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Don’t Miss out on This Free Media for the Fall

As much as I love the summer, I think I love the Fall even more. The warm weather is nice, but the humidity has got to go. The beach is nice, but the sand is…sandy. The spontaneity is fun, but rhythm is a relief. And let’s be real, the colors of fall are just breathtaking. So we need to welcome in the Fall with a celebration of sorts. We should do something special. I know! We can give away some FREE media! Well this month, we have some amazing steals that you are going to love. Be sure to check them all out and then pass this post along to your media loving friends so they can enjoy as well. Happy Fall!

This Is Jesus by Freebridge Media

Today we worship the King of Kings…our Savior, our Lord, our Redeemer. Today we worship the one who changed our eternity and replaced our guilt with grace. Today we worship Jesus!

Hi-tech Countdown by Creative Media Solutions

This is the second of our modern/futuristic countdowns. While it is created with a younger audience in mind, it will certainly inspire crowds of any age. The feel good music will pump up your audience, while the worshipful phrases will prepare their hearts for praising our God.

Wordcraft Fruit of the Spirit by Summit Creative Company

What do you get when you add art to a Bible verse? Wordcraft. Use this short, one-minute video segment to inspire your kids to create. Print out the verse art template for them to color in after they see the video or have them make their own.

Open Eyes by James Grocho

A video demonstrating that when we have faith in our lives, our eyes are open to see what God is doing in our lives. He shows us our struggles and reminds us that we are able to overcome them when our eyes are fixed on Him.

Tree of Life by Playback Media

This motion features a beautiful silhouette of a single tree full of branches and leaves. The tree is a beautiful shade of orange with a white background. Subtle grungy texture moves slowly inside the tree. There are also faint light and dust particles that drift down from the top of the tree. The warm hues help set a peaceful serene feeling. This is a gorgeous background to help set a calm meditative mood for any setting and is a great background for any time of the year! The Tree Of Life Orange 1 Motion Background is part of the Tree Of Life Collection.

Free Video from Lightstock

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In Case You Missed It – Worship Leader Opportunities

Worship leaders! Are you looking for a career doing what you love most? I mean can you imagine the joy and the excitement of being able to spend your time leading others in worship, managing a worship team, working with audio/visual teams and more? For some, it would be a dream come true. I want to make sure you do not miss out on these 4 exciting opportunities to do just that. Whether you are hoping to be at a church with thousands of people of just a few hundred, there is an opportunity here for you. These worship leader positions come from ChurchStaffing.com which is your place to go to stay up to date with new job listings and career opportunities. Here are the 4 opportunities for you to check out. If they interest you then I would encourage you to apply soon!

 

Sugar Creek Baptist Church – Sugar Land, TX – Youth Worship Pastor

Seeking student worship leader for thriving student ministry. Sugar Creek Baptist Church is a ethnically diverse and growing congregation that is located in Sugar Land, TX just outside the Houston metro area. Sugar Creek is a multisite church with a strong desire to reach teenagers from areas ranging from urban to suburban.

CrossWinds Church – Livermore, CA – Music Director

CrossWinds Church is a non-denominational church located in Northern California. We’re looking for a Music Director to join our dynamic team of creative people. The person filling this role would work on our Creative Arts Ministry Team and directly with our Creative Arts/Worship Pastor to help create a weekly service that points people towards Jesus.

Arborlawn UMC – Fort Worth, TX – Director of Contemporary Worship

Lead people to encountering the presence of God in worship by providing musical and creative leadership for all contemporary worship services and events at Arborlawn UMC.

Calvary Chapel Central Bucks – Chalfont, PA – Worship Leader/Staff Support

Calvary Chapel Central Bucks (CCCB) is seeking a full-time Worship Leader.  The ideal candidate will have musical training and minimum 2 years of experience in leading worship by guitar.  We are a casual, contemporary, nondenominational, church that is focused on Gospel outreach and discipleship.

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Singer/Songwriter John Tibbs’ New Album Releasing Soon

In just a few short weeks, John Tibbs will be releasing his latest album, “Homeland.” This album is being co-produced by Ben Shive who has worked with Rend Collective, Colony House, and Ellie Holcomb. He will be touring with Matt Maher, Jonn Diaz, JJ Weeks Band and Dave Pettigrew this Fall.

