I’m looking forward to seeing you this Saturday, February 22nd. This year’s forum will have valuable information you don’t want to miss, but it is more than that. It is a time for us to interact, encourage, pray and just be together. Feel free to invite other worship leaders to join us. This will be a great day! (outline below) **********************************************************
2014 Worship Leaders Forum Outline
Session 1: 10-10:55am – Team building
Session 2: 11-12pm - Song selection, combining music, prayer and scripture
Lunch: 12-12:30pm - Complimentary Lunch & fellowship time
Session 3: 12:30-1:25pm – Biblical insights for worship leaders
Session 4: 1:30-1:50pm – Outreach effectiveness, Worship Truck opportunities
Session 5: 1:50-2:30pm – The Ultimate Goal in Worship, Group Prayer
We were in Atlanta at the Fountain of Hope Outreach this morning, singing “How Great is Our God” in front of the Worship Truck. We are in FRONT of the truck instead of being ON it due to a mechanical issue. But NOTHING is stopping us from doing what we went there to do! To God be the GLORY!
January is a five Friday month and this is your personal invitation to join us this Friday for another “Gathering” night. There will be a different Lead Worshiper each hour, and all are welcome to join in. This is always a sweet time of “Cross Pollination” for all the worshipers. Please bring a finger food to share following our 6-10pm worship time when we meet downstairs together. We hope to see you Friday!
I am looking forward to seeing you Monday evening at 7pm at The Cross for the beginning of our new year-long songwriters Teaching Workshops.
This year Grady will be teaching on:
I. SONG-WRITING – OVERVIEW LESSON I
1. Where Do I Start?
1st Exercise — Mastering the hook
2. Rhyme Scheme
3. Tricks of the Trade
4. Continuity and Verse Content
5. Demo Process: What should a demo look like and cost?
II. ROYALTIES (How do I get paid?)
1. THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING PAID
2. WHO PAYS ME? Do I need a publisher?
3. How to choose a performing rights organization
4. I tunes and getting paid on the web
1. When do I need a copyright?
2. What is a copyright?
3. Where do I get a copyright?
4. How do I save money getting a copyright?
To get you off and running, we will be teaching you all you need to know about social media, the final frontier to your destiny.
Christmas is a time for celebration and worship. We hope you will make plans to come by The Cross Worship Ministry this month and spend a little extra time honoring our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Be sure to celebrate the birth of Jesus by calling to mind all that He has done in your life, thanking Him and giving Him the honor due His name. His love and compassion concerning you are not affected by worldly circumstance. They go far beyond! Christmas is a great season for worship. Be a person of worship this Christmas. When you are unable to be here at The Cross, don’t forget to tune to our own TCWM Music Web Radio to listen to the beautiful songs and sounds of some of the worshipers at The Cross Worship Ministry.
Christmas Holiday Schedule – There will be no scheduled worship at The Cross Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st. Our regular January worship schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2nd. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
The Worship Truck will be going out to this event sponsored by Grace Community Fellowship Church which is located at 4212 Wendall Drive, Atlanta, 30336. Call us at 770-222-1406 if you would like to be a part of this Thanksgiving event.
Thank you to all those who joined us. In spite of the weather, it was a wonderful event where many people were served a delicious hot meal as the sounds of praise and worship to Our King Jesus could be heard throughout the room!
Atlanta Outreach – at Fountain of Hope.
The second Saturday of each month, The Worship Truck heads on down to Atlanta to Fountain of Hope for outreach ministry. Many of the different Cross Worship Ministry worship teams have joined us in 2013 in bringing their praise and worship to Jesus as they play and sing to and for the Lord before the crowd of people gathered. We will pray with anyone there who desires prayer and serve in any capacity that see we are able to. Boxes of food are given out to the first 200 people to walk through the gates and food is prepared there that day for a free lunch. Other services such as haircuts, clothing, medical care, cell phones, etc. are also available for those who need them. When the Lord sent us The Worship Truck, He surely gave us a vehicle that has been a literal vehicle in which we can take praise and worship and the Word out into the nearby communities. “…I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35)
Our prayer, based on Mattew 9:37-38 is:
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.“ And we say, here we are, Lord, send us.
We have been given a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus Christ using music, the Word and prayer. We have the perfect tool, The Worship Truck. Below is the link to our new video that shares the great need for evangelism in America and what we believe we can do about it. It will only take 4 minutes of your time to watch. You may forward this to those that you know that have a desire to share Jesus Christ and might want to join us. The time to act is now!
Worship Evangelism Video
Our October Songwriter’s meeting will be at The Cross on Monday, October 14th, 7pm, with special guest speaker, Grady Shuman. All are welcome to join us for this month’s meeting.
Grady Shuman spent over twenty years in Nashville as a Songwriter, Producer, Publisher, Studio Musician, and worked in the areas of A&R, Artist Management and more. Eight years ago, Grady became the Founder and President of The Association of Music Professionals (AMP). http://evolutionofasong.blogspot.com
After many years of navigating through the music industry and working with many top artist producers as well as labels, he found himself with an empty void in his heart. Wanting to discover what it was that God wanted him to do, Grady, through a series of unfortunate fortunate events, found a wide open door that God opened for him and he ran through.
Grady is currently working as an author and blogger of “Coffee with God”, a devotional book and journal. http://coffeewithgodclub.blogspot.com
In September of this year, Grady came to TCWM Music Studios, bringing with him his many years of experience in the recording industry. We are excited and thankful to have him join us at The Cross Worship Ministry as well and look forward to having him share with us at our October Songwriter’s meeting.