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LINKS & NEWS 03.10.09
Free MP3 from Mandissa "My Deliverer"
Free Worship song "Listening" from
Candian Worship leader Dan Macauly - Also
has free chord charts to the song
Two free worship songs from Sovereign Grace
with sheet music
Free Sheet Music for the "Compassion
Free Flying Through Clouds Video Background
- Just look below the video for the link.
Free Purple Spin Video Loop from Igniter
Free Maximizing Easter Report
Free "Naked Church" PDF format
of the book
Free Powerpoint Backgrounds for Church
Church gives free gas to first timers
Church Opens to Serve Credit Crunch Lunch
Editor of "Fireproof" has a new
movie "The One Lamb" free to pastors
to view on March 17th
Fewer Americans say they are Christian
Church Pastor Shot while preaching
LINKS & NEWS 03.03.09
Exclusive discount! One of my favorite video compaines, OrganicVideos.com, is offering WorshipMax subscribers a special
10% discount! Use code organ1c
Free Worship chart for Michael W. Smith's
"A New Hallelujah"
Free Worship Song from Brett Younker "Love
Free song by B. Reith "Go On"
Free 10 Names of Jesus for Easter Printable
Free Worship Video Loop "God is Love"
Free Worship Backgrounds as well as some
Chord Charts and songs
Free Worship MP3 cds from Calvary Chapel
Free live Worship CD from Phil Whickman-
Singalong Just requires a sign-up to receive
the e-mail to the download link
Free Worship songs with mp3s, charts and
video lessons from C3Worship
Free Worship Songs
Church deacon, soccer coach, father -- bank
robbery suspect. Greenville, SC on CNN
Focus on the Family's James Dobson steps
LINKS & NEWS 02.24.09
Great worship leadership posts for worship
leaders. How to teach your congregation to
worship and more.
3 Free Sheet Music Songs
from Brenton Brown:
Adoration - Great song for Easter.
Video of how to play this song from Brenton
Our God Saves
Watch and learn it from Brenton Brown Here
Soul-Audio features songs they promote and
it's a free legal download of several songs.
Here is a list of the current songs and downloads.
Free Worship Video backgrounds. Requires
Free Storyline Content including, Series
graphics, videos, and video backgrounds.
All from the National Youth Workers Convention
Also have their 2008 Conference content avaible
The Top 10 Most/Least Religious States
Chris Tomlin again leads Dove nominees
Rick Warren wants Christians to defeat the
Man commits suicide at Crystal Cathedral
LINKS & NEWS 02.17.09
Learn Steve Fee's "All Because Of Jesus"
from Steve Fee
Free Sheet Music for Sarah Reeves, "Sweet
Free Sheet Music for Chris Tomlins "Praise
The Father, Praise The Son"
Several Free Worship songs with Sheet Music
downloadable in PDF format.
Free Worship Songs from Tom Lascoe
Free Royalty Free Worship songs for Congregation
and for Choir
Free Cross With Sun Rays Worship Background
Free SD or HD Clip from 12inchdesign.com
Free Themes from Worshipgraphics.com
Continuing freebies each week from OrganicVideos.com!
Free Song from Shaun Groves - Kingdom Coming
Medium-sized church crisis
Fair Use and Your Church: Part 1
Suggestions from the Consumer-Driven Church:
Top 100 Leadership Blogs
LINKS & NEWS 02.10.09
Adoration Worshipware, easy worship presentation software. Combine
full motion video, song lyrics and performance
track worship music.
WorshipHim Worship Presentation Software
Home Group Overhead. Displays on your computer screen one line
at a time. Comes with 300 hymns and 2 Vineyard
ArmyBarmy. Free worship songs from the salvation army
and other artists like The War Room. Scroll
down, some songs also have chord charts with
the free mp3s.
Wordless Worship. 31 free MP3s of David Delgados piano worship
Free Worship songs and Charts from Rob Krabbe
Several free worship songs and several that
are great for Easter.
