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A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship DownloadsWorship Planning Resources, Downloads, and Supplementary Material

Open source software, helpful tutorials, and contemporary worship downloads/resources. Check out the worship resources and links...

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Looking of for the perfect contemporary worship song? We've indexed some popular choices by theme, season, and artist. Check out the contemporary worship song index...


a field guide to contemporary worship

Now available for purchase via Augsburg Fortress, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship is a must-have guide for anyone thinking about starting a contemporary worship service, and an essential reference work for those wondering about the nuts and bolts of instrumentation, arranging, working with microphones and speakers, and much more!

A Field Guide to Contemporary WorshipWritten by a church musician and a pastor who have experienced the joys and challenges of this popular form of worship, A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship provides field-tested ideas and hints and a wealth of illustrations.

In this book you will learn how to form a worship team, how to build a repertoire, how to lead effective rehearsals, the basic of music arrangement and orchestration, how a PA system works, and how to arrange/assemble a sound system (including info on microphones and speakers).

If you've already been so kind as to purchase a copy [thanks, Mom], please make sure you take advantage of the supplementary material to the book found in the "Field Guide Extras" section. You'll find a ton of free contemporary worship resources, including a searchable index of contemporary worship songs organized by theme.

Order A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship (via Augsburg Fortress)


supplementary material & book downloads

The files listed below are available in a variety of formats - for some files, it may be necessary to download Acrobat Reader if you don't have access to Microsoft Office.

Download Adobe Reader



Chapter 5 - Music for Sunday: Making the Set List

Contemporary Worship Song IndexSong Index

Contemporary Worship Song IndexSong Index Spreadsheet



Chapter 7 - Good Rehearsals: Planning for Success

Contemporary Worship Rehearsal OrderRehearsal Order

Contemporary Worship Rehearsal OrderRehearsal Order

The Usual SuspectsThe Usual Suspects

The Usual SuspectsThe Usual Suspects



Chapter 8 - Meet the Band: What's My Line?

Troubleshooting the VocalsTroubleshooting the Vocals

Troubleshooting the Vocals - Contemporary WorshipTroubleshooting the Vocals



Chapter 12 - The Basics of PA Operation

Contemporary Worship Band InventoryBand Inventory

Band InventoryBand Inventory


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