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

Introduction to The Christian Musicians Devotional

We are all too often consumed with the breadth of our ministry. But the scope or largeness of our ministry can only be sustained with depth. For example, take the construction of the foundation of a building. When we want to build a one-story ranch house, we could use a slab foundation. It is quick … 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

Quote Sheets for Christian Bands

Quote sheets can make your Christian band’s press kit stand out by demonstrating your popularity to bookers. Quote sheets are not required in a press kit; but adding them can make your music ministry look professional and get more gigs that pay well. Here’s the transcript from this video: Hi! I’m Marie from Christian Band … Read more

Unsuccessful Ministry – The Christian Musicians Devotional

The new year finds me working on updating our list of Christian Festivals and venues. As always, there are changes. Some ministries close while new ones start up. Over the years I have watched many ministries shut down and it is always heartbreaking, not as much for the closing but for the people involved. They … Read more

Does Your Band Photo Pass the Test?

You know the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Before anyone reads a word of your bands press kit, they will see the band photo. This band photo gets plastered everywhere—posters, the band website, promoters and venues websites, and CD’s. So, what does your current band photo say about your band? Can you … Read more

Recommendation Letters for Christian Bands

Recommendation letters lend credibility to your band’s ministry, so they help you get more shows that pay well. They can also help you improve you show and get re-booked at venues you want to play again.   Recommendation letters in your Christian band’s press kit can make your band stand out. The right letter can … Read more

Business Cards for Christian Bands

Business cards can help grow your fanbase, get more shows, and get better paying shows—or not. If your Christian band’s business card is boring no one will be inspired to want to know more about your band. Grab the attention of fans and bookers with an unusual outstanding business card.   Business cards are one … Read more