Billy Graham responds to a question about
Holocaust-denying bishop loses court battle
Obama revamps faith-based office
1 free worship video loop and worship background
Free Creek Loop Worship Background February
download from Sermonspice
11 Free Worship Songs and Charts from David
Free Animusic Countdown from Mediashout.com
Organic Videos, one of my favorite media
websites, is giving away a free video every
Televangelism empire in chaos over family
Church adopts Hooters, both adopt Hurricane
Churchgoers turn the other cheek in the boxing
6 Free Worship Video Loops From Worshiphousemedia!
Free still backgrounds
Coupon for free video download from BlueFish.tv. This is a great website with inexpensive
Free Chart for David Crowders "Wholly
Free Worship Chart from Worshiptogether.com
for Leelands "May Our Praise"
"Enter This Temple" Leeland Sheet
"Adoration" Brenton Brown Sheet
Free Audio Book "The 7 Habits of Highly
Pretty much all of John Pipers books for
free online from him
New, free song from Whole Hearted Worship
Nice: 3 big video footage
Free still backgrounds
Faith Typically Part of Every Super Bowl
Barna: Survey Reveals Americans’ Feelings
Red texture video background from SermonVideos.com
Free prayer video
Free PowerPoint video tutorial
Free Worship Song "Just As The Angels"
with Chord Chart. Requires Free Registration | instructional video
Share Your Worship Set List
World Wide Worship Community. Provides a community and Bible study "Pure
Praise" to get folks more connected
with Christ to lead better worship.
Behindworship.com Great resource site for things such as using
loops in worship, font alignment, background
tutorials and more.
Drive-in for a free Webinar with Andy Stanley
SET LISTS: I'm thinking
of starting to list
set lists of large churches.
What do you
think? Here are 2. Let me know if you like set lists.
This Little Light Of Mine
You Deserve [This Is Our
God version] 6pm
Mighty to Save [Kristian
You Hold Me Now [Hillsong]
This Is Our God [Hillsong]
Go Tell It [Lee McDerment]
Today Is the Day
Take My Life [Tomlin]
Is your worship team addicted to the spotlight?
Church adopts Hooters
An Unlikely Gay-Straight Alliance
Popcorn in the Pews - Movie theaters are
the new churches. Some congregations plan
A bunch of freebies, free backgrounds, music,
ShapingWorship.com: resource for sharing original worship music
Exclusive discount: PraiseVocals.com is offering WorshipMax
subscribers a 10% discount off their subscription
price. Once you finish the registration process
you'll go to a checkout page where you'll
need to enter the code WMPV1108. On this page, click the link "WorshipMax Subscribers
CLICK HERE to JOIN."
Download A Free Video Piano Lesson "Blessed
Be The Name Of The Lord" Matt Redman
CCLI TV has free praise guitar lessons. Features
artists like Chris Tomlin, Chris Sligh, etc.
teaching you how to play their songs
British Worship Song writers provide free
worship songs with mp3s and charts. You have to create a free account to download
Free Worship Song with Chord Chart/Lead Sheet/MP3
of "Because Of Your Tender Mercy"
Free HD clip from Artbeats
New York Times: Who Would Jesus Smack Down.
An article about Mars Hill Pastor, Mark Driscoll.
View from a Southern Baptist
Barna: Christianity Is No Longer Americans’
Worshipsong.com: Tons of user-submitted Worship Songs and
most of them also include lead/chord charts
(this is not the same as worshipsongs.com!)
Free motion background
Wonderful Cross Background motion background
beautiful night sky motion background
Cool textures for still
backgrounds: paper | wood | rusty
Affordable Tech Training online. Has courses on things like After Effects,
Adobe, Flash, Wordpress all for $25 a month
PollEverywhere. Do a free text message poll during service.
Use it for message questions or even a Choose
Your Worship Songs poll.
Dataopedia.com is a website that helps track your website's
performance. Type in your church website
address and see what comes up.
Sermon Browser Wordpress Theme: Great tool to upload searchable sermon
series on wordpress
Get text subscribers and create groups all
in WordPress. Send out text alerts all in wordpress.
Optimize your DVD sermons for iPhones/iPods.
Why You Should Use Youtube for Your Video
Billy Graham: Young people can find the right
What Parents Want In A Church
Pat Robertson's predictions!
'Facebook Pastor' takes crusade to the Internet
This week we profile several
storage websites. Use them
MP3s and chord charts to
your music team,
store powerpoint files
and anything else
you can think of!
4shared.com: 5 gig of free space!
Microsoft Office Live Workspace: Save your
documents to the Web—for free!
Dropboks.com - I really like this one. Very
easy and web 2.0.
Openomy.com: Store your files online. Share them securely
with friends. Embed them in web pages. Use
them with other applications.
If you have a webcam, visit ChurchStaffBreakroom.com!
Obama's choice of Rick Warren to lead prayer
dismays Hollywood liberals
Top Ten Leadership Mistakes by Tony Morgan
Free Christmas "Joy" background - really nice
Christmas song: Josh Wilson "Sing" Sheet Music - This is a really catchy song - I played
it a few weeks ago in church with Christian
artist Matthew West. Watch this online, it's the first song right
after the missionary testimony.
Steve Fee's "All Creation Sing(Joy To
The World)" We just did this last week at Newspring
Church... loved it!
