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How to light your worship band with DIY COTM Dewey stand lamps

A great way to light the worship band is with a small lighting fixture close to each musician instead of using larger fixtures hanging from your light bar, and you can build your own Church on the Move style “Dewey” light for around $50. This DIY fixture originally designed by COTM holds a DWE 650W lamp and provides a nice yellow glow at a very low setting without washing out your stage.

How to use an overhead projector in worship ministry – April Fools!

The year is 1996. Worship music has changed a lot in the last several years, and there’s a lot of great new choruses out there that you can’t find in your hymnal. Keep things new, hip and fresh by using an overhead projector to put the lyrics of a song on a screen for everyone in the congregation to see. Here’s a few tips to make the most of your overhead projector ministry.

A tour of our church auditorium

Take a tour of our main auditorium of our church building. We’ll show you the positions for audio, video, cameras, ProPresenter as well the band gear on stage and everything backstage.

Picking songs by using a survey

Many careers ago I used to work for a radio station. One of the things I learned while I worked there is how they pick the songs they play—and more specifically how long to keep a song in rotation and how frequently people want to hear that song. The goal of a radio station programmer and the goal of a worship leader are vastly different. But even though the goals are different, I’ve found this tool works well in both cases.

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