Feature Friday, My Journey

Release Day!

Today is release day for Fight For Us! It debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes, thanks to all of you who pre-ordered! Your support means so much to me and I hope these songs bless and encourage you in a big way.

Break In is one of my favorite songs from the project, so I wanted to share it with you today. Charts, vocals, and stems will all be available soon at brittaniscott.com.

General, My Journey, Resources, Sing A New Song

Pre-Order Fight For Us

I am so excited to share that Fight For Us is now available for pre-order! This project was born out of a desire to resource the church with songs of faith and surrender. I believe the messages we sing over our churches and cities are so important and these songs are a reminder of who God is, what He is capable of, and who the church is when we’re surrendered wholly to Him.

The release date is April 6th and the charts, vocals, and stems will be available by then on my website.

Pre-order on iTunes and get the title track instantly.

Pre-order on Google Play.

Check out this review + giveaway of Fight For Us by She’s Intentional.


Development and Training

5 Tips For Training New Musicians

As your church grows, your worship ministry should grow. As the young people in your church show interest and desire to use their talents in God’s kingdom, your worship ministry should grow! (Check out these 5 ways to include young people in music ministry.)

You should always be investing in and developing new talent!

But this can present some challenges – especially if you feel you have some limitations.

How do I train a new bass player when I don’t play bass?
What about drums or guitar?

Ideally, every music department would have seasoned musicians who are willing to mentor new musicians learning their same instrument. (This is why I believe mentoring is important, plus some tips on how to be a great mentor.)

But, that doesn’t always work out.

Maybe your seasoned musicians aren’t on board with mentoring yet, or with work, families, and other ministry involvement, they simply don’t have the extra time. Maybe you’re in a smaller church or working with a smaller team and other seasoned musicians aren’t available.

Whatever the case may be, in this Friday 5 In Five Video I’m sharing 5 tips for training new musicians. I hope they help you out! Continue Reading

Devotionals, Ministry

What Will You Do When It’s Your Turn?

In addition to blogging here, I’m honored to write for She’s Intentional: The Dainty Jewell’s Blog. Check out my latest blog post!

What Will You Do When It’s Your Turn?

It’s always amazing to me how God positions us, whether we realize it or not, for special encounters and opportunities to fulfill His purpose. I can look back over my life and see how He used both good and bad experiences to guide me to where I am now and prepare me for what I’ll face today.

But every opportunity God brings me to, I am given a choice. He gives me the power to choose how I will respond to what is in front of me.

That’s how He works.

If you follow Jesus, you’ve probably prayed that God would use you and do something special with your life. Hopefully, you have a desire to do something great in His kingdom!

I’ve sincerely prayed these prayers so many times, myself. But, when my turn does come, it always takes more than that initial surrender. When it’s our turn, we’re faced with a decision.

He brings us to something that requires incredible faith and says, “Here’s your chance, what will you do?” And in these moments, doubt, fear, and feelings of inadequacy seem to always rise up.

That little voice in your head tells you that God really doesn’t want to use you in a big way, or that your response in this moment really doesn’t matter. And, if you’re like me, that voice has talked you out of so many blessings. You see, the enemy of our souls knows how to discourage us, and he will always do his best to keep us from taking those big leaps of faith.

Sometimes it’s simply sin and selfishness that causes us to make the wrong decision. We decide we’re not quite ready to lay it all on the line for Jesus. Or, we think we know what is best for ourselves, and exactly what should happen in our lives.

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