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What is a Weekend UA Songwriting Retreat?

What is a weekend UA songwriting retreat? By Craig DuerIf you have been wondering if you should step out and attend a United Adoration event please read on… I attended an event in Detroit, Michigan in the winter of 2019. I had mixed emotions and thoughts as I wondered...

Songwriting From a Solid Foundation

Sometimes we can have our identities to wrapped up in what we create, and can easily feel rejected by another’s opinions. Here are three things that have helped me tremendously on my journey as a songwriter. I only wish I had learned them sooner!

Songwriting For Transformation

No words can fully express what we saw unveiling before our eyes as a dirty street was made clean by a bunch of people whose impetus for clearing out the trash was to honor Jesus and help create a better living environment for their brothers and sisters in the slum.

To Give Them Songs For Sighing

It is a vital part of music ministry to give our congregations songs that allow us to express our sadness. And we imitate Christ, who suffered-with, when we do so.

6 Tips for Writing Songs With Friends

6 Tips for Writing Songs with Friends By Ryan Maike Collaboration.  It can be terrifying.  You sit down with someone you barely know and you both prop empty notebooks on your knees.  Now what?  Maybe what happens next is an outpouring of the most powerful worship song...

A Global Network of Friends

A Global Network of Friends By Ryan Maike I felt honored and out of place, and at the same time I felt like I was meant to be there. We were gathering united in Jerusalem for one reason: proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Almost 2,000 delegates from 50 different...

Every Person Has a Song. Every Song Has a Purpose

Every Person Has A Song. Every Song Has a Purpose. By Justin Clifton Every person has a song. Song writers often have a lot of anxiety when it comes to writing songs, especially for the church. We get in a mentality that it's imperative to write the next big song, or...

Best Songwriting Practices

Best Songwriting Practices By Ryan Flanigan This article was first published on "Sing! The Center for Congregational Song" The most sensitive musical instrument is the human soul. The next is the human voice. One must purify the soul until it begins to sound. A...

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