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Music Ministry Resources

The role music plays in developing and growing your ministry cannot be overstated. The worship experience is not only about hearing a message from a minister or learning a new interpretation of  Scripture; a complete and fulfilling worship experience involves community-building, bonding and creating atmosphere through physical vibration as only music can. Read full article.

 

Helpful Resources

Arranging Tips - Writing arrangements can help a music director to enable music volunteers to perform at their best

Choir Tips: Selection, Voicing, Rehearsals and Children’s Choir

Christmas Carols - Eleven Christmas Carols with Suggested Alternate Words.

Congregational Singing Tips

Conflict Resolution - Common Conflicts and Resolution Strategies Among New Thought Ministers and Music Directors

Copyright Issues - Churches and Music Copyright Law - Music Copyright FAQs from CSL - FAQ Church Copyright Law

Easter Choral Music Suggestions

Equipment help - Recommended Equipment and Tips on Using It

Guest Musician Agreement - Designing an Invitation Agreement Between Guest Musicians and Unity/New Thought Centers and Churches

Hiring a Music Director

How to Host a Successful Special Event - Hosting a guest musician for your morning music and/or a concert is a perfect way to create an interfaith event, draw new folks to your church, and uplift and inspire your music ministry.

Job description for a Music Director

Music Products - We offer songbooks of New Thought music especially chosen for our Unity communities. Many of these songbooks come with sampler or accompaniment CDs.

Order of Service Suggestions

Sheet Music - free sheet music attachments from past Sound Connections newsletters. You can also type in the name of an artist or song in the "Search Keyword" box if you are looking for something specific.

Songbook Index - Listed by song title, author/s and the Unity Worldwide Ministries songbook in which the song appears.

Songleading Techniques

Sound Connections Music Conference

Sound Connections Newsletter Archive

Theater Ministry - How to build and maintain a theatre ministry

Find helpful articles on Unity Leaders Journal.

 

Online Music Library

The Online Music Library (downloadable) was established by Unity Worldwide Ministries with leadership from UWM's Music Ministry Team. Since 2012, choral and vocal ensemble selections have been available from the library. Beginning in 2014, congregational songs are also included in the library.

You can browse the list of selections, view a sample of the sheet music, and for most of the songs listen to a recording. For one single purchase you have the right to make the copies needed for your ministry. Because the music is downloadable, you can instantly have music that you can use.