If you’re a regular around here you know I try to share information that offers information to help take your music ministry to the next level. That’s really my only requirement for content here. It needs to teach something. Offer some advice, or some tips. Some kind of how to.
Many people who know they’re called to music ministry still find themselves searching for their specific calling within music ministry. I realized at an early age that mine was teaching and directing. But if you’ve been struggling to really nail down what your specific calling is in music ministry you’ll love this great article I found on Churchleaders.com .
I really love articles that give specific steps. In his article “Discovering Your Call To Music Ministry” Minister Michael Dottin not only gives us 12 specific steps, he also includes specific scriptures related to each one. This piece is a quick read, but full of great information I know will bless you if you find yourself in this place. Click the title or image below to read the full article.
We are already a week into the new year, can you believe that? By the grace of God I have been able to post 2 blogs a week every week since I started back in July of 2011. Last year was my first full year of blogging about the music ministry, and God really gave me some things that were a blessing to ministries all over. Many many people have joined the “family” of people connected to this ministry in some way since I started. The fan page alone has grown to over 1100 followers. So I thought it would be nice to do a post compiling 10 of what I consider to be my most powerful music ministry blog posts of 2012. Many music ministry articles I did last year were very helpful to people seeking to improve their personal music ministry. I chose these 10 because I felt they have the most potential to impact both personal music ministries and church music ministries as a whole. Listed in no particular order, they are as follows:
1. 3 ways to develop a “next level” mentality for your music ministry
2. How to put the “ministry” back in your music ministry
3. Music Ministry auto-pilot- 6 signs you may be losing your passion
4. The “5 Second Rule” of music ministry
5. The one unpleasant thing every every music ministry must have
6. The one thing that must be your reason for EVERYTHING
7. How your musical gift is like a Sweet Potato Pie
8. 3 powerful steps to an anointed music ministry
9. The one drawback about passion
10. 5 steps to effective, productive rehearsals
I went back and took a look at every article I did in 2012, and I have hand-picked this collection as the 10 absolute must-read music ministry blog posts of 2012. So definitely save this to your favorites folder so you can refer back to them. And if you haven’t already, please check the box below the comment section to subscribe to my newsletter so you can receive my blog in your in-box twice a week. Happy New Year!
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As we come to the end of another year it’s customary to not only begin setting goals for the coming year but to reflect on the year now behind us. 2011 was a year of many changes for my company. One of the biggest for me though was to start this blog.
Honestly I didn’t think I could come up with enough content to write a blog twice a week. I knew that I was following the path God wanted me on, so like everything else about this new venture I decided to just step out on faith and do it.
Well, the time has come to pull back the curtains on the new direction; the new incarnation of Ron Cross Vocal Studios and Ron Cross, Vocal Coach and Sound Witness Productions.
Welcome to The Music Ministry Coach.com!!
This new direction, this new re-branding of my company has been a life-time in the making. I’ve been a professional vocal coach since 2005. I’ve taught all kinds of singers in all kinds of genres. But I’ve been working in the music ministry since I was 15 or 16 years old. I’ve always had a desire to do more with the gifts God has given me. To reach beyond the walls of my own church. But for years I kept the business world separate from the ministry world.
Welcome music ministers! I’m working hard behind the scenes to make http://www.themusicministrycoach.com an excellent resource for dedicated singers and musicians like you who are looking to take their ministry to the next level so that God can be glorified. Stay tuned! The site will feature high level private voice lessons for singers as well as articles, links and resources for musicians. Want to be notified when this site officially launches?
Visit my current website at http://www.soundwitness.com .