The making of a Live Album Part 1

Over the last six months I have been involved with a project called Communion. Communion is a collaboration between St Barnabas Broadway and Christ Church St Ives. The project involved a worship night, held at St Barnabas in October of 2015. The night was recorded with the intention of releasing a Live Album. Most of the songs sung on the night, and all of the songs for release on the album, are new songs written by members of the two churches. Communion aims to support Christian songwriters, give a platform for new music and to inspire churches and church musicians in their stewardship of music ministry.

Communion Graphic 2015

This week, after many months of work, we are releasing the Live Album. You can download it at Mountain Street Media or iTunes, or find it on Spotify. Needless to say, we are very proud of the result and believe that many churches can benefit from the songs appearing on the album.

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Church Presentation Part 2 – Software

This article follows on from my previous article on this topic. It would be beneficial to read part 1 before continuing on.


In part 1 of this series I outlines some guidelines and factors for doing church presentations well. In this article I will compare several church presentation software packages, with particular reference to the guidelines I outlined in part 1.

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Some Helpful Online Tools

A while ago I wrote about becoming a Robo-Pastor. In Part 2 of that post I outlined a number of tools, particularly online tools, that can help ministry staff increase their efficiency and effectiveness. I thought I might take this opportunity to add a couple of helpful admin tools to that list. They may not necessarily be helpful in your situation, and they all do different things, but I think they are all tools that are at least worth a look.

Online Tools Logos

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What We’ve Done: Christ Church Gladesville

CCG Stained Glass Windows

Christ Church Gladesville recently approached Open Box Technology to help them upgrade their Video system. We installed two things: a new HD system consisting of two new LCD screens allowing the preacher and singers to see song words from the stage; and, a Black Magic Designs 16×16 SDI matrix to allow easy distribution of video signals across the two new screens, the existing projection screen and the preview monitor. This system doesn’t just meet current needs but will also allow easy expansion in the future, allowing screens in more locations to be fed a range of signals.

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