Autumn: 9 New Worship Albums for 2015

rend-collective---as-family-we-goAs Family We Go” by Rend Collective

Favorite Song: “You Will Never Run”

In a Word: Eclectic

“Before all Things” by Eleven22 WorshipEleven22-Worship-before-all-things

Favorite Song: “I’m Not Alone”

In a Word: Electronica

amanda-cook“Brave New World” by Amanda Cook

Favorite Song: “Heroes”

In a Word: Peaceful

“Brighter” by Fearless Bandfearless-bnd

Favorite Song: “Brighter”

In a Word: Crazy

71QfKbA2r-L._SY355_“Grand Symphony” by Ricardo Sanchez

Favorite Song: “Take Over”

In a Word: Fun

“Mighty” by Kristene DiMarcoPrint

Favorite Song: “Be Still”

In a Word: Moving

Open-Heaven-Flat“Open Heaven/ River Wild” by Hillsong Live

Favorite Song: “O Praise the Name”

In a Word: Anthem

“Pocketful of Faith” by Tim HughesPocketful_of_Faith_by_Tim_Hughes

Favorite Song: “Only the Brave”

In a Word: Hopefull

ShoutYourName_Cover“Shout Your Name” by OneThing Live

Favorite Song: “In the Presence of the Angels”

In a Word: Stirring

School of the Rock: 5 Keys to Building Great Youth Worship Teams


1 Pray (Matt 9:37-39)

  • Make room for God to move by praying with your students & leaders for the specific musicians & worship leaders you need
  • Faith & excitement will begin to grow as everyone sees the answer to their prayers coming through the door

2 Cast Vision  (Proverbs 29:18)

  • Cast the vision to your students & leaders of what dynamic worship looks like by playing relevant worship music & videos somewhere in your gatherings
  • Invite in guest worship leaders & teams periodically to minister & inspire your youth
  • Ask your church worship leader, worship team members & any musicians you know what they can do to help you launch a team & mentor your students
  • Fundraise or ask your pastor & the people of your church & community to donate or help you purchase the basic equipment & gear you need

3 Start With What You Have (John 6:9-14)

  • Identify & recruit talent by periodically doing talent show-cases during your gatherings where students can sing & play instruments. Look for potential in team members who may be hiding in the shadows & push them to the next level of development
  • Something is better than nothing so don’t wait until you have a full band! A freshman who can play four chords on the guitar paired with a student who can sing is a great start
  • Keep it simple by having your team master & play just two or three easy songs per week & slowly introduce more songs as they grow in confidence & musicianship

4 Equip (Ephesians 4:11-12)

  • Implement a consistent rehearsal time where your team learns how to do a proper sound check, hash out song transitions, pray & practice the set from start to finish
  • Teach your team simple Biblical truths regarding worship that will keep them humble & focused like “Worship is a lifestyle” based off Romans 12:1
  • Create a commitment form with expectations & standards for character, practice  what Godly leadership looks like
  • Equip your team with resources that will inspire them to grow in their faith & craft
  • Give your worship leaders a game-plan of what your expectations are for the upcoming gathering
  • Encourage your team visit other worship gatherings where they can be inspired, refreshed & equipped in new ways

5 Release (Mark 6:7)

  • With teens it doesn’t have to be perfect! Good is good enough, so let them go for it
  • Foster creativity by encouraging your worship leaders & team to craft their own songs
  • Release your worship leaders to choose worship lists, schedule teams & lead rehearsals! This allows them to grow in their leadership & gives you more time!
  • When your teams grows large enough, multiply into two or more teams that rotate weekly! This will get many more students involved

10 Must Have Worship Albums for Summer 2015

Keep 2015 going strong with these new inspirational worship albums & songs!

