Chad Meeuwse

About Me: 

Oh boy, about me... I've been the Director of Music & Worship at Modesto CRC (Calif.) since summer 2006. I went to college in Iowa for a year - won't mention where. Then I spent the next several years in Chicago studying K-12 vocal music at Trinity Christian College and pursuing a Masters in Church Music at Concordia University. My responsibilities at the church include: planning worship directing choirs and ensembles -praise teams -adult choir -children's worship arts program -handbell choir leading worship -weekly organist, pianist, and sometimes "liturgist" In my free time I like to: -play volleyball -work out  -volunteer with the jr hi youth group -enjoy the company of friends -read. That's me in a nutshell. Feel free to ask for more info if you have any questions!

  • For whatever reason - perhaps because of its most common placement in the service - I operated under the misconception that "doxology" meant "the last song in the service." As a child, I remember...

  • Well said, Kevin. Thanks!

    posted on: A New Hymnal—Why?
  • Hi Paul,

    My congregation is similar. They are more comfortable singing with some sort of musical notation than without, at least when learning new songs or hymns. My first suggestion is to...

  • Hi John,

    As music & worship director for my church, I wear many hats including head organist and worship/praise team leader. I hope I can offer some helpful advice.

    I see from...

  • Our congregation has a long history of celebrating Reformation Day. A member of our church is a conductor of a community brass ensemble, so Reformation Sunday has become one of two Sundays of the...

  • I've been a part of both traditions - reading a form and extemporaneous speaking through the sacraments. I see value in both, but I think in each it was the delivery that created a worshipful...

  • Hi Angela,
    This can be a delicate topic. Many worship planners and pastors believe Hallmark & national holiday celebrations (Mother's/Father's Day, Valentine's, 4th of July, Labor/...

  • Mark,
    I think it would be awesome to develop a modern-worship CICW/Symposium! I know I could definitely use some additional training and my band would probably also find that very beneficial...

  • [quote=Mark]I'd be very interested to know what percentage of the advisory panel for the new hymnal comes from churches that have "full" and "modern" bands - guitar-driven, with electric guitars,...

  • Hi everyone, I thought I'd join in the conversation here to add another voice from a different (though for some, maybe more familiar?) CRC-subset.

    First, I would like to suggest here that...