Prime vs. Playback | Which app is best for your worship ministry?

Prime vs. Playback | Which app is best for your worship ministry?

In this article, I'm going to give you a side by side comparison with Prime by Loop Community and Playback by Multitracks.com. I'm going to walk you through the pros and cons of each of these powerful and easy to use iOS apps. Soon you'll have a much clearer understanding of which one is the best fit for your worship ministry.

What to do when you worship band shows up unprepared for rehearsal

What to do when you worship band shows up unprepared for rehearsal

If your team members are showing up to rehearsal unprepared, here are five key questions to help you discover the root cause of the issue and inspire them to practice at home.

The 5 Pillars of Worship Leading

The 5 Pillars of Worship Leading

Being a well-rounded and effective worship leader requires a lot more than knowing how to play four chords on a guitar, having a decent voice, and wearing skinny jeans. A lot of aspiring worship leaders don’t have a firm grasp on the various facets of worship ministry. In this article, I’m going to share with you the five pillars of worship leading that are key for developing yourself as a worship leader and growing a healthy ministry.

How to build an Ableton Live worship keyboard rig

How to build an Ableton Live worship keyboard rig

In this article, I’m going to show you a worship keyboard setup that runs on Ableton Live. This setup works on Mac and PC, and I'll walk through everything you'll need including hardware, software, and Ableton templates. You'll also learn some advanced tips for automating patch changes in Ableton Live.

The best digital mixer for church sound

The best digital mixer for church sound

In this article, I’m going to share ten reasons why the X32 and M32 family of mixers is the best choice for most church sound systems. I’ve worked with these mixers for over six years now, so this review comes with a lot of practical experience using these tools for worship ministry. By the end of this article, you’ll have a firm grasp on the benefits of upgrading to one of these mixers, and you’ll know whether or not you should buy one for your church.

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.