Music Ministry

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Music Ministry
A Guidebook

Donald Clark Measels, ed.

Regular Price: $17.00
Online price: $13.60
Paperback/176 Pages

Ministry / Leadership
ISBN: 1-57312-414-1

Brief Description

This work is an introduction to church music administration that provides insight into the responsibilities and demands placed on the person who heads the music program of a church. The chapters are written by various experts in their fields and address the topics of weekly worship planning, choir rehearsal preparation, recruitment, church staff relationships, financial management, working with children and youth choirs, and leading orchestras and handbell choirs. This addition to the Smyth & Helwys Help! series is a must-have for those just beginning a church music ministry or for seasoned professionals looking to improve the administration of their music programs.

About the Author

Donald Clark Measels is the Dean of the Division of Fine Arts at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He also chairs the Louis and Mary Charlotte Ball Institute for Church Music and has performed widely in the southern United States as a vocal soloist. He has served in numerous church music positions throughout his career.

Table of Contents


Paul B. Clark Jr.
Who Is the Minister of Music?

Donald Clark Measels
Vision, Planning, and Assessment for the Music Ministry

Donald Clark Measels
The Calendar and the Minister of Music

Gene Wilder
What Do Pastors Expect from Music Ministers?

Bo Prosser
Church Staff Relationships

Bo Prosser
Working with Volunteers and Caring for People

Mary Charlotte Ball
What an Accompanist Needs from a Music Minister

Madeline Bridges
What the Minister of Music Needs to Know about Children’s Choirs

John Simons
Working with Middle School Church Choirs

Ken Avent
Youth Choir Ministry—Planting a Heart Song

Louis Ball
Organizing the Adult Choir

Tracy Wilson
The Church Handbell Program

Jeff Cranfill
Building a Church Instrumental Ministry

Chris Alford
Hiring and Working with an Orchestra

Lewis Oswalt
Budgeting for the Music Ministry

Louis Ball
Buying and Storing Choral Music and Music Equipment

Donald Clark Measels
A Final Word: Situation Preparation

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