It’s Friday, & we’re still buzzing about what incredible night of worship we had last night. If you missed out, don’t worry, there will definitely be more of them in the near future. In the meantime, I (along with my friend Joseph Craven) put together a little behind the scenes video. Something nice for all you fellow worship leaders & church musicians out there.
It seems like every couple of weeks I’m getting a new question about what guitars, amps, keyboards, computer programs we use, how we do this or that, etc. So this is the first in, hopefully, a series of videos letting you guys in behind the curtain. One of our hopes as a worship ministry is to share & teach what we’ve learned in the technical aspects of leading worship (though we by no means consider ourselves all-knowing experts). But we at Christ United would love to share everything we know with you in hopes that your worship ministry is taken to the next level & can move more powerfully in your church. So if you have any questions at all about gear, productions tricks, or how to details, please feel free to leave a comment below or on the Youtube video, or send me an email at email@example.com
So, for our first installment, I give you guys a quick tour around the stage & the gear we’re playing. A lot of guitars are gonna show up. Also, feel free to turn on the captions feature on Youtube, because like I say in the video, we “don’t need to send a signal so we have one transistor cease politicians and other transistor contract for yourself.” I also mention the “stuff of life” & say religious groups are super awesome.
We’ve been giving you audio clips for a little while, but now we’re crossing into new territory. Now you can see our faces as well!
Yesterday afternoon, while preparing for rehearsal, Hyland, Jason, & friend & guest bassist Joseph Craven recorded a quick acoustic version of a new song we’re playing this Sunday, “Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry. Jason felt it necessary to break out the banjo for this. He also was still learning the lyrics.
You can watch the video on YouTube or below. We hope you enjoy. And share this video with others, let’s see how many views it can get.
Every now and again, a member or two of our team needs to miss out on Sunday worship. This week, its two. Bill will be out, so I’ll be holding down the entire electric guitar spectrum, with a little assistance from the good people at Apple computers.
In addition, our beloved bass player, Monte, will be absent this Sunday. Enter special guest bassist, my best friend, and hilarious author of the The Greatest Blog of All Time (That’s seriously the name of it. Just trust me, it’s a good read), Joseph Craven.
“This bass? Right here?”
Sunday is gonna be a great morning for a few reasons. First, the band is sounding great on this week’s songs and pastor David has a wonderful message lined up. Second, when we gather in His name, the Lord gives us His holy presence, so how can it not be a great morning? Third, there may or may not be Atari sounds going on during the song Happy Day. Just saying.
Here are some behind the scene pictures from our very quick rehearsal prior to the Mission/Evangelism Summit with the amazing Dr. Campolo!
Bill dubbed us the “Kristian Stan-fill-ins”.
This is definitely not the week to skip church. It’s gonna be an exciting Sunday! We’ll have a couple of new songs and a few hundred new friends with us. See you @ 8:45!
In the meantime, here’s some pics for my fellow nerds and geeks to drool over. I’ll add pics of everyone else’s gear later.