New Look!

Hello, fellow members of Women in Worship & other readers!

Just wanted to ask you to check out the main blog page & see what you think! We’ve changed to a new layout, & would love to know what you think!

Also, if you have something to contribute to the weblog, please do! We’d love to hear from you & that’s what this blog community is for – to have “community” we’ve got to share & relate, & I’d love to get to know all of you better & hear about what God is doing in your lives. 🙂

If you have any questions about posting, this post may answer them. Also, if you aren’t a member but want to get involved, check this page.

May God bless you as you continue through the week!

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Your Input!!

Hi, all,

We’re wondering if any of you would like to help contribute to the Women in Worship blog! We’ve got some ideas of things we’d like to hear about from all of you members of WIW, & also would love to have those of you who would like to submit introductory posts as well similar to what Mandy & I already have done.

First, we want to ask that you’d contact us with your interest in posting to the weblog, & also on the topic (or intro if just to introduce yourself) you’d like to post on. We can then get you up & running with the ability to submit blog posts to WIW for review prior to posting & then after we review them, place them in the proper categories, etc., we will publish them to the WIW blog!

Here are things we’re looking for (thank you to Jan for sharing some of these with us as well):

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who are we? mandy

i’ve been a part of leading worship for ten years in a variety of venues – everything from traditional southern baptist to non-denominational to large youth rallies! in the past few years i’ve had a number of amazing mentors in the area of leading worship, and one was a tried and true female leader. her knowledge, insight, and experience pushed me forward in SO many ways. through her, i was also exposed to a number of other influential male leaders in our community who were powerful worship leaders.

i am currently leading worship in a small baptist church in New England. i am growing to respect and value Robert Webber’s approach, which he coined “Blended Worship.” i think the Church, the Bride of Christ, can truly find her voice in a method of worship that does not retire the old hymns of our heritage, nor dismiss the new and innovative praise and worship songs of this generation.

i like the beach, and i love music… i pass the time by writing and recording original music. my songs are sort of like my diary… if you wanna know what’s been on my mind lately, ask me what i’m writing!

my favorite book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

favorite website: icanhascheezburger.com

favorite musician: nichole nordeman

you can find me blogging @ just a girl and blendingworship

who are we? a.

We here at Women in Worship thought it would be good to introduce ourselves to other members, readers & the like. I thought I’d go ahead & start!

I have been a Christian of nearly a year now, & I’m involved in my church’s music ministry in various ways. We hold both traditional & contemporary worship services. I currently lead our traditional service & choir. In the contemporary service (praise team & band), I bounce between singing, flute & piano/keys depending on what is needed.

God has put a desire in my heart to serve in worship ministry, especially as I grow in my relationship with Him. With my training in music, the skills I’ve honed as a musician are immensely important, & now I feel that God is teaching me what it means to be a musician in the Kingdom as I serve & worship Him in all aspects of my life!

I am extremely passionate for God — I can’t get enough of Him, & want to serve Him in any way I can. I’m still learning, but I want to live for the Almighty Redeemer who saved my life!

I love to read, write, do photography, & of course, play & write music. I’m currently starting to write songs & compose music more than I used to, whenever the opportunity allows.

A book on my list of favorites: Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller and Darlene Zschech’s Extravagant Worship

In addition to co-maintaining & writing here at WIW, you can find me blogging here: Be Thou My Vision

Coming Soon!

Women in Worship – a listing for women in worship ministry (not only worship leaders, but ‘lead worshipers’ including musicians, dancers, singers & anyone in the worship arts)., connecting us together in our passion to worship, serve & glorify God.

We hope to also use this blog not only to connect, but to interview women in worship arts & ministry, review books, web sites & other resources, & guest bloggers sharing their tips, stories & more!

Contact us for more information, & watch this site for more happenings as well!