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Easter Attendance Boost: Transform Your Church Website with These Simple Tricks

The countdown to Easter has begun, and it’s no secret that churches typically experience a significant influx of first-time visitors during this special celebration. There are numerous ways for your church to spread the word about its Easter services, including utilizing social media, Google Adwords, direct mail campaigns, or good old-fashioned word of mouth. However, one of the best tools for attracting new members to your congregation throughout the year is especially crucial for Easter: your website!


Rekindling Faith through the Beautiful Tradition of Palm Sunday Celebrations

We’re all familiar with Palm Sunday and most have celebrated it, but do you know why churches observe this occasion? Let’s take a journey through history and uncover the reasons behind this special Sunday.


Revolutionize Your Mix with These Game-Changing Tips

Kade Young from Collaborate Worship shows how to create a pro mix from scratch, using some easy techniques. He starts with gain levels and low-cut filters, then moves on to compression and EQ tweaks to make everything sound clear and dynamic. Plus, he talks about blending reverb just right for that extra depth in the mix.


Five Questions for Churches as Worship Gatherings Become Smaller

The trend toward smaller gatherings was slow but perceptible prior to the pandemic. That trend is much more noticeable now. Church worship gatherings are getting smaller. Two major factors are contributing to this trend. The obvious factor is an overall attendance decline in churches. Many congregations have fewer members and attendees each year.


How the Structure of a Church Can Help (or Hinder) Growth

It’s one thing to want to see your church grow. It’s entirely another to position your church structurally so you can accommodate growth. If you structure bigger, you can grow bigger. If you don’t, your structural constraints will stifle and hinder your growth.


Worship Growing Pains

Has your ministry grown but you’re still operating like it hasn’t? Re-evaluate your praise team procedures this week to determine if you could be more efficient and effective.

NEW: Our God Reigns


Lenny Smith, the composer of Our God Reigns (yes, this is the classic praise song!) recently emailed me and asked if I might be interested in arranging his chorus (he’s still going strong at 80!) He’s quite a charming, humorous fellow! For fun I thought I’d try, not expecting much. Sitting down at the piano this little rendition instantly popped out and I quite liked it. In fact, I LOVE it! Those chime-y piano chords give it a nice modern feel. Use it to open your Easter worship!


Learn more and listen.

Good Friday Service Plan


Looking to enhance your Good Friday service? The Worshipscores Good Friday Service Plan offers a contemporary order of service, complete with two underscores (Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession), suggested Scriptures, sermon topics and song suggestions to inspire and uplift your congregation.


1. Goodness Of God

Bethel Music


2. Gratitude

Brandon Lake



3. Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters



4. Living Hope

Phil Wickham


5. Build My Life

Pat Barrett



6. Graves Into Gardens (Live) Elevation


7. What A Beautiful Name

Hillsong Worship



8. Way Maker




9. I Speak Jesus

Charity Gayle


10. How Great Is Our God

Chris Tomlin


11. In Christ Alone

Keith & Kristyn Getty


12. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman



13. King Of Kings

Hillsong Worship


14. Firm Foundation (He Won’t)

Cody Carnes


15. This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham



16. House Of The Lord

Phil Wickham


17. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Chris Tomlin



18. O Praise The Name (Anastasis) Hillsong Worship


19. This Is Our God

Phil Wickham


20. Glorious Day


Keep track of the top 20 Hymncharts, CCLI, Praisecharts, CCM radio songshear the music, watch videos and download lyrics!


YouTube Worship Playlist: Enjoy the top 20 Praisecharts and CCLI on the worshipflow worship playlist.

Jumpstart Your Worship Planning Creativity is 21 years old! The first email newsletter went out to about 400 people on February 11, 2002 (in the heyday, right before the blog explosion, the newsletter amassed over 100,000 subscribers.) At the time I was the music director of a church plant of around 200 people who met in an elementary school cafeteria (we eventually purchased a building.)


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The worshipideas newsletter lists the top 20 songs from CCLI one week and PraiseCharts the next week to help you keep aware of what churches are singing. CCLI tends to reflect a more broad sampling of both contemporary and blended churches, PraiseCharts shows what's popular right now in churches that are more contemporary.



About: Don Chapman’s passion is for the Church, music and technology, and he blends all three into resource websites devoted to contemporary worship: hymncharts(.)com and worshipflow(.)com.

He’s the editor of the weekly worshipideas(.)com newsletter that’s read by over 30,000 worship leaders across the world. A prolific arranger and songwriter, Don has had songs published by Word, Integrity Music, G3worship and Worship Today, and has orchestrated music for Christian artists Chris Sligh and Jeremy Camp. He’s been featured on the 700 Club, has been quoted in USAToday and is a guest lecturer at Liberty University.


The first worshipideas email newsletter went out to about 400 people on February 11, 2002 (in the heyday, right before the blog explosion, the newsletter amassed over 100,000 subscribers. These days it hovers around 30,000.) Worshipideas was born out of Don’s own desire to share what he was learning as a first-time worship leader at a church plant. Back in 2002 contemporary worship was still fairly new and the worshipideas newsletter and website helped worship leaders across the world figure out this new form of worship.


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