. This monthly email will also be your portal…