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March/April New Worship Music

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

New Worship Music

Summer 2012 – Android flavored OnSong app!

Just a quick teaser for those of us longing for an Android OS version of OnSong … the wait is almost over.  We expect to launch our first Android version of the OnSong app this Summer!  Stay tuned to our blog/facebook/twitter for more details coming soon.

OnSong Foot Pedal Sale


One of the great things about having a digital songbook is you don’t have to turn pages.  But what if your song doesn’t fit on a single screen?  Our bluetooth foot pedals can scroll and change to the previous or next song in your set list.  The price has been reduced to $119 til the end of April.

Give Us Your Opinion on Capos

Love ’em? Hate ’em? Somewhere in between? Answer on our Facebook Page

Engage Worship Conference Cancelled

We regret to inform those of you looking forward to attending the Engage Conference has been cancelled.  See their website for more details.

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Announcing Our Mobile App & Engage Worship Conference

February 29, 2012 3 comments

ONSONG MOBILE APP INTEGRATES RWTC!
OnSong

5 stars
“OnSong is the most used
App on my iPad.”
– Pastor Leger

5 stars
“Paper is for Dinosaurs”
– Grimm121314

5 stars
“When I’m around other musicians,
THIS app I show off.”
– Ostern

5 stars
“I can keep all of my worship song and band original songs right at my finger tips! Good bye binder and manually transposing!!”
– Pony01

5 stars
“Brilliantly designed!”
– McNike

RWTC song archive is now integrated with OnSong v1.93 which has just been released. Currently, OnSong is available for iOS devices: Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store! If you are a Rockin With The Cross musician or worship leader this app allows you to search RWTC song library as well as import songs and your set lists.

No more printing, no more hole punching or laminating songbooks. OnSong transforms your phone or tablet into a digital songbook. All your songs at your finger tips.

Features – Change song key on the fly with built-in transposing, view and project lyrics, change font size and color, even share your song sets wirelessly with other app users.

TutorialsTutorials are online at Youtube and will be linked to RWTC.

Check out the Bluetooth BT105 wireless page turning pedal as well! The pedal is compatable with APPLE and Android systems! Get the whole package it REALLY will make your life so much easier!

learn more at www.OnSongApp.com


Become a Member: With new technologies coming out this month, membership gives you access to thousands of songs, training, special updates, articles and much more. read more


Engage 2012

Join 1Christian.Net’s Rockin With The Cross team and the OnSong team at one of the East Coast’s Top Worship Conference in 2012! See Grammy award winner and Worship Pastor Laura Story, Worship Songwriter Brenton Brown, Mia Fieldes of Hillsong, Charles Billingsley, Tom Kraeuter, Doug & Sheri Gould, Dr. Vernon Whaley, Travis Doucette, and so many more! 30+ workshops to meet the needs of your entire team with tracks on Worship Leadership, Band/Vocals, Songwriting, Creative Arts, and Technology in Worship. Leaders, if you are experiencing ministry burnout and overcoming difficulties this conference is for you. Its time to recharge and ENGAGE!

learn more at www.engageworshipconference.com


2012 Worship Conference List

Check back on RWTC and our Facebook page soon as this year’s training worship conference tour schedule will be announced.

Worship God As You Are

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Ephesians 5:27
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

Have you been to a worship service where you stood with your hands raised, ready to worship God, only to hear the worship leader say, “Before we worship God, let’s all search our hearts”? Then, as you search your heart, before long, you dig up something that you don’t like. The next thing you know, your hands are no longer raised and soon, you find yourself sitting down — you don’t feel good worshiping God any more.

My friend, I have good news for you. Come and worship Him as you are. Come into God’s presence Jesus-conscious, forgiveness-conscious and grace-conscious! Come into God’s presence bringing only Jesus the spotless Lamb of God as your offering.

Your worshiping God is like the times God’s people in the Old Testament brought their offerings to the priest. The priest examined the animal sacrifice to ensure that it was without blemish. The priest did not examine the sinner. If the animal was without blemish, God accepted the animal sacrifice as well as the offerer who brought the animal.

So when you come into God’s presence, don’t do any self-examination and be discouraged when you find faults in your life. God does not examine you. He sees you through the full value, and all the loveliness and acceptance of His Son. (Ephesians 1:6) He sees you holy and without blemish!

Remember the woman who was referred to as a sinner, possibly a prostitute? She went to the house of the Pharisee who was hosting Jesus and wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. (Luke 7:36–50) That was her act of worship.

