A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship – Available Now!!

A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship

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 of our website. 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)

Chris Tomlin’s Latest Release: And If Our God Is For Us…

We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a copy of Chris Tomlin’s latest album – check out our review of And If Our God Is For Us on guideotoworship.com.

Guide to Worship Partners with Shure!

Shure Microphones

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.

With products ranging from in-ear monitors to microphones for any application, we whole-heartledly recommend Shure for your church audio needs.

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!

Available for Pre-Order: A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipA 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
• How to arrange music for your ensemble
• How a PA system works
• How to arrange microphones and speakers

Order your copy through Augsburg Fortress and let us know what you think!

Running a bit late…

…but we’re glad to have some new worship resources posted. Check out the main Guide to Worship site for some song and video suggestions for Sunday, Oct. 4.

In addition to the top worship songs for this coming Sunday, we’ve also found some great video clips to preview…stop by and let us know what you think!

Powered Mixers for Church PA Systems

Looking for some help in choosing a powered mixer for your PA system? At Guide to Worship, we’ve just reviewed 5 of the most popular powered mixers…stop by and check out the powered mixer review!

Typically used by congregations that need portability, durability, and ease of use in their mixer, powered mixers are available for use with all sorts of speaker configurations, and for just about every size room you can imagine.

Since they’ve got internal power amplifiers, powered mixers eliminate the need for separate power amplifiers. This, coupled with the onboard effects that come standard on many powered mixers make them extremely popular among mobile congregations.

Have specific questions about your church PA system? Feel free to drop us an email. Additionally, you might want to check out our recommendations on 5 powered speakers/monitors for your church PA system.

Come Alive – Mark Shultz

Looking for some new music for your contemporary worship service? We just reviewed Come Alive by Mark Shultz at Guide to Worship. In addition to being a diverse and upbeat album, Come Alive is also lyrically relevant. Check out the review, and let us know what you think!

Top 10 Worship Songs for Sunday, September 27

Looking for some worship music for the upcoming week? Check out our list of the top contemporary worship songs for September 27:

Also, make sure you stop by and check out some worship video suggestions for your contemporary worship service!

And….we’re back.

After a cross-country move last week, we’re back up and running here at Guide to Worship. Looking for some new worship resources for this coming Sunday? Check out the worship video and worship music suggestions for this week.

Also, we’ll be posting some new articles throughout the week, so make sure you check back for some worship music and worship gear reviews!

Contemporary Worship Resources – August 30

New worship resources are posted! Check out the Guide to Worship site for some worship music and worship video suggestions for Sunday, August 30th.

In addition, check out our listings of the “top 10 worship songs” for this coming Sunday. Download sheet music and MP3′s via iTunes, Amazon, or Music Notes!