We’re all “creatures of habit.” As much as we wish people would do something as simple as sit in a different seat in church, our habits just feel good to us and that’s why we keep wearing that one spot down in the fifth row, left side center. It’s our place. Our brains are wired […]
If I Could Turn Back Time… Unsolicited advice is never cool because it’s, well, unsolicited. You didn’t ask for it. No one likes it when someone wags a finger in our face and says, “You shouldn’t eat that” or “I wouldn’t do that, if I were you!” It’s just not fun and the would-be advice […]
Do you ever wonder how the pro songwriters do it? Have you ever listened to a song on the radio or sung a song in church and thought to yourself, “If ONLY I knew what THEY know, I’d write some great songs, too!”? While every pro songwriter has their own set of hacks that work […]
As you consider this list and weigh it against your own craftsmanship, I am hopeful your songwriting journey will be enriched and strengthened. May the Holy Spirit surround you as you endeavor to put a new song in the mouths of God’s people in the days ahead. Write to the glory of the Lord! The […]
While band-driven worship continues to increase across the evangelical worship landscape, worship-leading choirs are trending back in. Because churches generally are worshipping together less frequently during the week, many choirs are moving to a multi-generational model, including the participation of youth and older children. A number of churches, after pulling the plug on their choir […]
Join us as Keith Getty shares his thoughts on Creativity. Keith asks the questions — what are our core talents and how can we constantly be growing, learning, and getting better? To watch more of our Sound Check videos with Keith, songwriters, artists, and more, visit our YouTube Channel.
I’ve shared many times about my mentor growing up – Buddy Earwood. There is no way to measure how much his interest in me during my high school years fueled my desire to lead music for ministry well. I have his bible next to my desk to remind me of his investment in my life. […]
When my friends at Lifeway Worship asked me to write a blog on how to start a song, my initial thought was to ask if maybe the title shouldn’t be, “Steps to How I start a Song.” I have always maintained one of the ingredients that keeps the creative process “creative” is the fact that […]