8 ideas to encourage more participation in worship

By Andy@Musicademy | September 3, 2021

I recently read a book which chronicled the rise of the evangelical church in England from the 1950s onwards. This reported a clear link between high levels of participation in worship and personal spiritual growth and communal church renewal. The book, controversially called ‘Selling Worship’ (by Pete Ward), also observes that in sung worship in […]

Free Christmas resources for churches

By admin | December 9, 2019

Here we have pulled together a helpful list of Christmas resources. Please feel free to add in your own finds to the comments at the bottom. Free Christmas resources for churches Christmas story narrations – Fantastic set of narrations of the Christmas story re-written for a variety of contexts. Also a fun story behind the development […]

How one traditional Anglican building has been transformed into a space for 21st Century worship

By Guest Blogger | April 18, 2016

Musicademy ran a training day recently at St Anselm’s Church in Stanmore, Middlesex. Not only were we totally blown away by the generosity and hospitality of their team, but we were impressed with what they had done with the somewhat traditional Anglican building. The rather large main worship space appeared to have different zones and […]

Stages of the grief process

By Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014

It was Swiss-American psychiatrist, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the ground breaking book On Death and Dying, who first established a set of stages she called ‘The Grief Process’. Her research during the 1960s resulted in a set of five stages – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance – […]

Christ is Risen!

By Marie@Musicademy | April 20, 2014

A picture for Easter Sunday I photographed this crucifix in a vineyard in New Zealand earlier this year where there is often art and sculpture on display for the public. What I particularly liked about it was that the wood is constructed from old wine barrels and the clippings behind are from grape vines. Rather […]

Improving Your Projected Song Lyrics – Part 3

By Kenny Lamm | May 8, 2012

In the last two posts on improving your projected song lyrics (part one; part two), I dealt with many design issues. Today, we will look at the operation of the slide show. Timing of the Slides It is of utmost importance for the person running the presentation to always be very aware of what is happening […]

Christmas starts with Christ – great new church ad campaign

By Marie@Musicademy | November 17, 2011

Swap gold, frankincense and myrrh with a Faberge egg, a Swarovski crystal perfume bottle and a Damien Hirst skull; swap shepherds with a cycle courier and plasterer, wise men with entrepreneurs and you have the makings of a contemporary nativity scene. The new Christmas Starts with Christ campaign is the brainchild of ChurchAds.net and will see billboard, newspaper […]