Night Watchmen – Christian Musicians Devotional

Night Watchmen - Christian Musicians Devotional

Last winter an acquaintance posted on Facebook after 1 am that the pilot light had gone out in her furnace and they could not get it to stay lit. She needed some space heaters to get her through the night (it was 19 degrees here). I responded back, “Hey, I’m awake and I have 2 … Read more

Save Money on Batteries for Musicians

Christian bands go through 9V and AA batteries quicker than the Federal government spends your tax dollars. There is not a lot you can do about the country’s spending habits. But you can cut your band’s expenses by purchasing batteries inexpensively and using them wisely. Here’s what does not work well: ● Using rechargeable batteries. … Read more

Greatness – Christian Musicians Devotional

Greatness - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Comparing ourselves to anyone else is always dangerous. It is especially dangerous when Christian music ministers start comparing themselves to musicians. It is entirely possible to be a great musician who is a Christian but not be a great music minister. We are more than just musicians, so the expectations of us are also more. … Read more

Should Your Christian Band Hire a Booking Agent?

Most musicians think a booking agent will automatically get the band great gigs that pay really well and have large audiences. That simply is not true. You need to get the right booking agent at the right time to build your fanbase. Here’s the video transcript: Today we’re answering the question, “Should your band hire … Read more

Fear – Christian Musicians Devotional

Fear - The Christian Musicians Devotional

Christian music ministries must protect their good name. Christian bookers will not hire a band with a sketchy reputation. We represent Jesus and we want to make Him look good to people who look at us. But what does Jesus think looks good? In an effort to avoid the appearance of sin are we falling … Read more

His Way – Christian Musicians Devotional

Have you ever considered that God hears things about you? For example, He hears what other people say in prayer, to your face and behind your back,  as well as what the angels tell Him, what demons accuse you of, and what you say about yourself. God hears about you.  What is He hearing? What … Read more

Avoid Accusations of Inappropriate Behavior

Your ministry can be compromised by fans who will do almost anything to get attention, even accusing you of inappropriate behavior. Here’s a few simple steps to protect yourself and your Christian band from their false accusations. Here’s the video transcript: Today we’re talking about avoiding accusations of inappropriate behavior. Here’s an almost hypothetical situation… … Read more

Use All Your Gifts – Christian Musicians Devotional

In the process of gift buying for Christmas, birthdays, and other special days we frequently overlook the best gift of all—the gift of ourselves. We are more than only musicians. We are people who love and are loved by God. Let’s use everything we have and everything we are to share that love with the … Read more

Messy – Christian Musicians Devotional

Are you willing to create a mess to bring people closer to Jesus?

Creativity is necessary to be an effective Christian music minister. We use our creative gifts in almost every aspect of our ministry including: songwriting, stage presentation, merchandise design and our marketing online. But we often tend to default to what we know has worked in the past for other people rather than putting in the … Read more

The Elevator Pitch for Christian Bands

“Elevator Pitch”… that just sounds used car salesman-ey, doesn’t it? It makes me think of marketing scam more than integrity and solid ministry… blue polyester off the rack suits and way too much fake gold jewelry. YUCK… definitely not a positive image for your Christian band. Why does an elevator pitch have such a negative … Read more

Press Kit Contents: Putting It All Together

Press Kits are Like Résumés The press kit is the main form of advertising used to get work for musicians. Think of the press kit as a résumé. The jobs available without a résumé are typically low paying, such as fast food service, retail sales clerk, or housekeeping. Jobs that require a résumé usually pay … Read more

Band Biographies

Band biographies are sometimes called personal biographies or band member biographies. No matter what they are called, biographies are a huge asset to your Christian band’s press kit. Band biographies help bookers understand your ministry. They are a first step to communicating what God has done for you to people who may really need to … Read more

Strength from the Lord – The Christian Musicians Devotional

Music ministry is exhausting at times. The hours are crazy. Food and sleep is frequently sketchy at best. Our bodies are not made to function at their best, especially for live performances, in the circumstances we endure. But God makes up for our lack of energy and strength. Here’s an excerpt from The Christian Musicians … Read more

Lyric Sheets in Press Kits

Lyric Sheets are important in your Christian band’s press kit because lyric content helps bookers choose the music ministry that matches the goals of their event. Lyrics Sheets are an easy project that makes your Christian band’s press kit stand out. They help bookers understand your ministry’s message and target audience. Here’s the transcript for … Read more

Every Band Needs a Business Card – But They Don’t Have to Be Boring

Old School ALERT! Some old school things are better left in the past: spandex, big hair, 8 track tapes—you know what I mean. Other things become classics because no one has created anything better. Band business cards fall into that category. Business cards have been around since before the Victorian era because they work. They … Read more