Keeping Children’s Choir Christ-Centered

By Marie Landskroener on Aug 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is taken from Children Sing His Praise edited by Donald Rotermund.

Of all acts of corporate worship probably none is more inspiring than the singing of a well-trained, well-disciplined choir of children. To hear the pure voices of children produce freely floating tones in perfect unison or in harmony is one of the most uplifting of musical experiences. An even more spiritually profound impression is made if the song is an integral part of the theme of the day and if the singers actively participate in worship by listening, singing, and praying as full partners in the worshipping community.

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Recruiting and Retaining Church Musicians

By Erica Tape on Jun 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM

If you’re a music director, chances are you’ve faced challenges with getting new people into music ministry and keeping them in it. I’m a violist and I’ve played at many churches over the years, both as a member and as a guest. Here are some tips—advised from a church musician herself—for talking with musicians, recruiting them into music ministry, and retaining them.

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Establishing a Communications Hub for Rehearsals (Part Two)

By Anna Johnson on Mar 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In last week’s post, we talked about what a communications hub is and why it is important. This week, we’ll look at some concrete examples of the components in a rehearsal communications hub. At the end, you can download a free rehearsal communications kit to use in your music ministry.

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Establishing a Communications Hub for Rehearsals (Part One)

By Anna Johnson on Mar 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We know that this time of year can be very stressful for many directors and musicians as you prepare for additional Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter services. What's the best way to communicate about all these rehearsals and schedules? How can a centralized communications plan help to relieve stress during the busy time of the Church Year?

In this week's post, we'll look at what a communications hub is and why it is so important. Next week, we'll talk more about offline and online options for establishing this hub at your church!

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