“Everything and Nothing Less” by Chris McClarneychris_mcclarney_everything_and_nothing_less

Favorite Song: “Everything and Nothing Less”

Recorded live at the 2015 Jesus Culture Sacramento Conference, this album features a guest appearance by Kim Walker-Smith & beckons awakening

xteVqUiY“Singalong 3” by Phil Wickham

“Favorite Song: “Carry My Soul” 

This acoustic driven collection includes some past worship hits along with Phil’s latest favorites & features Kari Jobe, Shane & Shane & Jeremy Riddle

“For Every Curse” by Daniel Bashta51pWAp+-voL._SL500_AA280_

Favorite Song: “Still I Will Praise You”

Daniel’s voice is uniquely amazing & his latest offering  features several epic praise anthems that will stir the listener to praise through the pain

MattRedman_UnrbokenPraise_web“Unbroken Praise” by Matt Redman

Favorite Song: “It Is Well With My Soul” 

Releasing June 16th, renowned worship leader & song writer “Matt Redman’s” newest project was recorded live at Abbey Road Studios & features 11 new songs

“Psalms LP” by Robbie Seay Band


Favorite Song: “Psalm 18 (I Love You O Lord)”

Taken straight from the scriptures, this melodic & record  will ignite within the listener a new love for the Psalms as songs and prayers

Empires_(Official_Cover)_by_Hillsong_UNITED“Empires” by Hillsong UNITED

Favorite Song: “Here Now (Madness)”

With an eclectic-synth-laced sound, Hillsong UNITED – one of the worlds most renowned worship bands, celebrates the grace & good news of Jesus on their newest project

“Let It Be Jesus” by Christy Nockels91nMCrcQaTL._SL1500_

Favorite Song: “My Anchor”

Part of the “Passion Worship Movement,” Christy’s beautiful voice & passion for Christ & worship shine through on this redemptive record

derek-johnson“Real Love” by Derek Johnson

Favorite Song: “Power in the Cross” 

Part of the Jesus Culture family, Derek delivers a home-run with this edgy-guitar driven collection of hope-infused songs

“Acoustic Sessions” by Kingdomkingdom

Favorite Song: “Redeemer” 

Natives of NorCal, Kingdom has crafted an acoustic driven record with a uniquely fresh sound that speaks of redemption & victory in Christ

Elim-100_Elim-Sound“Elim 100” by Elim Sound

Favorite Song: “I Will Give Thanks” 

With 15 tracks & a modern folk style, this album features some of the best worship leaders from across England, Scotland & Ireland & inspires praise with a variety of style & voices

7 New Worship Songs for Spring

Keep your new year going strong by worshipping with these inspirational & diverse anthems!

robbie-seay-band-155160-psalms1 “Psalm 118 (Your Steadfast Love)” by Robby Seay Band

Taken from Psalm 118, this song is a celebration of God’s steadfast love

2 “Even So Come” by Passion/ Featuring Chris Tomlin passion-even-so-come

A soul stirring anthem that celebrates & anticipates the return of the King of Kings

2627ad8f94060bfccc71e7a9584eb5a0.1000x1000x13 “Energy” by Hillsong Young & Free

This synth driven feel good song celebrates the God’s sovereignty & will make you wanna dance

4 “Grace on Top of Grace” by Fellowship Creativealbum-art-aliveinus

A hand clapping, foot stomping celebration of God’s grace & freedom

a0270310381_105 “Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul” by Pacific Gold

This eclectic piano laced hymn is a cry for God’s help in times of trouble

6 “Our Salvation” by Derek Johnsonderek-johnson

A guitar driven anthem that praises God’s salvation & holiness

Davis7 “Victory” by Davis the Band

A joyous celebration of Christ’s Victory on the cross & the freedom that comes through His Word

15 New Worship Songs for 2015

Keep your new year going strong by worshipping with these faith-filled & diverse anthems, most of which have just been released this year!

1 “All the Earth” by Vertical Church Bandvertical

2 “Lamb of God” by Vertical Church Band

bethel3 “Ever Be” by Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal 

4 “No Longer Slaves”  by Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser 

5 “Praise Him” by Aaron Gillespieaaron

6 “You alone are God” by Aaron Gillespie

i-am-they7 “We are Yours” by I Am They

8 “King of Love” by I Am They

9 “Light a Fire” by Bridge Citybridge

10 “Face to Face” by Bridge City

cover170x17011 “Set Apart” by Worship Central & Tim Hughes

12 “Worth It All” by Worship Central featuring Ben Cantelon

13 “On the Throne ” by Desperation Band featuring Kari Jobedesperation-band

album-swell14 “Healing is Here” by Deluge, Daniel Eric Groves & Jonathan Stockstill

15 “Fill Me Now” by Darnisha Taylordarnisha