Christmas Service Program II

Last year I shared this Christmas Service Program and you all seemed to really like it! Having a program template definitely makes planning special services a little easier.

I decided to share a new one this year! It’s similar in format to the one I shared last year, but this year the theme is What A Beautiful Name. This program is so easy and can be done by any church, no matter the size. Continue Reading


A Thanksgiving Service

Every November we host a special Sunday Thanksgiving service at our church. The entire service is designed around the thanksgiving theme and we add some elements that make the service feel set apart from other services.

This is an easy Thanksgiving service program I put together that can be done in both small and large church settings. It includes links to videos and chord charts. Continue Reading


5 Tools For Organizing Your Music Department

Having an organized music ministry and department allows your operate at your fullest potential!

In this week’s Friday 5 In Five video I share 5 tools for getting organized. You can sign up for 5 Weeks To An Organized Music Department for a step-by-step guide.

Here are some of the resources I mentioned in the video.

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I would love to hear your tips, tricks, & tools for getting and staying organized! Let me know in the comments below!


5 Things To Remember When God Says No

In addition to blogging here, I’m honored to write for She’s Intentional: The Dainty Jewell’s Blog where I wrote in more detail on this topic. Check out an excerpt below and read more on the blog!

5 Things To Remember When God Says No


It’s usually not an easy thing to hear.

Sometimes it brings a sense of relief or direction, but it’s more likely to produce questions, frustration, maybe even resistance.

When we’re staring at something we think we really want, it’s important to acknowledge and accept that God’s ways are much higher than ours, and His plans for us are amazing, even though we may not fully grasp what those plans are.

Of course, we don’t enjoy it when God says, “no,” but it’s not always a reprimand. Sometimes a “no” is required to keep us on the path to the “amazing” thing He has for us…

…I don’t know about you, but when I’m waiting for an answer from God, I want Him to come down from the heavens, take a seat in front of me, and give me an audible answer (preferably with all the reasons why).

Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that way.

No matter how much I beg Him to do things my way, His way always wins out. With good reason, too! There’s so much to learn in the process, in both the seeking and the answering.

When God says no, it doesn’t always come in that audible answer we desire. And, it doesn’t always sound the way we think it should.

Don’t let your desires or preconceived ideas of how God should communicate keep you from acknowledging His answer.

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