Sheffield Music Ministry Conference 8/6/13

Last Saturday some 90 musicians from a range of churches across the North of England gathered for the first ever Sheffield Music Ministry Conference. Thanks to those of you who joined us, we're praying that the day will have challenged, inspired and resourced you to keep going faithfully in Music…

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Drummers

Drummers, you know the feeling... The new song you're teaching your church sounds like it was recorded in a stadium somewhere: a huge, rich, warm, driving drum sound throbs away driving the feel and groove of the song. Problem is your church building doesn't look a lot like Wembley. How…

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A note on the piano…

I recently came across the following blooper from a church notice sheet: "The recent church fundraising concert was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister's daughter, who laboured the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her." As a regular church pianist you may…

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The Slow Death of Congregational Singing?

At a conference recently, I led a number of delegates through a seminar stream entitled ‘Leading a Congregation in Song’, we thought through how to best foster a culture of congregational singing in our churches. This is a key issue, as many are concerned by what one writer has called…

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Come praise and glorify

Come Praise and Glorify is written by Bob Kauflin (Sovereign Grace Music) and Tim Chester (The Crowded House, Sheffield). It is featured on the album ‘The Gathering’ which is a CD recorded live at Worship God 2011. A recording of the song can be found here and free resources (sheet…

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Songwriters?

Lots of Christian musicians would like to be song writers. In today’s performance culture it can seem quite glamorous, but however much we need songs that sound great on CD, what God’s church needs most are songs that we can sing together congregationally. Here are a few tips as to…

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