The new Live EP from For All Seasons does not disappoint. It is packed full with great lyrics about who God is and what He has done for us. If you are looking for some fresh songs to teach your people, look no further. There is great stuff right here on the new FAS EP […]
If you’re reading this right now, at some point in the not so distant past you have asked yourself something like this, “how can I get my students more involved in the main service worship?” Well I’m a youth pastor and I ask myself this question all the time. If we’re honest, sometimes it seems […]
Miles takes us through For All Seasons’ latest offering, Live Sessions, Vol. 1
The good folks over at The Gospel Coalition posted an article yesterday by Citizens & Saints lead singer Zach Bolen. Zach is a good friend of The Church Collective and we like to support this great band whenever we can. Head on over to TGC’s website to read the article Zach wrote about their song “You Have Searched […]
Since the collapse of Mars Hill Church, and subsequently Mars Hill Music, BEC Recordings has taken it upon themselves to bless the worship world with a fantastic compilation of songs from former MH bands to get you pumped for Easter. From the rootsy alt-country of Ghost Ship, to the synth laden Citizens & Saints, and the […]
Artist: WorshipMob Album: Carry The Fire Label: Integrity Music Release: March 3, 2015 Carry The Fire is the Colorado worship collective’s first release with Integrity Music. This was the first exposure I personally had to WorshipMob despite their self produced Youtube videos which have over 9 million views (What rock have I been living under?). As an […]
I have been using ProPresenter for several years now, and I am still learning shortcuts, tips and tricks all the time (and if I’m hones,t most of them come from my High School techs…). Whether you’ve never heard of ProPresenter, are a novice user or a multi-year veteran, here are some helpful tips and tricks […]
The guys from Elevation Worship have put their whole album up on Relevant’s “The Drop.” Be sure to go check it out and get a head start on some great anthems for the church! Do you have a favorite song yet? Head over to Relevant to check it out.
Artist: Kings Kaleidoscope Album: Becoming Who We Are Label: Tooth & Nail Records Released: 10/27/14 I have long been anticipating the first full length album from King’s Kaleidoscope and now it’s finally here. 17 tracks of musical and lyrical goodness and there is just way too much to choose from. Because of […]
Formerly with Mars Hill Music, and most recently with Bad Christian, the 10-piece alt-rock-worship-orchestra that is King’s Kaleidoscope have officially signed with Seattle based Tooth & Nail Records. For a full report on the Tooth & Nail webiste, click here. Look for our upcoming conversation with lead singer Chad Gardner about the new album, the […]
Attention all keyboardists! Hillsong just released Mainstage patches for a few of their most popular tracks including Cornerstone and No Other Name. Click here to access them. Enjoy!
One of my favorite worship bands just dropped some big news! Formerly known as Citizens, the band will now go by the new moniker Citizens & Saints. They will also release their Sophomore effort “Join The Triumph” on October 28, 2014. Frontman Zach Bolen has parted ways with Mars Hill Church as is no longer […]
King’s Kaleidoscope just announced the launching of their debut LP “Becoming Who We Are”. The LP will be available next Thursday, August 14th. The pre-order will be available on the forthcoming kingskaleidoscope.com website, which has yet to be active. If you’re a fan of this group, be prepared for some amazing music. This is one […]
A quick rundown of the electric guitar gear used by For All Seasons while leading at Hume Lake Camp Summer 2014.
Artist: For All Seasons Album: For All Seasons Release Date: July 29, 2014 Label: Reveal Worship I’ve been a fan of For All Seasons music ever since they went by the name of Reveal while they finished college at Biola University in Southern California. I was turned onto them by a friend who graduated from Biola and runs […]
In this episode we talk about: The songwriting process at River City. The value in having one large team of players and leaders. The process they go through to decide which new songs get introduced at their church. The challenge of crafting songs and giving control to River City. How they help their songwriters create […]
As the “indie worship” genre seems to be on the rise, led by such groups as Mars Hill Music, The Royal Royal, and others, Seeker & Servant slides right in with something unique and beautiful. If you’re a fan of the musical stylings of The Killers, The Cure, Arcade Fire, with a little Avett Brothers mixed […]
Fan of Loud Harp? Never heard of them? Well go check out the stream the good folks at Relevant Magazine posted of the whole brand new album “Asaph”. It is sure to stir your soul and make you want to read the Psalms they are singing right along with the album! Below, check out their […]
Future of Forestry is known for composing some of the most creative and beautifully orchestrated music this side of a symphony. If you’ve heard them, or not, head on over to NoiseTrade to check out their newest release, your ears will thank you later. Check out our interview with frontman and composer Eric Owyoung here […]
Here at The Church Collective we love Mars Hill Music. So naturally we’re passing some great news on to you! Zach Bolen, and his indie-rocker brothers from Seattle that make up the band Citizens, have blessed the world with a free gift of their first full-length release. We interviewed Zach (fontman) and Adam (drummer) a […]
In true Garrels form, Josh has released yet more free music for the world to download. Haven’t heard of him yet? Well you can fix that right now. The great folks over at NoiseTrade are once again hosting his music for free. Garrels has a history of writing innovative, eclectic, powerful music that sings of […]
Great practical resource post from Miles! What do you find indispensable for your worship ministry?
Title: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God Author: Bob Kauflin Release Date: April 2008 Publisher: Crossway This book has long been a staple in the worship ministry world. Bob Kauflin is now a well known name in worship ministries nationwide through this book and his work with Sovereign Grace Music. This […]
Miles had the opportunity to speak with Eric Owyoung from Future Of Forestry. A great conversation on the release of their latest EP and the inspiration behind the band.
We had the opportunity to have a conversation with Zach and Adam from Citizens. We covered so many great topics that we can’t wait for you to hear but for this post we’ll talk about their latest project, “Repeat the Sounding Joy.” Be sure to check out our review of the album here. TCC: Tell […]
Artist: Citizens Album: Repeat The Sounding Joy Label: Mars Hill Music/BEC Recordings Release: November 25, 2013 If you know me you know I am a HUGE Citizens fan and supporter of all things Mars Hill Music. Straying from the well loved contemporary “worship” sound, Citizens uses their love for Jesus, indie rock, […]
Album: The Dispatch Artist: The Dispatch Label: Mars Hill Music/BEC Recordings Release: August 12, 2013 For this review here on TCC we will look at a little EP from another band out of Mars Hill Church. The Dispatch formed in August 2012 as the worship band for Mars Hill’s Sammamish, WA location (yes […]
Album: The Water & The Blood Artist: Dustin Kensrue Label: Mars Hill Music/BEC Recordings Release: September 30th, 2013 Welcome to yet another worship album review from The Church Collective. If you are not aware of the church or the music, Mars Hill Church in Seattle was founded in 1996 by Mark Driscoll and now has […]