Chris Tomlin "Glory in the Highest" Sheet Music
Free Sheet Music for David Crowders "Never
Let Go" - This week only
Sheet Music- Crowders "The Glory of it All"
O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing- Sheet Music
Free/ Name your price albums from indie artists
and worship cds like Derek Webb, Soujourn
Haggard still struggles with his sexuality,
says he is 'a loser'
Woman Says Church Threatening To Make Sins
Cincinnati police: equipment failure cause
of performer's fatal fall at church pageant
Free Christmas album with chords from Sojourn
Free Christmas worship song from Casey Darnell. He also has chord charts to all of his songs
on his site.
Video chat with tons of folks at once. Great
for a video conference.
Free Content for Series with Graphics, video
loops, countdowns, presenter slides and more.
Amazingly high quality free content!
Free Christmas Song
Snow moving background
Free Christmas video from SermonVideos.com
Beautiful, free snow landscape video loop
Free Christmas Worship Song with Lead Sheets
Free Worship Song with mixes and Lead sheets - Patrick won in my worship song contest
a few years ago.
Free 10 Minute Vocal Warmup Mp3
Ending on the 4 chord: A really simple way to dip your toe into
free worship is to end a song on the 4 chord.
Free cross video background from SermonSpice.com
Leading Ideas: Why Churches Get Stuck
Megachurch Misinformation: Mega or missional?
The stats say both are doing well.
SUVs at altar, Detroit church prays for a
It's here: Christmas Freebies 2008! Our exclusive list of Christmas downloads!
10 Free Christmas Video Loops
Free Christmas MP3s
The link above references
a free Christmas
Carol lyric and sheet music
Free Worship Video Loop - 1 of the suggested songs is "O Come,
O Come Emmanuel"
Free Worship Song "Blessed Assurance"
Download a free worship album from Forerunner
Barna: Churches Stand to Lose Several Billion
Dollars in Lost Donations Due to Economic
Keeping Christmas Simple by John Chisum
More church drama in Florida...
Christian-Themed 'Guitar Hero' Clone
Awesome Is the Lord Most
> Link to the teaching video for “Awesome
is the Lord Most High.”
>Download a free MP3 and chord chart at GreatWorshipSongs.com!
Free charts for a new Christmas
song by Laura
Story, courtesy of GreatWorshipSongs.com!
She wrote Indescribable.
Buy an mp3 at iTunes
“The Cost” Free Christmas
24 Day Devotional Leading Up To Christmas
Paul Baloche has a free
chart for his Christmas
Offerring song, scroll down the page...
Daily Freebie Starting December 1st at WorshipHouseMedia!
Free Video “Jessie Garren”
“This video can be used
to display hope and
determination as well as
strong faith and
how to handle adversity.”
Top 3 Vocal Exercise Video By Brett Manning
SHHH!!!! I don't tell anybody,
but here's an mp3 of the song I arranged
for the new Jeremy Camp CD!!! Read more about it at my blog. Read about it and download it from Amazon
via my newsletter page.
The Vatican Forgives John Lennon for saying
the Beatles were more popular than Jesus
Read about vocal coach Brett Manning at my
Obama skips church, heads to gym
EXCELLENT new site - 19 free video backgrounds! Dont go to the individual pages, they wont
work, go to main download pages.
Top 10 Sites to build your church website
on for free.
Free Snow Video Background
Free Seasonal Videos: 2 Countdowns, 2 Worship Loops
Available for free until
November 21, 2008-
Get them Quick.
REALLY nice still Christmas images at CreativeMYK.com
Nice new Igniter video background!
If you’ve been around churches for any time
at all, chances are you’ve been a part of
some inefficient, ineffective, and downright
Florida Pastor Cleans House: Fires SIX Staff
LifeChurch.tv iCampus Beta Test Today
Free Modern Christmas Song
"I Will Remember"
Free audio, video, print
Super easy stage layout
design and printing
software from google. I
could use it without
even watching the quick
tutorial. We're using
it at Brookwood Church
for stage plotting/design.
Free song from Jars Of Clay and several other
artists, with permissions
Nice! Free video: meditation on the Cross
3 free songs and ipod videos
PraiseTools.com provides worship leaders with a simple online
database for managing all your worship music.
Free video from SermonSpice
Free stills/video from Graphics4Worship.com
Make a free church website!
Baptist hymnody largely settles for two out
of three in Trinity
What If Starbucks Used Church Marketing?
The web is exploding with
make your church life easier:
DonorTools.com: online donor management for non profits
ChurchMetrics.com is a free web-based application that helps
you keep tabs on attendance, giving, salvations,
and baptisms at your church.
Google Apps equals super productivity for churches.
And it's free!
Learn how this pastor used DropBox to share
files with staff
Your online brain - Evernote - I take notes in church staff meetings
on my iPhone and it's automatically synced
up on the web and my desktop!
