NOT JUST FOR KIDS

Summer is the season that we do things we don’t have time for in our normal life routines. Sometimes this is a great thing (vacations); sometimes….well, maybe not so much. But we all accept that these extracurricular events are the nature of summertime. So how about an extracurricular activity that benefits your music ministry? Have…

AN IDEA SWAP for a well-SPRING of new life in our services!

Arguably, the two “deadest” Sundays of the year (with the exception of the entire month of Black Hole July), are the Sundays immediately following Christmas and Easter. The church administration is tired, and the music ministry personnel are even more tired. They (you) have spent countless hours on the church property in the past week…

THE SOUNDTRACK TO GOD’S VOICE

I’m a little bit of an “underscore” snob. Full disclosure: that really isn’t a category! And secondly, I’m really not snobby about it! But I do have some fairly developed opinions on how to/how NOT to underscore sensitive portions of the service. These moments would include time of silent and/or spoken prayer, moments of reflection,…

So … You’re a Music Minister… and it’s December …

So, you’re a Music Minister … and it’s December. I actually snickered out loud while writing that statement! I offer you my condolences and my congratulations! If we were all sitting around a table right now, there would be many shared smiles, yawns, and encouraging phrases offered, such as: “Hang in there! How many more…

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…