Cover tunes from this century that work
(no, the Beatles aren't contemporary.)
One - Birdtalker
Moving Forward - Hezekiah Walker
Let Go - DeWayne Woods
Great Unknown - Jukebox the Ghost
Wunderkind - Alanis Morissette
This is Me - Greatest Showman
Mighty River - Mary J Blige
Beautiful - India Arie
No Looking Back - Damita
Define Me - Ryan Amador
Awake My Soul - United Pursuits
Awake my Soul - Mumford
Suitcases - Dara MacClean
Yes - Shekinha Glory Ministry
This is the New Year - Great Big World
Free to be Me - Francesca Batistelli
Let it Rise - William Murphy
Hills and Valleys - Tauren Wells
Constant Angel - Ramin Karimloo
Peace Be Upon Us - Sheryl Crow
Brother - Needtobreathe
Melody of you - Sixpence None the Richer
Yahweh - We Will Worship
I Lived - One Republic
Oceans - Hillsong United
Do Something - Matthew West
Brave - Sara Bareilles
Head Full of Doubt - Avett Brothers
Send Your Love - Sting
Bigger than my Body - John Mayer
Better Way - Ben Harper
Free Me - Joss Stone
Home - Phillip Phillips
Soar - Christina Aguilera
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
Fight Song - Rachel Platt
Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen
Read All About it - Emilie Sande
Afterlife - Ingrid Michaelson
I Dare you to Move - Switchfoot
Martyrs and Thieves - Jennifer Knapp
Wild I Am - Vocal Few
They That Wait - Fred Hammond
Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne
Move Forward - Bethany Dillon
Soul on Fire - Third Day
Who You Are - Jessie J
Choral Core Strength
What's your choir's primary job? Is it doing it?
Too often choirs waste their time on outdated strategies, repertoire, exercises and performance habits that worked for some other choir in some other world. In this highly interactive, fun and very noisy session, we'll find the real leverage points and focus your choir's power. For most ministries, the choir gives more volunteer hours than any other single group, so let's make those hours golden.
For any church choir. 2-3 hours, or full day retreat. Requires a focused consultation with the director in advance.
Present to Win
How's your stage presence? How do you KNOW?
Whether you're a brand new platform speaker dealing with nerves and mic technique, or you're an experienced minister who'd like to break out of your pigeon hole, this session teaches you to use your body language for maximum leverage. I bring my experience as a TED Talk coach and union stage actor, so you can deliver your gifts, right here and now, every time.
For general audience. 90-120 mins. Mic recommended
Worship Arts: Connected and Alive
What we used to call “music ministry” exploded into the Technicolor field of Worship Arts -- music, movement, liturgy, visuals, digital media, experiential and interactive worship, and entirely new forms of community engagement in worship. It's deep and dangerous, connected and alive, and natural to all of us. What is a Worship Artist? You are. For ministry leaders and stakeholders. 2-3 hours.
"This is great!"
Really? Then would you please:
Some recent originals from church
Email for charts and access to full library
Wherever I Am - closing singalong
All Things are Changing - slow, meditation
Spirit Help Me Walk - funky slow
I Can turn My Eyes to God - meditation chant
Unity Chant - midtempo, diversity
Hear O Israel - shma prayer call/response
5 Basics + 12 Powers - Unity teaching tune
Hallelujah Sing to the New Day - welcome song
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So Many Faces of God
video created by Lori Sandoval of Paris Lights Photography
featuring Rafe Pearlman, Laura Berman and Stefan Mitchell
Audio and Podcasts
Expressive Worship Clinic - Tom Jackson
Prophetic worship - Kim Walker Smith
Meeting planners: I'm thrilled to customize to your group's goals, for measurable impact, not just an entertaining dog-n-pony show.
Make Me an Instrument
Do you sing, paint, write, dance, play, or create for your Divine?
And would you like some humans to appreciate it, too?
This session explores what it means to be an artist in service, embodying and empowering full expression of Spirit in your community.
Come and crack open a treasure trove of spiritual gold: bliss and fear, illusion and revelation, pride and shame, jealousy, empathy, discipline, connection and much more. Highly interactive.
For artists of any discipline, any level. 120-180 mins.
5 Crucial Techniques for Worship Leading
Humans learned early: group singing makes a strong tribe. In this fun and supportive context, singers learn specific techniques in timing, tone, body language and eye contact that solidify a group in song. Based on my recent paper, this energizing, interactive session will bump up your leading skills, and amplify your grouo's singalong satisfaction.
For singers of moderate skill and up. 90-120 mins. Mic recommended.
For New Thought Noobs
New Thought Basics
In Praise of Mainstream Music (email for database access)
Contact me for help on these topics and more including Multi-media Worship Arts, Quality Assurance, Resolving Staff conflicts, Appreciative Inquiry, How to Book Artists, and much more.
More great articles
Shamanic Practice -Rosenberger
Spiritual Visioning Roadmap - Beckwith
Music in Ministry Handbook - Mekdeci/Riley
Contact me for help finding repertoire that fits your ministry's profile, demographics and values.
Consults for your ministry are tithe-based, so all ministries are invited to contact me for support, no matter what your finances look like.