I use RememberTheMilk.com for my free to do list, and found it can
work on my iPhone as well for $25 a year. They also have a free sidebar viewer for
other cool links this week:
AdventConsipacy.com: What if Christmas became a world-changing
event again by turning our focus back to
the birth of Christ?
Receive a free CD and website consultation
Weekly updated wonderful free stills from
New Study Reveals Internet Beats Out Print
Yellow Pages For Local Customers
Simple Google Trick - Write a Blog -- Ministry
and Business Marketing, Media and Strategy
Eighth-Grade Boy Sent Home From School for
Jesus Christ Halloween Costume
Google announces update to new Chrome browser. I'm rooting for this one!
I refuse to go to Starbucks
don't have free wifi. Now
I just might: AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi to iPhone Owners
What Are Christians Known For? Free video from SermonSpice.
This Is Not This
Very creative video talking
about how money
is not God.
Steps to get this:
Create a free account
Go to the video
Download the first option
that says “H264”
which is a movie file of
New free worship song from WholeHeartedWorship.com
Download a free song from New Life worship
This website has decent chord charts for
many worship songs
This site continues to amaze me with it's
wonderful free still backgrounds, creativemyk.com
free sky images for powerpoint
8 Hidden Gems Every Worship Leader Should
Obama Poised to Win and Make Significant
Inroads with Christian Voters
American Spirituality Gives Way to Simplicity
and the Desire to Make a Difference
Schuller's son removed from Crystal Cathedral's
'Hour of Power' preaching
Earliest reference describes Christ as 'magician'
Ancient early 1st Century
pottery found by
French Marine Arhaelogists,
with what they
believe the worlds first
reference to Christ.
LOLZ Fusion Church's videos
Make your church site iPhone friendly
Free election day videos from ImageVine.com
Sign up for the Digital Juice newsletter
and download video freebies
Mad Church Disease is a lively, informative, and potentially
life-saving resource for anyone in ministry—vocational
or volunteer—who would like to understand,
prevent, or treat the epidemic of burnout
in churches. The book comes out in Feb but
you can download a free chapter here.
Free powerpoint backgrounds
http://wallpaper4god.com/ - wallpapers, some can be used as backgrounds
Famed pastor says there's a cure for Parkinson's
A Few Study Bibles Coming Out Later This
Rick Warren and his Hawaiian shirts
Do Christians Becoming Wimpy as Their Church
Make your church site iPhone friendly
Stop Using Media (Part One)
Super nice! 5 free motion backgrounds from
Free video from SermonSpice.com
Free worship songs in Powerpoint - formatted in simple black and white, easy
for you to apply your own formatting
Free teleseminar with Erwin McManus this
Why do so many young adults
(18 to 22) leave
the church, and what will
it take to bring
them back? This important
question is examined
and duly answered in Essential
follow-up to Thom S. Rainer’s
Simple Church cowritten
this time with his
son, research expert Sam
Rainer. FREE DOWNLOAD
Four Questions to Keep Your Passion Thriving
TIME Magazine: Did the Prosperity Gospel
Have Anything to do with the Economic Breakdown?
Mark Driscoll on Church Unity
Free video from WorshipHouse about economy
LifeChurch is starting a new free website,
take a look
free countdown from SermonVideos
free still backgrounds from churchproductionresources.com
Church on the Cheap
Megachurch Interview: Perry Noble
Creativity is the Key to Successful Church
What type of leader are you?
Creating An Online Ministry Plan
The Best Keyboard You've Ever Typed On
Free background video from SermonSpice.com
Free Igniter background
PDF: Top 10 Tips for Terrific Video
As usual, more great stills at creativemyk.com
Free worship Bible study for a limited time! Pure Praise: A Heart-focused Bible Study
on Worship! This study
has been endorsed
by Darlene Zschech (Hillsong),
(Casting Crowns), Rick
Julie Reid (Worship Leader
Magazines pulled for controversial cover
story about women pastors
33 Preachers Defy the IRS and Preach Politics
Exclusive WorshipMax Backgrounds:
New title slides for Come Now Is the Time
Today Is The Day: Download a free chord chart of "Today
Is The Day," the title track of Lincoln
Brewster's new album.
New video freebie from SermonVideos.com
New video background freebie at SermonSpice.com
Barna: Evangelicals Go “Green” with Caution
New Chris Tomlin Album Draws, Inspires Praise
Half of Americans believe in angels
WorshipMax exclusive. Download title slides for the song Mighty
to Save. The slides come in both regular and hi-def
versions, and will work in PowerPoint or
any worship projection software. The slide
comes in 3 versions: a title slide to show
during the song introduction, a ghosted title
slide you can use under the song lyrics and
a blank slide that can also be used for the
song lyrics if you don't like the ghosted
slide. This link goes to a new section of the redesigned
website - only the images on this page will
download, the other links aren't working
Free stock footage from ArtBeats
Churches make the switch to high-end cameras
Free music to use as background music for
videos, etc! This is really good stuff!!
