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Improve Your Ministry Using These Worship Resource Websites

 

 
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Posted December 22, 2015 by

The year’s end is nearly upon us. Next year will bring with many of the joys and sorrows available to those in leadership in worship ministry. To get you going on the right foot, we decided to gather a list of outstanding online resources in one place!

Chords/Charts/Songs

Christian Song Tracks & Christian Song Charts
christiansongtracks.com | christiansongcharts.com
Use: Find chord charts and tracks for today’s worship, part of the Salem suite of tools.
Payment: A la carte

Discover Worship
discoverworship.com
Use: Library of music: thousands of choral anthems, worship songs, musicals, collections, children’s songs, instrumentals, solos, and more.
Payment: Subscription ($199/year for basic)

Essential Worship
essentialworship.com
Use: Chord charts, MP3s, insights, and more from Provident artists such as Matt Maher, Tim Timmons, Vertical Worship, Mia Fieldes, among others.
Payment: Free and a la carte

LifeWay Worship
lifewayworship.com
Use: Worship planning tools and digital downloads for all kinds of song resources and music, incorporating many styles.
Payment: A la carte

Praise Charts
praisecharts.com
Use: Find chord charts simply and quickly of the most influential artists in worship today.
Payment: A la carte or credits

Song Discovery
songdiscovery.com
Full disclosure, this is our service. By “our,” we mean Worship Leader magazine and worshipleader.com. Song Discovery is up to 12 new worship songs (with charts and lead sheets), handpicked with biblical resonance and congregational accessibility in mind published bi-monthly. You already know what’s at the top of the CCLI chart; here’s your chance to hear the music that is impacting churches around the world in fresh and inspiring new ways. And now you can access it for the first time digitally!
Payment: Subscription (you also get a subscription to Worship Leader magazine)

Song Select
songselect.com
Use: Song chord charts, lead sheets, vocal sheets, lyrics, and sound samples for thousands of songs.
Payment: Subscription ($54/year for basic and $189/year for premium)

The Liturgists
theliturgists.com
Use: Find full new, original liturgies (music and spoken word) covering various aspects of the Church calendar, plus a podcast.
Payment: A la carte

The Verses Project
theversesproject.com
Use: Find new music written as word-for-word Scripture songs useful for congregational prayer or personal devotion and memorization. Plus each song/verse has graphic elements for download.
Payment: Free

The Worship Initiative
theworshipinitiative.com
Use: Brought to you by Shane Barnard and Shane Everett (Shane & Shane), provides practical help from instrument instruction to vocal lessons on specific songs, plus each song has a devotional written for individual or team use.
Payment: Subscription ($10/month)

We Are Worship
weareworship.com
Use: A free-membership resource and song discovery site for anyone involved in worship ministry largely filled with songs from the Integrity Music roster including such artists as Paul Baloche, All Sons & Daughters, Darlene Zschech, New Life Worship, The Brilliance, and many more.
Payment: Free and a la carte

Worship Together
worshiptogether.com
Use: This is where you find your charts and devotionals from Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Hillsong, Passion, Jesus Culture, and many others
Payment: Free and a la carte

 

Articles/Insight/Podcasts 

All About Worship
allaboutworship.com
Use: Podcast, the All About Worship Collective (CD of new music), devotions, interviews with artists, articles and more.
Payment: Free

Church Tech Today
churchtechtoday.com
Use: Insight and teachings on tech in the church today, topics include topics including social media, websites, worship, media, mobile, and software.
Payment: Free

Cultivate Worship
wewillcultivate.com
Use: Church-grown website (Okolona Christian Church) filled with original music, articles, videos, and more for insight and inspiration.
Payment: Free

Ministry Matters
ministrymatters.com
Use: Offering original articles, blogs, book reviews, this site offerspPractical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders.
Payment: Subscription (free for basic, $199/year for premium)

The Copyright Coach
thecopyrightcoach.com
Use: Find education and training on all things regarding copyrights with content including fact sheets, videos, idea kits, webinars, interviews with church leaders and copyright experts, and blog articles on current topics.
Payment: Free

The Church Collective
thechurchcollective.com
Use: A complete resource with articles, podcasts, worship team training, and more—all of it created by a community of worship leaders.
Payment: Free

The Worship Community
theworshipcommunity.com
Use: Articles, how-to, reviews, featured videos, and interactive discussions on worship, technology, songs, and planning.
Payment: Free

Worship Ideas
worshipideas.com
Function: Content-rich website with a weekly WorshipIdeas.com newsletter. Highlights include videos, news, top 10 lists, and more.
Payment: Free

 

Tracks/Loops/Patches

MultiTracks
multitracks.com
Use: Accompaniment tracks from original CD recordings, ability to mix any track from their catalog from in your Web browser, keyboard patches, custom sessions that creates a Ableton set for you, and the ability to save to the cloud.
Payment: A la carte

Loop Community
LoopCommunity.com
Use: Find loops for worship created by other leaders like you as well as select original master tracks. Their new SoundPark section has a large selection of community-created patches available for specific songs or general tones for use where needed.
Payment: Subscription or credit-based a la carte


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