RWTC congratulates Seth Baron, the winner of the Guitar Survival Kit giveaway! Seth lives in Muncie, IN where he is the worship pastor at First Church of the Nazarene. As many of you worship pastors know you have to be a person of all trades at times and Seth is no exception. He sings, plays the guitar and has started to pick up the piano. He’s hoping second time is a charm.
“I love leading people in worship. God stirs my heart when His people sing to Him.” Seth said. “I love being in the middle of that! God has been so gracious to my family and we will forever worship Him!”
As 2012 is underway we will be announcing huge additions to Rockin’ With The Cross. As you may notice on our website our giveaway banner has changed to make ready the announcement of our mobile app platform. Many have asked for a mobile app and the ability to have everything you do, be available on the go. We are about to unveil an amazing music app. It will be a two part process with iPads, iTouch and iPhones getting the app first. At the same time launching our wireless Bluetooth foot pedal system that allows for hands free song switching. The app for Android devices will be released later this year. (the secret is out –we’ve joined forces with an established music app which has a 5 out of 5 rating on iTunes) At this moment we are in the process of adding the RWTC archive to the software and once that is completed we will announce our official launch to everyone. (just a little bit more time and we promise you will be blown away)
Remember that each membership allows us to keep going and equip others like you in ministry here in the U.S. and abroad. We are so excited at what the Lord is allowing us to be involved in and to do in 2012! Please know that you help us directly and indirectly minister to millions. Praying for you all!
We have five winners from our August Equip & Train contest for a 6-pack of worship CDs.
- Kimberly Guidry (Louisiana)
- Eddie Guzman (Texas)
- Don Bowden (Florida)
- Michael Davis (Massachusetts)
- Paul Glass (Missouri)
One of the things we have enjoyed most from these contests is getting a chance to meet some of our users and hear about their heart for Jesus as well as their ministries.
Don is a Computer Programmer by trade and volunteers as a youth ministry coordinator with St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lakeland FL. He and his wife started their involvement with the youth when their two sons were in the group but now that they are in college they have continued to their involvement.
“Sometimes we question our sanity for still working with teenagers even after ours have left the nest, but we find it very satisfying.” Don said.
Don has played guitar on and off for more than 30 years, so when his wife asked if he could learn some Praise and Worship songs for the youth, he agreed. That eventually led him to play Praise and Worship before the Youth Group Meeting which then led to the start of a Praise and Worship Band (mostly teens from the Youth Group) that now plays at Mass regularly. “These days, because there is so much good Christian music out there and thanks to Rockin’ With the Cross, Christian music is pretty much all I play.” (The picture is Don playing from RWTC!)
Kimberly is from Crowley Louisiana and works as an accounting specialist at a job she says “I LOVE for 20 years.” Her activities include four grandchildren, and plenty of music. She plays guitar, sings and is the director of the church choir in Lyons Point, LA and part of a Christian music group called the Lake Arthur Prayer Coalition where she often provides music at retreats, weddings, and funerals.
“This music won will be a great asset in my music ministry.”
Remember each month we will be giving something new away. So enter to win and let others in your ministry know about Rockin’ With the Cross. We are honored to be a part of your ministry! Each membership allows us to keep going and equip others like you in ministry here in the U.S. and abroad. You are helping us directly and indirectly minister to millions. Praying for you all!
RWTC congratulates Paul Glass, the winner of the PreSonus and Audio-Technica recording studio! Paul is from Caruthersville, Missouri where he plays guitar and sings on the praise and worship team at Agape Worship Center in Hayti, Missouri. Paul has been a believer for over 8 years and feels it is his calling to reach the lost and dying world through music. He’s been involved with numerous music contests outside of church and uses that experience to reach the lost.
Paul and his wife are expecting their first little one in September and we just want to say an early congrats to them from all of us here at RWTC!
“Being connected to God is the most important thing in my life. I will use this equipment in church for live recordings and outside of church to record original songs that I have written.” said Paul. “Thanks for the contest and for picking me as the winner! Keep up the awesome work that you do through 1Christian.net!”
Like we say each month we here at Rockin with the Cross will be giving something new away and this month is no exception. So enter to win and let others in your ministry know about Rockin’ With the Cross. Each membership allows us to keep going and equip others like you in ministry here in the U.S. and abroad. Imagine each worship leader reaching their congregations. Then compound that. You can help us directly and indirectly minister to millions. Praying for you all!
RWTC congratulates Marc Peter, the winner of the M-Audio Session Keyboard and Pro Tools M-Powered Essential software
! Marc is from Core Life Church in Gresham, Oregon
. Core life is a relatively new church coming up on its eighth year of growing … and so do responsibilities inside. Marc was the primary worship leader of Core life, but has felt the Lord leading him to explore new opportunities to develop his gifting in premarital and marriage coaching while continuing to lead worship. Marc still leads one of three worship teams at Core Life and told us that the church is young and tends in its worship style to be more of a mix of progressive rock, indie and folk.
“I’m a singer/songwriter as a hobby,” said Marc. “I look forward to using my new gear in the creative process as I write some new worship material that I hope to share with my church in the years to come.”
Remember each month, Rockin with the Cross will be giving away something different. For April 2011, it’s the CMS training DVD series (Conference-In-A-Box vol. 1) for your church and worship team! So, enter to win and let others in your ministry know about Rockin’ With the Cross. Each membership allows us to keep going and equip others like yourself in ministry. Imagine each worship leader reaching their congregations. Then compound that. You can help us directly and indirectly minister to millions. Praying for you all!
RWTC congratulates Mike Rodock, the winner of the Boss ME-25 unit! Mike is from Salem United Methodist Church, in GA. The church has been active since 1824, and is a community driven church with a mixed worship style ranging from Christian rock, African spiritual, traditional hymns to bluegrass gospel reflecting the congregation and community. He and his wife started the praise band several years ago in order to bring some freshness to the worship and to allow those with ability and desire a chance to express their spirituality with music. It has been a great ministry for the band members and congregation alike.
As Mike said to us, “The ministry is tremendously fun and spiritually uplifting. The ME 25 will bring a whole new level of zing to my sound. I can’t wait to try it out.”
Each month Rockin’ With The Cross will be giving something away in our Equip & Train Contest. So enter to win and let others in your ministry know about us. Each membership allows us to keep going and equip others like yourself in ministry here in the U.S. and abroad. Imagine each worship leader reaching their congregations. You can help us directly and indirectly minister to millions. We are praying for you all!
Equip & Train Contest for March 2011
M-Audio Keystudio 49 (w/ ProTools LE)