Free mp3 and chart from wholeheartedworship.com
http://www.worshiptherock.com/ is a new website to connect worship leaders.
Free stock footage from revostock.com
Are you still using a church enewsletter?
Weekly creativeMYK.com still images. They seem to be adding new images every
week and they're all great - I'll leave this
link up every week!
New free video back from sermonvideos.com
2 free video animation from digital preserves
Barna: How Americans View ‘Evangelical Voters'
Google came out with their
own browser last
week, called "Chrome."
recommended it, but am
using it myself and
it is slightly buggy -
so wait until it gets
out of beta.
Top 5 Things to Know About Playing Keyboard
or Piano in Worship
Free stock footage, time elapsed clouds
Free stock footage clips
Ryan Dahl at PraiseCharts.com
told me about
SamePageMusic.com, use promo code 4BA400. It's sheet music/monitor
device for your band.
SongsOnPowerPoint.com special, Tuesday only. Use code bundle
New still backgrounds at CreativeMYK.com
Free Motion Background Loops
Don't miss this: Hillsong Pastor Michael Guglielmucci on Today
Palin's religious affiliation
Churches seek to meld contemporary culture,
Young Adults and Liberals Struggle with Morality
5 Kinds of Pastors
WorshipMax exclusive: 2 free songs from GreatWorshipSongs.com,
plus, win a free iPod shuffle! This contest is for WorshipMax subscribers
only, and you'd be surprised how few people
actually enter these contests, so your chances
are VERY good for winning! A winner will
be chosen on Sept. 8.
20 Newsletter Tips to Make Your eNewsletter
How often is your church website updated?
Top 90 church websites
Top 10 Pet Peeves About Worship Leaders
Updated free backgrounds at creativemyk.com
HitMeLater.com is a website that will email
you reminders, whenever you want, for free!
Software: Tired of paying megabucks for Microsoft Office
when all you need is a good, solid word processor? It's a PCWorld recommended download.
Worship leader Laura Story (Indescribable)
talks about her struggles with leading worship
for a living.
The big news this week, if you haven't heard
Notice "Healer" is #8 this week,
was #3 last week. The song has shot up the
CCLI charts. The song was written by a pastor
in Australia who claimed to have cancer and
was recorded on the latest Hillsong CD. It's
been discovered that the whole cancer thing
was faked. Read more. Pastor tells of porn addiction.
ANGRY Christians have condemned disgraced
pastor Michael Guglielmucci's cancer hoax
as the ultimate act of betrayal – and they
want their money back.
Installation Spotlight: Lakewood Church,
Don Moen buys MediaShout!!
PDF: Audio Recording In Houses Of Worship
PDF: Interactive Worship Over IP
PDF: Ministry in 2018
PDF: Inside A Thriving Video Production Ministry
Free church marketing ideas
Northside Christian Church
free Photoshop graphics
Free administrative documents from North Point Community Church (Alpharetta,
GA) on church government, human resources,
accounting, facilities, IT, and Web.
Free sermon series graphics, postcards, countdown
videos, and message bumpers created by the college ministry of Southeast
Christian Church (Louisville,
Omaha megachurch faces new scrutiny by state
Leadership in a Flattened World: By Sally
10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to
The Best Target Demographic Ever!
Motorcycle Crash In Church
Nice free looping back at SermonSpice!
Free church websites
All kinds of freebies at CrazyChurch.com
Free Resources for Small Group Leaders
Church Website Design Tool: Assess and improve
your website to reach outsiders
This week at WorshipIdeas
More than mega: Meet the gigachurch: what a quote: "At Eagle Brook, the
drill is plan, plan, plan, then rehearse,
rehearse, rehearse - with the ultimate goal
of making it all look spontaneous."
Rick Warren is on the cover of Time Magazine
Is it acceptable for the church to use secular
songs in a worship service?
How to Develop Personas in Ministry Outreach
Shifting U.S. Demographics
Clover: websites for growing churches
The Dangers of Using Email
Did you know the venerable
mag CCM is dead???
Is Christian Music dying?
There is a plug-in for WordPress blogs that
allows you to upload your sermons.