She came to Him as she was. Yes, she knew that she had sinned, but she worshiped Jesus first because of who He is. She was Jesus-conscious. Then, she heard Jesus say, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48) She received the forgiveness she needed from Him.

Whatever you need from the Savior, come to Him as you are. Worship Him for who He is and then you will hear Him say, “Go your way. Your restoration has come. Your prosperity is here. You are healed. You have been made whole!”

Joseph Prince

Contributed by Joseph Prince
via the Daily Grace Inspirations email

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor … Worship? — Aaron Shust

November 1, 2011 1 comment

I blogged earlier this year about two acceptable definitions of worship — one being “a bowing and bending of the knee,” the other being “labor and service.” I believe that when we are adequately prepared in our labor and service, we are more able to bow the knee. Here’s what I mean:

At my home church in Pennsylvania, our worship team decided to try something a little risky, inviting all of our vocalists to join us on stage every week (five weeks straight) for one month. What is risky about that is that we’ve only had the larger vocal group sing twice this year, both involving a decent amount of planning, communication and two rehearsals each;  but both occasions with energy-raising results.  This new plan, however, involved NO rehearsals except for about 50 minutes on Sunday morning before Sunday School.  And even more crazy was the fact that we invited those people who absolutely could NOT attend that rehearsal to walk up on stage during the service and sing anyway.

The emphasis has not been on how well the harmony sounds or making sure we cut off our words at the same time, but on leading the observing congregation in worship by our body language, our faces mirroring the words we sing and our voices lifted boldly before the Throne.

Now, my wife was one of the singers who, because of our children, was unable to attend the Sunday morning rehearsals but truly wanted to sing.  The responsibility was therefore on her to learn the songs and come prepared, but even though she kept the music on repeat in the house throughout the week, there was still one song that she was less familiar with than the others.  She is new to the “singing worship songs on stage” concept and was nervous about whether she’d be able to truly worship (bowing the knee so to speak), knowing that everyone was looking at her.  She told me afterward that with the three songs she knew well, she was able to engage her whole heart and mind on the object of her praise while she sang, but that one song she was less familiar with, she had to disengage and focus on remembering the words, melody and when or when not to sing!

I believe what she did during that fourth song was a sort of sacrifice of praise in the sense that in order to not distract the congregation she was leading; she chose to ensure she was performing the song properly.  Therefore, that could fall under the category of worship that involves labor and service.  But her spirit was moved more when her worship of labor and service was matched by her worship of bowing the knee because she was well prepared!

I can say the same for songs that are new to me, when I am leading and am ill prepared, I struggle to remember the tempo, the chords, the melody, the roadmap … how in the world can the congregation view me worshiping our Savior when I’m struggling to remember how the song even goes?  Unless I can fake it really well … which is something I don’t aspire to do.

For the good of our own hearts, for the good of our congregations, for the offering we’re presenting, let’s do our best to come prepared to worship, no matter what we’re preparing to offer.

Courtesy of CCM Magazine November 2011 pg. 38 written by Aaron Shust

Humility in that “worship” moment

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Have you ever had that moment where you think “Worship” has happened. Yet you realize that its riding a very fine line between performance and worship? Hear Matt Goss explain a situation where this has happened.

(excerpt from East Coast Worship Summit 2008)

Categories: Matt Goss, Worship

Modesty in Worship – Guitar Solos?

October 6, 2010 2 comments

Since we broached the topic of modesty in worship previously, I was wondering how or even if guitar solos fit into a worship set.  I just saw a fun challenge (for myself and maybe you too) from Lincoln Brewster to play the guitar solo on his new song “Reaching For You” (get the chord chart on RWTC).  Which got me thinking about our modesty in worship discussion.

Can guitar solos fit into a worship set?

Could God be pleased or glorified in any way with a guitar solo?

Is it different than some of the things singers do vocally in worship?

What does it look like when a solo is played in worship?

If you have the time, tab out this guitar solo for the rest of us!

Win Concert Tickets to Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust & Andy Kirk

October 1, 2010 Leave a comment
Hope Restored Tour
win free tickets

1CN Records is partnering with Rockin With The Cross to give away tickets to the Hope Restored Tour to help promote their new artist, Andy Kirk.

You could win tickets to see Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust and Andy Kirk!

Find out more about Andy Kirk:

Andy Kirk on Facebook

www.andykirk.tv

To Win: Simply leave a comment below the tour date/location you wish to win tickets to. Tell everyone your favorite worship song or your favorite Bible Verse.

Winners: Will be randomly selected and contacted through Facebook via message.