Using Rehearsal Mixes for your Worship Team

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Here are some songs that our church have enjoyed recently:

To Our God:
Rehearsal Mixes (drums, bass, electric, keys)

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You Make Me Brave by Amanda Cook from Bethel Music


As Your love in wave after wave
Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us, You are not against us
Champion of Heaven, You made a way for all to enter in

Grab the chord sheets:

Original chord sheet in Eb
In Eb but played with guitar on Capo 1 (Play D – much easier than playing Eb!)
In E
In F and In G

Song Story:

Music Video:

Grab the album: You Make Me Brave

Get the Multitrack: You Make Me Brave


This I Believe (The Creed) chord sheet

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Taken from the Hillsong site.

The Apostles’ Creed is one of the most extraordinary statements in history; one of the most unifying statements of Christian belief. It centres around the core beliefs that have united the Church for centuries, and is a great part of many corporate worship services around the world.

With this in mind, John Dixon, Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, tweeted a brief request on January 4th, 2014:

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Break every chain

So this last Sunday was an interesting one…
I usually spend 2-3 hours on a Wednesday morning preparing for Sunday’s worship. You know, praying, worshipping, and flicking through my music file…

I must say sometimes selecting songs seems un-spiritual. Sometimes i feel i need to hear God speak almost audibly before I pick one out.

But most times I’ll just be paging through my file and a song will jump out at me. Like as if it’s saying, you need to sing me. Yes, me.

So by lunch time last week Wednesday I pretty much had our Sunday setlist down. I had a rough idea of where I planned our worship to go, trusting that I’d been hearing God through prayer and stuff…

I woke up Sunday morning to re-read through the setlist, read through the book of Ephesians again (more about that later) and pray.

God said, “You need to sing Break Every Chain.”
I was like, really? Ok sure.

Instead of spending Sunday morning before Church doing our sound-check and working through our setlist, I quickly taught the song to the band, me being the ONLY one who has EVER heard it.

The team were on it like no man’s business. We had it taped in 30min, and it not only sounded great, but there was an expectation in all of us that God was going to move powerfully that day. And He did.

I love it when God springs surprises on me.

I love it when He stretches me and the team.

I love it that when we think we have it all figured, God comes in and messes things up.

Isn’t that what leading worship in faith is all about? Reminding ourselves that we can’t and should not do what we do in our own wisdom and strength?

I love it.

Here are the chords to the song. Really simple but profoundly powerful.

Break Every Chain
Words & music by Will Reagan and United Pursuit Band [we do the Jesus Culture version]
Time: 4/4 | BPM: 68

Intro: F#m – D – A – E

F#m    D                       A   E
There is power in the name of Jesus
F#m    D                       A   E
There is power in the name of Jesus
F#m    D                       A   E
There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain
Break every chain
A – E
Break every chain

F#m   D          A – E
All sufficient sacrifice
F#m     D        A         E
So freely given such a price
F#m        D                 A           E
Bought our redemption, Heaven’s gates
F#m – D – A – E
Swing wide

There’s an army rising up…


A few months ago i started using Dropbox to share files with our worship team, and so far it’s been working well.

Previously if i tabbed a new song or found a free mp3 of a song I’d like us to learn, I would have emailed the file to the entire team. Ta da. No problem. But what If i forgot to do this? Or if someone was out of town, away from their printed music file and needed a copy of the music sheet for a new song? Dropbox to the rescue.

In Dropbox, the free version you get 2Gig of storage space for free. If someone accepts your invitation and loads Dropbox onto their machine, you get extra space. I’m currently sitting at 7Gig, for free. Nice.

You can either install the Dropbox software onto your machine, which will create a folder on your hard-drive and sync ALL files that are stored online onto your hard-drive. Make sure you have enough data available because this file can be BIG.

Alternatively, you have the option to view the files online, where you can pick and choose what files you’d like to download.

Dropbox is also available for:

Well as my Christmas gift to you, here’s the link to my Public Folder, which contains our entire music file in .pdf format, audio teachings, free mp3’s, loops and videos.

Have a wonderful rest of 2011!


At Your Name

A                                                         D/F#
At Your Name the mountains shake and crumble
A                                             D/F#
At Your Name the oceans roar and tumble
E                           F#m
At Your Name angels will bow
The earth will rejoice
Your people cry out
Lord of all the earth we shout Your name, shout Your name
Filling up the skies with endless praise, endless praise
Yahweh, Yahweh
D                                                   A
We love to shout Your name Oh Lord
At Your name the morning breaks in glory
At Your name creation sings Your story
At Your name angels will bow
The earth will rejoice
Your people cry out
E/G#                                              F#m               D
There is no one like our God, we will praise You, praise You
E/G#                                             F#m                 D
There’s no one like our God, we will sing we will sing
E/G#                                              F#m                 D
There is no one like our God, we will praise You, praise You
E/G#                                           D
Jesus You are God, we will sing