Download lead sheet / chord chart, watch
a video on Chris Tomlin's popular new song
New download from WorshipHouseMedia.com
Free worship guitar lessons on video
EasiSlides is a FREE Song Projection Software designed for projecting lyrics and Bible
texts, with a video projector,
onto a large
screen during Christian
WorshipMediaPro has a special going on -
a bunch of backgrounds
Ex-Googlers debut 'Cuil' way to search
NewSpring Church Rebranding Process Part
1: The Logo
Top Reasons for Church Attendance
Internet Campus “starter kit”
ROOV is an online community that connects like-minded
individuals around their shared experiences
and passions within their church and city.
2 free countdowns from Meatloaf Media
Free video from SermonSpice
Article about new band Tenth Avenue North
and a free mp3 download
Good to Great: Onscreen Lyrics and Notes | part two
At nation's churches, guys are few in the
Rick Warren to host McCain-Obama forum
London Church Hangs On Amid Opposition
Free backgrounds at WorshipSpot.com
More free backgrounds
Free PowerPoint template backgrounds
YouVersion Bible is now on the iPhone - free!
Super east blogging website: Uses for ministry: Pastor’s blog/updates,
leadership journals, youth ministry website,
What is Local SEO and Why It’s Important
to Church Marketing?
God at Work Through the Internet in Africa
God is in the details at Minnesota's largest
Barna: Survey Reveals the Life Christians
WorshipSwap.com - chord charts
software for worship leaders: chordchartwizard.com
songs, charts, videos at
installing church sound
quick tips for sound guys
what makes a great church sound tech
remember David Meece?
praise band in the park
kids in church
SUPER Link!! FreeCountdowns.net!
New free still from ImageVine.com
Kidology.org - equipping children's ministries
A whole bunch of nice free graphics from
Pastor: Haggard has left 'restoration program'
Members enjoy worship and, maybe, free gas
Young Baptist preachers chart vastly different
Some Folks Aren't Singing Church's Praises
Rick Warren: The Five Stages of Renewal in the Local Church
SUPERLINK! Check out OpenResources.org for
a bunch of ministry downloads.
Free video from TheWorkOfThePeople.com
Cool new Igniter countdown
PDF: Top 100 churches 2007
PDF: Top 100 fastest growing churches 2007
Survey: More have dropped dogma for spirituality
Dobson accuses Obama of `distorting' Bible
Using images legally in worship
Talking Jesus doll!
Top pastors discuss the One Prayer project
Free motion background from SermonVideos.com
Free still background and PowerPoint template
New freebies at FaithVisuals.com
Free video at SermonSpice.com
Geeks and God Podcasts!
BibleMap.org - see the places you read about
in the Bible!
Newsweek: Jerry Falwell's widow Macel remembers
her husband in a new book, and wonders how
the religious right is doing without him.
Is Standby Power Stealing Money from Your
10 Theories on High Gas Prices and Church
6 motion backgrounds at... freemotionbackgrounds.com!
Check out YouVersion.com - a cool new, free,
Free Father's Day still at SermonView.com
Free downloads from Northside Christian Church
Hillsong United: "We are not rock stars"
Songs of Lament: An interview with Brian
40 Icebreakers for small groups - FREE eBook
Free video download from SermonSpice.com
New free downloads at graphics4worship.com
How to become a scheduling wizard. Learn
how to use a new free website to schedule
Free Webinar: 7 Hidden Reasons Why Volunteers
I can hardly wait until this comes out: Miraculous Direct Note Access can completely
Barna Technology Study: Social Networking,
Online Entertainment and Church Podcasts
Leader says Southern Baptists must change
10 Things To Consider Before Your Church
Hires Another Staff Member
New WorshipMax discount! Worship author Tom Kraeuter has created
a new website called WorshipMinistryDevotions.com. You get a new devotional you can use with
your worship team emailed to you each week.
Use the code worshipideas and get 30% off the subscription!
Get messages to your worship team! Use the free website PhoneEvite.com to send up to 25 free automated phone messages
(more if you pay.) Use it to call your praise
team about rehearsals, remind them about
daylight savings time, etc!
Unfortunately too late,
I just found two
nice Memorial Day graphics...
for next year. SermonView.com and Armed Forces Day
Edit your worship graphics online at SplashUp.com
WorshipHouseMedia's monthly freebie is controversial!
Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter dies in
'terrible accident' at home
Pricey fill-ups mean empty pews
Autistic boy banned from church
Barna Technology Study: Social Networking,
Online Entertainment and Church Podcasts
SUPER freebies!!!! creativemk.com is one of the nicest church freebie websites
I've seen - lots of quality backgrounds and
other worship graphics for your bulletin,
A bunch of free media downloads from Southeast
Christian Church - backgrounds, countdowns...
Patriotic backgrounds for Memorial Day at
Top Reasons for Church Staff Terminations. Lifeway reports that more than 1,300 pastors
were fired in 2005!
