Using a playlist to share with singers and instrumentalists has helped our praise team prepare.
I am a life-long church member, and love being involved in ministry. I have worked as a volunteer or on staff in a variety of different roles in churches throughout my life. My favorite verse about ministry is Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
We have several people who participate in selecting songs for worship at our church, and a question has come up regarding copyright and whether it is permissible to change the words of a song that is copyrighted.
I am interested in what "new" songs (released last 12-18 months) you are singing at your church that you recommend. We try to add maybe 5-10 new songs per year.
Does anyone have a "church night" with ministries for various ages (including adults) meeting at the same time?
Over in the Deacon's forum, someone is looking for advice about Spiritual Gifts surveys, and I know some Ministry Coordinators might have some helpful tips. Find that question posted in the Deacons section.
I sort of secretly hope that those leading these ministries at my church ... don't find this post. I'm afraid they will panic if they find out I've suggested people do less at church. But that's not what I'm suggesting. Rather, I'm suggesting that people do more — more of what they are gifted to do.
What does your church do to thank those who serve each year in ministry?
I was the Ministry Coordinator at CrossRoads when this was developed, and while I don't remember specifics of the results, I thought it was a great tool that ended up providing really helpful...posted on: Tool for Evaluating Ministry Programs
I would be deeply saddened if Synod were to overturn the decision of the Board of Trustees to keep Editor DeMoor in his position. Editor DeMoor's public apology (http://www.thebanner.org/other/...posted on: What Do We Want from The Banner?
Good question. I'm not a legal expert by any means, but my thought is that the poster of the video is responsible for the permissions. By creating a playlist, it does not create a duplicate copy...
RE: Copyright for new hymnals (Diane)
I am loving planning worship using the new Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal, but ensuring correct licensing is BIG. DEAL. As in, taking a lot of time to make...
RE: Why change lyrics?
Sometimes contemporary and popular worship songs do not reflect reformed theology. All our songs go through a review before we add them to our song list. In some...
Thank you for adding your comments about copyright and music as well as about copyright related to visual arts. I appreciate you taking time to add to the discussion.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.
As for the performance in worship aspect as referred to in § 110, I have read elsewhere that there is a difference between performance and...
I like that this is not just a small groups story, that Danell explained how this is just one part of how this vision for Discipleship is implemented across multiple ministries. Thanks, Danell!...
Hi, Kristin! This one for our church is a brief overview of the whole ministry, but includes a few tasks for the Head Usher (our Head Usher is the weekly point person, different from the person...
I organized one of these last August, a few weeks before several our our ministries re-started for the Fall season. A few weeks ahead of time, I contacted all the leaders of ministry and asked...posted on: Ministry Fair—Tips or Practices?