Last week, I described the need for a detailed worship plan. In the past, I have produced such a plan with a word processor or spreadsheet. While this is very clear for the recipients, it can be labor intensive. Further, there is still the need to find the correct music for each band member, making sure everyone has the right arrangement and the correct key. Much time is expended from the time you begin to put the plan down on paper until you have everything ready to roll for rehearsal. There is a better way for many churches.
NC.WorshipPlanning.com is a web-based application that
- allows you to create and organize multiple services and worship flows,
- gives you powerful tools to organize your teams and schedule people to serve (worship ministry, ushers, greeters, tech teams, etc.),
- and provides unlimited space to centralize your entire library of music for easy access for team members.
If you have SongSelect, you can import songs directly from that service. Listening files are automatically linked to your songs. Administration of your worship ministry and other volunteers in your church becomes so much easier. There is also a mobile app to make communication easier.
The application, while very powerful now, will be rolling out several improvements very soon, including song mapping and arrangement note capabilities to make the kind of detail I described last week very simple to implement. Also, each week, I will publish a list of the top 20 songs used the previous week in all our NC Baptist church subscribers. I will be adding this to the Top 20 page. It will be a way we can all see the songs that are being used in our churches across the state.
Each member of your worship team has their own account. When you make assignments, the application will send out an email to each participant to get their response to the request to serve and have access to all the information they need about the service, including the songs and service plan. Everyone is on the same page. You know who is going to show up, and for whom you’ll need a sub. Your team knows what is expected of them without any surprises.
NC Baptist churches can get this service at a discount by subscribing through the portal: NC.WorshipPlanning.com. New church plants get their first year of existence for free. Existing NC Baptist subscribers will be given the discount structure upon contacting customer support and notifying them that you belong to the Baptist State Convention of NC. You will be logging in to the NC partnership portal.
Take the app for a spin. Take it for a test drive. Kick the tires. I think you will love it!
Note: NC.WorshipPlanning.com is working on creating features that work seamlessly with our worship leader training events. Video tutorials supporting concepts from worship leader boot camps will be coming out in the near future.