The Christian Band Handbook

 

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“This handbook is an extremely useful tool! I work with a contemporary Christian solo artist and a teenage Christian band. You will love the insights Marie shares from past experience! If you are serious about the music business this handbook is a MUST!”

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Don’t Spend Years ‘Paying Your Dues’ Before Doing Ministry That Changes Lives

Being in a Christian band seems easy—get together with some friends, jam for a while, then play shows. Living the dream—on the road with friends, serving God, performing the music you love. Ministering in a Christian band should be fun and exciting, but those dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Problems arise, friendships become strained, money is lost, and ministry is compromised. Fun and exciting are seldom words that describe shattered dreams.

It doesn’t have to be that way.
You don’t have to be another one of those forgotten bands that aren’t together any more.

There’s no getting around the fact that music ministry is hard work. Christian musicians do all the work of secular musicians while trying to minister to a hurt and dying world. At the same time, we must figure out how to survive financially, take care of our families, and keep ourselves spiritually strong. Music ministry is not for the lazy or faint of heart. If you’re willing to work diligently and keep God as your first love, you can create an extraordinary music ministry.

Running a band and a ministry when you really just want to create music that brings people closer to Jesus is challenging. There are easy steps you can take to prepare for the most common problems bands face. Avoid the pitfalls so you can focus on doing the things that will make a difference. This book will help you quickly reach your dream of effective and fun ministry.

Many Christian musicians fail to reach their full ministry potential because they ignore the realities of the music business. Don’t be one of them. Business is part of ministry, but you must put music business and music ministry in the right perspective.The Christian Band Handbook is a step-by-step plan to do business in a way that supports and increases your ministry.

 

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The Christian Band Handbook is a reference tool you will use for years to come.

Topics include:
● What it takes to turn your dreams and visions into reality
● How to define your ministry’s mission
● Finding and selecting the right people to be in the band
● How to choose and protect the band’s name
● The right (and legal) way to set up your music ministry
● The best way to get started in business
● How to get the equipment you need at the price you can afford
● Ways to get the most out of band practice
● How to protect and promote songs you write
● The very best way to create a Christian press kit
● How to book great gigs
● What it takes to get the band on the road
● What to expect and do at a performance
● How to pay for the ministry
● When and what to record
● How to make the most money from band merchandise
● Efficiently running your band’s website and social media
● Step by step marketing
● How to do an end of the year band evaluation
● A list of people the band pays—and why you do not need to hire most of them
● How to troubleshoot the toughest ministry stuff

The Christian Band Handbook is the ultimate how to manual for developing an extraordinary Christian band ministry. This book will launch your band on the journey to impact the world around you while avoiding the pitfalls along the way.

Author Marie Wise
 
Marie Wise has over 30 years of experience in Christian music ministry. She’s been a solo artist, in Christian bands, on worship teams, a radio DJ, a band manager and consultant, Christian coffeehouse and bookstore owner, concert promoter and booker. Currently Marie is the owner of ChristianBandHelp.com and author of The Christian Band Handbook as well as The Christian Musicians Devotional.

Marie’s mission is to help Christian musicians create and maintain extraordinary music ministries that bring people closer to Jesus. Her goal is to provide the information, wise counsel, and support Christian musicians need to achieve their full ministry potential. Most of Marie’s time is spent working at home with her husband Mark, who is a musician and an author.

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