Is an Additional Worship Service in Your
Service Interruptions: What to do when emergencies
and outbursts bring your worship service
to a halt.
Free countdown video from Sermon Videos
Free video from Sermonspice.com
A bunch of nice, free still backgrounds from
Destiny Community Church
Free web seminar: 7 Hidden Reasons Why Volunteers
Take this test: which Bible version is right
Free worship video background at MinistryTech.net
Gospel Legend Dottie Rambo Killed in Tour
Jack Hayford: How God Evaluates Worship:
Making Sense Of Worship: 14 Tips For Church
Switchfoot performs May 13 on the Tonight
Is Church Marketing Evil?
Barna: Research Examines the Faith of Mormons
and Jehovah’s Witnesses
TheWorkOfThePeople.com has a Mother's Day
video - and they tell me they haven't seen anyone
from WorshipMax use their freebie code. So
if you need a Mother's Day video for this
Sunday, check out theirs, and use the WorshipMax
freebie code FREEBIE to get it FREE!
Free resources from NewSpring Church (click "buy" - it's still free)
Free video "Graduate Recognition"
Free video from SermonSpice.com
Free still background at ImageVine.com
New, free video background at MotionWorship.com
Previous Mother's Day freebies:
Free Mother's Day still backgrounds from
Free Mother's Day countdown from WorshipFilms.com
The Hermeneutics Quiz: How do you interpret
and apply Scripture?
Barna: 65% of Churches Have a Big Screen,
Up Just 3% from 2005
WOW! There have been some
really great freebie
links lately. Here's one
of the best I've
seen in awhile, thanks
to WorshipMax subscriber
Brian Beasley (who gets
free months here
at WorshipMax for the link.)
TONS of stills,
countdowns, video backs...
Free Evangelistic Countdown
Free eBook "Facebook for Pastors" THEN scroll down and get another free eBook
"25 Free Ministry Marketing Tools that
You Can Use Right Now"
Here's a special deal from iStockPhoto for
Barna: New Research Describes Use of Technology
Churches embrace video worship music
Dove Awards results
Watch Chris Sligh and other Idols on the
Free Mother's Day still backgrounds from
Free Mother's Day countdown from WorshipFilms.com
WOW A whole bunch of REALLY NICE, classy still backgrounds at Flickr! I love these!!
Free sketch video from Eleven72.com
Read my new freebie PDF
at the NEW WorshipIdeas.com: The Three Biggest Mistakes In Contemporary
Worship. I got rid of the login. Links to the freebies
are now in the newsletter itself. You can
also get the freebies by signing up again
(or unsubscribe yourself, then resubscribe,)
then you'll be redirected to the download
links. Incidentally, I'm doing a big push
to redesign several of my websites this year.
Next will be WorshipFlow, then I have a nice
design ready for WorshipMax.
SCOOP! You won't hear this ANYWHERE so don't
tell anybody! Chris Sligh (my American Idol buddy) has heard that
Nigel (American Idol's Englishman producer)
got saved and that could be a reason why
they did "Shout To The Lord" on
the show! Chris told me that Nigel's son
became a Christian last year and Nigel was
so mad that he fired his own son from the
show. Nigel also asked Chris at one point
"why do believe this Christian stuff"
and Chris told him. Chris also says he won't
believe it until he talks to Nigel himself,
so I'm looking forward to hearing the full
story when Chris is on the finale in a few
Simple Church book review
Bursting the Christian Bubble
Willow Creek is dropping their midweek service
I've made the big time
LOL!!! I was quoted last week in USAToday in an
article about religious teaching on your
Ever wonder how mega-churches
band members? Steve Fee
from Northpoint has
posted an example of how they choose their band members.
WOW, big link! Free backgrounds, coundowns & video backgrounds
from BuildingWorship.com. Requires registration. A ton of stuff here
- I also like their service order guides.
Free PowerPoint worship backgrounds
Free Mp3 from Integrity Music
Free Mp3 from Matt Maher at WorshipTogether.com
American Idol caused quite a stir last week when the contestants
sang "Shout to the Lord." My friend
Tracy Winborne at CBN News says her phone
has been ringing off the hook about it.
American Idol Finalist Speaks Out On Shout
To The Lord
Hillsong Reacts to Idol's Shout to the Lord
7 Ways We Keep Church Hoppers From Staying
Worship wars are nothing new. Read "Practical Hymnology" from 1921 where the author rails agains
the Gospel songs of the day. Start on page
Robot guitar tunes itself!
Barna: New Study Shows Trends in Tithing
Article about Catholic worship leader Matt
Maher, who is at #16 this week.
