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Worship planning resources, weekly updates of top worship-friendly songs, and other music resources. Read more about contemporary worship music planning...

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While it's up for debate whether or not video did indeed kill the radio star, even Christopher Cross might enjoy some of these video tips and resources. Check out some great worship video resources...


worship music for december 18, 2011 [Advent 4B]

Contemporary Worship MusicThis week we'll focus on the readings from 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, and Luke 1:26-38. That being said, we've got a few song suggestions for this last Sunday in Advent.

While we'll be dealing with advent worship songs these next few weeks, we've also posted a list of contemporary Christian Christmas songs - check 'em out if you need help finding Christmas or Christmas Eve MP3's or sheet music.

As such, below are the top worship songs for this Sunday. If you're looking for some additional worship song recommendations based on these themes, make sure you check out the searchable Song Index.You can search for contemporary worship songs by theme, title, or artist.



top 10 worship songs for december 18, 2011

1. Sing, Mary Sing -
Jennifer Knapp


Sing Mary Sing - WOW Christmas (Red) | Sing Mary Sing - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

2. Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin


Jesus Messiah - Hello Love (With Bonus Track) | Jesus Messiah - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

3. God With Us - MercyMe


God With Us - All That Is Within Me | God With Us - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

4. My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Chris Tomlin


My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Glory In the Highest - Christmas Songs of Worship | My Soul Magnifies the Lord - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

5. Enter This Temple- Leeland


Enter This Temple - Opposite Way | Enter This Temple - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon

6. Remembrance (Communion Song) - Matt Redman


Remembrance (Communion Song) - We Shall Not Be Shaken | Remembrance (Communion Song) - Sheet Music (Digital Download) icon


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!

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipWritten 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)