Burned out on Christmas Music?

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-2-33-31-pmI am a worship pastor. I know the struggle. By the time your congregation knows a song, you’ve studied it, charted it, memorized it, & turned it inside out – it’s easy to get burned out on the most popular worship songs, & Christmas music can be the most overplayed. Well, if that’s you, but you still want to listen to songs that lift your spirit & put you in the mood for the Holidays, we’ve assembled a special playlist just for you!


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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – Oct ’16

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-3-09-47-pmI’m sorry I’ve missed a couple of months. Oddly, Hurricane Matthew’s evacuation created the downtime I needed to finish this list.

If you’re new to “NEXT”, I know it’s hard to find new corporate worship songs – there is so much to sort through, especially if you want to dig deeper than the CCLI Top 50. Well, I’ve done the work for you – culling through current releases, both indie & label, curating a list of new material worth exploring. Be encouraged to let me know which of these songs you use, & how your church responds!

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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – July 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 12.14.00 AMI not only have a deep love of Jesus, & His people, but I enjoy serving God & His people through Gospel-centered song. I dig through everything that is released – from labels & independent – & find those unique gems you might otherwise overlook. Here are my picks from July – I pray they help you more effectively serve your people.

What new songs have you recently introduced? Share in the comments below!

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A birthday announcement…

As my closest friends have learned over the years, on my birthday I don’t prefer huge parties, or being showered with gifts. I tend rather to set aside some quiet time to invest in something that is meaningful for me.

Today, I am honored to announce that Ascension Worship’s CITY WORSHIP PROJECT has recorded & released a song I was a part of bringing to life, “You won’t Stop“.  [Read more…]

NEXT: Fresh New Worship – April 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 9.44.56 AMAs I’ve noted before, it can be hard to find solid, new corporate worship songs for your congregation, especially if you don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mentality of only pulling from the CCLI Top 100. I collect new songs year round, listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top – that’s to say, I’ve done some of the work for you. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation.

Being a fan of more upbeat music, I found myself very surprised that April’s list is so mellow, & uniquely feminine. Even if you find nothing here to use at your church, these would make great quiet time songs. [Read more…]