Chris Sligh is #17 this week on Billboard's
Christian Charts! You can read about this worship leader's
American Idol journey at my blog. Last year we were sitting in church after
the praise set and I said to him "do
you own ChrisSligh.com?" He said no,
so we went to the church office between services
and bought it at GoDaddy.com! Now, a year
later, I'm typing it in on the right side
of this page LOL!
Lots of still backgrounds from Church Production
Free Prayer quotes countdown
Free Bible trivia countdown from Sermonspice.com
PC or Mac?
Hillary: I've felt 'presence' of Holy Spirit
Chris Sligh's song is # 20 this week at Billboard!
Easter story reborn with advent of new worship
Pretty new background video loop from Igniter
ImageVine.com is offering a bunch of free
New freebies at WorshipPhotos.com
Resources for church planting
Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill) Why we use video
How Loud is Too Loud
Is PowerPoint Fading?
This is really amazing!!! A few of the big
churches are getting together to do a series
of messages. You can take part, too.
Barna: New Marriage and Divorce Statistics
Police Call Church Music 'Disorderly'
Free powerpoint background from WorshipZing.com
Free Scripture backgrounds for projection
Free song background from SongsOnPowerpoint.com
Cool worship leader ideas podcasts! Plus...
... free worship order building system... from WorshipLeaderInsights
Catalyst Podcasts! [Andy Stanley] The current
one is with Seth Godin, marketing guru
Really good: Has the 'notion of sin' been
lost? from USAToday
WorshipTeam.com: From the people who created WorshipMusic.com,
the #1 online destination for worship music,
comes this new website that will help worship
leaders organize and manage their ministries.
One cool feature that you won't see anywhere
else: legal chord charts and audio for popular
praise songs like Blessed Be Your Name, Come Now Is The Time
To Worship, Here I Am To Worship, How Great
Is Our God and many others.
Vocal Training: This guy in Nashville, Brett Manning, is
a vocal coach. The thing I like about him
is that he teaches POP singing. It does no
good to have praise team vocalists take from
ANY local vocal teachers, in my opinion -
they'll just learn to sing opera!!!! He's
taught people like Keith Urban and Mark Kibble
(Take 6.) I took UK worship leader Tim Light
up to have a lesson about 2 years ago and
had a blast. Brett even worked on me a little
bit. I was really impressed. I bought his
"Singing Success" vocal program
at my last church and we all went through
it. I gained a full step higher in my range.
I am NOT a singer and after going through
it I felt halfway decent about leading worship
vocally (from feeling completely, utterly
inadequate!) Check this out!!! It might help
solve some operatic vocal problems in your
praise team. Plus, he's got a discount going until the
end of March!
Are you, or do you know
of, a worship leader
who has recorded their
own songs? Here's a website that offers affordable mastering. Mastering is the process that gives a song
the crispness and punch you hear on professional
CDs. Adam is Chris Sligh's guitarist and
mixed and mastered Chris's independent CD
last year that was distributed in Best Buys,
Circuit City, etc all over North America.
You can hear before/after examples at the
link and it's interesting to hear the comparisons.
You can also hear a snippet of "Beautiful"
- a synth orchestration I did on a lark for
one of Chris's songs and he ended up putting
it on the album as an instrumental interlude.
4 free Easter still background sets
Free Easter loop from WorshipHouseMedia
Free Easter background from Radiate
Free "Glory of the Universe" background
loop - great for the song "God of Wonders"
This website has music notes for PowerPoint
- they have a few freebies
Ongoing exclusive Easter freebie: Graphics4Worship.com offers these Easter
images to WorshipMax subscribers! 4 background stills, 4 motion backs. You have to register for free to get them.
Barna: Americans Identify Their Most Important
Complicated formula makes for early Easter
Great for Palm Sunday! Free palm branch video
Free background video from eleven72.com
Using DADGAD tuning in Praise and Worship
Here I am to worship - piano lesson
Free Easter sheet music from WorshipTogether.com
Barna: New Statistics on Church Attendance
The passion of the Rices, a literary mother-son
team. This is an interesting USAToday article
about Anne Rice, author of Interview With A Vampire, who returned to Christianity a few years
Revoicing the Hymns: A conversation with
Congregation worships after fire
Conference speaker Steve Bowersox has some
vocal training DVDs
Guitar chord calculator
Free "bumper" video from WorshipHouseMedia
Freebie from Sermonspice.com: Follow the
Freebie video from SermonVideos.com
Praise & worship tutorial video podcast
- selecting songs - very good
Setting the Bar Higher: Student Worship
Worship band Delirious?: Jon Thatcher, bass
Old hymns are new again at Highland Park
United Methodist Church
Larry Norman, 60, was Christian rock pioneer
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