Initial review of Nucleus - A church website builder

Initial review of Nucleus - A church website builder

In this article, I’m going to give you an in-depth look and initial review of the Nucleus church website builder. I’ll show you the back-end user interface, a walkthrough of how I built the website for our church plant, and finally, I’ll give my honest opinion on whether or not Nucleus is a better solution for churches versus other popular builders like Wordpress, Squarespace, and Wix. Keep reading, and by the end of this article, you’ll have a better idea if Nucleus is right for your church.

Abstract motion backgrounds for worship

Abstract motion backgrounds for worship

For the past few months, I’ve been using worship backgrounds from Church Motion Graphics. In this article, I want to explain why this is my favorite resource for abstract motion backgrounds and walk you through my workflow for downloading and using the backgrounds in ProPresenter.

How to lead worship for the first time

How to lead worship for the first time

Leading worship for the first time can be a daunting task. On the surface, worship leading looks simple. Just pick a few songs, practice a little with the band, and you’re set to go. But like any leadership position, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make sure your worship gatherings go smoothly. In this article, I’m going to share ten tips to help you feel prepared and confident to lead your church in worship, even if you are a complete beginner.

Affordable worship keyboard setup that sounds amazing

Affordable worship keyboard setup that sounds amazing

Selecting the right keyboard rig for your worship band can be a daunting task. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the setup we use at our church plant. Rather than spending thousands of dollars on a Nord, Roland, or Yamaha keyboard, we are able to produce amazing sounds with an inexpensive MIDI keyboard and Mainstage running on a MacBook Air. Keep reading to the end and you’ll know exactly what to buy and how to set this up at your church.

Should I learn how to use Ableton Live for worship?

Should I learn how to use Ableton Live for worship?

In this article, I share some tips to help you have the right expectations on what it take to implement this powerful software in your ministry. In a few minutes, you’ll know if Ableton is right for you. I’ll also tell you about a cool opportunity coming up to help you learn Ableton Live the quickest way possible.

How to save money on backing tracks

How to save money on backing tracks

As the use of backing tracks in worship has risen in popularity, many worship ministries face a challenge. How do you build up a song library of tracks without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars per year? In this article, I’m going to share helpful tips for building a library of tracks for Ableton Live without breaking the bank.

How to make a small worship band sound big

How to make a small worship band sound big

On most Sundays, my worship band consists of only four members. I sing and play acoustic. My assistant worship leader is on vocals, and we have a keyboardist and drummer. No bassist. No electric guitars. No background vocals. Even with a small ensemble, we manage to achieve a big sound in worship. In this article, I’ll tell you all about how we do it and watch to the end because I tell you about my #1 software recommendation for achieving a full sound in worship.

Do tracks limit freedom in worship?

Do tracks limit freedom in worship?

There are many benefits to using a click and tracks in worship, especially if you use Ableton Live to run them. But a question I often hear is “does using a click and tracks limit flexibility or spontaneity in worship?” My short answer to this is “no.” But in this article, I’ll explain how you can build flexibility into your Ableton Live setlist and make the software follow you instead of the other way around.

Why your worship band needs a click track

Why your worship band needs a click track

Your worship band needs a click track. There are numerous benefits to implementing this tool in your ministry. In this article, you’ll learn all about these benefits as well as my #1 recommended software to start using a click or metronome with your worship band this weekend.

The most affordable in-ear monitor system for worship bands

The most affordable in-ear monitor system for worship bands

Before you spend thousands of dollars on wireless monitors or digital personal mixers, check out this ultra-cheap but reliable solution for worship band in-ear monitors.