The landscape of contemporary Christian worship is an ever-changing one, hopefully you'll find a few tools here that make the journey a little more navigable.
Take what you see here and adapt it to your setting - make it your own, make it real for your congregation. We're not in the business of providing blue-prints; the free contemporary worship resources you'll find here are designed for use in the formation of an authentic, organic worship service for your congregation & community.
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a field guide to contemporary worship
Now available for purchase via Augsburg Fortress, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service, and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more!
Written by a church musician and a pastor who have experienced the joys and challenges of this popular form of worship, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship provides field-tested ideas and hints and a wealth of illustrations.
In this book you will learn how to form a worship team, how to build a repertoire, how to lead effective rehearsals, the basic of music arrangement and orchestration, how a PA system works, and how to arrange/assemble a sound system (including info on microphones and speakers).
If you've already been so kind as to purchase a copy [thanks, Mom], please make sure you take advantage of the supplementary material to the book found in the "Field Guide Extras" section. You'll find a ton of free contemporary worship resources, including a searchable index of contemporary worship songs organized by theme.
Order A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship (via Augsburg Fortress)
Contemporary Christian Christmas Music
With Christmas right around the corner, it's a good idea to start planning ahead - we've listed a few Christmas songs that might work for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day contemporary worship services in your congregation. Read more...
Guide to Worship & Shure
We're pleased to announce that we've recently partnered with Shure! While perhaps best known for making the legendary SM58 microphone, Shure is a leader in the world of professional audio.
In addition to providing product support at our on-site consulting sessions, Shure offers several great online resources for churches and musicians alike. Shure Notes is a free publication that offers great tech tips, product information, and helpful articles - sign up for free and stay in the loop!