Purchasing Band Equipment with Tithe Money – Does God Approve or Not?

  Here’s the video transcript: Purchasing sound equipment is an expensive business investment. Occasionally a band will make enough profit from gigs to buy some equipment, but most bands are finding it difficult just to break even these days. So, unfortunately, one of the first places many bands look to get money to buy equipment … Read more

Get Money for Ministry by Selling Your Band’s Used Equipment

  Here’s the video transcript: Need more money for your Christian band’s ministry? One way to get it is to sell your band’s used equipment. After you’ve done your Christian band’s end of the year evaluation and set your goals for next year, you probably realize that your band does not expect to have enough … Read more

End of the Year Band Evaluation

  Here’s the video transcript: Before we get started I want to let you know that this video asks a lot of questions. If you’re like me, you’re probably watching while you’re doing something else—and that’s good—you’re using your time wisely. But this session is going to be challenging to apply unless you have notes. … Read more

Get Endorsements for Your Christian Band

  Here’s the video transcript: Every musician and band wants free stuff: instruments, sound equipment, lights, cases, and strings are expensive, and free is always better. Every band wants to feel important and say, “We’re endorsed by this famous company.”   You probably can get endorsements for your Christian band. They just won’t be the … Read more

Is Your Christian Band a Business or a Hobby?

Here’s the video transcript: Ideally, your Christian band is a ministry that changes the lives of people around you. But, how does your band’s ministry file taxes? How does your band get a bank account or a credit card? Does your band pay sales tax on equipment purchases? In short, how does your Christian band … Read more

Protect Your Band’s Name

  Here’s the video transcript: Once upon a time, a band picked a name they liked and started using it. They had t-shirts printed, business cards made, and ordered a banner for their stage and merchandise table. The band played shows for about a year, gaining a loyal following and doing quite well. Their website … Read more

Per Diems to Feed the Band

  Here’s the video transcript: “The band should pay for the band member’s meals (that are not provided by the venue) when on the road.” This sounds like an easy concept, but it has frequently caused problems within bands. For example, what happens when one member consistently orders appetizers and steaks while other members order … Read more