Over the past two years, we’ve had the privilege to work closely with For All Seasons. Last year, we partnered with them for their release of “Live Sessions: Vol. 1,” and we were able to release the music video from the track ‘Eternal King,’ as well as tutorial videos for all the tracks on the […]
This tutorial is designed to give you an in-depth overview of the “Services LIVE” feature from Planning Center Online. This tutorial assumes that you have a basic understanding of Planning Center Online (PCO), and does not cover typically-used functions of PCO, such as scheduling, adding people, creating services types and creating/editing templates. Planning Center Live […]
“The eyes cannot say to the hand, ‘I do not need you.’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I do not need you.” 1 Corinthians 12:21 “Heart for the House.” What does that even mean? What does it look like to heave a heart for the house? It’s an idea that there is no one place […]
Gosh I love this song. It is so packed with honesty, confession, truth, and praise. Even though I go against what God has for ME, He still loves me and extends mercy and grace to us, the undeserving. “Yet still You love me, though I stood and mocked the Lamb above me.” This is a […]
For All Seasons // This Is Amazing Grace – Electric Guitar Tutorial This song is AWESOME! It’s so rich in theology and filled with the truth of the gospel. Two of my favorite lines in this song are at the beginning of verse one and two. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection everything. If He didn’t […]
Worship Review: Ghost Ship // Costly Ghost Ship is Seattle based band with a unique folk/ambient/Seattle rock sound that is all their own. There is no confusing Ghost Ship with anyone else out there. Ghost Ship’s music was made popular through their ministry at Mars Hill Church which dissolved in 2014. They had 3 […]
Electric Guitar Tutorial // For All Seasons – This I Believe From Jeff Luckey This is a very important song for the church right now. In a post-modern world where so many things are subjective and relative, it’s so valuable to have these absolute truths set to song. Music can serve as an easy recall […]
From Jeff Luckey, guitarist, For All Seasons: This is a fun, straight-rock song. There are some complexities, but it’s super congregational. The rhythm section is my favorite part. The bass is so unique in the verses. It has more intricate lines than your typical worship song. But, you gotta play it on the right speakers. […]
Johnny Hamilton brings us a tutorial from For All Seasons’ latest record.
For All Seasons // ‘Eternal King’ Electric Guitar Tutorial “When we completed the writing process for Eternal King and listened through the first pass, we got so excited about sharing it with our community. And, as we’ve been able to lead the song over the last couple months, it has been incredible to watch how […]
Fox brings us practical advice for mixing our worship services.
Fox brings the heat with this look into working with a team, toward the common goal.
In this third installment of Getting the Most Out of Volunteers, Fox takes us through the AH, SNAP! method of leadership, teaching us practical ways to show our devotion to our teams.
Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to reconnect with my friend and mentor, Nathan Del Turco. Nathan is the Pastor of Student Worship at Central Christian Church, which has a total of five campuses across the greater Phoenix metro in Arizona. His years of experience, knowledge and wisdom as a worship leader and Pastor […]
In this second installment of Getting the Most Out of Volunteers, Fox takes us through the different tiers of effective volunteer training.
Part 1: Understanding and Recruiting Lately, I have seen a lot of emails and posts from social media and other forums regarding volunteers, and effectively recruiting, training, managing, retaining, equipping and getting positive results from them. Over the next couple of weeks, we will tackle this subject, and with any luck, help your teams […]
In the context of musical worship, there is a great debate for the keys player between the use of hardware or software.
The difference between bringing your A-Game and your B-Game is entirely your state of mind. When it comes to a healthy ministry, attitude is everything.
To those looking to implement the use of a musical director, or for those that have them, here are some tips to help stimulate growth of excellence in your ministry.
Be sure to read the other posts in the FOH series! Running any sort of production, no matter the scale, is never a one-person job. The multitude if elements of any production need to flow together as seamlessly and effortlessly as possible. Understanding individual roles in the process can go a long way to achieving […]
Artist: Inland Hills Church Album: Volume 1 Release Date: October 27, 2013 Label: Risen In the heart of the Inland Empire of Southern California, Inland Hills has a vision to build the Church and reach their community and world by whatever means. This review holds a special place in my heart […]
In its most simple terms, equalization (or EQ, for short) refers to the boosting of desired frequencies and cutting of undesirable frequencies on a given audio signal. In broader usage, it can be used to correct specific problems on that signal, to overcome deficiencies in the frequency response of a microphone (or the timbre of […]
We’re all imperfect beings. And let’s face it: things go wrong. Leading worship, we have all at one time: gone off click, sang the wrong verse, dropped a wireless pack, had straplocks fail, dropped sticks, hit a wrong note, unplugged our instruments… The list goes on. It seems like every time this happens, it happens […]
The Church Collective has had the great pleasure of having Eric Persing answer some questions for the site. Persing is the founder and creator of the vastly growing, and increasingly popular virtual synthesizer company known as Spectrasonics. The most well known of their products being Omnisphere, Eric has made a considerable impact in the secular […]
I get a lot of question on what EXACTLY MIDI is. I can say “I have a MIDI controller here, and this is sending MIDI notes to here, and then I have this MIDI drum pad here, and that is sending a MIDI Program Change to here” and once I finish my sentence, I get […]
The most important thing that we as audio engineers do is get signal from instrument to speakers. But to do that, the signal (at its most basic level) must first pass from the instrument into a microphone or DI box, down a line, through a snake, into a console, into a preamp, through an equalizer, […]
Be sure to check out the previous posts in FOH 101: Microphone Selection, Microphone Placement, and Compressors and Limiters. NOISE GATES Noise gates are a Front-of-House engineer’s best friend. Their ability to clean up an audio signal, reduce noise, and make the mix sound crisp and clear is unrivaled. Adding a gate to an audio […]
COMPRESSORS AND LIMITERS Military communications during the Second World War were, at best, strained. Equipment of the time could not properly transmit the quieter sounds of the human voice over the sounds of battle because they were drowned out by the louder gunfire noises and explosions. New technology had to be developed so that radio […]
BASIC MICROPHONE PLACEMENT Now that we’re able to make informed decisions in regards to selecting the best microphone for the job, we’re ready to place them on the instrument to get the best possible sound. As with microphone selection, placement of the microphone largely comes down to personal preference and how they sound in your […]
HOW MICROPHONES WORK A microphone is a form of transducer, or a device that changes one form of energy into another corresponding form of energy. The same way that the magnets in guitar pickups turn the vibration of the strings into electrical energy, the microphone turns changes in air pressure into an electrical signal. That […]
Throughout college, I had the privilege to play at many different venues, churches; as well as helping others constructing their keyboard rigs so that they were usable and reliable. Personally, I’ve had my fair share of controllers, keyboards, stage pianos, vintage boards, and effects. I have come to be content with what is involved in […]
Assessment is the Key to the Keys One situation will never be the same in the context of a musical worship band. Look at your instrumentation as well as the resources you have available. Not everyone has an electric guitarist with tons of delay pedals, also, not everyone has a Nord Stage 2 and a […]