Articles - Salvation Army Canada
  • Routine - Rut or Remedy?

    How do you practice? How can you get better? September 1, 2020 Andrew Poirier
    Now that you’ve had a few extra minutes (hours, days, weeks) to practice over the last few months of “pandemic slowdown,” do you feel that your playing has gotten better? Worse? Stayed the same? I hope that it has gotten better, but it is sometimes difficult to measure progress when it is slow and spread over a long period of...
  • Pandemic, Practice and Praise

    Finding a practice routine during a time of isolation. June 1, 2020 Rob Brown
    During these times of isolation, social distancing and COVID-19 constraints, we as Salvationist Christian musicians find ourselves without church services, concerts or rehearsals. This can lead to a definite motivational void when it comes to practicing our instruments.

    What do we do? Do we stop practicing? Wait until restrictions ease? Dream of...
  • Beyond the Notes

    Going beyond the notes to discover what the Lord has to say to both the musicians and listeners. March 1, 2020 Marcus Venables
    I spend a decent amount of my time researching Salvation Army music, whether this is purposefully to stay in the know, or just in the nature of my work. Thousands of published music has been released, bought, and performed across the SA world. There is both an undeniable heritage and future for Salvation Army music which continues to broaden in...
  • Selecting Songs for Your Congregation

    Giving our congregations the best opportunity to worship. August 1, 2019 Simon Gough

    As worship leaders, we put the words of worship on the lips of our congregation. The songs we choose are how our congregations will express their corporate worship with their church family that week. Putting it that way gives weight to   our role that sometimes gets lost in the   busyness and “noise” that clouds our...

  • Worship Leader or Lead Worshipper

    Moving away from being a lead worshipper towards a servant worship leader. May 1, 2019 Simon Gough

    I remember as a singer in worship teams when I was starting that there was a lot of focus on being the "lead worshipper." It was the intention to lead by example and worship God fully as I lead others. The thought was this would be so infectious to the congregation that they would be drawn into their own worship experience as I was having mine...