Here are a couple of reasons why you want to check out John’s new album. For one, John Tibbs is an artist with a message to offer to us all. His music is an acoustic driven, rock and roll response to all the heart-ache and strife we see in the world today. Listen to what John has to say:

“I grew up in a coal-mining town and fell in love in Indiana. The heartland represents home to me,” reveals Tibbs, the son of a preacher and teacher. “And yet, I realize that this world is not my home. This song is a response to the strife I see every day and a reminder to myself to carry the love and kindness of God wherever I go. No amount of war, famine, anger, disease or political division can overcome the love of God.”

Secondly, Tibbs has a great heart. Listen to Tibbs’ heart as he opens up to us about his past, his struggles, and his hope for our world: “Having also toured with Tenth Avenue North, Audrey Assad and Gungor, Tibbs, who has had a stutter since his childhood, spends time encouraging others like himself everywhere he travels.” John says:

“I believe we need to normalize things like that and encourage folks, especially children, that the way we are made is beautiful in and of itself.”

He has a strong and powerful message to share with the world. So be sure to check out his music by clicking on the following link:

John Tibbs Music

 

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9 Resources for Your Service Focused on 9/11

It amazes me to think that people who are 15 years old were not alive when the events of 9/11 devastated our world.  It’s even possible that those who are now 20 years old don’t remember that day, where they were, or what they were doing. Even though many of us can vividly remember the events of that day, time is moving on. We cannot change that fact, or stop that from occurring. How do we continue to move forward, while remembering and honoring the fallen and those affected?

Let’s focus on a character quality of God that can carry us through the best of times, and yes, even the worst of times: the goodness of God. We should worship God and preach on this subject, sharing this character quality of God with the world. Let’s always keep in mind that many people in the world today experience tragic events like this, or worse, on a constant, regular basis. We need to proclaim the goodness of God to a lost and hurting world.

I encourage you to focus in on this quality of God and teach your congregation through the Word and worship that even through the darkest times, God can be trusted and worshiped, for He is good. Here are a few verses, sermon outlines, and media to assist you with this topic. Let these verses encourage your own hearts as you consider how your sermon or worship service will center around that characteristic of God.

SCRIPTURE

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
– Romans 8:28

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
– 1 Peter 2:2-3

The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
– Nahum 1:7

SERMONS

September 11th: In Remembrance by Daniel Rodgers
In this sermon, Daniel Rodgers walks us through the 7th chapter of Ecclesiastes and explains to us Solomon’s wisdom found in mourning and sorrow. This is an excellent sermon for helping us to understand life during tragic times.

The Healing of America by Terry Hallock
One month after the events of 9/11, Terry Hallock recognized the spiritual hunger in people who were previously not interested in God. He addresses this hunger in this sermon by focusing on 2 Chronicles 7 and the need for healing in America.

Our Hiding Place by Roger Thomas
In this hope-filled sermon, Roger Thomas encourages us to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God is our hiding place, our rock, our refuge in the midst of the storm. This is a powerful sermon to remind our congregation of the goodness and love of God.

MINI MOVIES


9/11: On That Day by Skit Guys Studios


9/11: What We Learned by Igniter Media


Remember by ChurchMediaPro

SERMON SLIDES

Remembering by Shift Worship

Memorial Badge by Playback Media

Wheat Field Golden by Graceway Media

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Exciting Job Opportunity for Filmmakers

The use of film in the church setting is growing by leaps and bounds. In a media-rich culture like ours, it is easy to see why people gravitate towards this medium. From announcement videos, to mini movies to enhance a sermon, to videos of testimonies, the use of videos in church is on the rise. If only churches would set aside part of their budget to hire a bright, creative, innovative filmmaker who enjoys taking projects from the concept stage all the way through post-production, then the quality of these films would be simply amazing.

Enter Shoreline Church in Austin, Texas. Shoreline is a non-denominational church with a weekly attendance of over 5,000 people and they are looking for a filmmaker to join their team. Are you that person? Here’s what Shoreline is looking for:

This full time position is responsible to minister to the body of Shoreline Church, its video campuses and other audiences through electronic media including video/television, radio, and web based media to advance the church’s vision. The position requires producing short-form video and broadcast program material that supports and advances the vision of the ministry. Regular tasks include: meeting with ministry leaders, developing concepts, writing copy, working with production support, directing field shoots, conducting interviews, and editing/post production as needed, as well as filming services for broadcast and for live-stream and web-stream.

If that description gets you excited, then click on the link below to find more details for this position.

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